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Old 09-14-2004, 01:57 PM
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If your track record is any indication I like his chances.
Yep. Whisler sucks. *****. I was also one of the first to talk about Buehrle.

To adapt a line from Daver:

"But hey, what the hell do you know?"



not much.
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:57 PM
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To become any more than one, he has to make another jump similar to the one he made last year to this year. He had a decent # of extra base hits considering he isn't a HR hitter, and he has a below-average arm.

He's a decent, not-great, prospect. He's somewhere in the 8-15 range, IMO.
He's young enough that he's got a solid chance to improve the power numbers. Also, I think you've got to love that plate discipline. Playing in a smaller park will help his power numbers and as long as his defense is good enough to stick at 2B, he doesn't need tons of power.
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:58 PM
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yeah i just dont understand how he could have ONLY 7 hrs even though hes got 27 doubles and 7 triples! his .432 SLG. is pretty solid
Well, Birmingham is one of the best pitchers' parks in all the minor leagues. His Slg% is decent, not what you'd be looking for in terms of a starting corner OF'er, but he's solid but unspectacular in CF a little lacking in the arm department.

Again, decent, not great, prospect.
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:59 PM
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He's young enough that he's got a solid chance to improve the power numbers. Also, I think you've got to love that plate discipline. Playing in a smaller park will help his power numbers and as long as his defense is good enough to stick at 2B, he doesn't need tons of power.
Huh? Spidale is a CF'er. Are you talking about Yan? Yan's got a LONG ways to go before he becomes someone worthy of top 10 consideration.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:03 PM
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Huh? Spidale is a CF'er. Are you talking about Yan? Yan's got a LONG ways to go before he becomes someone worthy of top 10 consideration.
actually he probably isnt talking about yan either. his K/BB was 82/31!
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:13 PM
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1) Wilson Valdez . . . Almost certain to win a utility infielder's job next year
I concur. OTOH, he's unlikely to grow beyond that role. He can pick it and has some speed, but has no power and virually never walks. It's obvious why OG likes him.

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2) Mike Spidale
IMHO, he'd have a better chance in a system with fewer OF prospects and relatively young MLB OFs. OTOH, if he continues to get on base, swipe some bags, and play good D, somebody will have to give him the chance to make a big league roster.

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4) Ryan Hankins
I'm on record as saying that he has a real shot at being the Sox 25th man next season, if he doesn't start cold again.

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10) Pedro Lopez . . . Andy Gonzalez . . . Rob Valido
It will be really nice if one of these fellows has a breakthrough season next year.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:16 PM
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Huh? Spidale is a CF'er. Are you talking about Yan? Yan's got a LONG ways to go before he becomes someone worthy of top 10 consideration.
You're right. I was confusing him postitionally with Bryant but I was thinking of the right player. It's the same principle though, CF and 2B are both weak positions offensively. If he sticks and can play defense adequately, he's got value.
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:37 PM
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One guy that is worth keeping an eye on, and I am NOT saying he would make anyones top ten list, just a player that has a lot of upside, is Micah Schnurstein.
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:53 PM
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One guy that is worth keeping an eye on . . . is Micah Schnurstein.
I mentioned him at the end of my first post, along with a bunch of other A-ball and rookie-league guys.

It will be fun to watch some of them have breakout years in 2005.
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:14 PM
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Yeah, I like Micah too, but I was stretching to find ten guys who have a chance of (at least) being September call-ups next year. Micah's 2-3 years away.
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Old 09-14-2004, 07:09 PM
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Yeah, I like Micah too, but I was stretching to find ten guys who have a chance of (at least) being September call-ups next year. Micah's 2-3 years away.
i know its still early,but what would you project him as? a 3b or some other position
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:17 PM
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I haven't seen him play, but I think he still projects as a 3B.
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:30 PM
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I haven't seen him play, but I think he still projects as a 3B.
I've seen him.

He's a third baseman, not a gold glove contender, but he can play the position. He doesn't project the power you want out of that position, but he is a spray hitter that hits to all fields, and does have some gap power, to both left and right.
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:55 PM
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Ventura and Crede weren't reputed to be great fielders in the minors, but they worked at it. I don't think Schnurstein will hit enough to play first or left, and I doubt he's quick enough to play middle infield or center...so as long as he can hold his own at third he'll probably stay there.
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Old 09-14-2004, 09:52 PM
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Who is the better third basemen defensively between Fields and Schnurstein?

And when are we ever going to get a C/SS/2B prospect that's decent and doenst just project to be a util IF? Is Valido still a reality that we just have to be patient on?
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