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  • RHP Nick Christiani

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  • RHP Drew Cisco

    4 10.81%
  • RHP Stalin Gerson

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  • RHP Drew Hayes

    4 10.81%
  • RHP Josh Judy

    3 8.11%
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  • RHP Sal Romano

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  • IF Chris Valaika

    3 8.11%
  • RHP Pedro Villarreal

    6 16.22%
  • OF Kyle Waldrop

    5 13.51%
  • 2B Ryan Wright

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Thread: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

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    Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Pedro Villarreal. Above average fastball velocity, above average slider, strong control, AA, solid numbers.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    I do like Villarreal, and he gets extra consideration as a starter, but for my money, Drew Hayes did all that could be asked of him last year, and more. He's a closer who relishes the role and seems to have the stuff to make it count.

    That said, there are 11 pitchers on the board, and as a practical matter I have to suspect that many of them will cancel each other out. Practicality appeals to me at this stage of the game, since, for round upon round, I've been the only voter for the likes of Hayes, Chacin, Waldrop and probably a couple others I'm not recalling. So I'm going to narrow it down to Hayes and Waldrop and wait a while to see if either has any kind of chance.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Going Cisco. One of our over-slot selections last year who just underwent Tommy John, but he is a polished high school arm with decent stuff, major league bloodlines, and excellent command. There's not a lot of projectability in his frame, but he could be a quick mover if he rebounds from surgery.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by The DARK View Post
    Going Cisco. One of our over-slot selections last year who just underwent Tommy John, but he is a polished high school arm with decent stuff, major league bloodlines, and excellent command. There's not a lot of projectability in his frame, but he could be a quick mover if he rebounds from surgery.
    Sans TJ, I would be all over that. But high schoolers with control is often said that doesn't turn out to be as good as it was said to be. Toss in the TJ and the solid, but not impressive stuff and I just don't know how much I trust him at this point when there are still almost for sure Major Leaguers on the board.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Doug, if you haven't already addressed it: what are your thoughts on Ryan Wright?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Doug, if you haven't already addressed it: what are your thoughts on Ryan Wright?
    Future utility guy until he shows something else. Questionable plate discipline.

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Ryan Wright... Yet again...

    Louisville 2B Ryan Wright (132nd ranked draft prospect) is a player who has gotten a lot of electronic ink on this site. The bolded pre-draft section below should handle much of the analysis. I will share a skill set/career path comp for Wright that I like: Detroit LF/2B/RF Ryan Raburn. No comp is perfect, but that one is pretty good, right?

    Wright’s case is a unique one because, even though his numbers dipped slightly from 2010 to 2011, his stock improved. The smarter people I talked to all came away more impressed with his 2011 approach to the new bats than they were with his “sell out for power” approach with the old aluminum. That sounds like a good sign as he makes the transition to wood. I mentioned Joe Panik, Wright’s Big East buddy, as having arguably the most raw power for a college second baseman, but you could probably flip a coin and be happy with either him or Wright at the top of that list. The difference there is that Panik has tapped into his power and shown pretty much all he can do in that area of his game; Wright, on the other hand, still has just enough untapped raw power that I sometimes wonder if the right organization could help him unlock the key (I use that phrase a lot — “unlock the key” — even though it makes no sense and isn’t listed as a real idiom anywhere. Sounds cool to me, though…) to a 20 homer season down the road. Even if his present gap power is all that we see at the next level, Wright’s solid glove, average foot speed, and promising hit tool will keep getting him chances.
    http://baseballdraftreport.com/tag/ryan-wright/

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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    Sal Romano, RHP, Southington (Conn.)
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 220 lbs
    Scout’s Take: "Sal'’s another one of those big body high school kids we’ve been blessed with this year. His delivery has some work to do, but he’s shown great velocity on his fastball, up to 93. The feel for the spin on his breaking ball is advanced for his age. His signability demands may push him down in the draft this year, but he’s definitely one to follow."

    Sal Romano is a 2011 RHP/OF with a 6'4'', 200 lb. frame from Southington, CT who attends Southington. Tall athletic build, body projects well on the mound, 3/4 arm slot on the mound, long loose arm action, smooth delivery, downward plane, tight-breaking 11 to 5 curveball, armside life to fastball, challenges hitters inside, fills up the strike zone, raw power potential at the plate, gap to gap pop, line-drive approach, centers the ball well, short to the ball, strong outfield arm, smooth arm action, throws carry, solid outfield actions, strong student.
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    Re: Who is Redszone's #29 prospect?

    The price is Wright!
    Choo got it, dude.


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