Ok I am going to list a few guys and want opinions on when and if they should be moved up to the next level.
1. Jameson Tallion. Obviously this was going to be one of the big names everyone is talking about. He has looked very good so far in Bradenton. The idea at the beginning of the season was that both he and Cole would be moved to AA when the weather started to warm. How many more starts before they pull the trigger?
2. Gerrit Cole. I actually wasn't going to put him on the list but since he and Tallion are basically lumped together I might as well. He has given up a few homers trying to find his groove, but his strikeouts are up and he isn't walking a ton of people. The defense behind him is nothing to write home about. I personally would be fine not rushing him to AA and I wouldn't think it the end of the world sending him to Altoona.
3. Adalberto Santos. He is a surprise prospect that has played over his skill level this year. He reminds me a little bit of Alex Presley in the fact that he just keeps doing the right things and making people notice him. He went under the radar last year but had a nice season. This year he started I think 7th or 8th in the batting order meaning that they thought they had much better bats in the clubhouse. Now he is batting 3rd and still producing. He will be 25 this year, so I don't see harm in moving him up to AAA and seeing what he's got. I would actually rather see him get at bats in AAA than Boggs who has little to no value to the organization.
4. Alen Hanson. At 19 years old this kid is starting to turn a lot of heads. I don't know that he needs to be moved up at all this year. I would hate to see the Pirates start to push him in hopes of finding our SS of the future and have a huge setback. However the talent is there. At what point of the season, if his defense seems solid and he is still mashing the ball, do you look at him and say there is nothing more to prove at WV.
Other names that I didn't put on the list because of the situation in the Majors.
5. Rudy Owens (is having a fantastic start to the season)
6. Bryan Morris (Good whip. good K/BB... arm looks strong)
7. Jeff Locke (Pretty much having the year you would expect from him.)
8. Justin Wilson (Still would like to see him come up and fit into the bullpen)
I'll leave Marte off because I don't want to beat a dead horse.
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