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2014 16-20 Prospects


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16. Mike Wright - RHP - Former Oriole Jason Johnson might be a decent comp for Wright though a move to the bullpen might allow his stuff to play up.

17. Pat Connaughton - RHP - If you are looking for a guy with some upside at this point on the list, this two sport star from Notre Dame is your guy.

18. Mitch Horacek - LHP - At worse Horacek's breaking ball should allow him to carve out a career getting left-handers out but if he can improve his changeup his ceiling could be higher.

19. Adrian Marin - SS - He should repeat Frederick where the organization would like to see him take a step forward in his development.

20. Garabez Rosa - UTL - He'll never walk much and his overall offensive ceiling is not very high, but his defensive versatility could allow him to one day carve out a utility career.

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Nitpick. Surprised to see a 25 year old, who hasn't succeeded above AA, and whose best case scenario is utility guy in the top 30, let alone the top 20. Heck, the guy we just signed, Rey Navarro, looks better on paper. Don't Jon Keller and Drew Dosch have more upside than Rosa?

Keller has little to no command and doesn't repeat and Dosch is a poor defensive thirdbaseman with no power.

Rosa is a guy that could be at the tell end of the prospects list and 20 might be a little generous. But what I'm trying to do this season is say who I think will have a better major league career. I just feel Rosa's defensive capability might give him an opportunity to have a major league career while the others on this list after him may have a higher ceiling, they also have a much better chance of never making it.

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Ok. Saw Keller pitch a couple of times on milb tv and he looked good to me. His numbers (14 walks 66 strikeouts in 56 innings) suggest he's at least got control, if not total command). His numbers were poor in SSS at Frederick but that's when he went down with the oblique.

I know you know this, but walks don't always correlate to command. I've never seen him pitch, but I know some scouts who did. Few were impressed besides the arm strength. He'll be in our "players to watch" though.

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