Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?
I'm going Chris Valaika here, IMO he's solid all around with a chance to be a good major leaguer and he's not far off. I would have possibly put Lotzkar ahead of him but that injury is a worrisome one too me. Had it not been for that injury I may have put him here instead with that ceiling. Thompson is really the wild card who I would have definitely put here if it were not for the re-occurrence of his arm issues.
Stubbs was also a factor but I need to see him do more offensively for an extended period of time against the same competition. I just happen to believe the same thing TRF does, the guy just didn't prove a whole lot too me this season despite the excellerated advancement.
Dorn isn't even a thought for me at this point, yeah I believe the kid is a hitter but at this point he has to hit LHP respectably in the minors before I consider him anything more than a platoon type. And it might do for him to play something more than the position on the field defensively, if he were to add 1st base to his resume it helps him tremendously.
Juan Duran and anyone else currently residing below Low-A are so far off I don't really give them much consideration for top 5-10 despite their high ceilings. I mean if I were gonna do that it would be Yorman whom I would vote for at least he is more likely destined for a premium position w/ a big bat. Now if one of these guys does something phenomenal next season it may put them on the map but as of now they haven't done a thing worthy of discussion IMO.
And of course by now everyone knows how I feel about Francisco. So I'll just say I like his ceiling but his floor should be re-named AA. I hope I'm wrong about him but I would be shocked if he ever sets foot in the big leagues.
Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 10-22-2008 at 03:24 AM.