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    Gabriel Rosa

    Please use this thread to compile scouting reports and other info on Reds 2011 2nd Rounder Puerto Rican HS OF Gabriel Rosa.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    From BA:
    84. Reds: Puerto Rico OF Gabriel Rosa. Tall and rangy, he's raw but has intriguing speed and power potential.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    I wonder how he compares to Yorman Rodriguez?
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    The description reminded me of Stubbs. Though I imagine this is not a rare profile.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    The full scouting report on BA says that two scouts have compared him to Juan Encarnacion and that, while he has plus speed, he is "no burner".

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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    He looks more like a guy who sells out for power. Likely does not have the defense/speed tools that Yorman does. Rosa has played a lot of infield, while Yorman has always been an OF.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    He looks more like a guy who sells out for power. Likely does not have the defense/speed tools that Yorman does. Rosa has played a lot of infield, while Yorman has always been an OF.
    Agree with the selling out for power bit, so I don't think he has nearly the speed or defense of Stubbs, but much more so of Yorman. As I've said since Day 1 (ie yesterday ) I think his best comp could be to another OF that was also drafted in the 2nd round out of Puerto Rico, Carlos Beltran.

    (I'm thinking more the 30+ HR 20 SB, average defensive New York Met Carlos Beltran rather than the 40+ SB plus-plus defense Kansas City Royal Carlos Beltran.)

    It will be interesting to see who starts in CF for Dayton next year, Y-Rod, Rosa, or Kyle Waldrop. Seems like one of the OF (Duran?) will have to be promoted to High A next year to make room. Or maybe Waldrop mashes in Billings this year so much so that he skips Dayton in order to keep the Carribean OF of Y-Rod, Duran, and Rosa together in Dayton?
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    Agree with the selling out for power bit, so I don't think he has nearly the speed or defense of Stubbs, but much more so of Yorman. As I've said since Day 1 (ie yesterday ) I think his best comp could be to another OF that was also drafted in the 2nd round out of Puerto Rico, Carlos Beltran.

    (I'm thinking more the 30+ HR 20 SB, average defensive New York Met Carlos Beltran rather than the 40+ SB plus-plus defense Kansas City Royal Carlos Beltran.)
    The kid's got a ton of physical development left to go. His power could eclipse Beltran's, best case. His speed could become average, who knows. Generally speaking, I have to think the experienced scouts' well-trained eyes make the Juan Encarnacion comp a realistic one.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    The kid's got a ton of physical development left to go. His power could eclipse Beltran's, best case. His speed could become average, who knows. Generally speaking, I have to think the experienced scouts' well-trained eyes make the Juan Encarnacion comp a realistic one.
    You're saying I'm not an experienced scout with a well-trained eye?

    Kidding, I've never seen the kid play.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    He reminds me of a Nelson Cruz type player (If he fills out a little more) with plus power potential and can swipe a bag.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    As long as he turns out better than last year's second-round pick Ryan LaMarre (a college player who is struggling in high-A ball a year after getting drafted) I will be happy.

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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    reminds me a little of Alex Rios with his build and scouting report.
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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    Rosa looks way more filled out than the 185lbs he's listed at on mlb.com. I'm hoping he forgoes the 25 stolen bases a year and strives for hulking power left fielder.

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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    Physically the kid reminds me of A-Rod at the same age.

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    Re: Gabriel Rosa

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Physically the kid reminds me of A-Rod at the same age.
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