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2013 Community Prospect Rankings: Our Man Yorman is #9

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Bob Levey

Yorman Rodriguez won the closest race we have seen this year, squeaking by Kyle Lotzkar with a four vote margin. With Yorman, it's all about that ceiling. He has tools for days, but he doesn't seem to like busting them all out at the same time. He has always been one of the youngest guys in his league, but the league is starting to catch up to him. It's getting close to shit or get off the pot time for Our Man.

Another teenager from this year's draft class will be added today.


Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (AZL Reds)

Eye-Poppingest Fact: Instead of lifting weights, prefers to chop wood and pull truck tires.

Most Worrisome Fact: Very ugly numbers from his first taste of pro ball.

Aliases: DJ Tanner Rahier; ???

Best Case Scenario: He got a lot of Evan Longoria comps around draft time, so we'll go with that.

The Reds got a steal in the second round of the draft, taking Tanner Rahier with the 78th overall pick. He was drafted as a SS, but at 6'2'' 200 lbs, he is destined for 3B. Rahier is a very polished hitter, who already has three years of wood bat experience. His power has not developed fully yet, but he could be a 20-ish wanger guy by the time he makes the big leagues. His numbers from the AZL are last season were pretty terrible, but it's a sample size of 51 games.


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.
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.


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)
"Call Me" Ismael; The Guillon-tine; ??
Best Case Scenario:
These are getting much harder.

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; Rodney
Best Case Scenario: Good mid-rotation starter

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.