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Christian Yelich tops Baseball America's Prospect hot sheet list.

The Prospect Hot Sheet is not a re-ranking of the Top 100 Prospects. This is a snapshot of which top prospects are excelling and which ones are struggling right now. Stats cover the period May 4-10.

Yelich is joined by Adam Conley in the top ten who's ranked #7 on the list.

For more go to BA

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-hot-sheet/2012/2613380.html

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He's on pace for roughly 25 home runs in Jupiter, which would be the best total in the last 10 years at least. Only played with as many in that time period was Kyle Jensen who hit 22 last season as a 23-year-old.

 

If he keeps this up, we really should start upping our expectations for him. The Olerud comps are from when he was drafted, but he's been more of a speed-power guy than anyone expected.

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and can you imagine if he can make it in center field? I haven't seen enough reviews of his defense in Greensboro.

I don't want to see him rushed certainly but can't wait to watch the kid up in Jax.

 

 

oh, and 3-4 tonight with a double and his 7th homer.

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He's on pace for roughly 25 home runs in Jupiter, which would be the best total in the last 10 years at least. Only played with as many in that time period was Kyle Jensen who hit 22 last season as a 23-year-old.

 

If he keeps this up, we really should start upping our expectations for him. The Olerud comps are from when he was drafted, but he's been more of a speed-power guy than anyone expected.

 

I know I started this thread, but what the hell has happened to Jensen this year?

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Yelich has to cut down on his Ks, and show he can hit lefties consistently. Otherwise, looks like he can become a future .290-25-25 guy. He certainly has the range to play CF, maybe thats why they put him there. But how is he on reads? His average arm at CF is sufficient since he has the speed to track down balls in a position that covers alot of ground; a more important attribute.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Now Jose Fernandez tops the list

http://www.baseballa...12/2613487.html

 

 

Very cool.

 

Lower in that article:

 

"Drafted with the sixth pick in the 2008 draft, Marlins C Kyle Skipworth has not progressed as the Marlins expected. The lefthanded-hitting catcher skipped a level to reach Double-A in 2011, but struggled and returned to Jacksonville to begin the 2012 season. Skipworth entered the week hitting .174, but went on a 9-for-20 tear to push his season line to .217/.289/.401. He hit a home run and has the best isolated power of his career. Skipworth, 22, has also improved his defense and has thrown out 35 percent of basestealers."

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