Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?
Yonder Alonso has to rated #1 based on the fact he appears to me to be a Raffy Palmerio type hitter , the power is better than the pre PEDS Raffy . His power is to all fields another plus .
I may be to high on Juan Francisco though his walk ratio was low in his Sept. abs,he seemed to be more selective than I expected with the exception of his 4 strikeout 1st major league start. His potential to me is as a run producer; the type that will hit with runners on. His arm is strong enough that I can see him developing into at no worse an average left fielder .
The top 2 pitchers to me are Mike Leake based on his performance in college and the fact he has 4 at least average big league pitches , the other is Travis Wood. I watched Wood in Indy and in that game he looked like a bulldog type , his fastball is good enough to keep the hitter honest at the plate and that night his curve and off speed stuff was expecially good.
Todd Frazier based on what little I've actually seen of him is a very good utility player . His glove is questionable but he's a solid looking hitting prospect who has a very good idea at the plate.
Those to me are the 5 in my book Yorman Rodriguez at 17 is an interesting prospect but is he a Cesar Cedeno who is major league ready by age 19 or an extremely advanced 17 year old who will not get a lot better dispite what appears great potential?