2013 Community Prospect Rankings: LaMarre You Know

LaMarre You Know!

Ryan LaMarre is the Reds #16 prospect

LaMarre turned in another solid if unspectacular year in CF for Pensacola. The speedy, right-hitting, lefty-throwing 23-year-old knows how to take a walk, and plays a mean center. I think there's a solid chance he sees time in the majors eventually, but it's hard to envision him as a starter, at least for the Reds. Still, a 4th outfielder who can play a true centerfield has value. One new name today. Vote away!

Highest 2012 Level:
Rookie League (Billings Mustangs)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: 8 HRs in 46 games of pro ball
Most Worrisome Fact: 2 HRs his ENTIRE college career
Alias(es): ??
Best Case Scenario: "Generic cop out answer because I have no idea"

SMB can pick it at third, and his power decided to show up right as he starts hitting with wood bats. Looking forward to seeing more of him. He's a good athlete who only struck out 8 more times than he walked (29K/21BB). He's got upside, and a long way to go.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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
Kaiser; Knockwurst, Herr Lutz
Best Case Scenario:
Russell Branyan with more speed

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