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  • Allen, James P-A+

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  • Amaral, Beau OF-A

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  • Aybar, Manny P-AZL

    0 0%
  • Boyles, Ty P-Az

    2 6.25%
  • Brattvet, Scott P-R

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  • Chacin, Alejandro P-A

    2 6.25%
  • Christiani, Nick P-AAA/ML

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  • Crabbe, Tim P-AAA

    1 3.13%
  • Daal, Carlton SS-R

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  • Dennhardt, Michael RHP-A+

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  • Dennick, Ryan LHP-AAA

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  • Diaz, Pedro P-R/A

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  • Duran, Juan OF-A+

    10 31.25%
  • Fellhaeur, Josh OF-AAA

    0 0%
  • Freeman, Justin P-AAA/ML

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  • Gelalich, Jeff OF-A

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  • Gonzalez, Luis P-DSL

    1 3.13%
  • Green, Brodie 2B-AA

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  • Guzman, Jose P-R

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  • Hayes, Drew P-AA

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  • Johnson, Jake P-A+

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  • Jones, Chad P-R

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  • Klimesh, Ben P-A+

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  • LaMarre, Ryan OF -AA/AAA

    5 15.63%
  • Langfield, Dan P -R

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  • Lohman, Devin 2B-AA

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  • Long, Shedric C-Az

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  • Mantoni, Joe P-R

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  • Manno, Chris P-AA

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  • Matthews, Jon OF-A

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  • Mcgruder, Jamodrick 2b/LF-A+

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  • Muhammed, El Hajj P - A+

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  • O'Brien, Mikey P-AA

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  • Pearl, Brian P-AA

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  • Peralta, Wandy P-A

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  • Perez, Juan SS-A+

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  • Rachal, Avain 2B-R

    3 9.38%
  • Rahier, Tanner 3b-A

    6 18.75%
  • Reynoso, Jonathan OF-R

    1 3.13%
  • Robles, Tanner P-A+

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  • Rodriguez, Henry 2B-AAA

    3 9.38%
  • Romano, Sal P-A

    6 18.75%
  • Selsky, Steve OF-A+/AA

    1 3.13%
  • Silva, Juan OF-A+

    2 6.25%
  • Silverio, Juan 3B-A+/AA

    0 0%
  • Smith, Bryson OF-AA

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  • Smith, Josh P-AA

    3 9.38%
  • Soto, Neftali 3B/1B AAA/ML

    5 15.63%
  • Stephens, Jackson P-A

    8 25.00%
  • Thompson, Cory SS-Az

    1 3.13%
  • Uxa, Logan 1B-Az/A+

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  • Villarreal, Pedro P-AAA/ML

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  • Vincej, Zach SS-A

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  • Walczak, Jamie P-AA

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  • Washington, Ty 2B-R

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  • Weiss, Zack P-R

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  • Williamson, Fabian P-AA

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  • Wright, Daniel P-R

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  • Wright, Ryan 2B-OF

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Thread: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

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    Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Mark Armstrong and Gabe Rosa polled into spots 30 and 31 pretty handily, tied overall.
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Lamarre and Stephens
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Chacin and Duran.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    I have no idea yet.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Silva - because OB

    Thompson - because my SS itch must ... be ... scratched
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Jackson Stephens - he's young for his level but I hope he begins to show some results in line with his potential this year. Same for Rosa and Rahier. In Stephens' case he should be getting regular starts and a full season of work for the first time.
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    I could've gone about 5 ways, but I went Rachal and Rahier. I know the guy has an 80 power tool and bounced back a bit last year, but I'm a bit surprised at the Duran love. He was in the ultimate hitters league last year and still struck out at an enormous rate. Two of my next few selections will be Crabbe and Lamarre, who I view as guys that likely spend several years as mlb RP/bench player, respectively. Duran's ceiling is still higher, but the likelihood of him reaching the majors at this point seems improbably low to me.
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    We are on #34 and we have 3 prospects on the 40 man and have yet to be selected, I don't get it. Henry Rodriguez, Soto and LaMarre. Sal Romano and Ryan Wright as well. They have all had success in pro baseball.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Swagger View Post
    We are on #34 and we have 3 prospects on the 40 man and have yet to be selected, I don't get it. Henry Rodriguez, Soto and LaMarre. Sal Romano and Ryan Wright as well. They have all had success in pro baseball.
    Perhaps the majority of the board think that Soto, Rodriguez, and LaMarre have come through the organization and gotten on to the 40 man only because the system was fairly weak at the time--and that a lot of people coming behind them have at least considerably higher upside. It is a bit of a conundrum, as two of these guys have already had ML appearances and I'd say the 3rd, LaMarre (whom I'd rate the highest of the three and who would be in my top 30), is surely going to play in the majors--if for no other reason than his defense. Disappointment factor may be high in relation to these three names in particular.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Swagger View Post
    We are on #34 and we have 3 prospects on the 40 man and have yet to be selected, I don't get it. Henry Rodriguez, Soto and LaMarre. Sal Romano and Ryan Wright as well. They have all had success in pro baseball.
    Duran and Lutz are on the forty as well.

    It's the old debate. How much to value raw potential. How much to value track record. When does a guy become a lesser prospect. What's the impact of one bad season.

    The one thing about these polls is that sometimes you are better off having no track record or a very limited one. But baseball is a tough game and the warts will show eventually for most of these guys.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Swagger View Post
    We are on #34 and we have 3 prospects on the 40 man and have yet to be selected, I don't get it. Henry Rodriguez, Soto and LaMarre. Sal Romano and Ryan Wright as well. They have all had success in pro baseball.
    Rodriguez has fallen apart the past two seasons. Soto has OB issues, he gets victimized by RHPs (.645 OPS last season) and he has no glove. The guy has Brandon Larson written all over him. LaMarre doesn't hit for average or power. I just don't see where his skill set merits a future as anything but a journeyman minor leaguer.

    Romano has not had success in pro ball - 5.02 ERA, 1.560 WHIP, 1.76 K/BB, 6.9 K/9. You can argue he's been placed above his head and that he has untapped potential, but his performance has been poor. Maybe Wright has an advanceable brand of mediocrity, but his Cali League performance last season was pretty bad.

    If you're looking for guys who have performed on this list with some consistency then I'd say Juan Silva and Josh Smith stand head and shoulders above the rest of the remaining field.
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Ty Washington. Just because. It's a penny stock pick.
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    I went with Rahier and Stephens again.

    They both were pushed to Dayton likely a year earlier than intended, and flashed some upside, if not held their own.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Perhaps the majority of the board think that Soto, Rodriguez, and LaMarre have come through the organization and gotten on to the 40 man only because the system was fairly weak at the time--and that a lot of people coming behind them have at least considerably higher upside. It is a bit of a conundrum, as two of these guys have already had ML appearances and I'd say the 3rd, LaMarre (whom I'd rate the highest of the three and who would be in my top 30), is surely going to play in the majors--if for no other reason than his defense. Disappointment factor may be high in relation to these three names in particular.
    I agree on what you're saying! I would be interested to know why these people voting are snubing players that should be ranked much higher then they are! I will leave it at that!!

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #32nd & 33rd

    Quote Originally Posted by j_m_t_us View Post
    I agree on what you're saying! I would be interested to know why these people voting are snubing players that should be ranked much higher then they are! I will leave it at that!!
    Maybe they don't believe that they are snubbing those players, but that you are snubbing the guys they are voting for.


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