Jump to content

Our Possible Future starting CF


Recommended Posts

Its still extremely early but it looks like Jose Campusano has started to put thing together with the bat. He recently made the switch from INF (SS) to the OF (CF) and is currently playing for AA Carolina. Campusano 22, possess a plus arm and more than enough atheletic ability to play CF. This man is the fastest player in the entire organization (Joey Gathight runs a 3.3 and Campusano runs a 3.35 to 1st) and not only that scouts think he has the ability to hit 10 - 15 HR's a year.

 

Negatives: Campusano isn't exactly a on base machine. Past # indicate he K's to much and doesn't walk enough. Keep and eye on him this year because thats the only thing holding him back.

 

 

Jose Campusano, ss, Marlins

Born: Dec. 19, 1983. B-T: B-R. Ht.: 5-11. Wt.: 160. Signed: Dominican Republic, 2003. Signed by: Jesus Campos.

 

Not many players skip two levels to reach the high Class A Florida State League at age 21, but the Marlins felt Campusano could handle the challenge last year. He did for the most part, flashing 80 speed on the 20-80 scouting scale and a glove that might only be exceeded in the Marlins system by fellow shortstop Robert Andino. A switch-hitter who has drawn comparisons to a young Tony Fernandez, Campusano showed better maturity and judgmentas the year wore on, especially in the field. Most of his errors came to his backhand side, but he learned to eat the ball and avoid wild throws from the hole. He has been timed at 3.35 seconds to first on a bunt from the left side. He has learned to drive the ball at times from the left side, but mostly hit at the bottom of the order for Jupiter. Though he's thin, he has wiry strength and could develop gap power as he progresses. He'll need to, as well as to refine his approach at the plate. A hard worker who loves to play, Campusano stayed with his Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team in 2004 rather than return home for his father's funeral. Cristian Guzman, Neifi Perez and Miguel Tejada are among his mentors back home in the Dominican. Campusano probably will repeat high Class A this year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Juanky

It would be nice if we finally had someone who can hit come out of our organization. We've been so focused on pitching that our hitting prospects have withered to nothing.

Like Hermida and Willingham?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would be nice if we finally had someone who can hit come out of our organization. We've been so focused on pitching that our hitting prospects have withered to nothing.

Like Hermida and Willingham?

If they have decent years, then they would be the first hitting prospects to come out of our organization since 1998 or so.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest markotsay7

It would be nice if we finally had someone who can hit come out of our organization. We've been so focused on pitching that our hitting prospects have withered to nothing.

Like Hermida and Willingham?

If they have decent years, then they would be the first hitting prospects to come out of our organization since 1998 or so.

...Miguel...Cabrera?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would be nice if we finally had someone who can hit come out of our organization. We've been so focused on pitching that our hitting prospects have withered to nothing.

Like Hermida and Willingham?

If they have decent years, then they would be the first hitting prospects to come out of our organization since 1998 or so.

Must have missed that guy playing 3rd base eh?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would be nice if we finally had someone who can hit come out of our organization. We've been so focused on pitching that our hitting prospects have withered to nothing.

Like Hermida and Willingham?

If they have decent years, then they would be the first hitting prospects to come out of our organization since 1998 or so.

 

You may want to rethink that statement. The Marlins have had no shortage of hitters develop. Right now, 3 really solid hitters are farm products, and they aren't playing just because we had a fire sale. (Cabs, Willy, Hermedia). Our farm system has produced a solid position player pretty much every season since 1995.

 

Johnson, Rentaria, Castillo, Gonzalez, Daubach, Cabrera, Kotsay, Willingham, Hermedia, Millar, Everett

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest markotsay7

Hopefully he has all the promise that Fred Ferreira, once known as the greatest international scouting director, saw in him.

 

He's still known as the greatest international scouting director.

 

Just not ours.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

First, he has 701 AB

Second, the numbers are 52/148

 

Can you please correct my source?

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/C/j...campusano.shtml

 

Wishful thinking. 19/105 BB/K in 496 minor league AB. Terrible.

 

 

This coming from a guy who salivates over Joey Gathright, a guy that K's more than he walks at about a 4 to 1 clip.

Do you really want to get in an argument that Capusano is a better prospect then Gathright? By all means, go for it. I'd love it if the Marlins had a legit CF candidate in the organization. And split AAA/MLB last year, Gathright had a 39/86 BB/K in 468 plate apperances. I know the MLB split. I think he needs time to adjust to the higher level of competition, and he'll be fine. If salivate means, trading the right pitcher for him on a value scale, then by all means say I salivate over Joey Gathright.

 

And if we are looking in house, I think this guy is the top CF prospect in our organization.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/D/a...ro-de-aza.shtml

Link to comment
Share on other sites

was he a minor league rule 5 guy from the Dodgers or something? Says they signed him in 2001 as an undrafted player.

 

His on base (370) and steal numbers (34SB/17CS) look pretty decent, considering he was playing in the pitcher's haven of the Florida State League. Also pretty young for AA...turns 22 today. Happy birthday!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would be nice if we finally had someone who can hit come out of our organization. We've been so focused on pitching that our hitting prospects have withered to nothing.

Like Hermida and Willingham?

If they have decent years, then they would be the first hitting prospects to come out of our organization since 1998 or so.

 

You may want to rethink that statement. The Marlins have had no shortage of hitters develop. Right now, 3 really solid hitters are farm products, and they aren't playing just because we had a fire sale. (Cabs, Willy, Hermedia). Our farm system has produced a solid position player pretty much every season since 1995.

 

Johnson, Rentaria, Castillo, Gonzalez, Daubach, Cabrera, Kotsay, Willingham, Hermedia, Millar, Everett

 

How many of these guys did well as Marlins? I see guys like Daubach, Millar, and Everett and they hardly count since they didn't really do much as Marlins. Why not just add Adrian Gonzalez to the list, he might do well in SD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...