Another Brewers Prospect list

Jonathan Mayo has this story on the Brewers website. His Top Ten

  1. Mark Rogers
  2. Wily Peralta
  3. Kyle Heckathorn
  4. Scooter Gennett
  5. Amaury Rivas
  6. Eric Farris
  7. Cody Scarpetta
  8. Kentrail Davis
  9. Tyler Thornburg
  10. Jimmy Nelson

Click the link for video, Mayo’s scouting reports on each of the players, and see under the radar (under the radar) players Erik Komatsu and Dan Merklinger.

A taste of the scouting reports for two potential Rattlers for 2011 and predictions:

9. Tyler Thornburg, RHP: The 2010 third-rounder out of Charleston Southern was hampered in his summer debut by a minor injury, though he did show that Pioneer League hitters were no match for him (.179 average against; 38 K’s in 23 1/3 innings). He has a good fastball and outstanding curve. If his changeup and command can improve, he could prove wrong those who think his size means he’s better suited for the bullpen and be a starter long term. He’ll serve in that role for his first full season.

10. Jimmy Nelson, RHP: At his best, the 2010 second-round pick features a heavy fastball (he had a 3.00 groundout-flyout ratio in his brief pro debut last summer) and a good slider. He has a changeup, but it needs work to catch up to the other two pitches. He’s big and durable and could be a workhorse in the middle or back of a rotation. If the third pitch doesn’t come, he could have a future as a short reliever with his other two offerings. Either way, he could be the type to move fairly quickly, starting with a full-season assignment in 2011.

Predictions

Hitter of the Year — Gennett
He’ll continue to live up to his name, playing hard while leading the organization in batting average and continuing to show surprising extra-base pop.

Pitcher of the Year – Nelson
Heckathorn could walk away with his second straight award, but here’s a hunch that things will click for Nelson, as he’ll earn a promotion while topping the system in ERA.

1 Comment

Pitcher of the year, Nelson ? Heckathorn. Maybe Mr. Mayo was out a bit too long the night before.

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