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  • Drew Stubbs

    62 49.21%
  • Juan Duran

    14 11.11%
  • Yorman Rodriguez

    0 0%
  • Kyle Lotzkar

    8 6.35%
  • Chris Valaika

    9 7.14%
  • Devin Mesoraco

    0 0%
  • Danny Dorn

    7 5.56%
  • Zach Stewart

    4 3.17%
  • Juan Francisco

    3 2.38%
  • Daryl Thompson

    11 8.73%
  • Carlos Fisher

    0 0%
  • Josh Roenicke

    2 1.59%
  • Chris Dickerson

    3 2.38%
  • Ramon Ramirez

    3 2.38%
  • Zach Cozart

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    I'm a big Drew Stubbs fan, but this one was easy for me: Juan Duran.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    I didn't notice Dickerson was on the list. I would have picked him if I had. I chose Valaika instead. All he does is hit, at every level.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    This one is tough for me, it come down to Drew Stubbs and Kyle Lotzkar. I've decided to go with Stubbs because I like the way he played better after getting out of the FSL, albeit a small sample size. He plays plus-plus defense at a premium position and has good on-base skills. Power development is the key for Stubbs - will he be a right handed version of Jacoby Ellsbury or will his power develop making him a Mike Cameron type player? Let's hope for the latter.
    I think Lotzkar breaking his throwing elbow is really going to set him back...also because it happened from throwing the ball. It wasn't like a line drive back to him or anything. It is a "stuff" threatening injury.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    I gotta go with Andy Phillips here.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Just for the record...I know a lot of us are unfamiliar with Yorman...but from everything I have heard from people in the know, is that he is much more advanced than Duran. Yorman will advance quicker through the system, but maybe not have the same ceiling. He has plus power with plus plus speed (so I hear). Profiles to be a plus defender in CF. Just throwing that out there.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Just for the record...I know a lot of us are unfamiliar with Yorman...but from everything I have heard from people in the know, is that he is much more advanced than Duran. Yorman will advance quicker through the system, but maybe not have the same ceiling. He has plus power with plus plus speed (so I hear). Profiles to be a plus defender in CF. Just throwing that out there.
    Very interesting. I, for one, am glad to hear this because I was not impressed by Duran's performance in the DSL this summer. I realize he is very young, but lots of those kids are teenagers. I realize he had some kind of elbow injury. That may have set him back. But he hit about .200 and had no HRs. For me -- while I still like the signing for a few reasons (not all related to how Duran turns out) -- it was pretty inauspicious. So it's a relief to hear from those who know more -- apparently -- that Rodriguez is ahead of Duran.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by kpresidente View Post
    I can't believe Darryl Thompson isn't running away with this.
    Stubbs is a good choice. I would rank him higher than Frazier or Soto. But I voted Thompson who I also rank higher than Frazier or Soto.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    nm

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    Just for the record...I know a lot of us are unfamiliar with Yorman...but from everything I have heard from people in the know, is that he is much more advanced than Duran. Yorman will advance quicker through the system, but maybe not have the same ceiling. He has plus power with plus plus speed (so I hear). Profiles to be a plus defender in CF. Just throwing that out there.
    The only thing I've read about Yorman's performance was that he had a lot of trouble with plate discipline/reading pitches. Everyone says the tools are there but he still needs work. What have you heard?

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I gotta go with Andy Phillips here.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    wut
    Just a jab at OBM. He always claims that I am Andy Phillips.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    I think Lotzkar breaking his throwing elbow is really going to set him back...also because it happened from throwing the ball. It wasn't like a line drive back to him or anything. It is a "stuff" threatening injury.
    According to Lotzkar himself, the injury wasn't as bad as it seems. He said it would only keep him out six weeks so that right there tells you it wasn't *too* serious.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Just a jab at OBM. He always claims that I am Andy Phillips.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Very interesting. I, for one, am glad to hear this because I was not impressed by Duran's performance in the DSL this summer. I realize he is very young, but lots of those kids are teenagers. I realize he had some kind of elbow injury. That may have set him back. But he hit about .200 and had no HRs. For me -- while I still like the signing for a few reasons (not all related to how Duran turns out) -- it was pretty inauspicious. So it's a relief to hear from those who know more -- apparently -- that Rodriguez is ahead of Duran.
    Eh, I don't put a whole lot of weight into those stats yet. He's only 16 years old so he's still learning and growing. He may have only hit .215 but he did put up a respectable .340 OBP which showed he's got some pitch recognition. I don't expect him to hit for much power in his first couple seasons until he fills out that beanpole body of his. If he's still struggling in three years then I'll worry, for right now I'm not too worried about the stats. I just hope they bring him over to the States next season - get him used to being away from home for the first time and let him hit the weights.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Another related noted to Duran is that every DSL player knew who he was, thanks to his huge contract and reputation, which probably resulted in a lot of pitchers not giving him anything to hit.


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