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Postby oddmanout7 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:12 pm

These guys may not be household names unless you are a prospect guru, but they are some guys to keep an eye on...

Wilmer Flores (NYM - SS) - 16 year old international signing .310/.352/.490 with 8HR in 245ab in rookie league. Still, he is mentioned here strictly for his heaps of upside, which some have mentioned may be a similar career trajectory to Miguel Cabrera.

Tyson Ross (OAK - SP) - 6'6" 230 with a mid 90s fastball and developing secondary stuff. He has ace upside.

Ethan Martin (LAD - SP) - mid 90s fastball with a great curveball, similar to Ross in that no minor league stats yet.

Jaff Decker (SD - OF) - ARI rookie league MVP where he hit .361/.531/.555 with 5HR in 211ab. The most surprising thing is 54BB to 36Ks. For a kid born in the 90s, those are great numbers.

Jordan Lyles (HOU - SP) - mid 90s fastball with developing off speed stuff. K'd 64 in 49.2ip with only 10BB.

There are many more players, but hopefully this just gets the ball rolling...
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby J35J » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:22 pm

Just quickly pulled some of the younger guys off my spreadsheet, who aren't as widely talked about, that has at least showed me a little something that they may be worth following. Obviously some of these guys are higher rated than others but there is at least a little something there that I've liked and will keep an eye on.

Neftali Soto, 3b, CIN 2/28/1989
Kyle Lotzkar, rhp CIN 10/24/1989
Evan Hildenbrandt, rhp CIN 2/13/1989
Joseph Austin, of HOU 8/10/1990
Caleb Gindl, of MIL 8/31/1988
Michael Brantley, of MIL 5/15/1987
Jacob Odorizzi, rhp MIL 3/27/1990
Daryl Jones, of STL 6/25/1987
Deryk Hooker, rhp STL 6/21/1989
Tanner Scheppers, rhp PIT 1/17/1987
Eliecer Navarro, lhp PIT 10/26/1987
Nelson Pereira, lhp PIT 2/12/1989
Robert Brooks, 2b CHC 5/29/1988
Brett DeVall, lhp CHC 1/8/1990
Robert Stovall, lhp CHC 12/27/1989
Matt Dominguez, 3b FLA 8/28/1989
Brad Hand, lhp FLA 3/20/1990
Edgar Olmos, lhp FLA 4/12/1990
Isaac Davis, 1b NYM 3/22/1987
Anthony Hewitt, of PHI 4/27/1989
Zach Collier, of PHI 9/8/1990
Dominic Brown, of PHI 9/3/1987
Michael Cisco, rhp PHI 5/23/1987
Michael Burgess, of WAS 10/20/1988
Luis Ortega, rhp WAS 8/4/1987
Daniel Schlereth, lhp ARI 5/9/1986
Sammy De Los Santos, rhp ARI 12/9/1989
Hector Gomez, ss COL 3/5/1988
Christian Friedrich, lhp COL 7/8/1987
Austin Gallagher, 3b LAD 11/16/1988
Joshua Lindblom, rhp LAD 6/15/1987
Michael Watt, lhp LAD 2/24/1989
Antonio Castillo, lhp LAD 3/5/1988
James Darnell, of SD 1/19/1987
Allan Dykstra, 1b SD 5/21/1987
Cedric Hunter, of SD 3/10/1988
Matt Latos, rhp SD 12/9/1987
Pedro Hernandez, lhp SD 4/12/1989
Jose De Paula, lhp SD 3/4/1990
Conner Gillaspie, 3b SF 7/18/1987
Nick Noonan, 2b/ss SF 5/4/1989
Josh Reddick, of BOS 2/19/1987
Casey Kelly, ss BOS 10/4/1989
Derrik Gibson, ss BOS 12/5/1989
Ryan Kalish, of BOS 3/28/1988
Oscar Tejeda, ss BOS 12/26/1989
Nick Hagadone, lhp BOS 1/1/1986
Bryan Price, rhp BOS 11/13/1986
Manuel Banuelos, lhp NYY 3/13/1991
Elias Otero, 2b TB 12/19/1987
Kyle Lobstein, lhp TB 8/12/1989
Matthew Moore, lhp TB 6/18/1989
Joseph Cruz, rhp TB 7/20/1988
Brent Morel, 3b CHW 4/21/1987
Steven Upchurch, rhp CHW 9/14/1989
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b CLE 10/4/1988
Nick Weglarz, of CLE 12/16/1987
Danny Salazar, rhp CLE 1/11/1990
Curtis Haley, rhp CLE 6/21/1990
Danny Duffy, lhp KC 12/21/1988
Daniel Cortes, rhp KC 3/4/1987
Mike Montgomery, lhp KC 7/1/1989
Kelvin Herrera, rhp KC 12/31/1989
Deybi De La Cruz KC 3/25/1990
Tyler Robertson, lhp MIN 12/23/1987
Adrian Salcedo, rhp MIN 4/24/1991
Dan Osterbrock, lhp MIN 1/27/1987
Bradley Tippett, rhp MIN 2/11/1988
Hank Conger, c LAA 1/29/1988
Peter Bourjos, of LAA 3/31/1987
Jordan Walden, rhp LAA 11/16/1987
Baudilio Lopez, rhp LAA 11/20/1990
Ariel Pena, rhp LAA 5/20/1989
Sean O'Sullivan, rhp LAA 9/1/1987
Henry Rodriguez, rhp OAK 2/25/1987
Michael Inoa, rhp OAK 10/1/1991
Greg Halman, of SEA 8/26/1987
Dennis Raben, 1b SEA 7/31/1987
Juan Ramirez, rhp SEA 8/16/1988
Marcus Lemon, ss TEX 6/3/1988
Blake Beavan, rhp TEX 1/17/1989
Kasey Kiker, lhp TEX 11/19/1987
Robert Ross, lhp TEX 6/24/1989
Tim Murphy, lhp TEX 5/7/1987
Neil Ramirez, rhp TEX 5/25/1989
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby oddmanout7 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:34 pm

Wow nice list...I may have to go over a few of them because I only recognize like 3/4 of the names...
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby kab21 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:58 pm

Wilson Ramos - C - MIN is a guy that I think will be moving up alot of lists this offseason and I think will have a breakout year. I think he suffered an injury early this season and then got off to a slow start in a pitcher's league.

I thought that I had a scouting report on Dan Osterbrock that had him with a 89-90 mph fastball with an excellent curveball. Pretty much he's a college pitcher with an excellent secondary pitch that is feasting on raw kids that haven't seen good secondary pitches yet in rookie ball. Kind of Mike McCardell-ish. Nice guys to have as prospects in your system, but likely bottom of the rotation starters if they can make it to the big leagues.

Angel Morales OF - MIN is a raw athlete that put up ridiculous numbers at higher level rookie ball (Appy league same as Osterbrock). Also a ridiculous amount of K's. kind of Mike Stanton-ish.
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby oddmanout7 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:51 am

Juan Duran (CIN - OF) -
"His body and offensive ability stick out like a sore thumb," Arias said. "In batting practice, he was just hitting them over the trees in our complex, hitting them out to center and right-center field. You can tell just tell from the way the ball jumps off his bat.

"I've never seen a 16-year-old with this type of ability. I talked to some people in the Dominican Republic who crossed paths with Vladimir Guerrero at that age, guys who have been scouting in the Dominican for more than 20 years, and they said they've never come into contact with a bat like this. He's got 80 power potential (on the 20-80 scouting scale) and just gets tremendous loft. In my opinion, in terms of his bat and his body, he's a better overall package than Angel Villalona. "


Julio Teheran (ATL - SP) -
"The top pitcher on the Latin American market last summer, Teheran signed for $850,000. A Colombian, he showed off a 94-95 mph fastball, a late-biting 78-79 mph curveball and an 81-82 mph changeup with nice sink during instructional league. I'm anxious to see how he does in his pro debut this year, because he does have the best arm among international amateurs since Hernandez signed with the Mariners for $710,000 in 2002." - Jim Callis
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby hybrid » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:32 pm

As far as pitchers go, I really like Ethan Martin and could see him being considered an elite SP prospect as soon as next year. And for hitters, Weglarz is a guy I thought could of broke out more last year but really see him doing it this year.
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby FalcoAtL » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:01 pm

Nice list ;-D

Soto and Halman are two of my favorites!
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby Esen » Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:33 pm

I would add Esmailin Gonzalez from the Nats system to the prospect list.
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Re: 2009 Prospect Risers

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:45 pm

Just compiled my top 50 and I actually slotted in Wilmer Flores towards the tail end. Could be the Mets homer in me, but I still like him a lot as a prospect.
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