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Baseball America Top 20 Appalachian League Prospects

Baseball America Top 20 Appalachian League Prospects

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » September 24th, 2010, 1:24 pm

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/pr ... 10713.html

1. Carlos Perez, lhp, Danville Braves
2. Enny Romero, lhp, Princeton Rays
3. Oswaldo Arcia, of, Elizabethton Twins
4. Oscar Taveras, of, Johnson City Cardinals
5. Delino Deshields, of, Greeneville Astros
6. Ramon Morla, 3b, Pulaski Mariners
7. Mike Foltynewicz, rhp, Greeneville Astros
8. Adrian Salcedo, rhp, Elizabethton Twins
9. Aderlin Rodriguez, 3b, Kingsport Mets
10. Manuel Soliman, rhp, Elizabethton Twins
11. Vincent Velasquez, rhp, Greeneville Astros
12. Andrelton Simmons, ss, Danville Braves
13. Braulio Lara, lhp, Princeton Rays
14. Cody Stanley, c, Johnson City Cardinals
15. Todd Glaesmann, of, Princeton Rays
16. Pat Dean, lhp, Elizabethton Twins
17. Matt Heidenreich, rhp, Bristol White Sox
18. Richard Vargas, rhp, Pulaski Mariners
19. Jacob Petricka, rhp, Bristol White Sox
20. Hector Guevara, 2b, Princeton Rays

Still no mention of Schoop or Brenden Webb...

I asked Callis on Twitter if Schoop received any consideration for the list. We'll see if I get a response. He tends to ignore questions about lesser known prospects.
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Re: Baseball America Top 20 Appalachian League Prospects

PostPost #2 by Jordan Tuwiner » September 24th, 2010, 1:38 pm

Just saw this in the Appy League chat:

John (Acworth, GA): I am quite surprised that Bluefield's Jonathan Schoop did not make the list. How close did he come? Did any other Orioles prospects come close at all?

Matthew Eddy: Curacao native Jon Schoop, an 18-year-old in his second pro season, was one of a few bright spots on a forgettable Bluefield team. He batted .316/.372/.459 while holding down shortstop as a teenager, so he's got some things going for him. But I couldn't find anybody who believed in his offensive potential. Further, he received average marks for his range, speed and arm. That's hardly the kiss of death for Schoop's prospect status, seeing as he has so much development in front of him. I just couldn't shake images of Pedro Florimon, who hit well at age 19 in the '06 Appy League but had no supporters for his bat. Other Bluefield prospects? The most popular was CF Brenden Webb, who signed for $250,000 as a 30th-rounder in '09. A physical 6-foot-3 lefty hitter, he looks the part and people liked his fluid swing, but he struggles too much with offspeed pitches now (58 strikeouts in 61 games). He could be dangerous if he learns to hit to all fields.
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