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    YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread where everybody can put their prospect lists for future reference. This way, we can compare how we saw prospects from one year to another when we do our community vote:

    BaseClogger's 2009 Top 40
    1. Yonder Alonso
    2. Kyle Lotzkar
    3. Neftali Soto
    4. Todd Frazier
    5. Devin Mesoraco
    6. Juan Duran
    7. Daryl Thompson
    8. Danny Dorn
    9. Juan Francisco
    10. Chris Valaika
    11. Ramon Ramirez
    12. Chris Dickerson
    13. Zach Stewart
    14. Yorman Rodriguez
    15. Josh Roenicke
    16. Drew Stubbs
    17. Ryan Hanigan
    18. Matt Maloney
    19. Zach Cozart
    20. Travis Wood
    21. Jeremy Horst
    22. Carlos Fisher
    23. Adam Rosales
    24. Pedro Viola
    25. Robert Manuel
    26. Dallas Buck
    27. Justin Turner
    28. Jordan Smith
    29. Sam Lecure
    30. Evan Hildenbrandt
    31. Juan Carlos Sulbaran
    32. Shaun Cumberland
    33. Brandon Waring
    34. Danny Herrera
    35. Sean Henry
    36. Chris Heisey
    37. Sean Watson
    38. Scott Carrol
    39. Tonys Gutierrez
    40. Alex Buchholz
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    My Top 40 Prospects

    1.Yonder Alonso
    2.Neftali Soto
    3.Drew Stubbs
    4.Todd Frazier
    5.Chris Valaika
    6.Devin Mesoraco
    7.Kyle Lotzkar
    8.Zach Stewart
    9.Danny Dorn
    10.Juan Francisco
    11.Juan Duran
    12.Daryl Thompson
    13.Carlos Fisher
    14.Josh Roenicke
    15.Zach Cozart
    16.Yorman Rodriguez
    17.Ramon Ramirez
    18.Chris Dickerson
    19.Adam Rosales
    20.Ryan Hanigan
    21.Pedro Viola
    22.Justin Turner
    23.Chris Heisey
    24.Jeremy Horst
    25.Alex Buchholz
    26.Robert Manuel
    27.Evan Hildenbrandt
    28.Travis Wood
    29.Matt Maloney
    30.Scott Carroll
    31.Philippe Valiquette
    32.Sam Lecure
    33.Dallas Buck
    34.Jordan Smith
    35.Shaun Cumberland
    36.Juan Carlos Sulbaran
    37.Sean Watson
    38.Sean Henry
    39.Brandon Waring
    40.Ramon Geronimo

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    I'll say this before I put my top 40, I may tweak it up until they begin play. Probably not so much the top 10-15 but I found last year that I learned a few things about some of the later guys last season while we were doing these rankings that vaulted guys a few spots or dropped them a few.

    But I'm sure every one of us tweak it here and there. I would put Homer at 4 assuming he was R.O.Y eligible. But since I know not many will include him I'll just address this here and not on the list. I also added a few more just for fun.

    1 - Soto
    2 - Frazier
    3 - Alonso
    4 - Lotzkar
    5 - Valaika
    6 - Stubbs
    7 - Mesoraco
    8 - Dickerson
    9 - Dorn
    10 - Thompson
    11 - Stewart
    12 - Ramirez
    13 - Fisher
    14 - Roenicke
    15 - Rosales
    16 - Henry
    17 - Maloney
    18 - Cozart
    19 - Bucholz
    20 - Francisco
    21 - Wood
    22 - Duran
    23 - Rodriguez
    24 - Hanigan
    25 - Viola
    26 - Horst
    27 - Heisey
    28 - Watson
    29 - Castillo
    30 - Turner
    31 - Manuel
    32 - Cumberland
    33 - Buck
    34 - Hildenbrandt
    35 - Sulbaran
    36 - Parker
    37 - Geronimo
    38 - Wiley
    39 - A. Smit
    40 - J. Smith

    41 - Sappelt
    42 - Thurman
    43 - Brown
    44 - Puckett
    45 - Tatum
    46 - Shunick
    47 - A. Gonzalez
    48 - Castro
    49 - Waring
    50 - LeCure
    51 - Lutz (Pitcher)
    52 - Richar
    53 - Widemann
    54 - Familia
    55 - Cline
    56 - Jukich
    57 - Herrera
    58 - Reed
    59 - Guillon
    60 - Arias/Morrison
    Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 11-05-2008 at 03:24 AM.
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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I'll say this before I put my top 40, I may tweak it up until they begin play. Probably not so much the top 10-15 but I found last year that I learned a few things about some of the later guys last season while we were doing these rankings that vaulted guys a few spots or dropped them a few.

    But I'm sure every one of us tweak it here and there. I would put Homer at 4 assuming he was R.O.Y eligible. But since I know not many will include him I'll just address this here and not on the list. I also added a few more just for fun.

    1 - Soto
    2 - Frazier
    3 - Alonso
    4 - Lotzkar
    5 - Valaika
    6 - Stubbs
    7 - Mesoraco
    8 - Dickerson
    9 - Dorn
    10 - Thompson
    11 - Stewart
    12 - Ramirez
    13 - Fisher
    14 - Roenicke
    15 - Rosales
    16 - Henry
    17 - Maloney
    18 - Cozart
    19 - Bucholz
    20 - Francisco
    21 - Wood
    22 - Duran
    23 - Rodriguez
    24 - Hanigan
    25 - Viola
    26 - Horst
    27 - Heisey
    28 - Watson
    29 - Castillo
    30 - Turner
    31 - Manuel
    32 - Cumberland
    33 - Buck
    34 - Hildenbrandt
    35 - Sulbaran
    36 - Parker
    37 - Geronimo
    38 - Wiley
    39 - A. Smit
    40 - J. Smith

    41 - Sappelt
    42 - Thurman
    43 - Brown
    44 - Puckett
    45 - Tatum
    46 - Shunick
    47 - A. Gonzalez
    48 - Castro
    49 - Waring
    50 - LeCure
    51 - Lutz (Pitcher)
    52 - Richar
    53 - Widemann
    54 - Reed- Familia is a D-Backs prospect from the Reds/Dbax DSL
    55 - Cline
    56 - Jukich
    57 - Herrera
    58 - Morrison
    59 - Guillon
    60 - Arias
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    You lost me with that last post. What's the deal with Familia beside Justin Reed's name?
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    You lost me with that last post. What's the deal with Familia beside Justin Reed's name?
    I had Silio Familia as a prospect of ours in my initial post, but he is just on the Reds/DBacks DSL. And he is a DBacks prospect. It was late....
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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    I'll go with 30 -- Didn't include Dickerson or Hanigan since I expect that their prospect days are over. Didn't include Bailey. On my list, and some others, once you get past the top 15 or twenty, the Reds' depth is in pitching, which is good.

    1. Alonso -- OBP, power, and average
    2. Frazier -- Maybe a shade below Alonso, but close from right side
    3. Stubbs -- Defense makes up for bat questions
    4. Soto -- Overhyped but potentially a high average hitter
    5. Francisco -- Underhyped, huge production, needs to walk more
    6. Lotzkar -- Raw, maybe injured, but best starter package in org
    7. Duran -- Just based on scouting
    8. Roenicke -- Could be the next Dibble.
    9. Valaika -- Can hit, unsure if MLB starter, defense unclear
    10.Thompson -- Just based on that Yankee performance
    11. Stewart -- Moving fast as reliever, seems to have great stuff
    12. Dorn -- Platoon left fielder, very consistent minor league hitter
    13. Cozart -- Hidden gem, org's true shortstop, will he hit?
    14. Mesoraco -- Needs time to develop, first round talent
    15. Lecure -- For awhile was super in AA last year, until injury
    16. Fisher -- With ground ball stuff, good fit as reliever
    17. Rodriguez -- Like Duran, based on scouting
    18. Ramirez -- Has held up well in upper levels
    19. Watson -- Performance must improve, apparently dynamite stuff
    20. Turner -- May lack some projection, great make up, performs
    21. J. Smith -- Did great at High A, ground balls, low WHIP, solid
    22. Henry -- Looks like a solid fourth outfielder
    23. Viola -- Inconsistent but can be effective from pen or starting
    24. Hildenbrandt -- Needs to develop but seems to be class of GCL crop
    25. Rosales -- See him as reserve, but gets bat on ball, versatile
    26. Wood -- Smaller frame, needs to show has more than changeup
    27. Buck -- Deserves mention due to pre-injury status
    28. Tatum -- Didn't hit last year, still projects as defensive catcher
    29. Manuel -- Not hyped for his projection, but good numbers
    30. Waring -- More hype in '07, not giving up on him

    Notably missing -- Maloney. Would love to see him succeed as lefty starter, didn't happen in 2008.

    Honorable mention -- Bucholtz. Another good season and he rockets up the list.
    Last edited by Kc61; 11-05-2008 at 04:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Notably missing -- Maloney. Would love to see him succeed as lefty starter, didn't happen in 2008.
    Shooter's gonna love that...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Shooter's gonna love that...


    These rankings are opinion, and everyone's entitled to their opinion. I'll only speak up if something is presented as a fact when it can be proven untrue.

    Also, I am glad everyone has figured out the origin of my username. I always wondered if people got that or not.

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by SMcGavin View Post


    These rankings are opinion, and everyone's entitled to their opinion. I'll only speak up if something is presented as a fact when it can be proven untrue.

    Also, I am glad everyone has figured out the origin of my username. I always wondered if people got that or not.
    WMR had it figured out when you were up for vote...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by SMcGavin View Post


    These rankings are opinion, and everyone's entitled to their opinion. I'll only speak up if something is presented as a fact when it can be proven untrue.

    Also, I am glad everyone has figured out the origin of my username. I always wondered if people got that or not.
    "Here's a free lesson..."

    Last edited by RedEye; 11-19-2008 at 02:15 PM.
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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    "Here's a free lesson..."

    You know what else would draw a crowd, a golfer with an arm growing out of his...

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    "Here's a free lesson..."

    "Five iron, huh? Well, you're fired."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Good thread idea. I'll get mine on here when I get a full list done, I've only thought about the first 15 or so.

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    My Top 40 Prospects

    1. Yonder Alonso
    2. Neftali Soto
    3. Todd Frazier
    4. Juan Francisco
    5. Drew Stubbs
    6. Juan Duran
    7. Chris Valaika
    8. Zach Stewart
    9. Josh Roenicke
    10. Yorman Rodriguez
    11. Devin Mesoraco
    12. Kyle Lotzkar
    13. Danny Dorn
    14. Carlos Fisher
    15. Matt Maloney
    16. Justin Turner
    17. Sean Watson
    18. Ismael Guillon
    19. Chris Dickerson
    20. Zach Cozart
    21. Evan Hildenbrandt
    22. Dallas Buck
    23. Blaine Howell
    24. Junior Arias
    25. Sam Lecure
    26. Terrell Young
    27. Philippe Valiquette
    28. Juan Carlos Sulbaran
    29. Jordan Smith
    30. Travis Wood
    31. Daryl Thompson
    32. Ramon Ramirez
    33. Pedro Viola
    34. Sean Henry
    35. Shaun Cumberland
    36. Jeremy Horst
    37. Tyler Cline
    38. Tyler Pelland
    39. Daniel Morrison
    40. Alex Buchholz


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