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2013 Community Prospect Rankings: There Goes the Neighborhood, Dan Langfield is #12

"Rodney" Dan Langfield is your #12 prospect.

My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.
My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.

Well, that was crazy, wasn't it? A run-off? And the run-off almost ended in a tie. The masses are indecisive. Anyway, Dan Langfield finally took home the #12 spot. I would assume Rahier will get #13, but we've got a couple new names that many of you are familiar with, and name-recognition seems to go a long way in these-here rankings, as it does in life (see Schwarzeneggar, Arnold). To the polls!

Highest 2012 Level:
AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: Plus glove, above-average power
Most Worrisome Fact: Plate discipline regressed upon promotion to AA
Alias(es): David "Gore" Vidal; David Vidal "Sassoon"; Shampoo Dave
Best Case Scenario: Glove-first 3B starter with good pop

It's worth noting that Vidal was promoted to Pensacola after Henry Rodriguez's hand injury, not based on performance alone. His plate discipline was trending the right way in Bakersfield, with his K% falling under 20 and his walk rate approaching 10, but that all kind of went to hell after moving to Florida. He maintained decent power, and continued to make some impressive plays at the hot corner, so there's plenty to be encouraged by. It should also be pointed out that coaches re-tooled his swing between 2011 and 2012, as evidenced here, so perhaps that was part of his struggles as well.

Highest 2012 Level:
AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: 30 SB; True CFer
Most Worrisome Fact: Power hasn't developed at all (.089 ISO in 2012)
Alias(es): Hedy; Mr. Kardashian
Best Case Scenario: Denard Span-y

LaMarre is a good defensive center fielder with above average speed. He knows how to take a walk (take a walk take a walk) and doesn't strike out too terribly much. I was hoping to have seen his power develop a bit, but as of yet it hasn't shown up in games, slugging under .400 for his career. This year I'm looking for the discipline to continue to blossom, and maybe he can honk a few more wangers. He stole 30 bags despite apparently playing with plantar faciitis, which hurts like a mothertuckerbarnhart, so that gives you an indication of his wheels.

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: 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

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
Best Case Scenario: Back of the rotation starter.