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    Scott Van Slyke

    He's currently 1st in OPS in all of the minor leagues in Dodgers triple A.

    .397 average
    .503 OBP
    .733 SLG
    1.236 OPS

    9 HR's
    30 Rbi
    10 doubles

    6'-5", 250 lbs., LFer
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    26 years old

    2012 - .982 OPS, 18 HR, triple A
    2011 - 1.022 OPS, 20 HR, double A

    Blocked by Dodgers current OF.

    Why not make a prospect swap for him. Then see how hits at Louisville?
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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    I think the Dodgers have realized they need him on their bench.
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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    I think the Dodgers have realized they need him on their bench.
    Don't the Dodgers have starting pitching problems? Hmmm.
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    I'm intrigued by his pedigree, but he looked overmatched in his big league stint last year and reminded me of your classic Quad A player. Still, I'd probably take a flyer on him if possible.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Don't the Dodgers have starting pitching problems? Hmmm.
    Reynolds for Van Slyke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Reynolds for Van Slyke?
    I was wondering if Sharky Rogers for Van Slyke would work.
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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    Why?
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Why?
    Reds minor league hitters offer limited options for the major league club, if any alternatives.

    I just think it's time to cash in some of the second tier pitching and possibly do a prospect swap if you can find a willing partner.

    Van Slyke has raked with an OPS of .982 or higher the last 3 seasons, 2 years ago in double A, last year in triple A, and again raking even more this year in triple A. The naysayers blame it on the PCL. Dude is blocked by the Dodgers major league outfield. I'm just suggesting a prospect swap. Give them something they're lacking to acquire something the Reds are lacking.

    If you can acquire him, let him hit at Louisville for a month and if he continues to rake........maybe you bring him up.

    It's a harmless attempt to improve the ballclub, if nothing less than improve the options at Louisville.
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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post

    The naysayers blame it on the PCL.
    I think this is for good reason. The PCL is notorious for turning young players into fool's gold. Remember Dallas McPherson? Brandon Wood?

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    I'd take a flyer on Van Slyke. I wouldn't give up a whole lot. But if the Dodgers wanted to swap prospects to fill needs. I'm on board.
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    Van Slyke has a huge hole in his swing. He has a slider speed bat. He's been exposed when he was in the majors earlier. He'd make Chris Heisey look like Matt Holliday if he ever got an extended look.

    A definite pass for me.
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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    I think this is for good reason. The PCL is notorious for turning young players into fool's gold. Remember Dallas McPherson? Brandon Wood?
    Brandon Wood had strikeout problems. He was a huge prospect long before he ever saw the PCL. Same for McPherson.

    The PCL (and Texas and California Leagues) will turn non hitters into power hitters. But "we" get fooled less and less now that this whole statistical analysis stuff is reaching the prospect rankings and we understand what is and isn't sustainable.

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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Brandon Wood had strikeout problems. He was a huge prospect long before he ever saw the PCL. Same for McPherson.

    The PCL (and Texas and California Leagues) will turn non hitters into power hitters. But "we" get fooled less and less now that this whole statistical analysis stuff is reaching the prospect rankings and we understand what is and isn't sustainable.
    What does it all say about Van Slyke?
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Scott Van Slyke

    Hardball Times likes Van Slyke: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...in-the-minors/

    And it appears he is now on the Dodgers active roster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Hardball Times likes Van Slyke: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...in-the-minors/

    And it appears he is now on the Dodgers active roster.
    "itís tempting to slap him with the "Quadruple-A" label. Tempting, and wrong."

    Whoops.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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