2008 Top 100 Prospects: 71-80

Thursday, March 20, 2008

71. Brett Sinkbeil, Marlins
- Really dominated winter ball after ending the season with injury but really has good stuff and the potential to be a solid spot starter.

72. Robert Hernandez, Cubs
- Just nineteen years old, Hernandez went 8-9 with a 4.34 ERA at Single-A. He dominated day games but struggled during the night. When he gets used to playing at night he will be force and fast climber in the Cubs organization.

73. Desmond Jennings, Rays
- Very athletic outfielder for the Rays. I wouldn't say his potential is through the roof, but he could turn out to be a solid player.

74. Brandon Jones, Braves
- He has been solid in the minor leagues but I don't think he has the makings to be an everyday player. However, he could make for an excellent bench or platoon player.

75. Nick Blackburn, Twins
- In the Twins organization, he is the best they got. He is twenty-six, and is struggling to make it up. He might be best suited as a short reliever.

76. Adrian Cardenas, Phillies
- His future is obviously not with the Phillies but he could turn out to be a solid second baseman. His hitting will get him their sooner than his fielding.

77. Chuck Lofgren, Indians
- Playing for a good team like the Indians, and being the innings eater that he is, he should be an excellent bottom end of the rotation like guy.

78. Radhames Liz, Orioles
- His mechanics are terrible, but if he can improve those he could make for an excellent pitcher at the MLB level. If he were to adjust, I see him surfacing in 2009 or 2010.

79. Jordon Walden, Angels
- Power arm should get him through the Angels deep system faster than others. Has the makings to be the next big arm in the Angels solid pen.

80. Steve Pearce, Pirates
- We will see what he can do this season, but he has the potential to be a good hitter. I think he would be better in a more potent lineup, but he should be solid regardless.