Friday, October 21, 2005

Change of Pace

Bobby's idea got me thinking. And those thoughts led to this:

30. Jeremy Brown, C
Comments: This fatass may prefer selling jeans to playing another year in Midland. He's shown flashes of brilliance and, supposedly, calls a great game. A strong second half, along with a slight power surge, kept him from falling off my list completely.

29. Alexi Ogando, OF
Comments: I don't even know where this guy is right now. Visa problems kept him out of the States for the entire 2005 season. But this toolsy kid showed a tremendous amount of potential as a 19-year-old in Rookie ball. The plate discipline he has displayed isn't very encouraging, but is quite typical for a young Dominican.

28. Shawn Kohn, RP
Comments: This submarining right-hander has put up decent ratios at just about every level. He spent all of this year at AA, after slitting time between A and AAA ball last season. The one hiccup he had was in AAA, so I'd like to see how he performs at that level next season before getting to0 excited.

27. Gregorio Petit, SS
Comments: This 20-year-old opened my eyes this season by hitting .289 in Kane County. This was higher than Javier Herrera. As a matter of fact, it was higher than EVERYONE in Kane Countly. He also showed a little pop, as 28% of his hits went for extra bases. It should be noted that injuries limited him to under 300 ABs, but his production for his position simply cannot be ignored.

26. Brad Knox, SP
Comments: Knox spent all of 2005 in Stockton, jumping up half a level from where he was in 2004. The "jump" really seemed to effect his ratios. The 10.02 K/9 ratio he put up in 2004 dropped significantly to 7.50. More troubling was the hit his K/BB ratio took, which fell from 7.29 to 2.74. His age was about average for his league and considering that his "stuff" isn't all that spectacular, this guy will really have to show some significant improvement next season for me to jump back on his bandwagon.

I'll finish up my list before the weekend's over. Libro it.


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