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  • Zach Cozart

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  • Chris Dickerson

    18 15.52%
  • Danny Dorn

    15 12.93%
  • Juan Duran

    22 18.97%
  • Carlos Fisher

    2 1.72%
  • Juan Francisco

    21 18.10%
  • Chris Heisey

    2 1.72%
  • Matt Maloney

    2 1.72%
  • Devin Mesoraco

    11 9.48%
  • Ramon Ramirez

    3 2.59%
  • Yorman Rodriguez

    3 2.59%
  • Josh Roenicke

    6 5.17%
  • Zach Stewart

    6 5.17%
  • Justin Turner

    4 3.45%
  • Pedro Viola

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Thread: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

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    Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Redszone's Top Prospects

    Prospect #1 - Yonder Alonso
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    This is a tough one for me. It come down to Chris Dickerson, Danny Dorn, Juan Duran, and Juan Francisco. I like Chris Dickerson a lot, but since he'll be 27 in April I may drop him to 11-13. Dorn has big power and good OBP skills but I like him better around 10. That brings it down to Duran or Francisco. Both have great potential, with Duran having the highest ceiling of the two, but I'm gonna go with Francisco since he's closer to the big leagues. Francisco has some flaws, but his power potential is among the best in all of the minor leagues. If he can improve his plate discipline he'll shoot to the top of this list next season.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    I'll vote for Dickerson here. I think performing in the major leagues is more important than impressing in the minors. Both Ramirez and Dickerson should be in the top 10, even if they are 26.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Dickerson.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    I just can't think of Chris Dickerson as a prospect any more. He'll be in his age 27 season next year. He is what he is. That could be a decent major leaguer, but there's no projection left in him.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Little off topic - the newly released Neftali Soto cards are going for between 25 and 40 dollars on EBAY. I'm gonna see if I can't sneak in and buy one for under $10.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    It's kind of a crapshoot with these guys now...but I went with Francisco.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Little off topic - the newly released Neftali Soto cards are going for between 25 and 40 dollars on EBAY. I'm gonna see if I can't sneak in and buy one for under $10.
    Non Auto ones aren't going for much at all. Auto's have gone from 10-20 in past sales.... so you should be able to land one in that range. Personally, I will be waiting until he gets into a licensed prodcut.... Donruss is basically a minor league card now. Still, I think they will come down from that as more people open product.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Non Auto ones aren't going for much at all. Auto's have gone from 10-20 in past sales.... so you should be able to land one in that range. Personally, I will be waiting until he gets into a licensed prodcut.... Donruss is basically a minor league card now. Still, I think they will come down from that as more people open product.
    Yeah, I figure I'll wait awhile and see if the price comes down. I picked up a Soto Tri Star card last year for a solid price after waiting a while.

    Now I'm looking forward to picking up the first Duran/Yorman cards though I figure it'll be a year before they come out.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    I have voted Dickerson the last 2 times. However RMR has a good point here he is a major leaguer already despite the technicality that he is still eligible for R.O.Y. He doesn't have any room to grow really he is for the most part what he is, he may improve incrementally but no giant surge is left in him. And I have a hard time voting for anyone above 24 or so years old who isn't even in the minors anymore.

    So I'm gonna go with Devin Mesoraco here. I think what he done with the bat at a level in which was a tad high for him at 19 years old (for the 1st half of the season) is pretty solid. His defense still needs a lot of work but he's only 20 and won't be 21 until June sometime and has a decent shot of ending his 3rd pro season out of high school in High A as a Catcher. That puts him on a schedule of being pretty complete & making the pro's by age 23-24 or sooner which is pretty solid. This next season could really give us a lot of insight on how good his chances are for success. But right now I think he is deserving of top 10 consideration and I don't see anyone as compelling right now.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Give me juan Francisco. The guy has huge upside and ceiling. He carries a lot of risk too, but I think he's young enough to still improve his game.. He's also swinging a hot bat lately, with huge power.

    I felt mr. Francisco was good enough to be at 6 personally.. Duran is close for me as well, but Francisco is much closer and that puts him just a notch better in my book.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Oops. I accidentally picked up Dorn. I mean to pick up Duran. That would mean Duran has 10 votes to Francisco's 11.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Wow. Look at how tight this poll is so far. Duran and Francisco are tied (if you count camis' vote toward Duran) with Dickerson and Dorn right behind them.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Wow. Look at how tight this poll is so far. Duran and Francisco are tied (if you count camis' vote toward Duran) with Dickerson and Dorn right behind them.
    I'm telling you, the system is all offense with a dash of relievers. I think they need a strong haul of starting pitching in the next couple of drafts/signing periods.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #8 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    I'm telling you, the system is all offense with a dash of relievers. I think they need a strong haul of starting pitching in the next couple of drafts/signing periods.
    I agree. I think Lotzkar's the only top-of-rotation arm in the system (Sulbaran too but he's yet to throw a pitch). Guys like Thompson, Smith, Ramirez, and Maloney are solid but I'd like to see some more arms like Lotzkar in the system. At least they seem to be making some progress with the drafting of Sulbaran and Tyler Cline and the signing of Ismael Guillon. Now hopefully we can get some draft picks for Weathers and/or Affeldt and restock with some more live arms in the 2009 draft.
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