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Thread: Your Top 10 prospects in the Reds system?

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    Re: Your Top 10 prospects in the Reds system?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds
    IMO, Felipe is not much different from Larson. They can both shine up real nice down at AAA where the pitching and pressure are not as good. As soon as they hit the stadium with the lights and the pressure, they look completely overwhelmed. What is it you see in Felipe that leads you to believe that he will come around?

    Or, are you devaluing the prospects behind him?
    yes on the latter

    I think that you have a great point on the Larson comparisons. And FL has another problem-- Miley likes Larson, whereas Miley's not in FL's corner.

    On the plus side, he's very young, he plays an impact position, he's gotten ML atbats at a young age, he worked hard to come back quickly from a nasty injury, and he was better in his second go-around. He's boom or bust, like a pitcher and not like most young hitters. So he's ranked within a bunch of the pitchers.

    I forgot Olmedo. He's Lopez-lite.

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    Re: Your Top 10 prospects in the Reds system?

    I think Lopez is very much different then Larson.
    1. Felipe has the defensive tools (range and arm) to make an impact if he can ever work on his sloppy footwork and lack of focus (maturity).
    2. Felipe has hit at the AA level at age 22 (Toronto) Larson didnt show signs of life untill he was 25.
    3. Felipe has shown the ability at times to hit all pitches something Larson has never done. Now Felipe is not consistant hitting ANY pitch but he can adjust to a breaking ball.
    4. Felipe is ONLY 24 lets cut him a little slack.

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    Re: Your Top 10 prospects in the Reds system?

    Maybe I should preface it to say that *right now* Lopez and Larson look very similar. Whereas at Louisville, both seemed to have the ability to judge the strikezone, that is not so at the ML level. Neither have a defined strikezone in the majors.

    Lopez is 24 and *could* adjust, but at this point, he's had more ML experience than Brandon (702 ABs to 259) and shown little improvement (649 Career OPS, 666 OPS this year).

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    Re: Your Top 10 prospects in the Reds system?

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    I think that you have a great point on the Larson comparisons. And FL has another problem-- Miley likes Larson, whereas Miley's not in FL's corner.
    Does Miley like Larson, or does Miley just follow DanO's orders?


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