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McCovey Chronicles Community Prospect List: #7

Had to call it a tie, as the vote was too close after over 350 votes.  This isn't the most elegant solution, but it's probably the best for my sanity.

1. Madison Bumgarner

2. Buster Posey

3. Tim Alderson

4. Angel Villalona

T5. Conor Gillaspie

T5. Nick Noonan

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, RHP, 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 - Ehire Adrianza, Skip Barnes, Justin Hedrick, Joseph Martinez, Brian Anderson, Thomas Neal, Clayton Tanner

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