Re: Who is Redszone's #39 prospect?
I'm torn between . . .
1. Chacin. As an 18-year-old last year in the AZL, he was practically impeccable: 22 IP, 12 H, 0 HR, 7 BB, 34 K, 1.23 ERA, 0.864 WHIP. This followed a nearly-as-good first year in the VSL. He's one of those guys whose performance apparently outstrips the stuff. I'm the kind, though, who buys into performance until it goes away.
2. Renken. His overall numbers last year, splitting time between Dayton and Bakersfield, were good, not great. The impressive thing was the handful of absolutely dominant games he put up. There was a 5-game stretch in July and August that included a six-inning, no-hit stint and 28.1 IP all told with 12 hits and 30 K. There was another game in which he struck out 14 in six innings. For the year, he fanned 165 in 143.1 IP. He's said to have average stuff but an odd, deceptive delivery. He's 22 and was drafted in the 25th round, 2010.
3. Puckett. The best thing he has going for him are his career .802 OPS and .467 slugging pct. He split last season between second base--his main position until then--and left field, which he's evidently headed to. For a fairly small guy, he's had consistent power over the years. Last year, he started off very hot, appearing to be one of the organization's top hitters. But he tailed off considerably, which is why, at age 24, he's in the scrum at #39.
Last edited by mace; 03-02-2012 at 09:07 PM.