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2013 Community Prospect Rankings: It's Peanut Butter Gelalich Time!

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#14 Prospect Jeff Gelalich looks to build on a disappointing first season in pro ball.

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wit a baseball bat!
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The UCLA product and 2012 supplemental-rounder has plenty of tools, but struggled in his first year out of college. Lots to like about Gelalich, but lots to prove as well.

A familiar and beloved face joins the list today after much gnashing of teeth, wailing of wails, and stomping of feet. The public has spoken! But speak again...in the form of a vote. Who's number 15?

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.

JONATHAN REYNOSO, OF, 20
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.
Aliases:
Rey Misterio; 'tHanny Rey
Best Case Scenario:
Who the heck knows. He's got a lot of tools, but has failed to use all of them yet.

RYAN LaMARRE, CF, 23
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; Old Grey LaMarre
Best Case Scenario: Denard Span-y

DAVID VIDAL, 3B, 22
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

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.

DONALD LUTZ, 1B/OF, 23
Highest 2012 Level:
AA (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)/Team Germany (World Baseball Classic)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: .819 OPS across 2 non-rehab levels in 2012
Most Worrisome Fact: Just 5 HR in 165 PA after being promoted out of Bakersfield
Alias(es): Kaiser; Knockwurst
Best Case Scenario: Russell Branyan with more speed