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Updating the Prospect List

Since Sickels' list was the last one we'll get until January, I thought I would go ahead and redo my list a bit. I needed to redo it since Matt Wright was not resigned, a loss I think we will come to regret (damn you Dayton Moore). I've left my top-10 alone, and I still stand behind that as a solid top-10. I of course removed Wright from the list, but I also removed Jairo Cuevas and Matt Young. No one is too buzzed about Cuevas, and Young is good, but not as worthy to be called a prospect as some of the younger pitchers. Speaking of younger pitchers, I added Locke, Rasmus, and Evarts. I probably should have had them on there to begin with because of their "projectable" arms, so maybe that was an oversight on my part (and maybe I'm still listing them too low, but I'm sticking to that until they show me more). I also bumped up Van Pope and moved a few other guys around in the bottom tier.

I know a couple of you have tossed around some of your own prospect rankings, and I'd like to challenge each of you to put together your own list of top-25 Braves prospects. If you can only do a top-20 then so be it, I think I'll count the bottom five the same anyway. Once we see several of your lists, we can put together an average top-25 (or top-20) Talking Chop Braves prospects for 2007. So if you're feeling up to it, rank away. Take your time and make a careful list, then post it under this thread and I'll combine them and average them out.

My "updated" list:

1. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
2. Matt Harrison, LHP
3. Eric Campbell, 3B
4. Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP
5. Kala Ka'aihue, 1B
6. Elvis Andrus, SS
7. Joey Devine, RHP
8. Kevin Gunderson, LHP
9. Brandon Jones, OF
10. Yunel Escobar, SS
11. Jamie Richmond, RHP
12. Van Pope, 3B
13. Anthony Lerew, RHP
14. Kristopher Medlen, RHP
15. Beau Jones, LHP
16. Will Startup, LHP
17. Manny Acosta, RHP
18. Martin Prado, IF
19. Thommy Hanson, RHP
20. Jeff Locke, LHP
21. Corey Rasmus, RHP
22. Steve Evarts, LHP
23. J.C. Holt, 2B
24. Carl Loadenthal, OF
25. Brayan Pena, C

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