The people have spoken, and the #22 spot on our list goes to: upside! The St. Johns benchwarmer should quit basketball and focus on baseball (Notice how I didn't say quit college). He's lanky, lefthanded, and throws gas, and he's got the foundations to be a very nice pitcher if things work out right. In a Prospect Rankings of the future, you, the Community could have him comfortably in the top ten. I hope that happens. Anyway, getting toward the end! You only have to keep your voting pants on just a bit longer.
NEFTALI SOTO, 1B, 23
Highest 2012 Level: AAA (Louisville Bats)
Eye-poppingest Fact: 31 dingers and a .909 OPS in 2011.
Most Worrisome Fact: Only 14 dingers and a .713 OPS in 2012
Alias(es): Sotomatic for the People?
Best Case Scenario: He could very likely end up a AAAA guy, maybe a 1B/DH for an AL club if he turns it around.
DREW CISCO, RHP, 21
Highest 2012 Level: Rookie League (Billings Mustangs)
Eye-poppingest Fact: 1.08 BB/9 in 2012 coming off of Tommy John
Most Worrisome Fact: Inexperience; K/9 under 7
Alias(es): Thong Song
Best Case Scenario: Back-end starter
Cisco, the club's 2010 6th-rounder, saw his first taste of pro ball go pretty well, posting a 3.39 ERA (2.91 FIP) in 58 1/3 innings this season. Fun fact: he's the grandson of longtime pitching coach Galen Cisco, so he's been around baseball all his life. The South Carolina native has 3 solid pitches he can throw for strikes, and an understanding of how to use them, so that bodes well for him.