The comparison between the 2007 and projected 2012 farm system continues at the high A level. Breaking a farm system down into players who are prospects and those who aren’t gets a little harder once you’re talking about class A teams, because at that level nearly everybody is a prospect to some extent. With 2007 Lynchburg and the projected players for 2012 Bradenton, I’ll try, though, to give some sense of which players looked like they had a realistic chance of becoming major leaguers.

Also See: Part One and Part Two


2007: Steve Lerud
2012: Elias Diaz, Kawika Emsley-Pai

Lerud had a pretty good chance of reaching the majors as a backup, as he was a good defensive catcher who was willing to draw walks and had some power.

Diaz and Emsley-Pai both have the defensive ...

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