Re: Who is Redszone's #15 prospect?
Veering from the crowd and going with Matt Fairel here. Like Sulbaran, he was drafted late but paid enough to get him in the fold. Unlike Sulbaran, he got no hype from the WBC but also unlike Sulbaran he actually had a good season. Fairel is a 6-3, 210 pound lefty. His control is not bad and his K Rate was good in low A. His K-Rate did drop in his 50 Innings at high A, but he still put up a reasonable line. A half season at High A while finishing in AA in 2010 and Fairel will be within distance of making his big league debut at some point in 2011. With Harang and Arroyo probably gone by then and who knows how Volquez comes back or Bailey, Cueto or Maloney end-up by then and I'm guessing there will be opportunity in Cincy by then.
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