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    Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Prospect #1 - Yonder Alonso

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    I went with Mike Leake over Todd Frazier. Leake is a polished pitcher with four pitches that grade our as average or better. His combination of size and stuff reminds me of Tim Hudson. I expect Leake to begin 2010 in Double-A, or at worst, High-A with a promotion to Double-A by June. If everything goes as expected, he could compete for a spot in the Reds rotation in spring training of 2011, IMO.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Gotta go Leake here. Alonso is the clear #1 IMO and after that everyone has some significant drawbacks. Leake's college resume and projections of moving fast make his lack of profesional time seem like a lesser flaw than poor plate discipline (Francisco), not having a good positional fit (Frazier) or being far, far away from the majors (Y-Rod), so its Leake by process of elimination.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    I'll add Billy Hamilton, Donnie Joseph, Mark Serrano, and Josh Fellhauer to the next poll. I meant to add them to this poll but I forgot.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Leake again. OBM, it's possible the Reds may have a pretty crowded rotation in 2 years time. Harang, Bailey,Cueto, Arroyo and Volquez. The Reds may decide to transfer him to the bullpen if they can't arrange a trade for someone in the rotation. I'm sure he has the stuff to make the rotation though.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    By the way, OBM, thanks for doing this. Fun, interactive project.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Leake for now. Todd Frazier playing an adequate second base next year could change that though.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    I went with Wood. Even though Leake is polished, Wood is pushing the majors right now, was the best minor league pitcher last year, and is a lefty with a plus change.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Yorman, highest potential with a very nice debut.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Frazier, since Leake has yet to throw a professional pitch in the Reds ORG (not counting fall or winter league here). No doubt that Leake will succeed, its just a matter of principle for me right now.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I'll add Billy Hamilton, Donnie Joseph, Mark Serrano, and Josh Fellhauer to the next poll. I meant to add them to this poll but I forgot.
    You might add Gregorius, Henry Rodriguez and Jefry Sierra too. They probably won't see any play for a while but...

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    I went with Juan Francisco

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Frazier. His peripherals from this year looked a lot like the ones that Juan Rivera posted in Anaheim this year, except with a few more walks and a few more K's. He can play 3B or LF today. His bat will be fine at either spot. His advanced placement gives him a slight nod over Mike Leake.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Frazier. His peripherals from this year looked a lot like the ones that Juan Rivera posted in Anaheim this year, except with a few more walks and a few more K's. He can play 3B or LF today. His bat will be fine at either spot. His advanced placement gives him a slight nod over Mike Leake.
    This is my thinking too.

    I just have a hard time putting a guy as the #2 prospect in the org when he has yet to make ONE professional pitch since being drafted. Especially when you have someone like Frazier who had a really good year and has succeeded at each level he's played at.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #2 prospect?

    I agree on Frazier, power hitting utility guy, he's gonna have a great 2010


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