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OnBaseMachine
02-01-2010, 10:30 PM
Prospect #1 - Aroldis Chapman
Prospect #2 - Yonder Alonso
Prospect #3 - Mike Leake
Prospect #4 - Todd Frazier
Prospect #5 - Juan Francisco
Prospect #6 - Yorman Rodriguez
Prospect #7 - Travis Wood
Prospect #8 - Chris Heisey
Prospect #9 - Zack Cozart
Prospect #10 - Brad Boxberger
Prospect #11 - Neftali Soto
Prospect #12 - Matt Maloney
Prospect #13 - Billy Hamilton
Prospect #14 - Chris Valaika
Prospect #15 - Matt Klinker
Prospect #16 - Juan Duran
Prospect #17 - Devin Mesoraco
Prospect #18 - Danny Dorn
Prospect #19 - Juan Silva
Prospect #20 - Donnie Joseph
Prospect #21 - Josh Fellhauer
Prospect #22 - Juan Carlos Sulbaran
Prospect #23 - Miguel Rojas
Prospect #24 - Jordan Smith
Prospect #25 - Matt Fairel
Prospect #26 - Daniel Tuttle
Prospect #27 - Pedro Viola
Prospect #28 - Logan Ondrusek
Prospect #29 - Kyle Lotzkar
Prospect #30 - Enerio Del Rosario
Prospect #31 - Sam Lecure
Prospect #32 - Mark Serrano
Prospect #33 - Mariekson Gregorius
Prospect #34 - Henry Rodriguez
Prospect #35 - Tyler Cline
Prospect #36 - Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette
Prospect #37 - Junior Arias

REDblooded
02-02-2010, 01:02 AM
Puffy is terrible without Mace.

OnBaseMachine
02-02-2010, 01:24 AM
I went with Corcino again.

JaxRed
02-02-2010, 04:14 PM
I'm going Smit. Seems like he's been around forever, but at age 23 he's putting up a 3.05 ERA in AA with less hits than innings pitched. And he's a good sized lefty.

camisadelgolf
02-02-2010, 04:25 PM
I'm a big fan of Smit's (although I wouldn't put him in the Reds' top-40 at this point). He's only 24 years old and has very good peripherals aside from the walks. Once he gets those reduced, I think he could go back to being a very legitimate prospect again. A lot of people forget that he had about the same amount of hype as Homer Bailey during the 2006 season.

Superdude
02-02-2010, 04:48 PM
A lot of people forget that he had about the same amount of hype as Homer Bailey during the 2006 season.

Homer Bailey was arguably the best pitching prospect in baseball back then. I can't even find Smit's name on the Twins top ten prospects list that year.

Mario-Rijo
02-02-2010, 05:01 PM
I wanted to go Bucholz again but frankly I'm tired of voting for guys with no shot, might as well make mine count. Horst it is, let's get it over with.

camisadelgolf
02-02-2010, 06:57 PM
Homer Bailey was arguably the best pitching prospect in baseball back then. I can't even find Smit's name on the Twins top ten prospects list that year.
You're right--he never had Bailey's hype. Still, I've seen a couple different lists (BP being one of them) that had Smit as a top-10 prospect. Baseball America wasn't ever quite as high on him, but he was still in their top-20. I remember hearing that he had questionable mechanics, and after they were changed, he struggled. Now that he's getting more comfortable with the adjustments, his numbers are improving. If he learns to cut down on his walks, he has the stuff to be an effective reliever. There are many guys on the board I'd take higher than Smit, but I wouldn't exactly call him a non-prospect.

tripleaaaron
02-03-2010, 12:37 AM
Was a top-10 prospect and now he profiles best as a lefty reliever not in the top 40 of our franchise? Wow, It seems to me that they made a huge mistake in changing his questionable mechanics, did he lose velocity or what else happened? There has to be more than just a change in mechanics in order to explain a drop that far down the list.
As for the vote I went with Horst again as I have him around 25 on my rankings. Two solid pitches and looks to be a solid backend starter or an above average lefty reliever.