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Last edited by muddie; 09-06-2010 at 12:44 PM.
Billy Hamilton at #13. Devin Mesoraco at #17. Dave Sappelt not even in the top 40. I still think Sappelt made the biggest jump.Redszone Top 40 Prospects:
Prospect #1 - Aroldis Chapman
Prospect #2 - Yonder Alonso
Prospect #3 - Mike Leake
Prospect #4 - Todd Frazier
Prospect #5 - Juan Francisco
Prospect #6 - Yorman Rodriguez
Prospect #7 - Travis Wood
Prospect #8 - Chris Heisey
Prospect #9 - Zack Cozart
Prospect #10 - Brad Boxberger
Prospect #11 - Neftali Soto
Prospect #12 - Matt Maloney
Prospect #13 - Billy Hamilton
Prospect #14 - Chris Valaika
Prospect #15 - Matt Klinker
Prospect #16 - Juan Duran
Prospect #17 - Devin Mesoraco
Prospect #18 - Danny Dorn
Prospect #19 - Juan Silva
Prospect #20 - Donnie Joseph
Prospect #21 - Josh Fellhauer
Prospect #22 - Juan Carlos Sulbaran
Prospect #23 - Miguel Rojas
Prospect #24 - Jordan Smith
Prospect #25 - Matt Fairel
Prospect #26 - Daniel Tuttle
Prospect #27 - Pedro Viola
Prospect #28 - Logan Ondrusek
Prospect #29 - Kyle Lotzkar
Prospect #30 - Enerio Del Rosario
Prospect #31 - Sam Lecure
Prospect #32 - Mark Serrano
Prospect #33 - Mariekson Gregorius
Prospect #34 - Henry Rodriguez
Prospect #35 - Tyler Cline
Prospect #36 - Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette
Prospect #37 - Junior Arias
Prospect #38 - Jeremy Horst
Prospect #39 - Mace Thurman
Prospect #40 - Humberto Valor
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Only eight* players from the list won't be eligible for next season's rankings:
* - LeCure hasn't yet lost his rookie status for 2011, but he is only 8.2 IP away from doing so.
# - Pedro Viola is currently in the Orioles' organization.
I'd throw Jordan Hotchkiss, Daniel Corcino, and Ismael Guillon on the list of big risers with Sappelt, Mesoraco and my sleeper Kris Negron.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I would say Ronald Torreyes, coming from no one knowing he existed to hitting incredibly well all year, Jonathan Correa is another guy who no one knew about before the season started. Those two guys are clearly ahead of anyone else in my mind because they went from absolutely unknown to likely Top 40 prospects.
Those are all good names in this derby. I was going to disagree somewhat with Corcino, because I thought he was highly regarded last year as an 18-year-old closing games in Billings. But I see that he wasn't in the top 40. (Another reason I always think we need to go to 50.)
I'll add one more guy: Kyle Lotzkar. Nobody doubted his ability, but his health was a serious question at this time last year. He has dispelled that, to a significant degree, with some dominant starts late in the season.
Anyway, it all begs a question. Who, on last year's to 40, will disappear from the list this year? (Among those still eligible, that is.)
I'd say Silva is the only definite (big surprise to me). But some guys on the bubble, to varying degrees, are Fellhauer, Serrano, Del Rosario and Cline; and possibly Rojas, Valor, Klinker, Sulbaran, Tuttle and Thurman (for health reasons only).