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McCovey Chronicles Community Prospect List #15

Even more options, sorry if you think it's too many.  Feel free to make a write in as your vote.  Just list who you want, don't vote in the poll, and then try and make a case to sway people.  This poll will last until Saturday at 5 PM.

1. SP Madison Bumgarner
2. C Buster Posey
3. SP Tim Alderson
4. 1B Angel Villalona

5. 2B Nick Noonan
6. 3B Conor Gillaspie

7. SP Henry Sosa
8. OF Rafael Rodriguez
9. OF Roger Kieschnick
10. SP Kevin Pucetas
11. Travis Ishikawa
12. Wendell Fairley
13. Scott Barnes
14. Brandon Crawford

Please note, it's getting a little tricky to find info on some guys.  If people can fill in scouting blanks, with backed up evidence (preferably not just "I heard"), I will try to add the info in.

Ehire Adrianza, SS, 19 - Hit .241/.351/.325 in 2007 over 249 AB in the DSL with 41 BB and 37 K.  Hit .288/.382/.409 in 2008 over 66 AB, mostly in Rookie Ball with 9 BB and 6 K.  He is an excellent defensive SS and scouts love him.

Ben Copeland, OF, 25 - Drafted in 2005, #132 overall.  Minor league stats here, year and level summary here. He has good plate discipline but currently profiles as a tweener if his power doesn't develop.

Matt Downs, UT, 24 - Drafted 2006, #1076 overall.  Minor league stats here.  In 2008, over 523 AB mostly at High-A, hit .294/.347/.480 with 20 HR, 38 BB, and 67 K.  He has played defensively at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, and OF.  He also pitched in college, so if he can figure out how to catch a little, we may have our very own Jose Oquendo.

Jesse English, LHP, 24 - Drafted in 2002, #187 overall.  Over 5 minor league seasons has pitched 265.1 innings with 208 H, 331 K, 117 BB, 20 HR, 1.23 WHIP, and a 3.26 ERA.  In 2008, in High-A, he pitched 135.1 innings, with 135 K, 51 BB, 12 HR, 1.27 WHIP, 3.19 ERA, and a 46% groundball rate.  He career was derailed early on by injuries but is back on track now.  He throws a good fastball, plus changeup, and probably something else that I couldn't find.

Jesus Guzman, 3B/2B?, 24 - Signed as a minor league free agent.  Minor league stats here.  In 2008, over 415 AB mostly at AA, hit .349/404/.545 with 17 HR, 37 BB, and 70 K.  In the VWL hit .378/.467/.657 over 143 AB with 8 HR, 22 BB, and 22 K.  His fielding is poor but he's obviously got a good idea what to do at the plate.

Justin Hedrick, RHP, 26 - Drafted 2004, #190 overall.  College and minor league stats here.  In 2008, at AA, threw 65.2 innings with 74 K, 21 BB, 4 HR, 0.94 WHIP, 1.37 ERA, and a 30% groundball rate.  He throws a high 80's, low 90's fastball and a slider.

Aaron King, LHP, 19 - Drafted in 2008, #207 overall.  In 2008, pitched 33.1 innings between Rookie Ball and Low-A with 45 K, 19 BB, 1 HR, 1.33 WHIP, 2.99 ERA, and a ~49% groundball rate.  He throws a low 90's fastball that can touch mid 90's, a curve, and a rough change.

Joseph Martinez, SP, 25 - Drafted 2005, #372 overall.  Has thrown 547.2 innings in his 4 years of pro ball with an ERA of 3.40 and 1.17 WHIP.  Last season in AA he threw 148 innings with 131 H, 6 HR 37 BB 112 K for an ERA of 2.49 and 1.14 WHIP with a 57% groundball rate.  More of a finesse pitcher than anything, but has continued to post good stats as he moves up in levels.

Eddy Martinez-Esteve, "OF", 25 - Drafted in 2004, #70 overall.  Minor league stats here, year and level summary here. He has always had a disciplined approach at the plate and he had very good power before he tore the labrum in his left shoulder in 2006.  Is currently hitting .361/.426/.623 in the PRWL leading to hope that his power is resurfacing.  His defense is charitably compared to Manny Ramirez's.

Michael McBryde, CF, 23 - Drafted 2006, #146 overall.  College and minor league stats here.  In 2008, at High-A, hit .295/.368/.383 over 420 AB with 37 BB, 84 K, and 31 SB.  Has great speed, a great arm, outstanding defense, and shows flashes of power.

Thomas Neal, 1B/OF, 21 - Drafted 2005, #1092 overall as a draft and follow.  Tore the labrum in his left shoulder in 2006.  In 2008, when healthy for a full season, hit .276/.359/.444 a A-Ball over 428 AB with 15 HR, 48 BB, and 103K.  He is a toolsy outfielder with good power, although he does strike out a lot.

Kyle Nicholson, RHP, 23 - Drafted in 2007, #224 overall.  In 2008, in Rookie Ball, threw 62.2 innings with 54 K, 3 BB, 1 HR, 0.59 WHIP, 1.15 ERA, and a 72% groundball rate. He throws a high 80's fastball with a ton of sink, a change, and slider.

Edwin Quirarte, RHP, 22 - Drafted 2008, #147 overall.  College stats here.  In 2008, at Low-A, threw 29.2 innings with 33 K, 9 BB, 0 HR, 1.08 WHIP, 2.12 ERA, and a 49% groundball rate.  He throws a low 90's fastball, slider, and split.

Hector Sanchez, C, 19 - In 2007, in the DSL, hit .286/.401/.471 over 119 AB with 19 BB and 15 K.  In 2008, in the DSL, hit .348/.458/.502 over 207 AB with 36 BB and 29 K. He is a big, strong switch hitting catcher with a strong arm.

Eric Surkamp, LHP, 21 - Drafted in 2008, #177 overall. College stats here.  In 2008 threw 17.1 innings, mostly at Low-A, with 15 K, 5 BB, 1 HR, 1.79 WHIP, 6.43 ERA, and a 50% groundball rate. He throws a high 80's fastball, change, and breaking ball.

Ben Snyder, LHP, 23 - Drafted in 2006, #116 overall.  Over 3 minor league seasons has pitched 364.1 innings with 319 K, 88 BB, 27 HR, 1.18 WHIP, and a 2.89 ERA.  In 2008, split between High-A and AA, he pitched 147.1 innings with 117 K, 41 BB, and 11 HR. He throws a high 80's fastball and an excellent curve.

Clayton Tanner, LHP, 20 - Drafted 2006, #89 overall.  Over three seasons has thrown 278.1 IP, 288 H, 213 K, 91 BB, 7 HR, 1.36 WHIP, 3.62 ERA, and ~56% groundball rate across the three levels of A-ball.  In 2008 threw 117.0 IP, 124 H, 84 K, 39 BB, 1 HR, 1.39 WHIP, 3.69 ERA, and a 55% groundball rate in High-A.  He throws a fastball, breaking ball, and change.

Testers: Brian Anderson, Osiris Matos, Ryan Rohlinger

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