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  • Junior Arias

    1 1.23%
  • Ismael Guillon

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  • Danny Ray Herrera

    8 9.88%
  • Sean Henry

    10 12.35%
  • Evan Hildenbrandt

    11 13.58%
  • Ben Jukich

    2 2.47%
  • Sam Lecure

    11 13.58%
  • Robert Manuel

    4 4.94%
  • Carter Morrison

    0 0%
  • David Sappelt

    3 3.70%
  • Clayton Shunick

    1 1.23%
  • Jordan Smith

    2 2.47%
  • Juan Carlos Sulbaran

    11 13.58%
  • Mace Thurman

    0 0%
  • Philippe Valiquette

    0 0%
  • Pedro Viola

    16 19.75%
  • Sean Watson

    1 1.23%
  • Byron Wiley

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Thread: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

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    Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

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    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    I'll go with Pedro Viola. Viola has quality stuff and is a lefty. He's got a fastball in the 93-95 mph range and he mixes in a plus slider and a changeup. The Reds plan on using him as a starter in 2009 but he may shift back to the bullpen if that's where he's needed. My hope is he can develop into a Rafael Perez type of arm out of the bullpen.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    I like Viola -- lyrical name and everything -- and he pitched well last year after they moved him into the rotation (much like Horst). But he'll be 26 this year and hasn't seen AAA yet. I gotta go with Hildenbrandt, who had a very impressive debut season at 19.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Code:
     Year  Age Tm  Lg  Lvl Aff   G    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SB   CS  SB%  SH  SF IBB HBP GDP
    +----+----+---+---+---+---+----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+---+
     2008   21 BIL PIO Rk  CIN   62   254   47   76  19   5   7   35   21   45  .299  .354  .496  .850    6   3  67%   2   1   0   1   5
    Sappelt is a toolsy, stocky outfielder who turns 22 next month and will almost definitely be Dayton's starting center fielder. Baseball America rated Sappelt as the Reds' best defensive draft pick of 2008.

    Let me sum that up for you:
    Sappelt is said to play an above-average center field, which is a prime defensive positon, and on top of that, he is very toolsy and has production to go with it.

    Before he was drafted, scouts questioned his strike zone knowledge, but Sappelt is quickly putting that question to rest, managing to put together a .354 OBP while striking out only 45 times in 62 games.

    That leaves only one thing working against him: his size. He's only 5'9", but somehow, he manages to put up good power numbers. Keep in mind, though, that he's projected to be a center fielder, so he doesn't necessarily need to continue his .850 OPS to be a very valuable player. However, if he does continue to produce at this rate, we could be seeing a future Kirby Puckett, who was almost identical in size and skill set.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    I am somewhat shocked that Herrera, Manuel and Sulbaran are all up on the board still.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Wow. There are already Juan Duran cards available on ebay. That's surprising, I figured it would be at least next summer before any Duran cards were released.

    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Sulbaran too.

    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    OK I will bite

    Sappelt it is
    "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Wow. There are already Juan Duran cards available on ebay. That's surprising, I figured it would be at least next summer before any Duran cards were released.

    "draft pick"

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Robert Manuel had an amazing season at AA last year. The most impressive to me: 14 walks, 92 strikeouts. He gets my vote this time.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Robert Manuel had an amazing season at AA last year. The most impressive to me: 14 walks, 92 strikeouts. He gets my vote this time.
    I was down to Manuel and Henry on this one, but I am still going Henry. How he can get ranked so high by an established prospect guru (top 20 Reds Prospect) and not get much support here surprises me.
    "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: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I was down to Manuel and Henry on this one, but I am still going Henry. How he can get ranked so high by an established prospect guru (top 20 Reds Prospect) and not get much support here surprises me.
    It's OBM fault, I keep following his picks, he's all over the place.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    It's OBM fault, I keep following his picks, he's all over the place.
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

    --Woody Hayes

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    For what it's worth, even Terrell Young was selected in the rule five draft while Sean Henry was not. I understand liking his numbers, but I think he's already pretty much reached his ceiling, which was fairly low to begin with imo. I'm rooting for him, but I think almost all of the prospects listed above have more worth.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #27 prospect?

    If he was good the Mets would not have traded him for Jeff Conine


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