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Redman15
12-01-2008, 12:47 PM
Here is where the Reds players ranked.

# PLAYER TM POS G AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO SB CS E AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+
51 Turner, Justin CIN 2B 23 89 30 7 0 1 4 18 3 1 1 .337 .362 .449 .811 94
59 Valaika, Chris CIN SS 32 119 37 7 1 2 8 26 0 0 4 .311 .346 .437 .783 87
81 Stubbs, Drew CIN OF 22 85 17 6 1 1 11 29 6 1 0 .200 .306 .329 .636 53



http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=1810

M2
12-01-2008, 01:15 PM
Don't forget Sean Henry at #48 with a 97 OPS+.

Also, for those of you following along at home, there were 97 players ranked in total.

Mario-Rijo
12-01-2008, 01:18 PM
I see they have Gordon Beckham listed as a 2B, so that is kinda telling. I wonder why Beckham and Smoak were both in the AFL and Alonso in the HL.

LincolnparkRed
12-01-2008, 01:19 PM
So to say that Stubbs struggled would be an understatement then??

RedlegJake
12-01-2008, 01:25 PM
Tyler Flowers was just ridiculous even for a hitters league.

Redman15
12-01-2008, 01:26 PM
Don't forget Sean Henry at #48 with a 97 OPS+.

Also, for those of you following along at home, there were 97 players ranked in total.

I missed Sean. Here is his numbers.


# PLAYER TM POS G AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO SB CS E AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+
48 Henry CIN OF 15 49 16 2 0 1 5 7 8 1 1 .327 .389 .429 .817 97

lollipopcurve
12-01-2008, 01:28 PM
Justin Turner's nickname is Red.

Prepare yourselves.

M2
12-01-2008, 01:29 PM
I see they have Gordon Beckham listed as a 2B, so that is kinda telling. I wonder why Beckham and Smoak were both in the AFL and Alonso in the HL.

MLB has him listed as a SS in that league, though he might have played slightly more 2B in the AFL since he had to share time at SS with Tyler Greene and Ian Desmond.

Supposedly the ChiSox will be stationing him at SS at the start of next season.

What's more telling is the guy continues to obliterate the baseball everywhere he plays and that will be appreciated whether he's at SS, 2B or 3B.

P.S. - None of this is a knock on Yonder Alonso. I'm just noting that Beckham's been awfully impressive so far.

P.P.S. - Don't know why Alonso was in the HWB instead. Might not have qualified for the AFL or the Reds might have wanted to challenge him in a pitcher's league. Or maybe he's just lucky. Given a choice between Hawaii and Arizona, I'm picking Hawaii every time (no knock against Arizona, but c'mon we're talking Hawaii here).

dougdirt
12-01-2008, 01:34 PM
Supposedly the ChiSox will be stationing him at SS at the start of next season.

What's more telling is the guy continues to obliterate the baseball everywhere he plays and that will be appreciated whether he's at SS, 2B or 3B.


And still, some scouts were left fairly unimpressed with Beckham offensively and defensively in the AFL. I wonder how much a difference it would have made had some of them seen him at a different time. The first few weeks in the AFL Beckham was hitting like crap, the last few weeks he hit like Albert Pujols. I still don't think he sticks at SS, but his bat is quite impressive in the numbers he puts up.... still not a fan of his swing though, but if it works for him then it works.

M2
12-01-2008, 01:40 PM
And still, some scouts were left fairly unimpressed with Beckham offensively and defensively in the AFL.

We'll get some consensus on how impressed the scouts were or weren't when the BA top prospects list for the AFL comes out. I suspect he's going to rank near the top of the list.

dougdirt
12-01-2008, 01:44 PM
We'll get some consensus on how impressed the scouts were or weren't when the BA top prospects list for the AFL comes out. I suspect he's going to rank near the top of the list.

I agree. I think we will see something like what we saw with Frazier though in the comments where opinions were split up among scouts, but the guy just crushed the ball.