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    Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    1. Robert Stephenson - Pensacola
    2. Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati
    3. Phillip Ervin - Bakersfield
    4. Jesse Winker - Bakersfield
    5. Yorman Rodriguez - Louisville
    6. Michael Lorenzen - Pensacola
    7. David Holmberg - Louisville
    8. Nick Travieso - Dayton
    9. Seth Mejias-Brean - Bakersfield
    10. Ben Lively - Dayton
    11. Jon Moscot - Pensacola
    12. Carlos Contreras - Louisville
    13. Tucker Barnhart - Louisville
    14. Chad "Sharky" Rogers - Louisville
    15. Daniel Corcino - Louisville

    This is what I see happening, if anyone disagrees feel free to correct me. The toughest decision was where Ervin would be IMO.
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    I don't really disagree with your list, I even hope you are right about a couple of the ones that I have heard differently about.

    It seems that Ervin may start in Dayton, and I hope that he does start in Bakersfield, or at least plays his way out of Dayton quickly.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Yorman start out at AA again either. But, I don't know either way.

    I could see Lorenzen in Bakersfield working as a starter, although the environment in Pensacola might be better for him.

    Lastly, I hope Lively starts out in Hi-A, the way so many college pitchers have before him. Especially with how dominant he was.

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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Lorenzen in Dayton rotation. Y-Rod at Pensacola.

    Would like to see Ervin, Winker and Mejias-Brean skip Bakersfield, but they probably won't.
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Would like to see Ervin, Winker and Mejias-Brean skip Bakersfield, but they probably won't.
    Yeah, especially SMB. I don't really know we have with him. And I'd rather just push him to find out quickly.
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    I'd give SMB, Winker and Ervin a half year at Bakersfield just to see everyone proclaiming them superstars when they tear covers off balls in the Cal air.
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Agree for the most part. I would also see Lorenzen at Dayton. Lively may go to Bakersfield. It's hard to determine without having seen minor league spring games, but I would consider sending Corcino back to AA.

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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Lutz tweeted today that he is starting in Pensacola.

    https://twitter.com/braunerhulk
    Last edited by klw; 03-26-2014 at 05:58 PM.

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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Yorman Rodriguez was optioned to Pensacola on March 12th. I guess that is no guarantee that he opens the season there.

    Additionally, the club optioned outfielders Juan Duran and Yorman Rodriguez along with left-handed pitcher Ismael Guillon to Double-A Pensacola.
    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._t416&sid=t416

    NOTE: I read in another article that Yorman Rodriguez was optioned to Louisville. So, who knows?
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Where you are optioned really has no bearing on where you start the season.

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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Beyond just a Sept call up, what are the chances we see Yorman in Cinci this year?
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    Beyond just a Sept call up, what are the chances we see Yorman in Cinci this year?
    I will go with 25%.

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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    Beyond just a Sept call up, what are the chances we see Yorman in Cinci this year?
    I seriously doubt it happens, but he had a couple very nice hits against Mil on Thurs. He's fun to watch.
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Saw a tweet that stated that Phil Ervin is on the Louisville roster. Any truth to that? And if so, does it mean that's where he's going to start the season?
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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Saw a tweet that stated that Phil Ervin is on the Louisville roster. Any truth to that? And if so, does it mean that's where he's going to start the season?
    He is on the roster they posted, but he will be starting the season in Dayton.

    If he wants to keep being awesome, and play like he should be in AAA, if not higher, that would be swell though.

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    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Saw a tweet that stated that Phil Ervin is on the Louisville roster. Any truth to that? And if so, does it mean that's where he's going to start the season?
    I would not put too much faith in that roster as it stands. I see Mike Leake, Carlton Daal, and Joe Hudson on there as well.


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