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2013 Community Prospect Rankings: Daniel Corcino Corsqueaks past Hank for the #4 Spot

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Now it gets weird...

Really wish SBN United would get some minor league photos
Really wish SBN United would get some minor league photos
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In a closer race than I thought it would be, Daniel Corcino takes home #4, with 48% of the vote. Lil Cueto is still a work-in-progress, but he's got 3 pitches that have the potential to work against major leaguers. Let's get those walks down, k Danny? One new face on the list today, and I have a feeling he's gunna throw things off a bit...

J.J. HOOVER, RHP, 25
Highest 2012 Level: MLB
Eye-Poppingest Fact: 9.1 K/9; 84.6% LOB
Most Worrisome Fact: 23.7% GB-rate
Aliases: The Vacuum; J Edgar; Bureau Chief
Best Case Scenario: Shutdown closer

JESSE WINKER, OF, 19
Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (Billings Mustangs)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: .943 OPS in his first taste of professional ball
Most Worrisome Fact: Lack of home run power
Aliases: Uncle Jesse, Rip Van Winker, Jesse "Brown Eye" Winker, The Fonz
Best Case Scenario: Yonder Alonso in the outfield

NICK TRAVIESO, RHP, 18
Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (AZL Reds)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: Has hit 97-99 on the gun as a teenager
Most Worrisome Fact: TNSTAASPP, very raw pitcher, will take a long time to develop
Aliases: Do we have any yet?
Best Case Scenario: Solid number two 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.