Originally Posted by Benihana
Marc Katz. He gone now.
While Dayton's roster is certainly interesting this year, it should continue to be next year as well. At this point, I'd expect Duran, Yorman, Hamilton, Torreyes, Stephenson, Guillon, Cisco, Mugarian, and either Waldrop or Rosa and Buckley or Arias (or both) to be a part of the team for at least the first half of next season.
As I look at that, it's possible that Hamilton and possibly Yorman and/or Duran get bumped up to High A ball to start next year. A lot of it will depend on how they perform the second half of this season. Corcino and Smith should play in Bakersfield the second half of this season, and Barnhart will start in High A next year.
I think a lot depends on the second half of the season.
At the beginning of the year, there were a couple posters that believed it would take the young guys at least half a season to find their rhythm in low A Dayton.
Now that half the season is over, you've started to see Hamilton come around (over .300 BA and improved slugging over the past two weeks). Duran has been a pleasant surprise all year and is slugging well. Yorman is starting to take walks and has hit a little better over his last few games. All could very well make huge jumps as the second half unfolds.
Torreyes is likely going to stay in Dayton until the halfway point of the next season, though he could very well make the jump with the Yorman, et al, if he hits like he has his entire career.
Guillon, Stephenson, Cisco, Mugarian, Waldrop, Rosa, Buckley, and, IMO, Wright, Lohman, Buckley, Arias, etc, should make the trip to Dayton in 2012 (and perhaps this season).
A quick and dirty batting order/ starting rotation for 2012:
Devin Lohman/ Ryan Wright 2B
Junior Arias SS
Juan Silva OF
Nicholas O'Shea 1B
Jaren Matthews OF
Kyle Waldrop OF
Sean Buckley 3B
Vicioso/ Gonzalez C
Add in a bunch of interesting bats as DH/ extra OFs/ middle IFs and you've got another good bunch of kids ready.
This assumes, of course, that the Hamilton/ Yorman/ Duran/ Torreyes group hits in Dayton.
Tanner Robles/ Stephenson
That's a pretty solid prospect rotation with both youth and upside. Same with the offense.