Originally Posted by dougdirt
Vazquez in the top 15? Lets hear why, I am intrigued.
As for Dorn, outside of higher round picks, what happens in rookie ball doesnt overly impress me much. If Dorn comes out next year and tears up whatever league he is playing in, then I am sure he will jump up, at least in my standings. Coming out as a 30 something round pick, he will have to show at the next level that he is up to par rather than a polished college hitter.
I think Vazquez is a sleeper prospect because he has a good FB/Curve combination. I thought his velocity was low 90s, though. It seems like you have more current info that his velocity is high 80s. Still, he is in AA at age 22 and held his own. To reach prospect status, I think he needs a good (sub 270 BA and low whip) year in 2007 at AA.
It would surprise me if Dorn is not assigned to high A in 2007. He was injured often in college at Cal but was a lauded HS ballplayer and I think he has some size, power and hitting ability.