Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Loo in Ask BA

  1. #1
    Member New Fever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002

    Loo in Ask BA

    How's Yavapai (Ariz.) JC third baseman/shortstop Milton Loo doing this spring? The Reds still control him, and I'm wondering if they're trying to sign him before the June draft.

    Pat Wachs
    Ithaca, N.Y.
    A ninth-round pick by Cincinnati in the 2005 draft, Loo can sign with the Reds between the time his season ends at Yavapai and May 29. When John Manuel was covering the West for our Draft Preview, Loo intrigued him more than any other player. Here's what John wrote:

    Loo was the first prep player picked out of Hawaii in 2004, and he has been the best prospect in Arizona’s wood-bat junior-college conference the last two seasons. He led Yavapai to a 49-10 record and No. 2 national ranking into early May, though he wasn’t the team’s best player statistically.

    Loo, whose native island of Molokai is so small and rural that it has no stoplights, entices scouts with five-tool potential. Though his present power remains below average, his ability to cover the plate, make consistent, hard contact and repeat his short stroke make hitting his best tool. His raw power could profile him for third base. He moved to that position at Yavapai, but scouts agree he could play short or any other infield position as a pro thanks to above-average arm strength, excellent athleticism, good range and solid infield actions. After a rough start, he became an above-average defender at third in a short time this season.

    If Loo’s effort and performance were more consistent, he’d rank among the top position players available. He’s a plus runner and solid baserunner, but he doesn’t run out ground balls as often as scouts want to see. After being bothered by a strained thumb and gimpy ankle in 2005, Loo missed time late in the 2006 season when his elbow flared up. It was diagnosed as nerve irritation and he returned to DH in the postseason. Loo’s durability will factor into whether or not the Reds—who offered him a reported bonus of more than $200,000 last summer—make another enthusiastic run at Loo.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    West Virginia

    Re: Loo in Ask BA

    Get Loo on the field

    NJCAA pre-season All-American third baseman Milton Loo, who missed Yavapai's Region I championship series, must come out ready ‹ and all indications are that he will. Loo, an All-ACCAC first-team pick who's struggled with injury problems the past two seasons, is an RBI machine. This spring, he hit .354 with a team-high 57 RBIs and 31 stolen bases. Yavapai desperately needs Loo's speed and quickness on the base paths and at the hot corner.

  4. #3
    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Back in Florida

    Re: Loo in Ask BA

    If he's got talent, I don't care if he's running out his ground balls.

    Once he hits some real competition in the minors...he'll learn.
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."


  5. #4
    A Pleasure to Burn Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    The Avenue

    Re: Loo in Ask BA

    Anyone know if an effort is being made to sign him prior to the draft?

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13, 15
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

    “Everything that happens before Death is what counts.”
    ― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

  6. #5
    Member ochre's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002

    Re: Loo in Ask BA

    If they don't draft him again the world might explode.

  7. #6
    He has the Evil Eye! flyer85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    south of the border

    Re: Loo in Ask BA

    At least he isn't Markakis
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!

RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball

Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | Gallen5862 | Kinsm | Plus Plus | Powel Crosley | RedlegJake | The Operator