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OnBaseMachine
02-06-2010, 11:39 AM
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
Prospect #38 - Jeremy Horst
Prospect #39 - Mace Thurman

OnBaseMachine
02-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Daniel Corcino gets my vote again.

mace
02-06-2010, 11:54 AM
Coddington. His defense has been praised, he hit surprisingly well last year (tailed off considerably at the end, but overall showed the capacity to make good contact), and his intangibles are said to be outstanding. Plus, he's a catcher.

Mario-Rijo
02-06-2010, 12:10 PM
I have been voting Bucholz but I think I am gonna go with Fleury, I don't put much into a lack of numbers last year coming into pro ball. Early round catcher out of a big conference gotta have decent upside, moreso than most still on the list.

camisadelgolf
02-06-2010, 01:08 PM
I went with Mark Fleury because I think he's going to have a big break-out year. Here are some other guys I considered:

Tucker Barnhart - I love his ceiling, but I need to see more of his at-bats before saying he's a top-40 prospect
Alex Buchholz - only if he can stick at SS; otherwise, he'll need to develop a bit more power
Kevin Coddington - a known commodity, but I don't think he's more than a backup catcher in the big leagues
Daryl Thompson - if you ignore 2009, he probably would've been considered for the top 10

mace
02-06-2010, 07:26 PM
It always surprises me how much mileage some guys get (on this forum) from their draft position. For example, that's the only explanation I can see for Fleury leading Coddington. Maybe others have seen the two of them (I haven't) and are better informed, but from the information available, I'm just not getting it. From what I've read of the two of them, Coddington has earned better marks defensively. Both of them played last year at age 21 (although Coddington is 10 months older). In Billings, Fleury was 198/284/382. In Dayton, Coddington was 278/336/369. Coddington is also a bigger guy. But he was a 44th-round draft choice, and Fleury was a 4th-rounder.

marcshoe
02-06-2010, 09:47 PM
For me, the reason Fleury was drafted relatively high still holds. He's not far enough removed from his college career to disregard it, and I like his power potential.

But once you get down to number forty, it's not an exact science anyway. I hope they both make progress this year.

camisadelgolf
02-07-2010, 02:14 AM
When it comes to defense, I'd take Coddington over Fleury in a heartbeat, but I think Fluery has a higher ceiling. Like I said before, I see Coddington as a Ryan Hanigan lite, and I think he'll be nothing more than a major league backup. On the other hand, if Fleury fulfills his potential, I think he could be better than Eddie Taubensee (both defensively and with his on-base skills).

OnBaseMachine
02-08-2010, 11:43 AM
Humberto Valor won this poll and completes the top 40. Here is our Redszone top 40 prospects:

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
Prospect #38 - Jeremy Horst
Prospect #39 - Mace Thurman
Prospect #40 - Humberto Valor

OnBaseMachine
02-08-2010, 11:45 AM
I know some of you are wanting to go to 50, but I'm done at 40. For those who want to extend it to 50, feel free to take over and start the next poll anytime you want. :)

I'll start a thread later breaking down the top 40.

camisadelgolf
02-08-2010, 11:57 AM
I'm willing to carry the torch, but maybe it'd be best to take a break and go over a recap of the top-40 before moving on.

mace
02-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Be nice if you did that, golf.

mdccclxix
02-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Snubbs:

Ezequiel Infante
Brian Pearl

REDblooded
02-09-2010, 02:59 PM
If anybody has the means, would be nice to get a little write-up on each remaining prospect if we extend this thing...

Mario-Rijo
02-09-2010, 06:14 PM
If anybody has the means, would be nice to get a little write-up on each remaining prospect if we extend this thing...

That would have been nice 25ish prospects ago.