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    Up the Middle in the Minors...

    C, SS and CF are the highest valued positions on the ball field. Also the Hardest to develop in the Minors. Your lucky to have 2 prospects that project to ML Average at each position, let alone above average. The Reds must have a ton of 4 leaf clovers in GABP...

    At SS they have...


    Cozart - 24 (AAA) .793 OPS / 15 HR / 23 SB / Plus Range and Glove

    Negron - 24 (AA) .747 OPS / .356 OBP / 24 SB / Plus Range and Glove

    Rojas - 21 (A+) .537 OPS (.669 OPS in June before injury) / Plus Plus Glove and Range

    Gregorius - 20 (A) .688 OPS / LHH / 11 SB / Plus Range and Arm

    Rodriguez - 20 (A) .763 OPS / 43 XBH / 20 SB SHB

    Hamilton - 19 (Bil) .798 OPS / 15 SB / Plus Plus Range and Arm / SHH

    Lohman - 21 (Bil) .735 OPS / Plus Range and Glove

    Arias - 18 (ARL) .908 OPS / 15 XBH in 28 Games / Plus Arm and Range

    Diaz - 19 (ARL) .842 OPS / 19 BB - 11 K / 12 SB / SHH

    Bueno - 17 (DSL) .739 OPS / 7 SB / 23 BB in 135 AB's

    Torreyes - 17 (VSL) 1.132 OPS / 22 SB / 19 BB - 9 K / .412 BA

    Valor - 17 (VSL) .669 OPS / 14 BB - 18 K / Plus Glove and Range

    Farinez - 18 (VSL) .735 OPS / 16 BB - 15 K



    In CF...


    Stubbs - 25 (MLB) .707 OPS / 13 HR / 18 SB / Plus Plus Glove, Range and Arm

    Heisey - 25 (MLB) .931 OPS / 6 HR in 78 AB's

    Sappelt - 23 (AA) .882 OPS / .351 BA in AA (leads league) / Plus Glove and Range

    Perez - 25 (AA) .932 OPS / .428 OBP / Plus Glove, Range and Arm

    LaMarre - 21 (A) .727 OPS / 13 SB in 36 Games

    Rodriguez - 17 (Bil) .817 OPS / 26 RBI in 22 Games / Plus Plus everything

    Sierra - 20 (Bil) .709 OPS / 12 SB

    Read - 21 (Bil) .764 OPS / 10 BB in 79 AB

    Muller - 21 (ARL) .778 OPS / .413 OBP



    At C...


    Mesoraco - 22 (AA) .998 OPS / 20 HR / Plus Defender in Run Game

    Soto - 21 (A+) .759 OPS / 15 HR (Leads League) / .451 SLG / 41 XBH

    Grandal - 21 (Unsigned) SHH / Hits for Power and Average

    Fleury - 22 (A) .773 OPS / LHH / 1.102 OPS in July

    Barnhart - 19 (Bil) .815 OPS / .438 OBP / 11 BB - 10 K

    Berset - 22 (Bil) . 759 OPS / .426 OBP / 9 BB - 8 K

    Gonzalez - 20 (ARL) .302 BA

    Vidal - 20 (ARL) .950 OPS / 5 HR 19 RBI 13 Games in ARL / Converting to C in offseason

    Flores - 20 (VSL) .773 OPS / .354 OBP

    Morillo - 17 (VSL) .643 OPS / 15 BB - 14 K


    That my friends is an embarrassment of riches. Can't wait to to our top 40 list in 2 years. Gonna be sick.
    Last edited by nemesis; 07-28-2010 at 03:28 AM.
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    Re: Up the Middle in the Minors...

    Good summary. It's obvious that the Reds have really concentrated on those positions, and they seem to have executed very well. Not only is the depth there, but also a potential star or two at each spot--Hamilton, Rodriguez, Mesoraco, for starters.

    I didn't realize about Vidal. Interesting. But I have a feeling that Soto's days as a catcher might be just about over. It looks to me that he's settling in at 1B.

    Might you add Means to the CF list? The speed, and reportedly the defense, are certainly there.
    Last edited by mace; 07-28-2010 at 11:26 AM.

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    Re: Up the Middle in the Minors...

    thanks, nemesis


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