Re: Who is RedsZone's #4 Prospect?
Wood and Cueto are very close. I went with Cueto because:
1. Half Season in A+ with some success. Wood still hasn't pitched in A+.
2. Wood's walk rate jumped by almost an entire walk per nine in 2006 at low A.
I wonder if Wood will be fooling them less the higher he goes. A rising walk rate may not mean much or could mean a lot of things. I wonder if it means he gets guys out by chasing and the higher he goes, the less they chase. If so, that doesn't bode well for success at higher levels. (Cueto has the problem too but his walk rate is still lower at a higher level.)
Not much else to differentiate these guys (K rates and HR rates very similar), so right or wrong, I go with Cueto at 4 and will go with Wood at 5 when its posted.