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Thread: Prospect #9 Runoff

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    Prospect #9 Runoff

    OF Yorman Rodriguez, or 1B Neftali Soto?

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    The poll will run two days.

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    I went with Soto. Yorman may have a higher upside but he also has a higher bust potential. (Plus he would keep alive the dream of a Reds team of all Y names). Soto also has a good upside with that potential to be a solid middle of the order bat. (Which position he would play is another question)

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    My vote goes with Neftali. I love the power and his floor is a lot higher than Yorman. I don't think I would trade Neftali for Yorman if he was on another team, so that is my basis for picking Neftali. I was very excited about his progress this year. Gotta love a kid who broke 30 home runs and had a season slugging of .576. I hope the walks come this year.

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Soto has a chance to be good. Now, will he be good enough as a 1st baseman where more offense is expected? Who knows. But, there's a reason why Yorman was ranked 3rd last year. I agree that his mental makeup is something we're going to have to watch. He's already dropped from 3rd last year to, possibly, 9th this year though. I think that's plenty far enough.
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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Soto, and I'm not that high on Soto.
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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Staying with Soto. Yorman's mental make-up is arguable (I am on the side that its a legitimate issue) but you can't ignore Soto's power.
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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    I like Soto's power, and I understand the comparisons to Derrek Lee, but Soto has a long way to go in terms of getting on base before he's remotely close to Lee's level. Soto has the potential to be a good first baseman whereas Rodriguez has the potential to be an elite outfielder.

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Soto. probably has the best power in the system right now, including Votto, Bruce and Francisco.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Soto seems to have grown from a doubles guy to a HR guy. He gets my vote.

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Soto. probably has the best power in the system right now, including Votto, Bruce and Francisco.
    So, how many 60 homer seasons do ya think he's gonna have in his career?
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    Soto. probably has the best power in the system right now, including Votto, Bruce and Francisco.
    Uhh, no.
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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    So, how many 60 homer seasons do ya think he's gonna have in his career?
    At least 25.

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Uhh, no.
    uhhh yes.

    I didn't say contact, just power. I'd take all three over Soto, because I think all three have a better hit tool. But sheer power? Soto is right there with them at least, and maybe better than Bruce and Votto.

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    Re: Prospect #9 Runoff

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    So, how many 60 homer seasons do ya think he's gonna have in his career?
    funny. If he can manage to take a few more walks, get that OBP up to .340+ I can see some 35-40 HR seasons in him. Health permitting, 5-10 of those.
    Suck it up cupcake.


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