Re: Most Impressive Prospect YTD?
About every guy on that list is a prospect. It just depends on the level and potential on how you rate a prospect at this point. I think you have to go with the people at the top because ABall is where the development and consistancy side are mostly worked on. Those guys are 2007-08.
Joey Votto: Most advanced, putting up solid AA numbers, known for his second half booms, could really catch fire. Good plate coverage and no hacker. Undervalued IMO because he doesn't do anything great and has no great tool, but he doesn't have any glaring weakness either which is very understated when looking at a prospect.
David Shafer: one of those guys that moved to the pen and added some heat, then he slowly but surely took off. IMO unlike Guevara, he has a decent shot to be a middle relief/setup guy. Needs to locate his pitches a little better, but has continued good stretch run from last season into good start. If you start bringing up the AA guys, he is who you start with.
Honerable: Yes, Mr.Chick has shown some "hopefull signs", but the recovery process will take awhile.
Note: I don't consider Deno a prospect anymore, he is just getting pushed in the minors to the Reds or somebody open up some time for him.