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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2010)
« Reply #1425: February 03, 2011, 07:29:58 PM »
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Projection: Don't be fooled by Nieto's numbers in 2008. First, he had just 23 at bats and second, there is a lot of adjusting for a high school player to do when he turns pro. This is a young kid with a lot of tools and he has a brilliant future ahead of him. He's likely going to wind up being a defensive catcher in the realm of Ivan Rodriguez and have plenty of offense to go with the comparisons.

ETA: Even with his tough start to pro ball, Nieto believes that he can reach the majors in three or four years. He's going to be the type of player that starts off as a bit of a project until all of a sudden he starts putting up big numbers and likely starts skipping a level here and there. Look for Nieto to be pushing for a major league spot around 2013.

Comparison: The comparisons to a young Ivan Rodriguez are worth making. Rodriguez has always been a player who concentrates on his defensive skills and has all of the natural offensive skills that he needs to be successful. Nieto's offensive skills may not be quite where Rodriguez was in his prime, but he'll be putting up good enough numbers that he'll be considered a serious offensive threat.


That was written two years ago about Nieto. http://nationals.scout.com/2/828174.html

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2010)
« Reply #1426: February 03, 2011, 07:33:17 PM »
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2008/reports.jsp?content=nieto

Coming off an elbow injury.  Best "switch hitting" catcher means nothing when 3 of the first 30 catchers selected switch hit.

The mlb.com report has him injured, considered lazy, struggled with catching skills (including not catching as a HS senior), and referred to as having a bad body.  Why would Bowden give 376k as a signing bonus for that?

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2010)
« Reply #1427: February 03, 2011, 07:35:24 PM »
That was written two years ago about Nieto. http://nationals.scout.com/2/828174.html


Didn't even know scout.com dealt with baseball.  Considering they compared him to Ivan Rodriguez defensively, and the MLB scouting report said he was lazy and a bad defensive catcher, makes me question scout.com.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2010)
« Reply #1428: February 04, 2011, 09:05:35 AM »
That was written two years ago about Nieto. http://nationals.scout.com/2/828174.html
I guess he was really like a Pudge in terms of his development secret :stir:

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2010)
« Reply #1429: March 16, 2011, 05:23:11 PM »
Discussion for 2011 continued here:
http://www.wnff.net/index.php/topic,21649.0.html