RedsMinorLeagues.com 2013 Top Prospects List #21-25

It is my favorite time of the year (prospect wise). It is time for the 2013 Prospect List. This week I will post 5 prospects per day and on Friday along with the Top 5 guys, I will also have a discussion/chat (if possible to find free chat software).

25. Gabriel Rosa – 3B – 18 Years Old – RK+

Acquired: 2nd round, 2011 Draft

The Good: Rosa is an athletic 6′ 4″ kid who has some speed and plenty of power potential.

Needs to work on: Just about everything. He played through an injury in 2012 before shutting it down. He is still very raw both at the plate and in the field.

2012 Stats

Tm PA 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
Billings 80 6 0 0 5 2 0 1 25 .179 .188 .256

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24. Bryson Smith – OF – 23 Years Old – AA

Acquired: 34th Round, 2011 Draft

The Good: Smith can play all outfield positions and has very high contact rates, leading to a good ability to hit for average.

Needs to work on: Being more patient is a must as Smith walked just 3.9% of the time he stepped to the plate.

2012 Stats

Tm PA 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Bakersfield 238 8 1 5 38 8 7 13 33 .313 .376 .431 .807
Pensacola 166 5 5 1 31 4 1 3 23 .307 .333 .425 .758
Total 404 13 6 6 69 12 8 16 56 .310 .358 .429 .787

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23. Amir Garrett – LHP – 19 Years Old – RK+

Acquired: 24th Round, 2011 Draft

The Good: Garrett is a very athletic left handed pitcher with a fastball that works in the low 90′s and can touch 96.

Needs to work on: Just about everything. He hardly played high school baseball, missed a lot of time while playing basketball this spring, showed some control problems and has a very low innings total to build on.

2012 Stats

Tm W L ERA G SV IP H HR BB SO WHIP K/BB
AZL 0 2 5.79 7 0 14.0 14 1 12 13 1.86 1.1
Billings 0 0 0.00 2 0 6.0 4 0 1 5 0.83 5.0
Total 0 2 4.05 9 0 20.0 18 1 13 18 1.55 1.4

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22. Ryan Wright – 2B – 22 Years Old – A+

Acquired: 5th Round, 2011 Draft

The Good: Wright has a relatively well rounded game with solid hitting ability, running and defense.

Needs to work on: Wright doesn’t really have any particular thing that stands out as above-average on his resume. His plate discipline did fall apart in a short time in Bakersfield.

2012 Stats

Tm PA 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
Dayton 429 27 6 5 50 14 1 32 51 .285 .343 .424
Bakersfield 102 5 2 5 16 3 1 2 17 .271 .284 .521
Total 531 32 8 10 66 17 2 34 68 .282 .331 .443

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21. Donald Lutz – OF/1B – 23 Years Old – AA

Acquired: NDFA, July 2007

The Good: Lutz has impressive raw power and has shown it off in games as well. For his size, he is also quite fast.

Needs to work on: Selectivity at the plate is a concern. His strikeout-to-walk ratio improved in AA, but his selectivity caused a massive drop off in power at the level.

2012 Stats

Tm PA 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
Bakersfield 277 18 3 17 51 7 2 19 71 .265 .325 .561
Pensacola 165 5 1 5 15 1 3 13 32 .242 .315 .389
Total 442 23 4 22 66 8 5 32 103 .256 .321 .498

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