The speedy outfielder hit .311 and swiped 30 bags for the AZL Reds last season, his first in pro ball. It's easy to dream on his tools, which include a good hit tool and some potential for power development. He needs to work on his plate discipline, though, as he posted a yucky 6/23 BB/K ratio in 190 AB. Signed out of the DR in 2009, last year was a big step forward in his development. I'd guess he starts in extended spring training, then heads to Billings. A new name every day from here to the end, so get your voting fingers ready...
JON MOSCOT, RHP, 21 Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (Billings Mustangs) Eye-Poppingest Fact: 4.33 K/BB Most Worrisome Fact: Low ceiling, unproven Alias(es): The Muskrat; Sweet White Wine; ?? Best Case Scenario: Hard to say, but he's got mid-rotation potential. Mike Leake-type?
Moscot was a 4th-round pick out of college in 2012, so he didn't see a lot of innings, having pitched a full season for Pepperdine. He's got a pretty diverse arsenal, with a fastball, splitter, changeup, and slider that are all at least average, and John Sickels says the fastball and slider are potential above-average offerings. If everything breaks right and he continues his pinpoint control, he could be a nice mid-rotation starter.
SETH MEJIAS-BREAN, 3B, 21 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): 3-Brean Casserole Best Case Scenario: "Generic cop out answer because I have no idea"
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.
TUCKER BARNHART, C, 22 Highest 2012 Level: Double A (Pensacola Blue Wahoos) Eye-Poppingest Fact: 44% career caught stealing percentage. Most Worrisome Fact: .555 OPS in 41 games with Pensacola last year. Alias(es): Little Tommy; Drive-By Tuckers; Best Case Scenario: It all depends on the bat. He's got the defensive chops to play in the majors, whether can hit at a high level will determine if he can be an everyday player or not.
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.
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