The Baseball America Southern League Top 20 Prospects came out a day early (this happens when the writer of the list is unavailable for a chat on the given day, so they will switch it up). The Cincinnati Reds landed just one prospect on the list that was headed by Yasiel Puig. Yorman Rodriguez rounded out the list as the #20 prospect.
In the chat for the list (subscription needed) Ryan LaMarre was addressed, where one scout labeled him as the best defensive center fielder in the league. It expanded into his future role with the Reds. Tucker Barnhart’s future was also addressed in the chat.
John Sickels reviewed his preseason Top 50 pitching prospects on Tuesday. He noted that Robert Stephenson boosted his already high stock, but that Daniel Corcino saw his stock unavoidably down.
The Arizona Fall League began yesterday. Yorman Rodriguez had a big day as he went 3-5 with a double, 3 runs, 2 RBI and a walk. Tucker Barnhart went 0-5. Drew Hayes threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Former scout and now MLB.com writer Bernie Pleskoff had this to say about Yorman Rodriguez:
##Reds Yorman Rodriguez is 3 for 3 today so far with two singles and a double. Nice, easy, short stroke.
— Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) October 8, 2013
Another former scout, Kiley McDaniel, and now writer at Scout.com had this to say about him after I asked his quick thoughts:
Dramatically improved approach from embarrassing to not bad. RT @dougdirt24 Yorman Rodriguez had a nice day. Any quick thoughts on him?
— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) October 9, 2013