Originally Posted by mth123
Guys to add to Keep an Eye on List:
Ronald Bueno - Heir to Ronald Torreyes???
Tim Crabbe - Wondering if a move to the pen provides a JJ Hoover like bump
Zach Vincenj - 2013 All Star at SS
Kevin Garcia - Off to a good start with the bat
Jeff Gelalich - Recent sandwich pick needs more rope. His defense is very good.
Pedro Diaz - BA had him at 16 this year. He still may get it and is only 20 years old.
I could see Vincej.
Diaz's numbers (including K numbers) aren't staggering, and he was recently demoted back to Billings after getting the Milton treatment in Dayton. So far in 63.2 IP between the two stops this year, he has a 6.36 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 4.9 K/9. Sure he's young and has plenty of time to turn things around, but at the moment he'd rank behind Lorenzen, Guillon, Cisco, Romano, Langfield, Garrett, Lively, and even the yet-to-throw-an-inning Armstrong on the pecking order.
Gelalich is a recent high draft pick, but a .329 SLG for a 22 year old in A ball? Yuck.
One that doesn't play a premium defensive position? Double Yuck.
He also didn't hit in Billings? Triple Yuck.
I guess he still has time to turn things around, but nothing other than pure draft status indicates he should be considered a Top 20 or even Top 30 prospect at this point.
Like another college OF and Top 65 draft pick bust Ryan LaMarre (actually LaMarre and Gelalich were drafted 5 picks apart, albeit in different years), I didn't like it from the moment he was drafted. No clear standout tool or skill, just a "solid, all-around player." At least LaMarre had plus speed.
Plus, small nit, but my "Keep An Eye On" guys are Rookie League only.