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ON Top 50 Prospects 2013 – #31: Brenden Webb

ON Top 50 Prospects 2013 – #31: Brenden Webb

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » December 26th, 2012, 12:44 am

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Brenden Webb signed for $250,000 as an over-slot 30th round pick in 2009. He made his pro debut in the GCL shortly after signing, and registered 43 at-bats.

Webb didn’t begin 2010 with the IronBirds, but spent the season with the Bluefield Orioles. He walked 32 times in 194 at-bats and showed us a glimpse of the walk rate he would continue to carry through the minors.


2013 Top 50 List
31. Brenden Webb
32. Connor Narron
33. Brian Ward
34. Jaime Esquivel
35. Matt Taylor
36. Tyler Townsend
37. Caleb Joseph
38. Mark Blackmar
39. Sebastian Vader
40. Matt Price
41. Oliver Drake
42. Hector Veloz
43. Wynston Sawyer
44. Matt Bywater
45. Ryan Berry
46. Tyler Kelly
47. Zach Clark
48. Mychal Givens
49. Ashur Tolliver
50. Brady Wager
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Re: ON Top 50 Prospects 2013 – #31: Brenden Webb

PostPost #2 by ofahn » December 28th, 2012, 11:28 am

A legitimate four tool player (he'll need to work hard to improve the average), he finally put together in 2012 the kind of season that most evaluators had expected he would the year before. It appears he has finally discovered the balance between patience and aggressiveness at the plate. If he builds on that he could be an Orioles' top five prospect by 2014 and a potential replacement for Nick Markakis in RF if that becomes necessary.
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Re: ON Top 50 Prospects 2013 – #31: Brenden Webb

PostPost #3 by Shorebirdfan » January 6th, 2013, 12:03 am

ofahn wrote:A legitimate four tool player (he'll need to work hard to improve the average), he finally put together in 2012 the kind of season that most evaluators had expected he would the year before. It appears he has finally discovered the balance between patience and aggressiveness at the plate. If he builds on that he could be an Orioles' top five prospect by 2014 and a potential replacement for Nick Markakis in RF if that becomes necessary.


Webb improved primarily in two areas this past season. He matured enough at the plate to understand that most Low A pitchers can't throw enough strikes to force you to swing. So in doing so, when they couldn't he would take a walk. Unfortunately, when pitchers could throw strikes, there wasn't a significant difference in the game. Not to say he can't or won't continue to build upon this success.

Second area was that cannon he calls an arm. Not only did the strength improve but the accuracy of throws from any part of the outfield to any part of the infield was simply a thing of beauty. It literally got to the point where my daughter and I were using the Wieters slogan DON'T RUN EVER as he gunned down runners night after night.

I think he is still a VERY long way from being major league ready and needs 2 more very solid campaigns, with significant strides forward on his ability to drive the ball to all fields.
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Re: ON Top 50 Prospects 2013 – #31: Brenden Webb

PostPost #4 by ofahn » January 6th, 2013, 12:05 am

Shorebirdfan wrote:I think he is still a VERY long way from being major league ready and needs 2 more very solid campaigns,


If he has those two solid seasons he could be a RF candidate in ST 2015.
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