RedsMinorLeagues.com 2013 Top Prospects List #11-15

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15. Dan Langfield – RHP – 21 Years Old – RK+

Acquired: 3rd Round, 2012 Draft

The Good: He has four average or better pitches with a plus slider and above-average fastball. He came out and struck out 54 batters in 37 innings in his initial exposure to professional hitters.

Needs to work on: Control is a bit of a concern as he walked 17 batters in those 37 innings. If his control can improve, he could move quickly but if not he may wind up in the bullpen with more of a two-pitch combo.

2012 Stats

Tm W L ERA G SV IP H HR BB SO WHIP BB% K%
Billings 3 0 2.68 15 0 37 27 1 17 54 1.19 10.6% 33.8%

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14. Ismael Guillon – LHP – 20 Years Old – A-

Acquired: NDFA, October 2008

The Good: At times he can feature an above-average to plus fastball to go along with a potentially plus change up and a curveball that he can throw for strikes.

Needs to work on: Control was a problem in Billings, but was not bad while he was in Dayton during the 2012 season. Overall it has been a concern for his career though.

2012 Stats

Tm W L ERA G SV IP H HR BB SO WHIP BB% K%
Billings 4 1 2.29 11 0 51.0 39 1 24 63 1.24 11.3% 29.6%
Dayton 2 0 2.55 4 0 24.2 22 2 7 27 1.18 7.1% 27.6%
Total 6 1 2.38 15 0 75.2 61 3 31 90 1.22 10.0% 28.9%

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13. Jeff Gelalich – OF – 21 Years Old – RK+

Acquired: 1st Round, 2012 Draft

The Good: Gelalich is a strong defender in the corners and profiles to be a solid hitter across the board with average and moderate power.

Needs to work on: It is tough to say anything other than plate discipline, as he played with a hand injury in 2012 that sapped his numbers. His strikeouts were more of an issue than his walks, but how much of that had to do with his hand injury is yet to be seen.

2012 Stats

Tm PA 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
Billings 146 7 2 2 9 4 1 14 42 .244 .336 .378

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12. Chad Rogers – RHP – 22 Years Old – AA

Acquired: 28th Round, 2010 Draft

The Good: He pounds the bottom of the strikezone and generates a high rate of groundballs with an above-average fastball. He can use his above-average slider as an out pitch when he needs a strikeout. While I didn’t see it while he was in Bakersfield, he was throwing a third pitch while in Pensacola leaving open the chance he can remain a starter.

Needs to work on: Developing a third pitch better in order to remain a starter.

2012 Stats

Tm W L ERA G SV IP H HR BB SO WHIP BB% K%
Bakersfield 6 4 3.15 21 0 111.1 113 11 29 88 1.28 6.3% 19.0%
Pensacola 3 1 1.99 6 0 31.2 27 3 6 23 1.04 5.0% 19.0%
Total 9 5 2.90 27 0 143.0 140 14 35 111 1.22 6.0% 19.0%

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11. Tanner Rahier – 3B – 18 Years Old – RK-

Acquired: 2nd Round, 2012 Draft

The Good: Rahier has good power potential and showed off solid plate discipline in his initial exposure to professional baseball.

Needs to work on: He struggled defensively and in a hitter friendly league he did struggle when he put the ball in play to show the raw power and hit tools scouts talk about.

2012 Stats

Tm PA 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
AZL 219 9 1 4 30 5 2 21 43 .192 .266 .311

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