Last day to vote: 2012 Prospect Watch

Yankees release Russ Branyan ... then re-sign him
ST Game Thread: Miami

Just a heads up, today is the last day to vote for our 2012 Prospect Watch. We’ve gotten over 2,700 responses so far and Mason Williams is starting to distance himself from Manny Banuelos, though fewer than 100 votes separate the two. Make sure you get your vote in before I close the poll this evening.

Yankees release Russ Branyan ... then re-sign him
ST Game Thread: Miami
  • Plank

    Someone is stuffing the ballot. I went onto out of curiosity and someone voted for Banuelos from a proxy ip address. You may say I’m excessively suspicious, but those suspicions proved to be founded.


  • the Oberamtmann

    Bichette! We already covered Manny. If it’s Manny, and he gets called up, you’ll have to stop the Prospect Watch. Will we get our money back then?

    • Betty Lizard

      Meh. I’ll be watching Bichette.

    • RetroRob

      I voted for Bichette. I was surprised he wasn’t getting a bit more support.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Why wasn’t Betances an option?

    • The Constant Gardner

      Because it’s April Fool’s, silly.

    • Jesse

      I don’t think people, including myself, enjoy seeing a 7 IP, 0 ER, 10 K, 1 BB outing followed by a 1.2 IP, 6 ER, 2 K, 7 BB outing the next time out.

  • STONE COLD Austin Romine

    Why not a hard luck prospect like Slade Heathcliff ?

    • Plank

      Because it would only be updated for the 15 games Heathcott manages to stay on the field for.

      • Tyrone Sharpton

        same goes with Buttonsils

        • STONE COLD Austin Romine

          Betances ?

  • Jesse

    Voted for Campos, just because he’s the new guy and we’ve heard some good reviews from scouts, but I wouldn’t be disappointed in the slightest if someone else, like Mason Williams, wins it.

  • JMK

    Anyone who feels passionately about this will be reading DotF anyway. That said, I’d prefer either Mason or Dante as young, exciting hitters that you can still dream on.

    Suggestion though: I’m not sure if this is possible, but maybe doing a 10-game accumulation in the sidebar would be more helpful than one-game samples for hitters. Or displaying both might be helpful, as well as overall stats for the year.

  • Charmdoc


    When you say, Pineda had “tendinitis” but his rotator cuff is “fine” you are presenting a very confusing picture. In fact, Pineda likely has tendinitis of the tendons comprising his rotator cuff (or short heads of his biceps tendon). This is what led Pedro Martinez to go from tendinitis to interstitially tearing of the RTC. In any case, his rotator cuff could very well not be “fine”.

    • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

      Indeed. Quoting of “medical” terminology/reports and throwing them around loosely runs amok here.

      Still, this is not the thread for this conversation.

      • V

        “Quoting of “medical” terminology/reports and throwing them around loosely runs amok” everywhere.

        • V

          As for the rotator cuff:

          “Rotator cuff tendinitis refers to irritation of these tendons and inflammation of the bursa (a normally smooth layer) lining these tendons.

          A rotator cuff tear occurs when one of the tendons is torn from overuse or injury.”

          Tendinitis = shut down, or there’s a risk of a tear. Tear = bad. Tendinitis = recoverable.

          • Charmdoc

            I think you haven’t looked at many MRIs of shoulders, let alone treated a throwing athlete.

  • TommyJohn


  • Naved


  • joeman

    I wanna see homers, thats why sanchez would make sense, although mason will definitely put up some fun lines to see