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    Prospect #9 runoff vote

    Neftali Soto or Brad Boxberger?

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    No Matt Maloney?
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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    I will take Boxberger in this one. Upside plays a key role here as I still see Boxberger's upside as a #1 starter, while Soto's bat has plenty of potential defensively he just won't provide the value.

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    I'll go with Soto. He showed advanced hitting ability in the lower minor league levels at a very young age. Defense is an issue and he didn't do well at High A, but he was a top five prospect for the Reds last year. I think 9 is about right for him now.

    Boxberger is a high draft choice and, while he has upside, there's no pro ball track record except some underwhelming AFL numbers. I'm glad Box projects well, but I think Soto's 2008 performance in the minor leagues at a very young age gives him an edge.
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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    I voted Maloney, but will go Soto here. Recent draft choices tend to get too much helium, I think.
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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    I guess I'll go Soto. I also think Maloney should have been in the runoff

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    I voted Maloney, but will go Soto here. Recent draft choices tend to get too much helium, I think.
    That's sort of where I'm coming from, too (although I voted for Soto in the original poll). I don't dislike Boxberger, but at this point his credentials consist basically of a scouting report. The same might be said for Leake, except that Leake's college performance was so remarkable.

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    I'll pass on voting on this one in protest of my man Maloney being left out of the mix.
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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    I'll pass on voting on this one in protest of my man Maloney being left out of the mix.
    He was 6 votes off of the leader....

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    He was 6 votes off of the leader....
    With about 30 votes to be reallocated
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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    With about 30 votes to be reallocated
    Sure, but then why not bring in the 4th place guy too who may be in also? Gotta stop somewhere and we decided on 3 votes before the polls started.

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    Sure, but then why not bring in the 4th place guy too who may be in also? Gotta stop somewhere and we decided on 3 votes before the polls started.
    Because the top 4 went 29-26-23..............5.
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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Because the top 4 went 29-26-23..............5.
    5+30 could win it then.

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    Maloney - no vote

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    Re: Prospect #9 runoff vote

    I won't vote since Maloney was not included.


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