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Who will be the #4 Prospect?


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Who is the #4 Prospect?  

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  1. 1. Who is the #4 Prospect?

    • Dariel Alvarez
    • Zach Davies
    • Brian Gonzalez
    • Christian Walker
    • Tyler Wilson


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I'm going to go out on a limb with who I think it should be, not necessarily a guess about who I think you will pick.

Zach Davies has succeeded everywhere he's been in our system. He posted a 3.86 ERA as a 19-year old at Delmarva, a 3.69 ERA as a 20-year old at Frederick, and a 3.35 ERA as a 21-year old at Bowie. Right now, he's pitching extremely well in the Arizona Fall League, posting a 2.08 ERA so far in what is considered a hitter's league. His K rate has gone up as he's moved up the chain, from 7.2 to 8.0 to 8.9.

He's a small guy (listed at 6'0" and 150 pounds) who's not going to intimidate anyone, but from everything I've read (mostly, from Tony's prior evaluations), the kid really knows how to pitch. And I'm impressed that he has been more successful the further up the chain he has progressed, particularly in the move this year to AA.

I doubt Davies' ceiling is super-high, but I could see him being the next Miguel Gonzalez. And that's not a bad thing.

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I think it's between Walker and Davies.

Walker showed that he can hit for power, and earned a promotion to Baltimore at the end of the season. However, his strike out rate also increased last year, and his glove only plays at first base.

Davies had an outstanding year at Bowie. He has moved up a level each year, increased his K/9 each year, and lowered his ERA each year. He is pitching really well in the AFL. Also, he is just 21 years old (2 years younger than Walker).

I voted for Davies

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I think it's between Walker and Davies.

Walker showed that he can hit for power, and earned a promotion to Baltimore at the end of the season. However, his strike out rate also increased last year, and his glove only plays at first base.

Davies had an outstanding year at Bowie. He has moved up a level each year, increased his K/9 each year, and lowered his ERA each year. He is pitching really well in the AFL. Also, he is just 21 years old (2 years younger than Walker).

I voted for Davies

I voted Walker.

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I have a question. Why was Jomar Reyes a candidate for the #2 prospect but not a candidate for #3 or #4? Thanks.

Because I switch the candidates around, sometimes to throw people off for the next one. ;) The only thing you know is that Jomar is not #4. :D

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