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powersackers
05-07-2013, 12:55 AM
Anyone want to play a game? I'll paste a small write up on a player currently in the minors and considered a prospect. First person to name him gets a point. I'll track pts. standings for fun.


There are a lot of reasons why XXXXX, the XXXXX overall pick in the 2011 Draft, is the No. XXXXX prospect in baseball. He is perhaps the best defensive XXXXXX in the Minors. He held his own as the youngest regular player in the Midwest League last year. And he can also hit. After going 0-for-2 in the opening game of XXXXX doubleheader at XXXXX on Tuesday, XXXXX went 3-for-3 with a homer and double in the nightcap and has hits in each of his five games since, including a four-hit performance against XXXXX on Friday night. The 19-year-old is hitting .366/.427/.527 with 11 walks and just 13 strikeouts in his first 29 XXXXX League games.

He also only allows 1 autograph per person per game, if he signs at all. I know from personal experience.

dougdirt
05-07-2013, 12:58 AM
Well, since you are allowing me to name him, I am going to give him the name of Patchy McBatterson.

powersackers
05-07-2013, 12:59 AM
Well, since you are allowing me to name him, I am going to give him the name of Patchy McBatterson.

:):laugh:

JaxRed
05-07-2013, 01:20 AM
I know this guy..... the player to be named later.

RadfordVA
05-07-2013, 01:25 AM
Francisco Lindor.

RadfordVA
05-07-2013, 01:32 AM
Supposed to see Lindor in action this week as they are visiting the nearby Salem Red Sox. About as good as a SS can look so far.

powersackers
05-07-2013, 01:36 AM
Current Standings:
RadfordVA 1 Pt.

powersackers
05-07-2013, 01:45 AM
Next up:

Signed as a shortstop out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 to a bonus of $3.15 million. At the plate in 2012, XXXX hit .258/.373/.521 with 28 home runs, 100 runs batted in, had 60 extra base hits in total, and drew 80 walks against 144 strikeouts. Promoted to High-A to start 2013, XXXXX is hitting .368/.435/.747 and is tied for the minor league lead with 9 home runs so far.

RadfordVA
05-07-2013, 01:52 AM
Miguel Sano of the Twins. He is also the star of "Pelotero" Documentary. Good film for anyone who wants more insight into MLB process in Dominican. Might be a good time to be a Twins fan in a few years. Buxton is on fire as well.

thatcoolguy_22
05-07-2013, 12:30 PM
Write up on Lindor (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/francisco-lindor-scouting-report-indians/)


Should Jurickson Profar, Oscar Taveras and Wil Myers lose their eligibility, Lindor has the inside track at becoming baseball’s next top prospect.

powersackers
05-09-2013, 10:55 PM
Miguel Sano of the Twins. He is also the star of "Pelotero" Documentary. Good film for anyone who wants more insight into MLB process in Dominican. Might be a good time to be a Twins fan in a few years. Buxton is on fire as well.

Standings
RadfordVA 2 Pts.

powersackers
05-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Next up:

XXXXXX, who is currently raking in Double-A to the tune of a .333/.382/.635 (.454 wOBA) in 68 plate appearances may get a promotion if Giancarlo Stanton becomes a Red.

texasdave
05-09-2013, 11:02 PM
Next up:

XXXXXX, who is currently raking in Double-A to the tune of a .333/.382/.635 (.454 wOBA) in 68 plate appearances may get a promotion if Giancarlo Stanton becomes a Red.

Christian Yelich.

powersackers
05-16-2013, 12:37 AM
Standings
RadfordVA 2
TexasDave 1

powersackers
05-16-2013, 12:39 AM
Next up:
XXXX, is hitting .317 with three homers and 20 RBIs in his Double-A debut. He led the California League with 27 homers and the entire Minors with 127 RBIs in 2012. His dad, Chris Sr., a second-round pick of the Braves in 1985 who reached the Majors with the Angels in 1991 and White Sox in 1992, has been a Minor League manager since 1995.

RED VAN HOT
05-16-2013, 08:09 PM
C. J. Cron

klw
05-17-2013, 10:28 AM
Yellnick McWawa

gilpdawg
05-21-2013, 01:57 AM
Yellnick McWawa

Somebody watches old Cheers episodes, I see.....:D

klw
05-21-2013, 06:44 AM
Somebody watches old Cheers episodes, I see.....:D

I wondered if anyone else did.

powersackers
05-22-2013, 08:56 PM
C. J. Cron

Correct

Standings
RadfordVA 2
TexasDave 1
Red Van Hot 1

powersackers
05-24-2013, 12:29 AM
Next up:

xxxxxxx's ball control is off the charts. The pitching prospect has walked just two batters in 50 2/3 innings going into his Friday Double-A start, and boasts a 32-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his six starts this season. The scouts' only criticism? Perhaps, he throws the ball over the plate too much.
It's rare to hear that about a pitching prospect who regularly hits the mid-90s.

PS - made his MLB debut tonight.
Correct stats below: Source above wrong according to MiLB.com, source was a CNN/SI article from 2 days ago
BOW EAS 2-4 3.11 46.1 IP 44 hits 5 BB 49 K 1.57 .246

dougdirt
05-24-2013, 12:41 AM
I wanted to say Kevin Guasman but the numbers don't match. So I have no idea.

powersackers
05-24-2013, 01:12 AM
Correct (see note above about wrong stats)

Standings
RadfordVA 2
TexasDave 1
Red Van Hot 1
DougDirt 1

TOBTTReds
05-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Next up:

xxxxxxx's ball control is off the charts. The pitching prospect has walked just two batters in 50 2/3 innings going into his Friday Double-A start, and boasts a 32-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his six starts this season. The scouts' only criticism? Perhaps, he throws the ball over the plate too much.
It's rare to hear that about a pitching prospect who regularly hits the mid-90s.

PS - made his MLB debut tonight.
Correct stats below: Source above wrong according to MiLB.com, source was a CNN/SI article from 2 days ago
BOW EAS 2-4 3.11 46.1 IP 44 hits 5 BB 49 K 1.57 .246

I'm assuming a few in hear just cut and paste into google one line and get there answer. At least I tried and it worked.:dunno:

powersackers
05-25-2013, 03:16 PM
I'm assuming a few in hear just cut and paste into google one line and get there answer. At least I tried and it worked.:dunno:

Then I should mix it up a bit. :) Just having fun learning about prospects, no prizes to be had except knowledge.

powersackers
05-25-2013, 03:19 PM
Next up:

This catching propsect hit .360/.447/.689 over the first 44 games of his career (1.137 OPS), but started off slowly in 2013, he has now hit his 8th HR of the season and and has his OPS up to .823.

dougdirt
05-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Mike Zunino?

powersackers
05-28-2013, 12:46 AM
Mike Zunino?

Correct

Standings
DougDirt 2
RadfordVA 2
TexasDave 1
Red Van Hot 1

powersackers
05-28-2013, 12:56 AM
Next up:

This 2nd rounder signed for 2.5M as a pitcher several years ago. After failing as a SP, he is now a first basemen and tearing up A ball with a .340/.422/.633 slash for a 1.055 OPS and 13 HRs.

cinreds21
05-28-2013, 01:31 AM
Stetson Allie.

powersackers
05-28-2013, 01:38 AM
Stetson Allie.

Correct

Standings
DougDirt 2
RadfordVA 2
CinReds21 1
Red Van Hot 1
TexasDave 1