The UCLA product and 2012 supplemental-rounder has plenty of tools, but struggled in his first year out of college. Lots to like about Gelalich, but lots to prove as well.
A familiar and beloved face joins the list today after much gnashing of teeth, wailing of wails, and stomping of feet. The public has spoken! But speak again...in the form of a vote. Who's number 15?
CHAD ROGERS, RHP, 23 Highest 2012 Level: AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos) Eye-Poppingest Fact: 3.83 K/BB in Pensacola, survived a shark attack. Most Worrisome Fact: May be destined for the bullpen if he can't develop a third pitch. Alias(es): Sharkbait; Mister Rogers; Hanging Chad Rogers Best Case Scenario: Back of the rotation starter.
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: Rey Misterio; 'tHanny Rey Best Case Scenario: Who the heck knows. He's got a lot of tools, but has failed to use all of them yet.
RYAN LaMARRE, CF, 23 Highest 2012 Level: AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos) Eye-Poppingest Fact: 30 SB; True CFer Most Worrisome Fact: Power hasn't developed at all (.089 ISO in 2012) Alias(es): Hedy; Mr. Kardashian; Old Grey LaMarre Best Case Scenario: Denard Span-y
DAVID VIDAL, 3B, 22 Highest 2012 Level: AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos) Eye-Poppingest Fact: Plus glove, above-average power Most Worrisome Fact: Plate discipline regressed upon promotion to AA Alias(es): David "Gore" Vidal; David Vidal "Sassoon"; Shampoo Dave Best Case Scenario: Glove-first 3B starter with good pop
RYAN WRIGHT, 2B, 23 Highest 2012 Level: High-A (Bakersfield Blaze) Eye-Poppingest Fact: .806 OPS with solid defense in his first two pro seasons. Most Worrisome Fact: Has only shown power in hitter friendly leagues. 17 strikeouts with only 2 walks in Bakersfield. Alias(es): Ryan "If Loving You is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be" Wright Best Case Scenario: Major League utility guy with the chance to be a starter if things break (W)right.
DONALD LUTZ, 1B/OF, 23 Highest 2012 Level: AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)/Team Germany (World Baseball Classic) Eye-Poppingest Fact: .819 OPS across 2 non-rehab levels in 2012 Most Worrisome Fact: Just 5 HR in 165 PA after being promoted out of Bakersfield Alias(es): Kaiser; Knockwurst Best Case Scenario:Russell Branyan with more speed
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