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Thread: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    I can keep clicking a box as long as there is one. Any chance Wilkin Castillo can get on the list soon?
    Very true, we have until Feb. before things start turning away. So I definitely think we can get through 45 if not 50.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Posted by Camisadelgolf in an earlier thread

    "I think Horst is going to win this one by quite a bit, so I'm going to go ahead and lobby for Dave Sappelt. Here are his numbers since being drafted:
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    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. "

    Concerning the comparison to Kirby Puckett, such comparisons are interesting. The line for KP's rookie league season (same age and experience level) is as follows:

    AB 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO Avg OBP SLG OPS
    275 15 3 3 35 43 4 25 27 .382 .438 .491 .929

    Baseball cube has a scouting report rating system for power, speed, contact, and patience. Here is a comparison of the two players (scale of 100).

    Player Power Speed Contact Patience
    KP 66 62 80 15
    DS 89 55 76 38

    Sappelt has a decided edge on power; Surprisingly, neither is evaluated as having exceptional speed. For reference, Drew Stubbs is rated at 93; Chris Heisey 85; Justin Reed 83. Considering his power potential, I am wondering if Sappelt might project better as a corner outfielder.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I was planning on going to 40 but we could go to 50 if you guys want to.
    Why stop there, how many guys are in the farm system? I will partake until we are out of options if you want.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    I think these guys were underscored on their speed a bit. Maybe baseball cube doesnt like short pudgy people.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Can we add Wilkin Castillo to the list of options?

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    I think you need to add the NY Yankees to the list, the amount of money the Reds get from the luxury tax has to help in the international signings.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Sulbaran time. #28 and 29 to surprise big time in 09.

    Given what he did tonite in a big spot, this may be low. The kid has really electric stuff.

    Even if he gives up runs in the 7th, this has been eye-opening.


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