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  • Zack Cozart

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  • Danny Dorn

    3 2.61%
  • Juan Duran

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  • Juan Francisco

    40 34.78%
  • Chris Heisey

    11 9.57%
  • Matt Maloney

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  • Devin Mesoraco

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  • Yorman Rodriguez

    35 30.43%
  • Neftali Soto

    1 0.87%
  • Juan Carlos Sulbaran

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  • Chris Valaika

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  • Travis Wood

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    Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Prospect #1 - Yonder Alonso
    Prospect #2 - Mike Leake
    Prospect #3 - Todd Frazier

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Yorman Rodriguez. All of the tools in the world. Peripherals looked solid in the GCL before being too aggressively promoted.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    I voted Francisco over Yorman. If Francisco has the speed and ability to play LF, which reports say he does, then he can find regular playing time in Cincy next season in some form. He can flat out mash at the plate.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Wood for me.

    I still think Yorman is a little too young. I like what Wood showed more this year than what Yorman did. I would rate Yorman #5 though. But with Wood's outstanding year, it's hard not to put him at this spot.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    JF ever so slightly over Yorman, mostly just because of the latter's distance away. Then Heisey, then Wood.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    I went with Wood. He may not be an ace, but a 22 year old lefty who can dominate the upper minors is a-ok.
    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.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I went with Wood. He may not be an ace, but a 22 year old lefty who can dominate the upper minors is a-ok.
    I had a hard time with this one, but this is exactly what the tiebreaker was for me. I went with Wood. I like him, Rodriguez, Francisco and Heisey all in this position, but ultimately went with Wood for the reasons you mention.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    This is really tough. At one point I had Rodriguez at 3, but I can't get past how far he has to go. I like Francisco a lot as well and had him here too but he has a higher probability of washing out (and of being a star) than the others so I went the safer route. Cozart is in the picture by now since he'll at least be a major leaguer of some type, but I'd like to see him hit at AAA first. That leaves Heisey for me. He looks to at minimum be a solid role playing OF with power, speed and defensive abilities at all three spots.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    This is really tough. At one point I had Rodriguez at 3, but I can't get past how far he has to go. I like Francisco a lot as well and had him here too but he has a higher probability of washing out (and of being a star) than the others so I went the safer route. Cozart is in the picture by now since he'll at least be a major leaguer of some type, but I'd like to see him hit at AAA first. That leaves Heisey for me. He looks to at minimum be a solid role playing OF with power, speed and defensive abilities at all three spots.
    Ditto for me.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Yorman because of his age and potential

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Gotta keep going with Francisco who showed a lot at AAA and the in the majors at age 22 with still plenty of room to grow.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Sometimes I like to think of it this way- if Yorman were in another organization, would I trade Francisco or Wood to acquire him? And the answer, for me at least, is "heck yes I would".
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Sometimes I like to think of it this way- if Yorman were in another organization, would I trade Francisco or Wood to acquire him? And the answer, for me at least, is "heck yes I would".
    I think that's exactly how you make the determination. I disagree with the outcome here--I'm still on the Francisco cable car--but am with you in principle.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Yorman, again.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Yorman, again.
    That's my vote

    Hopefully he gets it, and then El Nino Destructor @ 5


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