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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    If he's healthy, Hildenbrandt.

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    I would go with Rojas to continue his improvement at the plate. If Wiley can improve his power numbers a touch he could be in AAA by years end. Pitchers Ill go with Fairel and Valiquette to show the most improvement.
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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Alonso, of course...

    Though, he's already had a "breakout", I'm also adding Matt Fairel to make a real splash and enter Top-10 status on the REDS' Prospect's list.

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Mike Leake will be at AAA before 2010 ends.

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Mike Leake will be at AAA before 2010 ends.
    I'll second that call.

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Leake and Frazier
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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    Leake and Frazier
    Can the guys who will likely be ranked second and third in the system really 'breakout'?

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Maybe he thinks those guys are going to breakout and become a couple of the best prospects in the game? I am not sure.

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Can the guys who will likely be ranked second and third in the system really 'breakout'?
    Good question. That's why I went with Hildenbrandt earlier. Seems to me that a whole lot of people mentioned on this thread are no longer "breakout" candidates. How about some more reaches, real come from nowhere type "breakouts"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prf15 View Post
    Maybe he thinks those guys are going to breakout and become a couple of the best prospects in the game? I am not sure.
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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
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    Neftali Soto - he had a down year and while I agreed with the decision to start him in High-A, he was probably better suited to begin in Dayton, and the Reds admitted this too. He'll still only be 21 years old next spring and should repeat High-A. The good news is Soto will be out of the FSL so that should help some. Despite a .644 OPS in the FSL, Soto posted a strong LD% of 22.4, which suggests there was some bad luck involved in his struggles. I expect a bounce back season from him in 2010.

    Honorable mention: Devin Mesoraco. His statline didn't look pretty but he walked at a solid clip and showed some decent power.
    If you adjust for park and luck over at minor-league splits.com, this is what you get for these two guys:

    Soto: .313/.344/.446/.790
    Mesoraco: .279/.356/.455/.811

    So, yeah, they look like pretty safe bets to "breakout", as long as they get out of the FSL.

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Good question. That's why I went with Hildenbrandt earlier. Seems to me that a whole lot of people mentioned on this thread are no longer "breakout" candidates. How about some more reaches, real come from nowhere type "breakouts"?
    With that, I agree with Josh Ravin.

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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Seems to me that a whole lot of people mentioned on this thread are no longer "breakout" candidates.

    until they actually reach their potential, they're disappointments. I'm still waiting for Jay Bruce to break out.
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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    You can interpret "breakout" any way you want, I guess. I like to use only the off the radar guys -- so-called "non-prospects" -- but, on this board at least, those guys are getting harder and harder to find.
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    Re: Who are your "breakout" players for 2010?

    I'm going out on a limb and predict Billy Hamilton adds at least 40 points to his BA and 60 points to his OBP.


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