Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

  1. #1
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,839

    Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    14. Drew Stubbs, of, Louisville (Reds)
    20. Chris Heisey, of, Louisville (Reds)

    On Stubbs:

    The power surge in Cincy didn't surprise Rick Sweet. He says Stubbs hit many balls at pitcher-friendly Louisville Slugger Field that would have been homers in Cincinnati. Above-average raw power, speed, and arm strength. Became more disruptive on basepaths by improving reads. Sweet challenged him to play a shallow CF and he responded by covering a lot of ground.

    On Heisey:

    Patient approach at the plate. Makes consistent hard contact with good bat speed. Plus runner and good basestealer. Good range and arm strength, can play all three outfield positions with right field being his best position.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...09/268992.html

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member icehole3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Posts
    3,106

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    watching Heisey at Dayton, I was most impressed with his speed, he wasnt as fast as Stubbs but he was very very fast.

  4. #3
    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    15,741

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    I made a Randy Winn comp for Hesiey the other day. What do others think. The guy has hit absolutely everywhere. He's got a very well-rounded skill set. And yet he's often left out of the discussion. What do people think reasonable expectations are for Heisey and where does he fit in the Reds picture?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

  5. #4
    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    10,190

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I made a Randy Winn comp for Hesiey the other day. What do others think. The guy has hit absolutely everywhere. He's got a very well-rounded skill set. And yet he's often left out of the discussion. What do people think reasonable expectations are for Heisey and where does he fit in the Reds picture?
    I think Winn is an excellent comp for tools and projecting. Perhaps a hair more pop potential, but yeah I like that comp a lot.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

  6. #5
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,839

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    I think Winn is an excellent comp for tools and projecting. Perhaps a hair more pop potential, but yeah I like that comp a lot.
    I agree. A very solid comparison, IMO.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    518

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    I always thought Shane Victorino was a good comp, but Winn is pretty solid too.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    65

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I made a Randy Winn comp for Hesiey the other day. What do others think. The guy has hit absolutely everywhere. He's got a very well-rounded skill set. And yet he's often left out of the discussion. What do people think reasonable expectations are for Heisey and where does he fit in the Reds picture?
    How about Mark Kotsay? I've heard that comparison before. If so he's undervalued around here.

  9. #8
    Vampire Weekend @Bernie's camisadelgolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    11,418

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by urdun View Post
    How about Mark Kotsay? I've heard that comparison before. If so he's undervalued around here.
    Are you implying that Kotsay is better than Winn?

  10. #9
    BobC, get a legit F.O.! Mario-Rijo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Springfield, Ohio
    Posts
    9,052

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Are you implying that Kotsay is better than Winn?
    It's mostly a matter of preference their virtually the same player with an edge in SB's for Winn. I think he's probably more like Kotsay in the long run with regard to the SB's anyhow which is why I have always compared Heisey to Kotsay myself.
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

    --Woody Hayes

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    65

    Re: Baseball America's International League Top 20 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Are you implying that Kotsay is better than Winn?
    Well when I said that I thought they were similiar players but hadn't realized Winn was actually a smidge better. Either way he's undervalued if he reaches those levels.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25