Re: Who is Redszone's #10 prospect?
Sappelt can play CF well enough to stick there and has stick enough to go 270/340/420/760 right now. If he can play plus-plus D in LF (which may be hard to do, as his arm is questionable), Sappelt may have some value.
And that's his floor.
If Sappelt figured something out last season (and his numbers seem to idicate just that), he'd be an exceptionally solid leadoff hitter, providing a 300+/370+/430+/800+ line with plus defense. (Think a poor man's Carl Crawford mixed with Ryan Freel.)
That's ridiculous value for the 10th best prospect in a system. And, behind him, you've got ten or fifteen really high ceiling guys who very well could bust out big time in the lower system and another five in the upper system who provide depth.
Cincinnati's minor league pipeline is continually undervalued by minor league experts and should continue to provide cheap, replacement level and better production to help the team. (This is, IMO, one of the top reasons the Reds are a superior team to the Cardinals.)
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Last edited by Scrap Irony; 11-06-2010 at 10:05 AM.