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Who is the Nats #7 Prospect?

Aaron Barrett
Brett Mooneyham
Danny Rosenbaum
Destin Hood
Jason Martinson
Jeff Kobernus
Michael Taylor
Nathan Karns
Robbie Ray
Sammy Solis
Tony Renda
Zach Walters

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Offline Lintyfresh85

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2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Topic Start: November 02, 2012, 10:56:17 PM »
Voting closes at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012.

WNFF (Top 30) 2012
1. Anthony Rendon - IF
2. Brian Goodwin - OF
3. Alex Meyer - SP
4. Lucas Giolito - SP
5. Matt Purke - SP
6. Matt Skole - 3B

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #1: November 03, 2012, 10:40:50 AM »
Voted for Karns.  Looks most likely to contribute at least something out of all the remaining guys.  All the rest, including Karns have varying degrees of question marks but Karns looks a lot like a bullpen arm that will contribute within the next year or two.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #2: November 03, 2012, 10:44:07 AM »
God, what's up with all the Hood fanboys?

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #3: November 03, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »
God, what's up with all the Hood fanboys?

Honestly, I understand it. Aside from Nathan Karns, who probably does have the big leagues in his future, all the other guys here are org players who don't inspire. And of them, Destin Hood is the one who's the most of a "project." People can look at Destin Hood and say "if he figures it out, he could take big steps forward." It's harder to do that with a guy like Zach Walters who might simply not be all that great.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #4: November 03, 2012, 02:50:29 PM »
God, what's up with all the Hood fanboys?

Hood has a major league body, now.

He had a great year in A ball and played nearly all of 2012 injured. Still has time to be a stud in the future.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #5: November 03, 2012, 03:28:06 PM »
God, what's up with all the Hood fanboys?

for the last time he played most of this year hurt.  not that hard to understand. 

this year will be a big test for him.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #6: November 03, 2012, 04:15:03 PM »
Honestly, I understand it. Aside from Nathan Karns, who probably does have the big leagues in his future, all the other guys here are org players who don't inspire. And of them, Destin Hood is the one who's the most of a "project." People can look at Destin Hood and say "if he figures it out, he could take big steps forward." It's harder to do that with a guy like Zach Walters who might simply not be all that great.



We saved money on our high picks so we could dump money into Giolito and most of the remaining prospects off last year's list who are in the system and not on the major league team took serious steps backwards.  Rosenbaum, Ray, Marrero and Hood, had underwhelming or injured years of the guys who played, and Solis was hurt the whole year.  That's basically all that is left in the system from last year's top 15 by our list.

One of the reasons the farm board died off some this year is that there were no real candidates for SF / Hammonds mancrushes (I mean that positively; you guys are pretty key for minor league tracking and are much appreciated by the rest of us).  For FTP, I had to do an awful lot of scouring threads that had not been updated in months because guys we identified in the past were not having the kind of years people wanted to talk about.   

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #7: November 03, 2012, 04:15:12 PM »
for the last time he played most of this year hurt.  not that hard to understand. 

this year will be a big test for him.
He'll also be just 23. Good place to be in AA with experience.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #8: November 03, 2012, 04:25:25 PM »
He'll also be just 23. Good place to be in AA with experience.

Exactly.  Plus you can't dismiss the year he had before this past one in Advanced Single A, where he put up very solid numbers.

I like our OF depth in our system, just don't know if anyone is ready to contribute next year.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #9: November 03, 2012, 10:29:18 PM »
God, what's up with all the Hood fanboys?

Because he's put up some numbers and has the build to be a beast. He played injured this year, as others have said, so his numbers dwindled. He has the potential to be a power bat in the corner OF. I'd take that.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #10: November 04, 2012, 05:04:18 PM »
Hood and Karns are tied for the #7 spot... we need a vote off for the #7 spot which closes at 7:30 p.m. and we'll give the loser #8 and proceed to #9.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #11: November 04, 2012, 05:12:47 PM »
Let's have LomboLover cast the tiebreaking vote.

Here you go, LL! Destin Hood...





...or Nathan Karns?




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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #12: November 04, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »
Let's have LomboLover cast the tiebreaking vote.

Here you go, LL! Destin Hood...

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...or Nathan Karns?

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First one is Bernadina...

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #13: November 04, 2012, 05:25:04 PM »
First one is Bernadina...

Was about to ask...

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #14: November 04, 2012, 06:09:46 PM »
First one is Bernadina...


I thought it looked kind of like Bernadina, but the webpage that came up on Google Images said it was Hood. So let's blame them, shall we?

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #15: November 04, 2012, 09:23:52 PM »
Vote for Shark

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #16: November 04, 2012, 10:22:53 PM »
Someone needs to break this tie!

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #7 Prospect
« Reply #17: November 04, 2012, 10:27:20 PM »
so is karns the winner?