Saturday, June 26, 2010

Five Prospects Revisited

You can read the original post, from 28 April 2010, here.

David Adams - 23, 2B, Trenton
.309/.393/.507, 3 HR, 32 RBI, 5 SB (2 CS)

Prior to going down for several weeks with a sprained right ankle, Adams was raking for the Thunder - at the time of his injury, Adams was third in the Eastern League in RBI. It's also worth noting that Adams' defense has continued to improve (he's flashed greater range and had yet to make an error in 2010), which scouts had initially perceived as a possible issue.

Eduardo Nunez - 23, SS, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
.320/.356/.416, 2 HR, 35 RBI, 14 SB (3 CS)

The enigmatic shortstop is having his best all-around season thus far, demonstrating the sort of glovework the Yankees were expecting upon signing him out of the Dominican Republic while swinging a hot bat. His dramatic improvement across the board is noteworthy, but his major league prospects appear to be fuzzy for the time being.

Jose Ramirez - 20, RHP, Charleston
70.2 IP, 61 H, 23 BB, 65 K, 3.44 ERA, 0.89 G/F

While he's cooled a bit since his hot start, Ramirez's numbers remain impressive. I am particularly encourage about the increase in groundball outs as the season's progressed, as his career numbers indicate some severe flyball tendencies. If this positive trend can continue, Ramirez's ceiling could be raised significantly.

Graham Stoneburner - 22, RHP, Charleston/Tampa
Charleston - 39.0 IP, 27 H, 10 BB, 44 K, 2.08 ERA, 2.67 G/F
Tampa - 42.0 IP, 21 H, 11 BB, 39 K, 1.93 ERA, 1.69 G/F

Stoneburner has been nothing short of dominant in 2010, demonstrating solid control, swing-and-miss stuff, and excellent groundball numbers. While a bit of regression is due (his BABIP is about fifty points lower than expected), it's difficult to look at his numbers and not be impressed… hell, his numbers may be even more impressive than his name.

Adam Warren - 22, RHP, Tampa
63.0 IP, 60 H, 14 BB, 48 K, 2.86 ERA, 3.30 G/F

No - the 3.30 G/F is not a typo. While Warren's offspeed stuff remains in its infancy, his ability to generate groundball outs is excellent - particularly when coupled with his stellar control. The strikeout numbers are a bit lower than I expected, but I cannot help but think that that will improve, along with his slider and change-up.

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