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  • Neftali Soto

    37 33.94%
  • Todd Frazier

    46 42.20%
  • Drew Stubbs

    13 11.93%
  • Juan Duran

    4 3.67%
  • Yorman Rodriguez

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Neftali Soto and its not close. The guy just hit .340 and slugged .552 as a 19 year old in professional baseball.
    I agree with your assessment. I'm curious to see where you rate Francisco, who has greater power, less ability to make contact, better fielding and similiar lack of patience at the plate as Soto. He'll be in AA at 22 yrs old. I project Soto at AA at 21.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread View Post
    I agree with your assessment. I'm curious to see where you rate Francisco, who has greater power, less ability to make contact, better fielding and similiar lack of patience at the plate as Soto. He'll be in AA at 22 yrs old. I project Soto at AA at 21.
    Francisco is my #10 guy. Just too much potential there to throw away. If he can literally add 2 or 3 walks per month, which isn't much to ask, he becomes a MUCH better player and prospect.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Francisco is my #10 guy. Just too much potential there to throw away. If he can literally add 2 or 3 walks per month, which isn't much to ask, he becomes a MUCH better player and prospect.
    Say what Doug? 2 or 3 BB's a month might show a little progress but is far from where he needs to be. Yeah it makes him a better player and prospect but just slightly IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Say what Doug? 2 or 3 BB's a month might show a little progress but is far from where he needs to be. Yeah it makes him a better player and prospect but just slightly IMO.
    A minor league season is from April-August. Thats 5 months. If Francisco added 10-15 walks this season rather than 10-15 outs, he would have hit : .282/.322/.506 if he just traded 10 outs for walks. Thats an .828 OPS from a .799 OPS or he would have hit .285/.331/.511 for an .842 OPS from a .799 OPS if he traded just 3 outs per month for 3 walks. Basically he would be a Brandon Phillips type player with just those small improvements, but with a lot more power.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    A minor league season is from April-August. Thats 5 months. If Francisco added 10-15 walks this season rather than 10-15 outs, he would have hit : .282/.322/.506 if he just traded 10 outs for walks. Thats an .828 OPS from a .799 OPS or he would have hit .285/.331/.511 for an .842 OPS from a .799 OPS if he traded just 3 outs per month for 3 walks. Basically he would be a Brandon Phillips type player with just those small improvements, but with a lot more power.
    Ok so let me get this straight. You're saying if he BB's 15 times more this coming season than usual he will then propel himself into top prospect status? Would he then become a can't miss type of prospect?
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Ok so let me get this straight. You're saying if he BB's 15 times more this coming season than usual he will then propel himself into top prospect status? Would he then become a can't miss type of prospect?
    I would agree - if he draws 40+ walks next year without sacrificing average or power. That would indicate to me that his pitch recongition is solid - he would know what pitches he can crush and which to lay off. If his pitch recongnition is solid, at the age of 21/22 - he is a good bet to learn more patience. How about a Beltre comparison?

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Ok so let me get this straight. You're saying if he BB's 15 times more this coming season than usual he will then propel himself into top prospect status? Would he then become a can't miss type of prospect?
    Yes, that is exactly what I am saying.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Yes, that is exactly what I am saying.
    Ok we shall see, cross your fingers that he does then.
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