Last offseason the Reds plucked up Juan Silverio in a trade from the White Sox. After the 2011 season he ranked as the White Sox #8 prospect in their organization, but he really struggled in 2012 and fell to their #31 prospect as he battled several injuries that year and never really got going in the right direction. The Reds acquired him in late March and sent him to Bakersfield where he spent his entire season outside of 2 games at the very end of the year with a late promotion to Pensacola. Silverio hit .287/.305/.474 with 31 doubles, 4 triples and 19 home runs between the two stops. The power output was impressive and marked the first time that he had topped 9 home runs in a season. Scouts had always talked about his power potential, but he hadn’t been able to tap into it before.

Let’s jump in and take a more in depth look at Silverio at the plate.

Scouting Report

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3 Responses

  1. MK

    31 errors in 121 games. Especially bad at third and short. Is his arm an issue?

    • Doug Gray

      Funny enough he was named the best defensive 3B in the Advanced-A leagues. The tools are there. Big arm, big range.

  2. Alan Horn

    Per Walt said he wasn’t interested in Nelson Cruz because of the draft choice he would have to give up. I agree. His money is probably way down, but the draft choice is the show stopper. There is some concerns about his continued power because of the absence of PEDs, but if it weren’t for the draft choice, he could be exactly what we need. Anyway, we have to hope Ludwick can bounce back.