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    Minor league prospects worth acquiring

    Heres my list of prospects the Reds could possible acquire via trade. Only a start as theres many more impressive ones out there, but try to add some of your own keeping within reality.

    To start out why not go with a prospect from Krivskys' favorite trading acquantinence, the Minnesota Twins.
    Eduardo Morlan
    W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER HR BB SO BAA
    2 1 2.60 16 0 8 27.2 18 8 0 3 39 .175

    High strikeouts and stunning control are a plus but his numbers as a starter last year are just as good if not better and he is only 21.

    W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER HR BB SO BAA
    5 5 2.29 28 18 2 106 78 27 6 38 125 .202

    A second strong candiate pitching wise is Michael Zagurski from Philly. Numbers really show on this 24 year old lefty as he has yet to allow a HR in his minor league carrier. Not only that but he has averaged 16.875 K/9 so far this year.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m... bp&pid=489448

    With the lack of sufficient catching prospects a seemingly quick fix could be as easy as the Rangers Taylor Teagarden who in his first full season this year has maintained a .333 average while knocking out 9HR in only 108AB.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=460003

    The Mariners hold a second option as a catcher with Jeff Clement as his progression from AAA is prevented by Kenji Johjima. His increasingly diminishing value due to his stubborness leave him swinging for little more than power alone at the plate. This combined with an unsuprising .244 BA would likely keep Krivsky from wanting him. Regardless his power potential and potentially low asking price are to much to pass up.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m... p&pid=459943

    One of the most reasonable to acquire and probably the easiest would be Neil Walker of the Pirates. Walking away with impressive prospect Brent Lillibridge in the Adam LaRoche deal last year proves the Pirates will deal about anyone away for the right price, which in most cases is little to nothing. Walker is not only a switch-hitter but also posses smooth line drive skills. Converted to third from catcher he is in route to vault up prospect lists soon.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m... p&pid=435522

    Other notable mentions include:
    SS Sean Rodriguez LAD
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=446481
    RHP Dellin Betances NYY
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=476454
    RHP Kevin Slowey MIN
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m... p&pid=458713
    RHP Angelo Morales KC
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=460593
    1B Joe Mather STL
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...p &pid=458628

    stopping short but the list could go on forever.

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    Re: Minor league prospects worth acquiring

    Zagurski just got promoted to the big leagues.

    Clement is an interesting guy to consider. So is Walker. I tend to favor dealing for prospects like these when their stock is down, not up- if you're going to take a chance, which you're doing any time you get any prospect, you might as well try to get them for a reduced price.

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    Re: Minor league prospects worth acquiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    Zagurski just got promoted to the big leagues.

    Clement is an interesting guy to consider. So is Walker. I tend to favor dealing for prospects like these when their stock is down, not up- if you're going to take a chance, which you're doing any time you get any prospect, you might as well try to get them for a reduced price.
    Clements a good target and face it Bavasi's out of his mind. That plus Khenji's blocking him. Assessing mariner's needs one would have to conclude that a Cueto for Clement is a win win option for both franchises.
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    Re: Minor league prospects worth acquiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    Zagurski just got promoted to the big leagues.

    Clement is an interesting guy to consider. So is Walker. I tend to favor dealing for prospects like these when their stock is down, not up- if you're going to take a chance, which you're doing any time you get any prospect, you might as well try to get them for a reduced price.
    I agree 100%. Unfortunately, I think it is very difficult to trade for a prospect at his lowest point because the GM will often refuse to trade him. It's not until failed attempt after failed attempt (i.e. Brandon Phillips) that a GM would be willing to part with a prospect whose stock is low.

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    Re: Minor league prospects worth acquiring

    I have had the chance to watch Darren Ford a lot.

    http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=452096

    He is only at A ball, but is batting .342 and has 31 SBs in 50 games. He strikes out A LOT (54 in 50 games), but still has an OPS of .922 with all of those strikeouts. He is an OF , so Im not sure where he would fit in with Stubbs and Bruce, but oh well. I could see this guy for the Brewers in 09'


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