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    2012 Breakout Prospects

    I believe the last two years I did this, here's last years thread if you're interested to see how you did. http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread...kout-Prospects

    I did horrible. I think I might of cursed them even as everyone I picked either did horrible or got hurt. BUT meh, I'll keep mine to five this year to try to keep the damage down.

    Gary Sanchez, a no brainer for me and probably most of you. I know he's considered to be a top prospect right now, but I have a feeling this year he'll be healthy and motivated and will put up monster numbers to claim either the #1 or #2 spot on the Yankees ranking lists next year and will be considered a bonifide top 20 prospect in the game.

    Angelo Gumbs, I have no idea why but I really like this kid and think he'll be a very useful player, not a star but an above average player. I'm hoping he starts out with the Riverdogs and finishes strong in Tampa in 2012. Looking for a lot of steals too, 45+

    Bryan Mitchell, had him last year and he did alright but looking for even better things in 2012.

    Matt Duran, I'm going to predict a year of the bats in 2012. Where a lot of the hitters outshine the pitchers. Can't wait to see how Duran's power translates for the SI Yankees.

    Jake Cave, Expecting a Mason Williams-like year from Cave.

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHugeUnit2 View Post
    I believe the last two years I did this, here's last years thread if you're interested to see how you did. http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread...kout-Prospects

    I did horrible. I think I might of cursed them even as everyone I picked either did horrible or got hurt. BUT meh, I'll keep mine to five this year to try to keep the damage down.

    Gary Sanchez, a no brainer for me and probably most of you. I know he's considered to be a top prospect right now, but I have a feeling this year he'll be healthy and motivated and will put up monster numbers to claim either the #1 or #2 spot on the Yankees ranking lists next year and will be considered a bonifide top 20 prospect in the game.

    Angelo Gumbs, I have no idea why but I really like this kid and think he'll be a very useful player, not a star but an above average player. I'm hoping he starts out with the Riverdogs and finishes strong in Tampa in 2012. Looking for a lot of steals too, 45+

    Bryan Mitchell, had him last year and he did alright but looking for even better things in 2012.

    Matt Duran, I'm going to predict a year of the bats in 2012. Where a lot of the hitters outshine the pitchers. Can't wait to see how Duran's power translates for the SI Yankees.

    Jake Cave, Expecting a Mason Williams-like year from Cave.
    I'm not well-informed enough to have an opinion on any of them. But I have to root for a guy named Angelo Gumbs. If nothing else, it would give us the chance to hear Girardi call him "Gumby."
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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    dem gumbo shrimps
    always reasonable

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Here's mine:

    Gary Sanchez- had a nice run towards the end of the year and after a somewhat disappointing year should and some maturity issues should be more properly motivated.

    David Adams- health is the only thing stopping him. Get him on the field and he could quickly become the best high level bat we have with Montero in the majors.

    Mark Montgomery- Had a great year, but I think he flies up the system this year. Has David Robertson like upside.

    Daniel Camarena- Should impress in limited time in the low levels. Good stuff already and makeup beyond his years.

    Nik Turley- Started a breakout campaign last year I think he continues it and moves up to AA before seasons end.

    Caleb Cotham- Finally got on the field last year and was striking out a ton in the lower levels. If healthy he should have a nice year in the long season leagues.

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Greg Bird, Tyler Austin, Miguel Andujar, Slade Heathcott

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Nick Turley
    Ben Gamel
    Tyler Austin
    Evan Rutckyj

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Need time to think about this. At first thought, David Adams is near the top. He can hit - just needs good health.

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Jose Campos
    Don't tease me, you know what I do for a living.

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Jose Campos
    indubitably

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    it's almost impossible for campos not to dominate his level with that fastball and fastball command. if anything the worry is that he'll overrely on the fastball and not get the chance to work on other areas of his game
    always reasonable

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Here's another writeup on Campos:

    http://baseballinstinct.com/2011/08/...ttle-mariners/
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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Isaias Tejada, Brandon Weedon (hehe)

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    I wonder how aggressive they'll be with Campos if he dominates the Sally league. One has to imagine that he'd make at least a few starts in Tampa. If he pitches 40-50 innings there and does well, he could be spending significant time in Trenton in 2013. That would be exciting.

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    I think the 2011 draft is gonna turn out to have been a monster for us. I expect those young hitters to keep hitting.

    I also like some of the kids coming over this year.

    And if Sanchez has a full ST and starts out right, he'll have a huge year.

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    Re: 2012 Breakout Prospects

    Adams if he stays healthy, Andjuar, Greg Bird, Jake Cave and Heathcott if he stays healthy. It would be really nice if this were the yr Abe Almonte put it all together.

    as far as the really young kids if Depaula gets stateside, and i have high hopes for both Chris Tamerez who was one of big dollar IFA signing 2 yrs ago, big upside at SS.
    Wilmer Romero is also another one i'm very hopeful for, he's one of the few prospects we have that has Montero type power, plus he's supposed to be a above average defensive OFer. He just has to learn how to hit better breaking balls

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    Whats the deal with Chris Cabrera? Is he expected to pitch this year? Not sure what injury he had, but I beleive it was a shoulder, which is alot tougher to come back from than elbow

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