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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    and 1st to 3rd, and 2nd to home
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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    and 1st to 3rd, and 2nd to home
    Yea but its not in a straight line and you aren't starting from a standing position. Going 1st to 3rd you need speed but you also need to get good read on the ball and a good jump. You need to be able to round the bases correctly. The secondary lead is very important in taking the extra base. This secondary lead has nothing to do with speed.

    Barry Larkin was not the fastest Red that I have seen but he was by far the best baserunning Red I have ever seen.

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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    it's so good that you're here
    thank you
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    Yea but its not in a straight line and you aren't starting from a standing position. Going 1st to 3rd you need speed but you also need to get good read on the ball and a good jump. You need to be able to round the bases correctly. The secondary lead is very important in taking the extra base. This secondary lead has nothing to do with speed.

    Barry Larkin was not the fastest Red that I have seen but he was by far the best baserunning Red I have ever seen.
    of course, but straight line speed is still the most important variable in getting from A to B on the bases
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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan View Post
    So would you compare Yorman to Carl Crawford maybe... Or Willy Taveras fast?? lol
    Yorman has been compared to the likes of Eric Davis, Cesar Cedeno, and Carlos Beltran. There's a good chance he'll never live up to his expectations, but if he reaches half his potential he'll be a great player. Baseball Prospectus describes him as a human tool shed. He's got plus power (some including BP describe it as plus-plus), plus-plus speed and a plus arm. Here's a quote from BP on Yorman:

    "Potentially, there's nothing he can't do," said one scout.
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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyB View Post
    Where will he play this year?
    GCL Reds as a 16/17 year old.

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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    GCL Reds as a 16/17 year old.
    Thanks,sounds like a good road trip.

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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    So, has Yorman passed Duran in the prospect pecking order?

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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    So, has Yorman passed Duran in the prospect pecking order?
    yes
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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by SoTxRedsFan View Post
    So, has Yorman passed Duran in the prospect pecking order?
    Only because Yorman is a center fielder. Duran projects to move from center to right field because of his size. Duran projects as the better hitter (his power is rated an 80 on the 20-80 scale) but Yorman is rated higher because of his combo of hitting skills and defensive skills at a premium position. Both are incredible talents and we're lucky to have both in the system.
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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Only because Yorman is a center fielder. Duran projects to move from center to right field because of his size. Duran projects as the better hitter (his power is rated an 80 on the 20-80 scale) but Yorman is rated higher because of his combo of hitting skills and defensive skills at a premium position. Both are incredible talents and we're lucky to have both in the system.
    Total agreement on that !
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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    So Yorman is going to be in the GCL this year? How about Duran as it would be good to have them both there for emotional support for each other.

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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Yea but its not in a straight line and you aren't starting from a standing position. Going 1st to 3rd you need speed but you also need to get good read on the ball and a good jump. You need to be able to round the bases correctly. The secondary lead is very important in taking the extra base. This secondary lead has nothing to do with speed.

    Barry Larkin was not the fastest Red that I have seen but he was by far the best baserunning Red I have ever seen.
    How was he at 16?

    I love comparing 16 year olds to a future Hall of Famer.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    How was he at 16?

    I love comparing 16 year olds to a future Hall of Famer.
    Not comparing a 16 year old to a future HOF. Just my dislike for straight line times. Base running is a skill you can develop. Raw speed helps, but having raw speed doesn't mean you are going to be a good base runner.

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    Re: Yorman Rodriguez impressing in Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Not comparing a 16 year old to a future HOF. Just my dislike for straight line times. Base running is a skill you can develop. Raw speed helps, but having raw speed doesn't mean you are going to be a good base runner.
    Doesn't hurt.

    Too often we tend to tear down guys as not being finished products. I'm certainly guilty of that in regards to Stubbs. Not saying that was your intent, just came off that way to me.
    Suck it up cupcake.


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