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.
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