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Thread: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

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    TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Last year, IMO princeton had the best pick with Ramon Ramirez. Because the Red's minor league system seems to have gotten more interesting, I'm changing it up a bit. You get two picks: 1 pitcher, 1 position player.

    Pitcher: Jerry Gil. Strong arm and no expectations. Easy pick to surprise

    Position Player: Brandon Waring. Kinda fell of in the second half after Frazier was promoted. K machine of Dunnian proportions. Needs to add about 15-20 BB's, but the power is there. His numbers will likely take a little hit next year in Sarasota or he could produce a Juan Francisco season offensively.
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Nice thread idea.

    Pitcher = Derrick Lutz

    Nothing more than sheer hope here, he could be a very strong asset if he puts it together finally.

    Position = Logan Parker

    The kid has the skills, I think he makes a leap to legit in '09.
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Pitcher - Shea Snowden
    Player - Byron Wiley
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Position Player- Neftali Soto

    Pitcher- Alexander Smit

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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Position Player- Neftali Soto

    Pitcher- Alexander Smit
    Soto's a sleeper? not on this board.
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Pitcher: Clayton Shunick. I expect him to be dominant in Dayton.

    Hitter: Cody Puckett. Playing middle infield still but don't know if he'll stick (lots of errors). Nonetheless, excellent plate discipline, good power.

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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Position player UnderDog! Darrick Hale

    Pitcher Ty Cline. This would surprise me as much as anyone but heck, its sure a sleeper.

    Several guys already picked aren't really sleepers for Zoners - like Soto, and Parker and even Shunick but I think they qualify to the average Joe who probably never heard of any of them. Parker would be my pick as the guy who pushes his way into a job someday quietly putting up good numbers under the radar while others around him get all the press.
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    I really like M2's pick of Byron Wiley. He strikes out a lot but he also walks at a good rate and has enormous power. I'd be curious to know how good of a center fielder he is. I also like Shooter's pick of Clayton Shunick.

    Pitcher: Dallas Buck - I'm not sure if he qualifies as a sleeper or not but he does seem to be sliding under the radar on our community prospect list. Velocity is key for Buck. His slider and changeup are already above average pitches to go along with his sinking fastball. If he regains his low-90's fastball he's gotta chance to make it as a #2 starter IMO. If his fastball stays in the upper-80's he a back-end guy. I love his extreme groundball tendencies.

    Hitter: Carter Morrison - We won't see Morrison debut until mid-June with either Billings or the GCL Reds, but I expect him to make some noise. He was a 16th round draft pick in June out of Canada. He's a big kid at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds and has plenty of tools. He dominated with a wood bat in the Dominican tournaments, IIRC he hit seven homers with a wood bat but fell because of signability concerns.
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Hitter: Carter Morrison - We won't see Morrison debut until mid-June with either Billings or the GCL Reds, but I expect him to make some noise. He was a 16th round draft pick in June out of Canada. He's a big kid at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds and has plenty of tools. He dominated with a wood bat in the Dominican tournaments, IIRC he hit seven homers with a wood bat but fell because of signability concerns.
    That's an excellent sleeper. And a good reason why too.
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Ooooh, OBM, Carter Morrison is a VERY good pick!

    I love this thread - it becomes a who's who of guys to keep an eye on and like last winter it recalls guys who've seemingly disappeared or been forgotten for whatever reason.

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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Here is a link to last year's sleeper picks:

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...sleeper&page=2

    Quite a few (myself included) Redszoners picked Carlos Fisher last year. Bip Roberts picked Dickerson - that turned out to be a good pick. Mario-Rijo picked Robert Manuel and that turned out to be an outstanding pick. I didn't think he had a chance. bucksfan picked Daryl Thompson - another great pick. Perhaps the best pick was princeton's pick of Ramon Ramirez.
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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Hitter - Zach Cozart - Really became a consistant hitter the last half of the season and has THE best glove in the Reds system.

    Pitcher - Jordan Smith - Was injured after a few rough starts in AA but just seems to have "something" about him...

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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Position Player: Alex Buchholz
    Pitcher: Blaine Howell

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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Here is a link to last year's sleeper picks:

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...sleeper&page=2

    Quite a few (myself included) Redszoners picked Carlos Fisher last year. Bip Roberts picked Dickerson - that turned out to be a good pick. Mario-Rijo picked Robert Manuel and that turned out to be an outstanding pick. I didn't think he had a chance. bucksfan picked Daryl Thompson - another great pick. Perhaps the best pick was princeton's pick of Ramon Ramirez.
    I was one-for-two. I picked Robert Manuel and Derrick Conatser.

    This time around, I'll go with Dave Sappelt, but I'm really tempted to pick Jordan Wideman.

    As for pitchers, my three top choices have already been taken (Shea Snowden, Dallas Buck, and Tyler Cline). In that case, I'll go with Randall Linebaugh. I'm also tempted to go with Josh Beal, who had a heck of a year in Billings.

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    Re: TRF's second "Who's the sleeper?" thread

    hitter: wiley

    pitcher: partch
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