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McCovey Chronicles Community Prospect List: #4

1. Madison Bumgarner

2. Buster Posey

3. Tim Alderson

Angel Villalona, 1B, 18 - Signed out of the "Dominic Republican" in 2006.  Hit .285/.344/.450 with 15 BB, 42 K, 5 HR, and 20 total XBH in 229 PA in Rookie Ball in 2007 as a 16 year old.  Hit .263/.312/.435 with 18 BB, 118 K, 17 HR, and 46 total XBH in ~500 PA in A-Ball at Augusta as a 17 year old.  As a hitter, he has a ceiling that is rivaled by few batters in the minors, but he is still extremely young and still needs refinement.

Conor Gillaspie, 3B, 21 - Drafted 2008, #37 overall.  Hit .419/.500/.697 with 38 BB and 22 K over 234 AB his junior year of college at Wichita State in 2008.  Hit .269/.352/.344 between Rookie Ball and Low-A in 2008 over 93 AB.  He torched the Cape Cod league, a wooden bat league, in 2007 with a .345/.448/.673 line, earning league MVP award.  Projects to hit for good average, a good OBP, and decent power.

Nick Noonan, 2B, 19 - Drafted 2007, #32 overall.  Hit .316/.357/.451 over 206 AB in Rookie Ball in 2007 with 18 SB and 3 CS in 2007.  Hit .279/.315/.415 over 499 AB in A-Ball in 2008 with 29 SB and 4 CS.  Survived an aggressive assignment to Augusta in 2008.

Roger Kieschnick, OF, 21 - Drafted 2008, #82 overall.  Hit .302/.373/.621 over 232 AB with 24 BB and 44 K his sophmore year of college at Texas Tech in 2007.  Hit .305/.407/.632 over 220 AB with 35 BB and 42 K his junior year.  Is hitting approximately .261/.368/.500 in the HWL.  He is a big, toolsy player who is considered to have not broken out yet despite his good college numbers.

Brandon Crawford, SS, 21 - Drafted 2008, #117 overall.  Hit .335/.404/.504 over 248 AB with 25 BB and 58 K his sophmore year of college at UCLA in 2007.  Hit .302/.394/.491 over 232 AB with 31 BB and 59 K his junior year.  He is another toolsy player considered to have not broken out yet.

Travis Ishikawa, 1B, 25 - Drafted 2002, #637 overall.  Hit .260/.355/.454 over ~2500 AB in the minors across all levels.  Broke out in 2008 with a .291/.382/.462 line in AA and a .310/.370/.737 line in AAA before hitting .274/.337/.432 in the majors.  He is also a great defensive firstbaseman.

Kevin Pucetas, LHP, 23 - Drafted 2006, #506 overall.  Over three seasons has thrown 342.2 IP, 300 H, 267 K, 69 BB, 17 HR, 1.08 WHIP, 2.47 ERA, and ~53% groundball rate across the three levels of A-ball.  In 2008 threw 125.1 IP, 115 H, 102 K, 27 BB, 6 HR, 1.13 WHIP, 3.02 ERA, and a 51% groundball rate in High-A.  He throws a high 80's, low 90's fastball, a fantastic change, a curve, and an in-progress slider.

Henry Sosa, RHP, 23 - Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2004.  Over three seasons has thrown 215.2 IP, 179 H, 238 K, 93 BB, 19 HR, 1.26 WHIP, and a 3.22 ERA.  His 2008 season was derailed early on when he tore his patella tendon.  When he came back he threw 56.1 IP, 62 H, 58 K, 18 BB, 6 HR, 1.42 WHIP, 4.31 ERA, and a 38% groundball rate.  He throws a fastball in the mid to high 90's, a curve, and a change.

Wendell Fairley, OF, 20 - Drafted 2007, #29 overall.  Hit .259/.388/.337 over 193 AB in Rookie Ball in 2008 with 26 BB and 37 K.  He has incredible tools with plus raw power and great speed.

Rafael Rodriguez, OF, 16 - Signed out of the Domincan Republic on his 16th birthday.  As Baggs has put it, "Rodriguez is big — 6 foor-5 and 195 pounds — and plays an athletic right field. He has a strong arm, is a good runner and projects to hit for power."

Testers - Please suggest some, although we likely won't need to add more options to the poll for a few votes.

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