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    Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Daniel Tuttle or Pedro Viola?

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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Starter with a lot of potential and a good debut in the GCL that is very far away vs a reliever who is older but has electric stuff though he can't control it.... I can see where the debate for each side lies, but for me its easy. Tuttle. His fastball is just as good and he is a starter with strong production, even if it was at the rookie level. It beats an old reliever who had a WHIP over 1.50 and walked 6 guys per 9 innings.

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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Viola, who's got a much better shot of ever helping the major league squad.

    All of these relievers on the cusp -- Ondrusek, Del Rosario, Viola -- started out as starters in the minors. That's the story for most major league relievers. Just because Tuttle is a starter *now* does little to distinguish him from these guys.
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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    I went with Viola because I think Tuttle is the surgeon that Hawkeye and Trapper invented on MASH and until a prospect has been verified to exist outside of Arizona I have to go with the guy who may contribute in the bigs this year.

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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    I went with Viola because I think Tuttle is the surgeon that Hawkeye and Trapper invented on MASH and until a prospect has been verified to exist outside of Arizona I have to go with the guy who may contribute in the bigs this year.
    He was a high school All American.... not in Arizona! :

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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Went with Tuttle. Viola is 27 with control problems and in a 7 man pen is no better than 10th on the depth chart. A lot would have to go wrong for him to get the chance and by the time it does guys like Valiquette, Thurman and Joseph may pass him by.

    I just don't see Viola having a lot of value to the Reds. Tuttle may never either but his lot in life is not as clearly poor as Viola's.
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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He was a high school All American.... not in Arizona! :
    Sorry I should have specified Arizona Rookie League. MASH's Tuttle we know excelled at Berlinische Polyteknekum.

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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Sorry I should have specified Arizona Rookie League. MASH's Tuttle we know excelled at Berlinische Polyteknekum.
    At the same time, Tuttle was in the GCL last year...

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    Re: Prospect #25 runoff vote

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    At the same time, Tuttle was in the GCL last year...
    You know I couldn't say I had even heard of the Arizona Rookie League but I had to go and follow a heading on his MILB.com profile. It does say GCL lower down.


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