If my memory serves me correct, I do remember saying Ryan Wright deserves to be ranked closer to the Top 10. Well, look at his numbers now.
Also, everybody seems to be enamored with power hitting prospects like Soto, but it's hard for me to get excited about a guy with a career .318 OBP in the minors. I don't care how young he is.
Choo got it, dude.
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After spending days analyzing the Reds farm system I confidently feel we have an arms race on the way over the next two years...
Hitting AAA sometime in the near future...
Add in this years draft and the pitching in the minors is looking a lot better than the hitting.
At the same time, it is hard for me to get excited over a 22 year old in Low A with 1 home run in 235 at bats. He seems like an ok prospect and all, he has an idea at the plate and makes good contact, but he is old for his level and has a sub .800 OPS.
Lutz, Winker, and Rahier all have the potential to be plus bats at the big league level. Rodriguez, Vidal, and Rosa could be above average for 3B in both the hit tool and power. Admittedly though, all of these guys with the exception of Rodriguez are at least a couple years away from being able to contribute at the big league level, and a lot can change between now and then.
Last edited by Benihana; 06-08-2012 at 11:28 AM.
David Vidal, who ranked #10 on my list, is the same age as Wright but OPS'd 100 points higher in a higher level (A+ vs. A) this year.
Last edited by Benihana; 06-08-2012 at 11:31 AM.
Choo got it, dude.
Maybe in the future you could do a overall top 10, then a hitter/pitchers seperately???
Thanks dude btw
I am not saying he is some organizational soldier or anything like a Miguel Rojas is. I am just saying that he is a 5th round pick who hasn't done anything to say he should have gone higher than that. There is a reason that the Reds took 4 guys before him last year alone and I doubt you would find hardly anyone in the Reds organization who were to rank him any higher than the 4 guys taken ahead of him last year (Stephenson - not a chance, Rosa - not a chance, Cingrani - not a chance, Kyle MdMcyne - I would listen to an argument on this one).
IMO, Lamarre, Rogers, Wright and Barnhart are undervalued here. Yorman overvalued.
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As I mentioned, I see LaMarre having a big league future but not as more than a 4th OF- kind of like a poor man's Heisey with less power.