Saturday, September 18, 2010

Appalachian League Top Prospects

1. Oswaldo Arcia , OF , MIN
2. Hector Guevara , SS , TB
3. Adrian Salcedo , P , MIN
4. Delino Deshields Jr. , CF , HOU
5. Oscar Taveras , OF , STL
6. Aderlin Rodriguez , 3B , NYM
7. Terance Marin , P , CHW
8. Pat Dean , P , MIN
9. Matt Heidenreich , P , CHW
10. Carlos Perez , P , ATL
11. Ramon Morla , 3B , SEA
12. Jonathan Schoop , SS , BAL
13. Enny Romero , P , TB
14. Todd Glaesmann , OF , TB
15. Vincent Velasquez , P , HOU
16. Andrelton Simmons , SS , ATL
17. Mike Foltynewicz , P , HOU
18. Crawford Simmons , P , KC
19. Andrew Bellatti , P , TB
20. Jeff Malm , 1B , TB
21. Ryan Weber , P , ATL
22. Telvin Nash , OF , HOU
23. Jacob Partridge , P , TB
24. George Mieses , P , SEA
25. Nelfi Zapata , C , NYM
26. Jorge Agudelo , 2B , SEA
27. Jose Gonzalez , P , MIN
28. Albert Cordero , C , NYM
29. Alex Llanos , OF , KC
30. Cody Stanley , C , STL
31. Dudley Leonora , 3B , BAL
32. Rangel Ravelo , 3B , CHW
33. Martire Garcia , P , MIN
34. Leonel Santiago , P , KC
35. Luis Piterson , 2B , KC
36. Elmer Reyes , 2B , ATL
37. David Filak , P , ATL
38. Brenden Webb , OF , BAL
39. Cesar Valera , SS , STL
40. Virgil Hill , CF , STL

Oswaldo Arcia had a great season in the APPY this year. He hovered around the .400 mark all year before fading at the end to a .375/.424/.672 slash line. These numbers are really impressive and when I looked back for some similar seasons in the APPY league. Looking at other 19 year olds, I have to go back a ways. Humberto Cota in 1998 had a good season but did not hit like Arcia. He only hit .310 and slugged .580 but it’s close. He never did do much in the big leagues, but he did get there. Michael Restovich is the next name to be similar. He was a Twins prospect as well back in 1998, hitting .355/.489/.607. He didn’t hit as many triples, but otherwise the numbers are quite similar. Restovich actually had a better contact rate and walked more but that only led to 297 career plate appearances in the Bigs. I have one last 19 year old to name. He was picked 13th overall in 1991 and debuted shortly after in the APPY and hit .326/.426/.679 in 215 AB. He had 19 HR’s to Arcia’s 14. He made contact 6% more and walked 8% more and went on to hit 555 HR’s to date. Manny Ramirez had a better season, but this is the hope that we all have when we prospect. Is Oswaldo Arcia the next Mike Restovich or is he the next Manny Ramirez or somewhere in-between? We will see.

4 comments:

  1. Can you tell me about the Rays prospects listed?

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  2. How does Tim Boyce and Matt Bischoff not rank on this list? is it because they were high round picks

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  3. Both Boyce and Bischoff had good numbers but borth were very old for the league at 23. Not top prospect worthy.

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  4. 2. Hector Guevara , SS , TB
    Won't stick at SS but may have the bat for 3B or could be an offensive 2B. His bat is his calling card. He didn't as well this year as last year in the DSL but he definately held his own at his age.
    13. Enny Romero , P , TB
    See Article
    14. Todd Glaesmann , OF , TB
    Has 5 tool potential but its mostly potential at this point. He has a long swing and had contact issues and didn't walk much.

    19. Andrew Bellatti , P , TB
    Bellatti's mostly known for an accident he was involved in which had a fatality, but his stats were very good.
    20. Jeff Malm , 1B , TB
    Malm is a hitter and has been everywhere he goes, except Princeton. The tools are still there though, that's why he's here. Malm needs time but his ceiling is very high.
    23. Jacob Partridge , P , TB
    Partridge was an 18th round pick but is very athletic and is a personal favorite. He's another raw high schooler with upside.

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