Dunedin Blue Jays Position Prospect Review

Chiaravalloti has a bright future ahead of him

InsideTheDome.com looks at the peripheral stats of the Dunedin Blue Jays position players as a review of this past season, and as a method of analyzing their future. The Blue Jays hitters carried the team into the playoffs as they led the league in runs scored and walks, while finishing in the top three in home runs.

Vito Chiaravalloti 1B

Vito began the year on a tear, however, his performance dropped off towards the end of the season. Regardless, the numbers he put up are very respectable. We would like to see him cut down on his strikeout totals a tad, and accelerate up the system in 2005, however, overall Vito should be on the prospect tracking list, if he opens on a tear at Double-A, and subsequently gets a promotion to Triple-A.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 6.5

1 : 4.1

40.0%

.266

.376

.438



Carlo Cota 2B/3B

Cota was another of the Blue Jays success stories in 2004, however, he played in the Florida State League at the age of twenty-four, and as a result we are not taking his numbers seriously. Cota needs to draw more walks, and get himself moving up the ladder rapidly in 2005.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 10.3

1 : 4.6

36.0%

.294

.356

.449



Ron Davenport 1B/OF

Davenport had a solid year for Dunedin setting a career high in hits, home runs, runs batted in and runs scored, however, the fact that he repeated Dunedin for the third straight season might have something to do with those feats. Davenport will begin 2005 with New Hampshire, and will look to prove 2004 was not a fluke season. Ron will be a 23-year-old at Double-A next year, and still is young enough to be in the majors by age twenty-four or twenty-five.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 9.4

1 : 6.5

48.8%

.278

.345

.495



Scott Dragicevich 1B/3B

Dragicevich did not have a successful 2004 season as he struck out nearly 33% of his at bats. The biggest positive in Dragicevich's game is his ability to draw a walk, however, if he does not begin to make contact more often, his career will most likely resemble that of a career minor leaguer. Above all that, Scott was 24-year-old this season, however, the bright spot is that he saw thirty-eight at bats last season at Syracuse and performed well. Bottom line is 2005 will be the year we find out what exactly the future of Dragicevich will be.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 6.6

1 : 3.4

27.0%

.227

.329

.310



Manuel Mayorson SS

Mayorson did not fair well with Dunedin this past season struggling to maintain a solid average for the season. Mayorson is a slow runner who hit into sixteen double plays this season, and shows almost no power. The one bright spot of his game is that he will make contact with the ball, and will very rarely strike out. It was the second year Mayorson played at Double-A, and in 2005 we feel Manuel will see the dreaded three-peat (repeating a level for the third time).

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 12

1 : 13

12.3%

.217

.277

.243



Rodney Medina OF

Medina began the year at Single A- Dunedin, however, was demoted to Charleston after struggling in 197 at-bats. Medina did show some potential for power, however, not the type of power we look for in an outfielder.Medina, does not know the meaning of bases-on-balls, but at the same time, he does not strike out as often.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Charleston

1 : 25.8

1 : 10.3

20.5%

.330

.352

.427

A

Dunedin

1 : 12.3

1 : 9.9

29.4%

.259

.321

.386



Miguel Negron OF

Negron was one of the threatening bats in the Dunedin lineup this past season, and although he did not have a superb season, we feel it is a season he can build upon for 2005. We would like to see Negron display some more gap power, but we are hopeful he will have his breakout year this coming season at New Hampshire, as he has not yet lived up to his draft hype.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 9.8

1 : 4.6

30.0%

.269

.341

.411



Ryan Roberts 2B

Roberts had a successful season for Charleston, however, could not duplicate his performance during his stint with Dunedin. Roberts has the potential to be a backup major league second baseman. We like the fact that Roberts demonstrates great patience at the plate, and has some power potential in him. Roberts will be 25-years-old next season, and if he begins in Dunedin again, his future will look very bleak.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Charleston

1 : 4.1

1 : 4.5

34.3%

.283

.400

.496

A

Dunedin

1 : 5.7

1 : 4.0

18.0%

.239

.350

.356



Raul Tablado 3B

Tablado had a excellent 2004 season on the field, however, he ruined his season as he got into some off-field trouble towards the end of the season. If Tablado can keep his head straight he has potential to be a very solid third baseman. The future is uncertain for Tablado, as it is unknown why major league baseball suspended him, and what his status will be for 2005.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 13.4

1 : 3.5

50.5%

.300

.351

.582



Jayce Tingler OF

Many are down on Tingler because of his low batting average, and lack of power, however, Tingler has demonstrate his ability to draw walks, and that is understating it. If you're a player in the Jays organization who shows a tremendous eye and walk nearly 17% of your at bats, you will be given every possible chance to succeed.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 6.0

1 : 17.9

16.0%

.251

.373

.360



Jason Waugh OF

The twenty-three year old began 2005 with New Hampshire, however, after eleven at bats he was sent back to Dunedin. Waugh does not walk much, and tends to strike out at a rate of about 20%, and has not yet shown the power he showed in college. Waugh will most likely begin 2005 at New Hampshire, and this time should stay the entire season, as long as he maintains his performance.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 14.4

1 : 5.4

21.5%

.249

.302

.309



Jose Yepez

Yepez has been in the Jays organization since signing in 1997, and made his professional debut in 2001. He has hit above .275 just once, and above .251 just once. Yepez is accelerating upwards at a good pace, however, he is not showing anything with his performance. We do not expect Yepez to remain in the Jays organization for long if he keeps up keeps putting up these types of numbers.

Level

Team

BB:AB.

SO:AB

XBH%

AVG

OBP

SLG

A

Dunedin

1 : 13.3

1 : 5.9

36.5

.192

.262

.300



You can write to Bobby at BVangelatos@aol.com

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