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Who is the Nats #5 Prospect?

Derek Norris
Robbie Ray
Destin Hood
Alex Meyer
Chris Marrero
Brad Pea****
Brian Goodwin
Tom Milone
Steve Lombardozzi
Michael Taylor
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Offline Lintyfresh85

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WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Topic Start: August 15, 2011, 05:55:47 PM »
Voting closes on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 5 p.m.

WNFF Top 30 Prospect List
1. Bryce Harper - OF
2. Anthony Rendon - IF
3. Matt Purke - SP
4. A.J. Cole - SP

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #1: August 15, 2011, 06:02:16 PM »
Ah yes... now things are getting interesting with the votes!

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #2: August 15, 2011, 06:30:55 PM »
went with Hood.  Why not, i like the guy.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #3: August 15, 2011, 06:42:03 PM »
Pea****.

Now that Purke and Cole are off the board, Pea****'s upside and resume are better than any other pitcher in the organization. Meyer's upside is better but raw and has no experience yet. In terms of position players, again I think his upside and what he's accomplished beats what Norris and Hood have been able to accomplish.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #4: August 15, 2011, 07:18:02 PM »
I went with Meyer because he was touted as having the best two-pitch combo in the draft behind Cole.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #5: August 15, 2011, 08:19:46 PM »
Kind of surprised by this result... I thought it'd be a little bit closer.

I guess Prospect #6 is where we'll finally start seeing some balance in votes.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #6: August 16, 2011, 04:42:51 AM »
I'll admit to voting Marrero. The defense is bland but I'm really starting to buy into the Adrian Gonzalez comparisons with the bat.

Pea**** has only been dominant for a half-season - though admittedly that was because of genuine repertoire changes and improvements, not a fluke. I feel like the crazy walk rate in Syracuse has to go back down to his normal level and then he'll be decent there. Still, it may be a bit too soon to compare his rise to JZ's.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #7: August 16, 2011, 09:02:48 AM »
You wonder whether the :az: starts for A. Meyer soon now that he's signed.  that big, that fast.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #8: August 16, 2011, 11:16:08 AM »
Everyone pool your votes on Derek Norris and we'll beat Brad Pea**** 16-15.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #9: August 16, 2011, 03:29:06 PM »
Despite the low BA I'm still a huge Norris fan. He'll have another full year at AA next year, hit .270 and be ready for September 2012.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #10: August 16, 2011, 03:31:54 PM »
for people who've seen him, can Norris catch?

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #11: August 16, 2011, 05:25:20 PM »
Sometimes.

He's got a cannon for an arm 40% CS.

Blocks ok. Think Mike Napoli.

Only real problem is he misses occasional pitches... That comes with time and learning the position.

He won't stay in AA next year. His OBP and SLG are fine.

Starts next year in AAA. Book it.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #12: August 16, 2011, 05:34:16 PM »
not quite there with you Linty on where he starts next year.  A month or two at AA before a promotion, like the Red Sox did with Lavarnway, is what I expect to happen. 


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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #13: August 16, 2011, 05:39:36 PM »
I guess we'll have to see. Might have a lot to do with how he shows in ST.

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Re: WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #5 Prospect
« Reply #14: August 20, 2011, 02:01:44 AM »
Went with Norris over Pea**** here, but it's close.