Re: A ball/Rookie Top 20
My Top 25
1) Lotzkar - Yes he has pitched in Dayton before, but only for 37 IP. Not much more than Corcino who we consider on this same list. Has a legit TOR arm that could be in Cincy by 2012. Shaky at first recovering from arm issues but has just let it loose his last few starts 15 IP 7 H 2 BB 26 K. No one in the system has more of a ML stamp on him than this guy if he can stay healthy.
1a) Hamilton - Has done everything you could ask a prospect to do. Good BA? (.320) Take a BB? (28 in 275 AB) Under 20% K rate? (19%) Steal a base? (48 in 57 Tries) Play D? (.978 FLD% at 2B) Flash some power? (.458 SLG%) Turns 20 in 2 days.
2) Yorman - Struggled with some injuries but showed all the flashes of potential he could be some day. Didn't hit LHP at all (.422 OPS) which is scary since he had such solid #'s anyways.
3) Correa - 66 IP - 19 BB - 83 K - Turns 20 in 6 days.
3a) Gullion - 53 IP - 24 BB - 81 K
4) Torreyes - This years recipient of the Redus award. .434/.565/.999 Played flawless D at 2B (26 Games - 0 E's - 5.38 Chances per) 24 BB - 19 K - 25 SB
5) Arias - Has power (.482 SLG%) Has a big frame (6'2" 180) Had 25 E's in 43 Games. Candidate for 3B or OF?
6) Clarke - LHP from Canada. Excellent control 8 BB in 39 IP. Misses bats (41 K) GB pitcher (1.58) Never given up a HR. Big 6'2" 220LB frame.
7) Duran - If and when his contact rate becomes consistent he could be the next Mike Stanton. Like Yorman cannot hit LHP yet... (.476 OPS)
8) Corcino - OBM loves this guy. I think he might be better served in the bullpen due to high walk rates (4.1) and a OK K rate (7.6)
9 Vidal - Plays 3B and C and hits with power and has patience. If he converts to C full time in the offseason, his value could increase quite a bit.
10) Robles - LHP - Comes from a top Pac 10 Pitching school and after some bad starts to begin the year, he just ate alive the competition in Billings. Last 10 - 49 IP 26 H 14 BB 54 K 1.47 ERA
11) Lutz - Has been under the radar all year in Billings due to all the star power but has the highest OPS there (.850) Leads the team in SLG% (.490) HR (7) 2nd in 2B and 3rd RBI (28)
12) Matthews - Had all kinds of red flags all over him but really carried the AZL team on his back at times. Hit for power, AVG, played 1B and RF took a walk but K's way way to much. 38 in 100 AB's. OPS'd over 1.000 against both LH and RH Pitching. Drafted in the 32nd RD. Reds have history at or around that pick of success.
13) Mungarian - One of 3 HS RHP taken in a row. Had a solid debut. 22 IP 11 BB 31 K Numbers were even better as a starter 19 IP 7 BB 26 K 2.29 ERA
14) Cisco - 2nd of the HS 3. Never pitched due to late signing, but supposedly has command and refinement of 4 pitches of at least 2 could be plus.
15) Amezcua - 3rd of the HS 3. Pitched very little but supposedly throws the hardest. (93-95 MPH) Might be the longest project of the 3 but had some success when he did pitch.
16) Barnhart - Walks a ton, hits for average, 2B's power, switch hitter. Up until the SH part you'd think we were talking about Hanigan. Smallish at 5'9" but might make a switch to 2B eventually.
17) Waldrop - Signed late due to MLB holding up the contract but has a big frame, and plus speed. He could go all Mike Trout on us next year.
18) Silva - Had a awful year. It could be from pouting he wasn't promoted or something mechanically wrong. Still showed great patience at the plate 23 BB in 178 AB's and still only 19. OPS'd .693 through it all.
19) Muhammad - How often do you see a 49th round pick on a top prospect list? The way he was used as a long man makes me think the Reds are considering him as a starter going into next year. 14 Games 32 IP 24 H 44 K
20) Tuttle - Had a down year vs what was expected. Was wild as all get out this year (11 HB 29 BB in 58 IP) But still profiles as someone who'll be in Dayton next year and still has TOR/MOR type stuff.
I didn't consider Grandal just because he was in the AZL due to a long layoff.
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