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  • 1B/OF Yonder Alonso

    13 14.94%
  • RP Brad Boxberger

    0 0%
  • SS Zack Cozart

    1 1.15%
  • UT Todd Frazier

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  • C Yasmani Grandal

    1 1.15%
  • SS Billy Hamilton

    1 1.15%
  • SP Kyle Lotzkar

    0 0%
  • C Devin Mesoraco

    71 81.61%
  • OF Yorman Rodriguez

    0 0%
  • SP Robert Stephenson

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    Vampire Weekend @Bernie's camisadelgolf's Avatar
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    Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    It's that time of year again. Pick your top prospect. To qualify as a prospect, a player must simply be eligible for the Rookie of the Year Award in 2012. If your choice isn't an option listed above, feel free to post it here as write-ins are encouraged. If a player gets noticeable support, then he will likely be added to the next poll. We'll be starting a new poll every three days or so. In the event of a tie, we will do a runoff vote.

    Questions/comments/concerns are always welcome. Let the polls begin!

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Mesoraco for me. I'm actually a little cooler on him after seeing him behind the plate a few times in Cincy, but I'm still loving the power hitting catcher with at least average defense (and potential for more). Alonso's audition may garner him some votes in spite of the positional issues.

    Please add Torreyes and Sappelt to the next poll.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    mesaraco for me to he didnt really wow us in september but i could tell he will be a special player. Next year hopefully he is the starting catcher all year.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Easily Mesoraco. I really don't think anyone is close to him at this point. He has position scarcity, plus tools and performance to back it all up, while being ready to step onto the MLB field right now.

    Also, add an "other" option for the next poll in case someone wants to vote for someone not listed, but specify that they say who it is in the post.

    And MTH, are either of those two guys you suggested guys that you will be voting for next round? If not, why are we adding them just yet?

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Easily Mesoraco. I really don't think anyone is close to him at this point. He has position scarcity, plus tools and performance to back it all up, while being ready to step onto the MLB field right now.

    Also, add an "other" option for the next poll in case someone wants to vote for someone not listed, but specify that they say who it is in the post.

    And MTH, are either of those two guys you suggested guys that you will be voting for next round? If not, why are we adding them just yet?
    I have both in my top 5. Not sure if I have them at 2, but as the rounds tick off, the mere fact some guys are on and others aren't is a suggestion that those two are lesser propspects, its not a huge deal, but but I wonder if it would influence the voting. I also see that Corcino and Soto have been requested. and I have both rated ahead of some of the guys already on the list. Just want to keep the voting as fair as possible.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Easily Mesoraco. I really don't think anyone is close to him at this point. He has position scarcity, plus tools and performance to back it all up, while being ready to step onto the MLB field right now.

    Also, add an "other" option for the next poll in case someone wants to vote for someone not listed, but specify that they say who it is in the post.

    And MTH, are either of those two guys you suggested guys that you will be voting for next round? If not, why are we adding them just yet?
    Is it position scarcity if you have two of the top 5 or so prospects in your system playing the same position?

    I went with Mes but I would I think Alonso has the better major league career.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Is it position scarcity if you have two of the top 5 or so prospects in your system playing the same position?

    I went with Mes but I would I think Alonso has the better major league career.
    Yes, it is still position scarcity because when you think about what you want from a catcher, there simply aren't close to 30 guys who can fill that role. Even if we have two guys who might be able to as prospect.

    And to be honest, if you think Alonso is going to have the better career, you should have selected him. That is the definition of prospect, what something will do in the future.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    And Corcino. I assume he'll be voted on soon.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Landslide. Should be interesting after this though

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Neftali Soto for the next poll. He's still young, and you don't mash 30 HR in a minor league season after years of promise without being a relatively major prospect.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Hey Camisadelgolf, how about making the rest of the prospect polls public.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    I went Alonso, just because the bat looks very polished. Almost voted Mesoraco, but I just did not see enough polish offensively or defensively. Lotta different ways to see the top group this year, and my guess is that a year from now what each guy brings to the table defensively (speaking of position players only) will be a key factor in the rankings (or, more likely, in how we see their value as big leaguers). For now, I haven't seen enough to vote on that basis.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    I am going with Mesoraco. I think its a closer race here actually than most imagine, but Mes still wins. One thing that I was thinking is that if all things were even, (ie guys with the same pro experience and at the same level) how different this top spot would be. I know that that is just projection and would defeat the purpose of this, but I highly doubt that Mes would still be so easily in this top spot. I doubt he would even crack my top 5 then.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob60 View Post
    I am going with Mesoraco. I think its a closer race here actually than most imagine, but Mes still wins. One thing that I was thinking is that if all things were even, (ie guys with the same pro experience and at the same level) how different this top spot would be. I know that that is just projection and would defeat the purpose of this, but I highly doubt that Mes would still be so easily in this top spot. I doubt he would even crack my top 5 then.
    I am not quite sure what you are trying to say with this post. Try and explain it in a different way. I am not sure I get where you are going with the post and would like to.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I am not quite sure what you are trying to say with this post. Try and explain it in a different way. I am not sure I get where you are going with the post and would like to.
    Say all the guys in the Reds system have the same experience level and have all things equal. Like having Hamilton, Yorman, Mes, Yonder, Grandal, and so on all being on an equal plane of having say 3-4 years of minors experience and all getting ready on the verge of making the opening day roster. Instead of Hamilton and Yorman getting ready to start at Bakersfield, Grandal at Louisville, and Mes and Yonder in Cincy. I was just throwing out a hypothetical situation that if all things were equal and they were at the same stages in their career and all of them were on the verge of making the MLB roster at Spring Training, then I am just curious how the voting would fair then. I know its completely hypothetical and there is no way to gauge that, but it is just something that had me thinking. Its hard to explain, hopefully I did a better job explaining it there.


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