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camisadelgolf
01-21-2009, 12:50 PM
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
Prospect #27 - Pedro Viola
Prospect #28 - Evan Hildenbrandt
Prospect #29 - Juan Carlos Sulbaran
Prospect #30 - Sam Lecure
Prospect #31 - Robert Manuel
Prospect #32 - Sean Henry
Prospect #33 - Danny Rae Herrera
Prospect #34 - Sean Watson
Prospect #35 - Ismael Guillon
Prospect #36 - Ben Jukich
Prospect #37 - Junior Arias

camisadelgolf
01-21-2009, 12:56 PM
In case anyone's wondering, I set the poll to end in 3.4 days, but it automatically defaulted the entry to 3 days. Anyway, I'm down to Sappelt and Smith (who I like more than Lecure).

OnBaseMachine
01-21-2009, 01:06 PM
I'll go with Jordan Smith. He's got a nice pitchers frame, can run his fastball up to 95/96, and he's got groundball tendencies.

HokieRed
01-21-2009, 01:07 PM
Smith, again.

mace
01-21-2009, 01:29 PM
Don't know why it is that Mace Thurman is fading so fast. Admittedly, he has pitched only 33.1 professional innings. But the guy has struck out 45 batters in that time, and he's a 21-year-old lefthander with a strong collegiate background. The Blue Jays drafted him out of high school and again after his freshman year of junior college. He did well in one season at Baylor, which was evidently the first time he pitched in relief. So what's the problem?

AmarilloRed
01-21-2009, 01:31 PM
Logan Parker once again.

Mario-Rijo
01-21-2009, 02:14 PM
I think enough has been stated to make me re-consider my position on Parker here and go with Jordan Smith.

*BaseClogger*
01-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Huh. Smith gets mentioned by an expert at BA in another thread and now he's leading by a landslide...

OnBaseMachine
01-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Huh. Smith gets mentioned by an expert at BA in another thread and now he's leading by a landslide...

And that had absolutely nothing to do with me voting for him. I mentioned a few threads back that he was one of two or three candidates to receive my next vote. I had Smith as the 35th best prospect in my own top 40.

Mario-Rijo
01-21-2009, 06:04 PM
Huh. Smith gets mentioned by an expert at BA in another thread and now he's leading by a landslide...

That plus the Reds S/T invite plus everyone pushing him makes him seem like the logical pick all of a sudden. Admittedly he's one that I never knew much about myself until recently.

camisadelgolf
01-21-2009, 06:34 PM
Huh. Smith gets mentioned by an expert at BA in another thread and now he's leading by a landslide...

I thought the same thing, but fwiw, he received the second-most votes in the last poll. A couple people have been saying his name for quite a while.

*BaseClogger*
01-21-2009, 10:32 PM
A couple people have been saying his name for quite a while.

:D

camisadelgolf
01-22-2009, 04:35 AM
:D

Fwiw, if I didn't have a Sappelt fascination, I would have been voting for him, too. ;) Like dougdirt said, I see him as more of a reliever in MLB, but it wouldn't shock me to see him as a middle-of-the-rotation starter.

*BaseClogger*
01-22-2009, 10:40 AM
Fwiw, if I didn't have a Sappelt fascination, I would have been voting for him, too. ;) Like dougdirt said, I see him as more of a reliever in MLB, but it wouldn't shock me to see him as a middle-of-the-rotation starter.

Of course the next question I would ask is why is Sean Watson already four spots ahead of him?

camisadelgolf
01-22-2009, 12:19 PM
Of course the next question I would ask is why is Sean Watson already four spots ahead of him?

Watson throws harder and has his knuckle curve is something to behold. :D Watson used to be a control pitcher, but it's been a problem for him lately. Once he gets it figured out, he's a top-three relief prospect in the organization.

RED VAN HOT
01-22-2009, 11:27 PM
Huh. Smith gets mentioned by an expert at BA in another thread and now he's leading by a landslide...

I confess. It had everything to do with changing my vote. I had not been high on him because of his poor AA showing and K/9 under 7. The expert analysis led me to believe he is a somewhat polished pitcher. There are certainly limits to what can be learned sitting in my arm chair reading stats.

dougdirt
01-22-2009, 11:46 PM
I confess. It had everything to do with changing my vote. I had not been high on him because of his poor AA showing and K/9 under 7. The expert analysis led me to believe he is a somewhat polished pitcher. There are certainly limits to what can be learned sitting in my arm chair reading stats.

Depends what stats you were reading.... 55% groundball rate, 16.4% K rate and a 4.9% walk rate are all very strong. Mix in a fastball that tops out at 95 MPH and you have someone you should keep a good eye on. He is my pick for a big breakout next season.

HokieRed
01-23-2009, 10:20 AM
My breakout pick is Hildenbrandt, with Smith second.

Red Daddy
01-23-2009, 11:41 AM
I'm voting for the guy who makes the most money because that is who always plays the best. :D

OnBaseMachine
01-23-2009, 01:01 PM
Interview with Yonder Alonso from the Cincinnati Enquirer:

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=blog07&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ae57bcc87-152a-4f72-96fb-cc08b1f396efPost%3a1dd88680-a290-45c0-a2b6-01438d6327e8&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com

tripleaaaron
01-23-2009, 03:39 PM
I Think its time to close it and move on.

camisadelgolf
01-23-2009, 04:39 PM
I Think its time to close it and move on.

Done and done.