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texasdave
01-31-2013, 11:23 AM
1) Billy Hamilton
2) Robert Stephenson
3) Tony Cingrani
4) Daniel Corcino
5) Jesse Winker
6) Nick Travieso
7) Henry Rodriguez
8) Ismael Guillon
9) Yorman Rodriguez
10) Tanner Rahier
11) Dan Langfield
12) Neftali Soto
13) Donald Lutz
14) Chad Rogers
15) Tucker Barnhart
16) David Vidal
17) Seth Mejias-Brean

BillDoran
01-31-2013, 01:05 PM
The Reds obviously saw something in Gelalich to make him the 57th pick of last year's draft. Didn't necessarily show much in Billings, but I like the all-around potential.

mdccclxix
01-31-2013, 01:07 PM
Yay, I finally get to pick someone besides SMB!

Ryan Wright.

I think he has the best chance for everything to go according to plan where he could possibly fill a Frazier type roll and hit .285-.300 in the majors.

The high upside guys that are left will go in short order for me, but I like Wright as the last high floor guy to make an impact. Fellhauer is a favorite of mine, but I doubt he'll get used properly by the Reds. I think he can be a great platoon partner getting 400 ab's a year, but that doesn't quite trump a field rat with good instincts and average in Wright.

mace
01-31-2013, 02:03 PM
I like Kyle Waldrop here, and I can't really give a great reason why. Just seems like a nicely developing player, one who came into the game touted as an athlete and has shown a capacity to apply that talent to baseball. He hits doubles and triples. Somehow, he reminds me of Paul O'Neill--same body type (O'Neill's an inch taller), lefty outfielders, very similar production at the lower levels. (Waldrop has been slightly more productive at the same stops, but has been a year older at them.)

texasdave
01-31-2013, 02:26 PM
I like Kyle Waldrop here, and I can't really give a great reason why. Just seems like a nicely developing player, one who came into the game touted as an athlete and has shown a capacity to apply that talent to baseball. He hits doubles and triples. Somehow, he reminds me of Paul O'Neill--same body type (O'Neill's an inch taller), lefty outfielders, very similar production at the lower levels. (Waldrop has been slightly more productive at the same stops, but has been a year older at them.)

The Yankees are already salivating. :D

texasdave
01-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Strikeout has a "K". Kyle has a "K". Lotzkar has a "K". Freaky has a "K". He has my vote. O"K"ay?

Steve4192
01-31-2013, 03:21 PM
Strikeout has a "K". Kyle has a "K". Lotzkar has a "K". Freaky has a "K". He has my vote. O"K"ay?

Ditto.

If I was confident in the health of his arm, I would have considered him for a spot in the top 10. We're far enough down the list now that I am willing to pick him regardless of his arm woes.

klw
01-31-2013, 04:54 PM
I went with Amir again due to the potential of his arm but I could be swayed for future polls to go with someone else. I want to make a joke about liking Jeff Gelalich more when he was called BJ Symanski but I don't know how apt a comparison it is other than that they were both college OF's.

Red Swagger
01-31-2013, 05:01 PM
Gelalich, Wright, Waldrop and Lotzkar should be selected next.

j_m_t_us
01-31-2013, 05:13 PM
Gelalich, Wright, Waldrop and Lotzkar should be selected next.

If your a No. 1 or sandwich pick and do so poorly in the rookie league, I wouldnt put Gelalich in the top 25. Normally most position players drafted at that level go dircectly to low-A right out of the draft.

Steve4192
01-31-2013, 06:18 PM
If your a No. 1 or sandwich pick and do so poorly in the rookie league, I wouldnt put Gelalich in the top 25. Normally most position players drafted at that level go dircectly to low-A right out of the draft.

I think you are putting too much stock in a couple months worth of rookie ball stats. I'm not a big fan of the guy either, but Reds drafted him early and paid him a big fat bonus for a reason. Two months of crappy hitting while dealing with a bum wrist does not mean those reasons are invalid. The talent is there. If he doesn't produce in 2013, I'm all for writing him off, but a couple hundred plate appearances in rookie ball just isn't enough for me to drop him out of the top 25 altogether.

HokieRed
01-31-2013, 06:55 PM
Waldrop again. Solid improvement last year. Will be at high A in his 21 year old season. Have to hope for more development of the power but otherwise developing right as one would expect.

dougdirt
01-31-2013, 07:27 PM
If your a No. 1 or sandwich pick and do so poorly in the rookie league, I wouldnt put Gelalich in the top 25. Normally most position players drafted at that level go dircectly to low-A right out of the draft.

Steve covered some of what I wanted to say, but I wanted to also add that no, not in the Reds system do our picks normally go directly to Low-A. With how late some of these guys sign, it isn't always a fair comparison, But for the most part, the Reds have sent top 3 round college guys to Billings the year they were drafted. The guys who they sent to full season ball have mostly performed incredibly poor, with only Ryan LaMarre cracking a .700 OPS (.767 with Dayton in 2010). Zack Cozart and Brodie Greene both struggled mightily with their full season promotion right out of college. Another thing to factor in is the guys who are ahead of them. Gelalich is a corner outfielder. Dayton had Yorman Rodriguez and Kyle Waldrop playing their corners. Those guys are both prospects, they weren't going to get bumped to DH. There is no rush.

Red Soup
02-01-2013, 12:02 AM
Lotzkar. This is easy people. If he's healthy, he will play a key role in the Reds' bullpen in the second-half the season. You read it hear first.

camisadelgolf
02-01-2013, 12:10 AM
Lotzkar. This is easy people. If he's healthy, he will play a key role in the Reds' bullpen in the second-half the season. You read it hear first.
Biggest "if" on RZ.

Superdude
02-01-2013, 10:31 AM
Waldrop again. Solid improvement last year. Will be at high A in his 21 year old season. Have to hope for more development of the power but otherwise developing right as one would expect.

I voted for him. His numbers are boring, but then again, there's nothing glaringly bad about them which counts for something. All he has to do is figure out how to put his power tool to use. Still plenty of time to figure it out.

lollipopcurve
02-01-2013, 11:58 AM
Lamarre -- his athleticism is underappreciated here.

marcshoe
02-01-2013, 02:28 PM
Lotzkar. This is easy people. If he's healthy, he will play a key role in the Reds' bullpen in the second-half the season. You read it hear first.

I'm more interested in the type of career a guy may have than in how fast he will make it to the majors. I really think Gelalich is being dinged too much because of a couple of poor months playing with an injured hand. I don't know that he'll have a productive major league career, but I really don't see that the possibility of this happening has dropped as much as some think.

A fairly high ceiling is still there. We'll learn more in 2013.

OGB
02-01-2013, 03:54 PM
If Lotzkar is healthy, I think the move to the bullpen could give his career enough of a shot in the arm that he could contribute to the big league club in late 2013 or 2014.

Benihana
02-01-2013, 04:04 PM
I know the ship has sailed and this isn't even the right thread, but Neftali Soto is too high on that list IMO.

REDblooded
02-01-2013, 04:37 PM
Why do I still have to vote for Reynoso?

dougdirt
02-01-2013, 05:30 PM
Why do I still have to vote for Reynoso?

Because he hasn't won a vote yet.

mace
02-01-2013, 06:11 PM
Tell you what, this is an interesting poll. The principals are so diverse. Gelalich is the pedigree draft pick who hasn't yet done anything. Reynoso is the toolsy project. Lotzkar is the guy everybody would love if only he could stay healthy (and last I read, he was uncertain whether he'd be ready to go in spring training). Wright is the plug-away ballplayer. Waldrop is under the radar. LaMarre just keeps edging along. Although they haven't yet made an impact in the voting, guys like Cisco, Garrett and Constante have their own prospect niches. Same with Romano and Perez. I think Smith and Selsky should be receiving more notice than they have. Quite a buffet.

Benihana
02-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Gelalich seems like LaMarre 2.0. Interesting that they're going head to head here.

RedsManRick
02-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Lamarre -- his athleticism is underappreciated here.

Drew Stubbs agrees. :evil:

Scrap Irony
02-01-2013, 08:47 PM
This is one of the reasons this system is so much fun to follow.

There are literally 20 players that could blossom into B+/B prospects by this time next season and/or prove themselves as solid major leaguers.

Because there are a ton of guys that could do well, chances are that many of them will do well.