Originally Posted by mth123
Bumping this thread because Ortiz has been good in small samples over two Rookie league seasons. The posts above call him a plus defensive catcher, if so, he may be something down he road. Here are his limited stats.http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=ortiz-014jos
Based on the reports from last draft day and those stats, I'm getting a little enthused about this kid. Anybody know if this is expected or a mirage?
Is this kid a potential top 10 prospect?
I'm with you. I know it's an extremely-small sample size, but I'm very excited about Ortiz. And I remember there was some debate whether he would sign last year (when he was a 17th round pick). Thank goodness he did. We have some solid catching depth in the minors with Barnhart, Y.Gonzalez, Hudson and especially Ortiz. The other guy at Billings -- Daniel Paula -- is having a good year as well. I have no idea how good/bad Paula is defensively though. Good to know Ortiz is a "plus" defensive catcher.
BTW: Anyone notice that our 12th-round pick this year -- catcher Shedric Long -- finally got his first hit for the AZL Reds? Poor kid was 0-for-his-first-21. Now he's rocking the 1-for-22 (.045 if you're scoring at home, or even if you're alone).