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Offline ncg1983

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BA: Burgess Top Prospect in GCL
« Topic Start: September 21, 2007, 02:08:49 PM »
Article from Baseball America, posted yesterday.

Gulf Coast League Top 20 Prospects List

Young talent proves tough to gauge
By Chris Kline
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1. Michael Burgess, of, Nationals
2. Jesus Montero, c, Yankees
3. Ben Revere, of, Twins
4. Che-Husan Lin, of, Red Sox
5. John Tolisano, 2b, Blue Jays
6. Pedro Baez, 3b, Dodgers
7. Oscar Tejeda, ss, Red Sox
8. Neftali Soto, ss, Reds
9. Luis de la Cruz, c, Cardinals
10. Andrew Lambo, 1b/of, Dodgers
11. Devin Mesoraco, c, Reds
12. Kevin Aherns, 3b/ss, Blue Jays
13. Kyle Lotzkar, rhp, Reds
14. Scott Moviel, rhp, Mets
15. Jairo Heredia, rhp, Yankees
16. D'Marcus Ingram, of, Cardinals
17. Deryk Hooker, rhp, Cardinals
18. Daniel Berlind, rhp, Twins
19. Angel Morales, of, Twins
20. Tyler Kolodny, 3b, Orioles

The Rookie-level Gulf Coast League is always packed with tons of potential, but this season was difficult to gauge, especially from a numbers standpoint.

Of all the players with a draft pedigree or a solid international background, just one performed to where he stood out among all the rest. The lone exception was Nationals outfielders Michael Burgess, a supplemental first-round pick who leads our GCL prospects list.

Several high draft picks, most notably Braves first-round outfielder Jason Heyward, didn't play long enough in the GCL to qualify. Several others were left off because of a lack of performance or tools.

On the other hand, several sleepers came into their own this summer and bring an awful lot of upside to the table as teenagers. That group includes Cardinals catcher Luis de la Cruz and outfielder D’Marcus Ingram, and Dodgers third baseman Pedro Baez.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: BA: Burgess Top Prospect in GCL
« Reply #1: September 21, 2007, 02:12:41 PM »
Well, isn't that nice?! That Montero guy is a great player, too.

Offline mikehughes

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Re: BA: Burgess Top Prospect in GCL
« Reply #2: September 21, 2007, 04:26:07 PM »
Awesome, hopefully Burgess progresses well and becomes a future slugger for us.

Offline UMDNats

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Re: BA: Burgess Top Prospect in GCL
« Reply #3: September 22, 2007, 10:10:15 AM »
Good for him, good for the organization.

Offline NatsAddict

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Re: BA: Burgess Top Prospect in GCL
« Reply #4: September 22, 2007, 10:20:03 AM »
outfielders Michael Burgess

Not only can he play RF and LF at the same time, he can get on base for Zimmerman, and then hit behind him to protect him.

Here is the BBA writeup:

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