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    Kyle Waldrop ; no respect?

    Kyle Waldrop hit .360 at Bakersfield and was promoted to Pensacola at the same time as Jesse Winker (.317 at Bakersfield). He is hitting .283 at Pensacola, while Winker (now injured) is hitting .208. Why doesn't Waldrop get more recognition? I saw both play earlier this year, and thought Waldrop looked better than Winker. Just curious on my part.

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    Re: Kyle Waldrop ; no respect?

    Waldrop is 22, Winker is 20. Winker has played significantly better in the minors than Waldrop, 21 games in AA notwithstanding. Look at Waldrop's 2012 in Dayton and compare it to Winker's 2013 in Dayton. Winker is a superior prospect.
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    Winker is the superior prospect. The real question is why Waldrop doesn't get as much respect as Yorman, who's done little.
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    Waldrop will make great trade bait.
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    Re: Kyle Waldrop ; no respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Winker is the superior prospect. The real question is why Waldrop doesn't get as much respect as Yorman, who's done little.
    Waldrop is older, has significantly lesser tools outside of power.

    Waldrop is a left fielder. He has to absolutely mash to be a big leaguer. He's never really done that outside of the California League. That's why he "gets no respect" so to speak.

    Yorman on the flip side has all of the tools. He has a chance to hit for a solid average, he has 20-25 HR power potential, he is a plus runner, he has a big time arm and he can play defense in center field.

    It's five tools vs 1.5 depending on how you feel about the hit tool for Waldrop. So that's really the issue with the thing between those two guys. And Yorman is a year younger too.

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    Re: Kyle Waldrop ; no respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Waldrop is older, has significantly lesser tools outside of power.

    Waldrop is a left fielder. He has to absolutely mash to be a big leaguer. He's never really done that outside of the California League. That's why he "gets no respect" so to speak.

    Yorman on the flip side has all of the tools. He has a chance to hit for a solid average, he has 20-25 HR power potential, he is a plus runner, he has a big time arm and he can play defense in center field.

    It's five tools vs 1.5 depending on how you feel about the hit tool for Waldrop. So that's really the issue with the thing between those two guys. And Yorman is a year younger too.
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