Originally Posted by dougdirt
Can't say I agree with you at all on Waldrop. People have been pointing out his "steady improvement", but for the Cal League he has really only had one good month, July, and his July was boosted by a .373 BABIP where he had 4 walks and 25 strikeouts. I think people give him a tad too much credit as an athlete too. Don't get me wrong, he isn't unathletic, but I think people lean a bit too much towards the "really athletic" side with him too. Solid prospect, but not a Top 10 guy IMO.
I wouldn't rank Cisco as even the 3rd best pitching prospect on his own team right now and maybe not even the 4th. I think he could be a Major Leaguer, but that team has a lot of good arms right now. No way is he the top on the list from the Dragons or in the top 10 for me.
I think Waldrop leads the Reds minors in total bases and is second in HR's. He's a big 6-3 190 lb lefty, will likely fill out and cement the power he has. His OPS is .800 the last 90 days. I don't know, I think he has some great upside. The BABIP in July doesn't bother me, that's what hot streaks are make of and could have just as likely been some positive correction in his season.
Who are the three pitchers ahead of Cisco in Dayton for you? Travieso and? What is his fastball velo at?
For now, I have Travieso in the project file with Reyenoso and Rosa, etc. I never like ranking those players as highly as the rest due to my own unfamiliarity with them and the lack of results.