This does not look like a 19 year old.
Yet another pitcher is added to the list, as 2012 first round draft pick Nick Travieso took home the 7-spot. After 21 innings of professional pitching under his belt and not a long history of starting, I imagine he will start the year in extended spring training before going to Billings. If he is successful there he could get a call up to Dayton much like we saw with Bobby Steves last season.
One new name to add to the list today.
JONATHAN REYNOSO, OF, 20
Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (AZL Reds)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: .311 average and 30 stolen bases in 39 attempts in the AZL last season.
Most Worrisome Fact: Poor plate discipline, power has not developed yet.
Aliases: None as of yet
Best Case Scenario: Who the heck knows. He's got a lot of tools, but has failed to use all of them yet.
ISMAEL GUILLON, LHP, 20
Highest 2012 Level: Low-A (Dayton Dragons)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: 2 Potentially plus pitches (change, fastball) and a solid curve
Most Worrisome Fact: BB% over 10 at all levels (except his 4 games in Dayton)
Aliases: "Call Me" Ismael; The Guillon-tine; ??
Best Case Scenario: These are getting much harder.
YORMAN RODRIGUEZ, OF, 19
Highest 2012 Level: A+ (Bakersfield Blaze)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: Those 5 tools...hiding in there somewhere
Most Worrisome Fact: No sign of several tools in game action
Aliases: Our Man; Toolshed; Michaelangelo; Blue Balls; Man-Rod
Best Case Scenario: Best case? With that potential? Perennial All Star. Dream big.
DAN LANGFIELD, RHP, 21
Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (Billings Mustangs)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: Starter's arsenal (4 potential average or better pitches); 33.8 K%
Most Worrisome Fact: TNSTAASPP; Volatility
Aliases: The Blogger; Boomerang
Best Case Scenario: Good mid-rotation starter
HENRY RODRIGUEZ, 2B/3B, 22
Highest 2012 Level: MLB
Eye-Poppingest Fact: .824 OPS before getting hurt in 2012
Most Worrisome Fact: Career high walk rate of 8%; usually hovers between 5 and 6.5%
Aliases: Hank-Rod; H-Rod; Hank the Tank; Sugar Man
Best Case Scenario: Martin Prado with a tick less defense, perhaps?
KYLE LOTZKAR, RHP, 23
Highest 2012 Level: AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: Career LOW K/9 of 9.8
Most Worrisome Fact: Injury-prone; walked 13.5% of batters faced in AA
Aliases: Lotzkar of the Hill People; That Other Canadian
Best Case Scenario: Man, this one is tough. Let's dream on health and command and say solid 2/3 starter.