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Friday, December 16, 2011

Kevin Goldstein: Padres Top 11 Prospects

System In 20 Words Or Less: Not star-studded but loaded with depth, as you could jumble numbers one-to-seven in any order and not get a big argument.

Four-Star Prospects
1. Rymer Liriano, OF
2. Robbie Erlin, LHP
3. Jedd Gyorko, 3B
4. Cory Spangenberg, 2B
5. Joe Wieland, RHP
6. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
7. Casey Kelly, RHP
8. Austin Hedges, C
9. Joe Ross, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
10. Keyvius Sampson, RHP
11. Donavan Tate, OF

Nine More:
12. Jaff Decker, OF: Outfielder with power, walks and the athleticism of a beer-league softball player.
13. Reymond Fuentes, OF: Outstanding defender in center with speed; big questions about bat and power.
14. James Darnell, OF: Great year at Double-A, but it was a level repeat and he’s no longer an infielder.
15. Blake Tekotte, OF: Hard not to love for effort; good fourth-outfielder skills.
16. Edinson Rincon, OF: Scouts like the bat, but power is debatable and defense is ugly.
17. Jonathan Galvez, 2B: Gap power and speed, but bad approach and poor defense.
18. Matt Lollis, RHP: Right-handed has the size of a defensive end, but needs to harness his stuff.
19. Adys Portillo, RHP: Progress is disturbingly slow, but upside is still there.
20. Simon Castro, RHP: Has gone backwards from big prospect days, as fastball is only dependable pitch.

Tripon Posted: December 16, 2011 at 03:46 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM (#4017622)
good fourth-outfielder skills.


He's great when played every third day and in the last inning of close games?
   2. Ebessan Posted: December 16, 2011 at 07:17 PM (#4017942)
Don't nobody go hate on Jaff Decker, damnit.
   3. RJ in TO Posted: December 16, 2011 at 07:23 PM (#4017947)
He's great when played every third day and in the last inning of close games?

He can play all three outfield positions capably, hit a little, and steal a base when needed. Someone who can be a useful bench guy, as well as a tolerable fill-in when a starter goes down with an injury for a couple weeks.

Basically, a Dave Martinez/Rob Ducey type.
   4. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM (#4018194)
RJ, please adjust your snarkometer. It is set too high.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: December 17, 2011 at 01:32 AM (#4018208)
No Quackenbush?
   6. PreservedFish Posted: December 17, 2011 at 01:52 AM (#4018212)
Is Quackenbush a real human? If so, I also demand to know why he was not included.
   7. MM1f Posted: December 17, 2011 at 02:50 AM (#4018227)
He is another college closer who dominates short-season and low-A hitters by throwing lots of strikes.

No way in hell should a guy with his profile crack the top 20 in a system as deep as the Padres.

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