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.
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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.
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.
Video – Unavailable
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.
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.