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nemesis
07-28-2010, 03:24 AM
C, SS and CF are the highest valued positions on the ball field. Also the Hardest to develop in the Minors. Your lucky to have 2 prospects that project to ML Average at each position, let alone above average. The Reds must have a ton of 4 leaf clovers in GABP...

At SS they have...


Cozart - 24 (AAA) .793 OPS / 15 HR / 23 SB / Plus Range and Glove

Negron - 24 (AA) .747 OPS / .356 OBP / 24 SB / Plus Range and Glove

Rojas - 21 (A+) .537 OPS (.669 OPS in June before injury) / Plus Plus Glove and Range

Gregorius - 20 (A) .688 OPS / LHH / 11 SB / Plus Range and Arm

Rodriguez - 20 (A) .763 OPS / 43 XBH / 20 SB SHB

Hamilton - 19 (Bil) .798 OPS / 15 SB / Plus Plus Range and Arm / SHH

Lohman - 21 (Bil) .735 OPS / Plus Range and Glove

Arias - 18 (ARL) .908 OPS / 15 XBH in 28 Games / Plus Arm and Range

Diaz - 19 (ARL) .842 OPS / 19 BB - 11 K / 12 SB / SHH

Bueno - 17 (DSL) .739 OPS / 7 SB / 23 BB in 135 AB's

Torreyes - 17 (VSL) 1.132 OPS / 22 SB / 19 BB - 9 K / .412 BA

Valor - 17 (VSL) .669 OPS / 14 BB - 18 K / Plus Glove and Range

Farinez - 18 (VSL) .735 OPS / 16 BB - 15 K



In CF...


Stubbs - 25 (MLB) .707 OPS / 13 HR / 18 SB / Plus Plus Glove, Range and Arm

Heisey - 25 (MLB) .931 OPS / 6 HR in 78 AB's

Sappelt - 23 (AA) .882 OPS / .351 BA in AA (leads league) / Plus Glove and Range

Perez - 25 (AA) .932 OPS / .428 OBP / Plus Glove, Range and Arm

LaMarre - 21 (A) .727 OPS / 13 SB in 36 Games

Rodriguez - 17 (Bil) .817 OPS / 26 RBI in 22 Games / Plus Plus everything

Sierra - 20 (Bil) .709 OPS / 12 SB

Read - 21 (Bil) .764 OPS / 10 BB in 79 AB

Muller - 21 (ARL) .778 OPS / .413 OBP



At C...


Mesoraco - 22 (AA) .998 OPS / 20 HR / Plus Defender in Run Game

Soto - 21 (A+) .759 OPS / 15 HR (Leads League) / .451 SLG / 41 XBH

Grandal - 21 (Unsigned) SHH / Hits for Power and Average

Fleury - 22 (A) .773 OPS / LHH / 1.102 OPS in July

Barnhart - 19 (Bil) .815 OPS / .438 OBP / 11 BB - 10 K

Berset - 22 (Bil) . 759 OPS / .426 OBP / 9 BB - 8 K

Gonzalez - 20 (ARL) .302 BA

Vidal - 20 (ARL) .950 OPS / 5 HR 19 RBI 13 Games in ARL / Converting to C in offseason

Flores - 20 (VSL) .773 OPS / .354 OBP

Morillo - 17 (VSL) .643 OPS / 15 BB - 14 K


That my friends is an embarrassment of riches. Can't wait to to our top 40 list in 2 years. Gonna be sick.

mace
07-28-2010, 11:21 AM
Good summary. It's obvious that the Reds have really concentrated on those positions, and they seem to have executed very well. Not only is the depth there, but also a potential star or two at each spot--Hamilton, Rodriguez, Mesoraco, for starters.

I didn't realize about Vidal. Interesting. But I have a feeling that Soto's days as a catcher might be just about over. It looks to me that he's settling in at 1B.

Might you add Means to the CF list? The speed, and reportedly the defense, are certainly there.

Kingspoint
07-28-2010, 06:40 PM
thanks, nemesis