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    Re: How do you Rank the OF in the Reds System?

    If Waldrop continues to hit well next year at Pensacola then I'll join the bandwagon. I'm intrigued so far but Pensacola has been the end of the dream for many a guy who looked pretty darn good through Bakersfield. (Or whatever AA franchise has been associated with the Reds through the years)

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    Re: How do you Rank the OF in the Reds System?

    I don't think 21 in high A ball is all that young. Younger side perhaps but Yorman is doing similar things with the bat at an advanced level, harder league, and at a year younger. But he can't seem to get his due from you...
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    Re: How do you Rank the OF in the Reds System?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
    I don't think 21 in high A ball is all that young. Younger side perhaps
    I looked it up. There have only been 18 players this year in the Cal League get 100 PA while being under 22. It is a 10 team league, so only 1.8 players per team. The Blaze have FIVE of them. Maybe that is why they haven't done so well this season.

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    Re: How do you Rank the OF in the Reds System?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I'm surprised to read those comments about Silva. The guy is 6-0, 190 LBs. He's played his fair share of CF and had 25 SB in 2012 and 19 so far in 2013. He does get caught too much for my taste, but is "slow and unathletic" really an accurate description. I'd buy "not a good base stealer" or "not a real burner," but "slow and unathletic" seems a little much. Brandon Phillips is a guy who I consider to have decent speed but isn't a burner. Slow and unathletic brings visions of Corky Miller. Chris Heisey would be a guy with good speed and Robinson would be a burner. Where on that scale would you place Silva? Milleresque slow? Phillipslike decent? Heiseyish fast? Probably not as fast as Robinson from what I'm gathering.
    My comments on Silva referred to his relative athleticism. I see from your comments that my use of the term "unathletic" is imprecise, and subjective. What I was attempting to communicate is that developing minor league Outfielders can be compared to one another athletically. Of all baseball positions, I believe that it is commonly accepted that CF and SS are the most athletically demanding positions, and, as a result the players who play in those positions combine high skill and highest athleticism.
    Minor League OFers who play at least some games at CF have their athleticism and skill revealed openly. If they lack even a little bit of speed, coordination or quickness, it shows up.
    Silva is not comparable to Cory Miller, athletically. Neither is he as athletic as Heisey. He will not get too many chances to play CF. But he could be a good corner outfielder. To me, he looks a little slow in the field, but it could be due to other factors than athleticism. He doesn't look either slow or fast with his baserunning. All these things are skills he is working on.
    To provide some context, I think the major league Reds are a unathletic group, collectively.
    My assessments of some of the Young OFers is partially an endorsement of taking more looks and using draftpicks on athletic, projectable talent.


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