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REDblooded
03-25-2008, 06:29 PM
not to give too much away, but one thing i found very interesting. they do odds on who will be the reds number one prospect going into next season and this years first round pick is the favorite, with Duran a close second, followed by Frazier, Stubbs, Lotzkar, Francisco, and Soto.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7268

Johnny Cueto
03-26-2008, 12:47 AM
I think Francisco's about to have a breakout season. Just have a feeling this could be his year. Maybe he won't be the #1 prospect, but hopefully will open some eyes this year.

OnBaseMachine
03-26-2008, 12:54 AM
Hey, welcome to the board Johnny Cueto! ;)

I hope you're right about Francisco. He's got enormous power potential but he really needs to learn some plate discipline or he'll get eaten alive by more advanced pitching in the upper levels. He's still young so there is some hope.

redhawk61
03-26-2008, 08:34 AM
That is some seriours depth in prospects, not to mention that all but Fransisco are Kriv guys, no more giving the credit to Bowden and O'Brien

dougdirt
03-26-2008, 02:23 PM
That is some seriours depth in prospects, not to mention that all but Fransisco are Kriv guys, no more giving the credit to Bowden and O'Brien

The depth is from Krivsky, but the 4 best prospects in the system are all from before him (Bowden-Votto, Obrien -Bailey, Cueto and Bruce).

edabbs44
03-26-2008, 04:04 PM
That is some seriours depth in prospects, not to mention that all but Fransisco are Kriv guys, no more giving the credit to Bowden and O'Brien

Depth or lack thereof? It's a little scary that their most recent first round DP (15th overall) isn't projected to crack the top 7.

Based on the last 2 first round draft picks and BP's rating of the system I find it odd that they would give the pole position to the 1st rounder to be named later. The last 2 are, in their eyes, 4th and above 7th.

redhawk61
03-26-2008, 04:29 PM
as far as the first round pick this year goes, The top 8-9 players in the draft are just really really good. It isn't saying that the other guys are bad but just how good whomever we draft will be.

dougdirt
03-26-2008, 04:50 PM
Depth or lack thereof? It's a little scary that their most recent first round DP (15th overall) isn't projected to crack the top 7.

Based on the last 2 first round draft picks and BP's rating of the system I find it odd that they would give the pole position to the 1st rounder to be named later. The last 2 are, in their eyes, 4th and above 7th.

I think Mesoraco will be in the top 7 prospects by years end. He has all the tools and despite his atrocious batting line last year, he is a decently polished hitter with a good understanding of the strikezone as a batter.

RDriesenUD
03-28-2008, 05:54 PM
I think Mesoraco will be in the top 7 prospects by years end. He has all the tools and despite his atrocious batting line last year, he is a decently polished hitter with a good understanding of the strikezone as a batter.

agreed. Devin was playing everyday as a catcher learning the ropes. also, coming from pennsylvania, playing everyday in the heat i bet took a toll on him. im more concerned with him learning the ropes defensively in his first few years. i want him playing great defense and calling great games for Cueto, Volquez, Bailey, Lotzkar, etc in the years to come.

dougdirt
03-28-2008, 05:56 PM
agreed. Devin was plaing everyday as a catcher learning the ropes. also, coming from pennsylvania, playing everday in the heat i bet took a toll on him. im more concerned with him learning the ropes defensively in his first few years. i want him playing great defense and calling great games for Cueto, Volquez, Bailey, Lotzkar, etc in the years to come.

Yeah, at that position, defense certainly comes first.

Nugget
03-28-2008, 06:10 PM
That should be true for the big leagues as well - no shining light offensively but catches a great game.