Posted by: portersprospectreport | July 29, 2008

6/28 High A Minor League Report

Michael Taylor

  • 1-4 HR(13) RBI—.316 HR 6 RBI last 10 games


Todd Frazier

  • 2-4 HR(16) 4 RBI 3 R 2B BB—.270 3 HR 10 RBI 10 Runs last 10 games


Juan Francisco

  • 3-5 HR(15) 2 RBI 3 R—.439 3 HR 17 RBI 10 R last 10 games


Jonathan Lucroy

  • 1-5 HR(16) 2 RBI—.371 2 HR 8 RBI 9 R last 10 games


Ty Wright

  • 4-4 HR(4) RBI 2R BB—.301 4 HR 47 RBI


Ernesto Mejia

  • 1-4 HR(15) RBI—.262 15 HR 65 RBI 21BB/106K (6-6 190lb 22 yr. old 1B)


Beau Mills

  • 2-4 2B—.284 16 HR 69 RBI


Carlos Santana

  • 0-4 3K—Rough debut with new ball club


BUY/SELL Analysis

Coming to a Bowman Chrome pack near you!

Coming to a Bowman Chrome pack near you!

Juan Francisco was ranked as the 8th best prospect in a deep and talented Cincinnati Reds farm system after slugging 25 HR and 90 RBI at Low A Daytona.  This season, Francisco has continued his power development at Sarasota where he is hitting .284 with 15 HR and 72 RBI.  Francisco is an aggressive switch hitter who has curtailed his K’s a bit (161 in ’07 to 93 in ’08), but his inability to draw walks (12 BB in 99 games) has kept him from being an elite prospect.  Another area of concern is Francisco’s power deficit from the right side where he has only one of his 15 HR.  Francisco’s first major cards will be issued in the 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects set as a base card.


Market Advice: It’s hard to say how much attention Francisco will garner immediately, but I would venture that collectors will initially be clamoring after the autos of Angel Villalona, Austin Jackson, Andrew Brackman, Lars Davis, Ryan Kalish, and Engel Beltre.  I would venture to say that Francisco’s first cards will be selling for $1.00-1.50 each out of the gate.  BUY big bulk lots at these prices right away. as he has a bright future as a young 3B or rightfield prospect!


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