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Boss-Hog
04-17-2009, 06:22 PM
Please use this thread for any discussion relating to Yorman Rodriguez.

OnBaseMachine
04-17-2009, 06:55 PM
Video of Yorman Rodriguez during the Futures Game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xx4JXkqczM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPUVgBETxJ4

_Sir_Charles_
04-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Wow, Yorman looked great against Viola.

Oh, wait. Was Yorman pitching or hitting? :O)

j/k Thanks OBM, I hadn't seen that one yet.

OnBaseMachine
04-17-2009, 08:08 PM
Doug took those videos IIRC.

dougdirt
04-18-2009, 11:51 AM
Doug took those videos IIRC.

You do recall correctly.

_Sir_Charles_
04-18-2009, 01:48 PM
You do recall correctly.

How often do you actually get to go to minor league games Doug? Just curious. I know you follow them online thru MilB IIRC, but the video's got me thinking about it.

dougdirt
04-18-2009, 02:01 PM
How often do you actually get to go to minor league games Doug? Just curious. I know you follow them online thru MilB IIRC, but the video's got me thinking about it.

This year, a lot. I have press passes in Dayton and Louisville. Haven't made it to Louisville yet this year though because of the weather and my schedule, but I am hoping to make it to about 40 games this year between the two.

icehole3
04-18-2009, 04:44 PM
hope to see more video, where can we view these on your website?

dougdirt
04-18-2009, 05:12 PM
hope to see more video, where can we view these on your website?

The 'video' page at the top has links to a ton of Reds videos, both shot by me and by others all over the internet.

OnBaseMachine
07-28-2009, 02:17 AM
It's a small sample size, but how impressive has Yorman Rodriguez been so far this season? At the age of 16, Yorman is hitting .295/.370/.411 - .781 with two homers in 95 atbats. He's also 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts. I expected him to struggle this season - and he still might - but what he's doing right now is very, very impressive. By the way, I just looked it up - Yorman Rodriguez is the youngest player in the minor leagues (not including the DSL/VSL).

Homer Bailey
07-29-2009, 01:45 AM
I mentioned Y-Rod's homer to Ben Badler from Baseball America on Twitter and he responded to me:


BenBadler@csolo_wvu_reds The K rate is high, but been better than expected in small sample size. Not sure why #Reds are pushing him so quickly, tho

I mentioned that it may be due to wanting to get Juan Silva some action in CF in the GCL.

OnBaseMachine
07-30-2009, 02:58 AM
Yorman is now up to .304/.385/.422 - .807 OPS in roughly 120 plate appearances. Not bad for the youngest player in professional baseball in the United States. He's probably going to hit a rough patch at some point but what he's doing right now is amazing.

GIDP
07-30-2009, 03:12 AM
Yorman is now up to .304/.385/.422 - .807 OPS in roughly 120 plate appearances. Not bad for the youngest player in professional baseball in the United States. He's probably going to hit a rough patch at some point but what he's doing right now is amazing.

He could be hitting .200 and I really wouldnt be upset about it considering everything about him. He has the peripherals so far, and thats what really matters the most.

OnBaseMachine
07-30-2009, 03:58 AM
He could be hitting .200 and I really wouldnt be upset about it considering everything about him. He has the peripherals so far, and thats what really matters the most.

I agree. That's one of the reasons why I'm not worried about Duran. I didn't expect much out of him or Yorman this season, so the fact that Yorman is playing so well has been a pleasant surprise so far.

bellhead
07-30-2009, 09:30 AM
How do you see him filling out physically in five years? Will he add bulk or stay with his lean muscle he has now???

aubashbrother
07-30-2009, 12:15 PM
I fully expect him to fill out after coming over to the US and being on a good nutrition plan and a good workout routine.

GIDP
07-30-2009, 12:38 PM
How do you see him filling out physically in five years? Will he add bulk or stay with his lean muscle he has now???

Well I think he will always been the lean guy but he will get bigger also. If that makes sense.

OnBaseMachine
07-30-2009, 01:12 PM
Kevin Goldstein had a small piece on Yorman Rodriguez today in his minor league update. He says Yorman is as good as advertised and refers to him as a true five-tool athlete with plenty of power potential and tremendous speed. He also says Yorman is already one of the top prospects in the Reds system.

dougdirt
07-30-2009, 01:26 PM
He also says Yorman is already one of the top prospects in the Reds system.

I had him ranked 7th in my midseason Top 10 that came out last week. After getting a report on him two days ago, I feel like I really underrated him.

lollipopcurve
07-30-2009, 03:49 PM
I feel like I really underrated him.

You did.

Yorman > Duran

OnBaseMachine
07-30-2009, 04:00 PM
Why do we have to compare the two? I'm extremely happy that we have both Yorman and Duran.

dougdirt
07-30-2009, 05:06 PM
You did.

Yorman > Duran

Midseason Top 10: Yorman 7. Duran unranked.

TRF
07-30-2009, 05:12 PM
Why do we have to compare the two? I'm extremely happy that we have both Yorman and Duran.

How long have you been posting here?

jfleur87
08-02-2009, 01:52 PM
I just hope he stops getting taller, how many outfielders, let alone position players that are taller than 6'6"...he is projected as an OFer correct?

GIDP
08-02-2009, 02:38 PM
I just hope he stops getting taller, how many outfielders, let alone position players that are taller than 6'6"...he is projected as an OFer correct?

Hes projected as a centerfielder.

kpresidente
08-02-2009, 04:27 PM
I just hope he stops getting taller, how many outfielders, let alone position players that are taller than 6'6"...he is projected as an OFer correct?

To be fair, how many people are taller than 6'6"?

OnBaseMachine
08-02-2009, 05:48 PM
I just hope he stops getting taller, how many outfielders, let alone position players that are taller than 6'6"...he is projected as an OFer correct?

Yorman is 6'3" and projects as a center fielder. Duran is 6'6" and projects as a right fielder.

krm1580
08-02-2009, 06:21 PM
Yeah I think you are confusing the two. Duran is the taller guy, but I think you point is spot on in that hopefully he does not continue to grow. There are not a lot successful everyday players that are 6'6 or taller. I think their strikezone becomes to big.

I have concerns about Duran anyway, when I saw his, size, age, country of origin and scouting reports I immediately thought of one time Dodger super prospect Joel Guzman. He was a 6'6, 16 year old Domican, with plus plus raw power that signed for huge money. It might have been a record at the time. The crazy thing was he played most of his minor league career as a SS if you can belive that. Never hit though. I think he is in the TB organization now.

OnBaseMachine
08-06-2009, 12:56 AM
I found this quote on John Fay's blog:

wow I guess Yorman Rodriguez is something special.. I have talked to several people who have been to a lot of Billings games.. they say he is one of the best players they have seen in Billings EVER.. and we all know the laundry list of major leaguers that have started in Billings.. including Jay Bruce and Joey Votto

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%3a2eab4022-9611-4f68-911e-027264b527cb&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com

GIDP
08-06-2009, 01:31 AM
too bad Billings is on the other side of the damn world.

lollipopcurve
08-11-2009, 11:42 AM
Midseason Top 10: Yorman 7. Duran unranked.

Up until, then, you'd been telling me that Duran's plate discipline made him a better prospect. I contended that Yorman's performance in the Liga Parallela vs Duran's in the DSL made Yorman the better prospect. Glad you came around...:)

Just tweaking you, Doug.

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2009, 01:39 PM
Props to Doug for posting this video of Yorman Rodriguez on his website. In this video Yorman is robbed of extra bases in one atbat and then doubles into RF in his next atbat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxl6AxMz1mM&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fredsminorleagues%2Ecom%2F2009%2F 08%2F19%2Fbillings%2Dmustangs%2Dpictures%2Dand%2Dv ideos%2Dpart%2D1%2F&feature=player_embedded#t=40