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OnBaseMachine
12-17-2008, 02:19 PM
Redszone's Top Prospects

Prospect #1 - Yonder Alonso
Prospect #2 - Todd Frazier
Prospect #3 - Neftali Soto
Prospect #4 - Drew Stubbs
Prospect #5 - Chris Valaika
Prospect #6 - Kyle Lotzkar
Prospect #7 - Daryl Thompson
Prospect #8 - Juan Francisco
Prospect #9 - Juan Duran
Prospect #10 - Chris Dickerson
Prospect #11 - Devin Mesoraco
Prospect #12 - Danny Dorn
Prospect #13 - Yorman Rodriguez
Prospect #14 - Zach Stewart
Prospect #15 - Josh Roenicke
Prospect #16 - Ramon Ramirez
Prospect #17 - Zach Cozart
Prospect #18 - Matt Maloney
Prospect #19 - Carlos Fisher
Prospect #20 - Chris Heisey
Prospect #21 - Ryan Hanigan
Prospect #22 - Dallas Buck
Prospect #23 - Adam Rosales
Prospect #24 - Alex Buchholz
Prospect #25 - Travis Wood
Prospect #26 - Jeremy Horst

OnBaseMachine
12-17-2008, 02:29 PM
I'll go with Pedro Viola. Viola has quality stuff and is a lefty. He's got a fastball in the 93-95 mph range and he mixes in a plus slider and a changeup. The Reds plan on using him as a starter in 2009 but he may shift back to the bullpen if that's where he's needed. My hope is he can develop into a Rafael Perez type of arm out of the bullpen.

mace
12-17-2008, 03:35 PM
I like Viola -- lyrical name and everything -- and he pitched well last year after they moved him into the rotation (much like Horst). But he'll be 26 this year and hasn't seen AAA yet. I gotta go with Hildenbrandt, who had a very impressive debut season at 19.

camisadelgolf
12-17-2008, 03:42 PM
Year Age Tm Lg Lvl Aff G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS SB% SH SF IBB HBP GDP
+----+----+---+---+---+---+----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+---+
2008 21 BIL PIO Rk CIN 62 254 47 76 19 5 7 35 21 45 .299 .354 .496 .850 6 3 67% 2 1 0 1 5

Sappelt is a toolsy, stocky outfielder who turns 22 next month and will almost definitely be Dayton's starting center fielder. Baseball America rated Sappelt as the Reds' best defensive draft pick of 2008.

Let me sum that up for you:
Sappelt is said to play an above-average center field, which is a prime defensive positon, and on top of that, he is very toolsy and has production to go with it.

Before he was drafted, scouts questioned his strike zone knowledge, but Sappelt is quickly putting that question to rest, managing to put together a .354 OBP while striking out only 45 times in 62 games.

That leaves only one thing working against him: his size. He's only 5'9", but somehow, he manages to put up good power numbers. Keep in mind, though, that he's projected to be a center fielder, so he doesn't necessarily need to continue his .850 OPS to be a very valuable player. However, if he does continue to produce at this rate, we could be seeing a future Kirby Puckett, who was almost identical in size and skill set.

klw
12-17-2008, 07:01 PM
I am somewhat shocked that Herrera, Manuel and Sulbaran are all up on the board still.

OnBaseMachine
12-17-2008, 11:34 PM
Wow. There are already Juan Duran cards available on ebay. That's surprising, I figured it would be at least next summer before any Duran cards were released.

http://i24.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/1e/59/0331_1.JPG

OnBaseMachine
12-17-2008, 11:38 PM
Sulbaran too.

http://i9.ebayimg.com/07/i/001/24/70/e6f5_1.JPG

bubbachunk
12-17-2008, 11:43 PM
OK I will bite

Sappelt it is

camisadelgolf
12-18-2008, 01:20 AM
Wow. There are already Juan Duran cards available on ebay. That's surprising, I figured it would be at least next summer before any Duran cards were released.

http://i24.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/1e/59/0331_1.JPG

"draft pick" :D

AmarilloRed
12-18-2008, 01:50 AM
Robert Manuel had an amazing season at AA last year. The most impressive to me: 14 walks, 92 strikeouts. He gets my vote this time.

Mario-Rijo
12-18-2008, 02:38 AM
Robert Manuel had an amazing season at AA last year. The most impressive to me: 14 walks, 92 strikeouts. He gets my vote this time.

I was down to Manuel and Henry on this one, but I am still going Henry. How he can get ranked so high by an established prospect guru (top 20 Reds Prospect) and not get much support here surprises me.

icehole3
12-18-2008, 04:45 AM
I was down to Manuel and Henry on this one, but I am still going Henry. How he can get ranked so high by an established prospect guru (top 20 Reds Prospect) and not get much support here surprises me.

It's OBM fault, I keep following his picks, he's all over the place.

Mario-Rijo
12-18-2008, 05:41 AM
It's OBM fault, I keep following his picks, he's all over the place.

:D

camisadelgolf
12-18-2008, 07:04 AM
For what it's worth, even Terrell Young was selected in the rule five draft while Sean Henry was not. I understand liking his numbers, but I think he's already pretty much reached his ceiling, which was fairly low to begin with imo. I'm rooting for him, but I think almost all of the prospects listed above have more worth.

JayBruceFan
12-18-2008, 08:09 AM
If he was good the Mets would not have traded him for Jeff Conine

dougdirt
12-18-2008, 08:37 AM
If he was good the Mets would not have traded him for Jeff Conine

Thats terrible rational. Scott Kazmir was traded for 2 months of Victor Zambrano for crying out loud.

Screwball
12-19-2008, 01:36 AM
Robert Manuel had an amazing season at AA last year. The most impressive to me: 14 walks, 92 strikeouts. He gets my vote this time.

Not trying to bust your chops here, AR, but for prospect #25 you voted for Herrera. Now at 27 you're voting for Manuel, despite Danny Ray stll being on the board. Did he kick your dog in the last couple days? ;)

AmarilloRed
12-19-2008, 11:04 AM
Not trying to bust your chops here, AR, but for prospect #25 you voted for Herrera. Now at 27 you're voting for Manuel, despite Danny Ray stll being on the board. Did he kick your dog in the last couple days? ;)

No, just forgot he was still on the board. I will vote for Herrera next time.;)

OnBaseMachine
12-19-2008, 12:35 PM
We have about two hours remaining on this poll. It looks like Viola is going to win this poll but the next one could be very close. Sulbaran, Lecure, and Hildenbrandt all have 11 votes while Henry has 10.