Friday, September 9, 2011

Community Top Prospect List: #15

Chris Marrero fell a lot further than I expected him to, but he was the overwhelming #14 pick, gaining 53% of the vote in the last poll. Danny Rosenbaum and Brad Meyers tied for second with 13% each.

Here's your list so far:
1. OF Bryce Harper (90%)
2. 3B Anthony Rendon (83%)
3. LHP Matt Purke (47%)
4. RHP Brad Peacock (39%)
5. RHP AJ Cole (44%)
6. RHP Alex Meyer (26%)
7. LHP Robbie Ray (31%)
8. C Derek Norris (41%)
9. 2B Steve Lombardozzi (50%)
10. OF Brian Goodwin (38%)
11. OF Destin Hood (44%)
12. LHP Sammy Solis (74%)
13. LHP Tom Milone (36%)
14. 1B Chris Marrero (52%)

Here's your new list. Remember, argue for your player in the comments section and leave a new name as well!

Since we're getting deeper into the prospect pool, here are some quick write-ups for the 10 candidates:

C David Freitas - Bat is good; hit .288/.409/.450 this year and .307/.408/.450 last season. Defense is still shaky, however; as Nationals Prospects notes, he's still relatively new to the catching position, but he still gave up 115 stolen bases in 154 attempts this season.
OF Erik Komatsu - Komatsu is seen by most as a future 4th outfielder, with good defense in the corner positions. If he can play even average CF, his high-contact bat, good batter's eye and above average speed could turn him into a decent starter, though.
RHP Brad Meyers - The 6'6" righty has excellent control (0.9 BB/9 this season) and has stuck around pretty well in AAA, throwing up a 3.46 ERA there this season (3.16 across all levels) despite missing almost all of the 2010 season due to injuries.
1B Tyler Moore - The power is real; Moore has 31 HR in each of the past 2 seasons. The negatives: he's old for his level and has a lot more K's than BB's (30 BB and 139 K this year, 123/441 for his career). Still, the power is real. Really real.
OF Eury Perez - Fell off the radar this season due to a .283/.319/.321 season in Potomac. Great speed and defense, but with poor patience, the question is can he get on base enough to be a big league player.
LHP Danny Rosenbaum - Rosenbaum doesn't have the greatest stuff or the pinpoint control that Milone does, but he has sparkling (and consistent) numbers from rookie ball to AA over three seasons: 2.35 career ERA, 7.6 H/9, 0.3 HR/9, 2.6 BB/9 and 7.4 K/9.
3B Matt Skole - The 2011 5th round pick is known for having a solid bat but a mediocre glove. Hit .290/.382/.438 in his pro debut, but where's the power? (2011 Nats Draft Info page).
OF Michael Taylor - Taylor is a mixed bag, with great power and speed potential but mediocre performance to date. His 2011 "breakout season" featured a .253/.310/.432 triple slash line with 32 walks and 120 strikeouts. His game has holes, but if he can patch them up, he'll rise quickly, similarly to how Destin Hood did this season.
LHP Kylin Turnbull - The 2011 4th rounder throws in the mid-90s with some projection left in his arm. Lack of secondary options probably will leave him in the bullpen, but he could be a dominant lefty reliever (2011 Nats Draft Info page).
SS Zach Walters - The Nats grabbed Walters from the Diamondbacks in the Jason Marquis trade. I'm all for shortstops who can hit, and Walters has a career .299/.356/.451 line from both sides. Whether or not he can stick at SS is a question mark, but at this point in his career, that's the plan.


  1. Meyers got my vote and Keyes will be next on the list. I like Rosenbaum next after Meyers, but the higher-level success counts for something.

  2. Not bad- 7 batters, 7 pitchers (including a 5/5 split in the top 10).

    After Meyers (only because he's in AAA), almost all of these guys are interchangeable. 5th starter types, relievers or role-playing utility men.

    Maybe a guy like Rosenbaum could turn into a 4th starter type, or Freitas sticks at catcher, or Komatsu's defence is good enough for CF, but either way, none of these guys look like much of a game changer, but then again the same could have been said about Brad Peacock...