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2013 Community Prospect Rankings: There he blows! There he blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It's Ismael Guillon at #11!

Where things go next is anyone's guess.

Rockwell Kent

It seems we have reached the point where everybody is a toss up.

Ismael Guillon won the eleventh spot on the heels of a solid 2012 season, posting a 2.38 ERA, 1.216 WHIP and 10.7 K/9 over two levels. His fastball and curveball still need some improvement, but his change is a legit out pitch. He was able to keep the long ball in check this year, only allowing three honked wangers in 75 and 1/3 innings.

Two new names added today with more coming soon.


Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (Billings Mustangs)

Eye-Poppingest Fact: B.A. First Team All-American in 2012 after hitting .351/.444/.535 with 11 homers in 64 games with UCLA.

Most Worrisome Fact: 42 strikeouts and only 14 walks in Billings.

Alias(es): Peanut Butter Gelalich

Best Case Scenario: MLB regular in the corner outfield

The numbers from Billings don't inspire a lot of confidence, but the sample size is small. Gelalich was dealing with a hand injury as well as playing in his first professional games after completing a 64 game college season last year, so there are some reasons to turn a blind eye. He has plenty of tools and was extremely successful against some stiff competition in college. Expect to see him to start the season in Dayton, and hopefully prove that his Pioneer League numbers were a fluke.


Highest 2012 Level: Double A (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

Best Case Scenario: Back of the rotation starter.

A pretty solid pick in the 28th round of the 2010 draft, Chad Rogers started his career in Dayton as a reliever before he moved to the rotation in 2012. He posted good numbers in the hitter friendly environment of Bakersfield (3.15 ERA in 111 IP) before getting called up to Pensacola, where he excelled with a 1.99 ERA and a 1.042 WHIP in 31 innings. Rogers doesn't have overwhelming stuff, but he has found success with a combination of excellent control and the ability to keep the ball on the ground.

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:
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: 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; Rawhide; Where's Tanner? Rahier.