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June 30, 2014

Monday Morning Ten Pack

June 30, 2014

by BP Prospect Staff


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Frederis Parra, RHP, GCL Cardinals
Tall, lean 19-year-old right-hander who looked to be taller than the 6-foot-3 he was listed at. Great pitcher's body that should hold more weight. Player has a quick arm and extremely loose arm action that generates easy velocity. Fastball sat between 90-94 over six innings of work and he maintained his velocity. The pitch has little movement but he generates a good downward plane. Pitcher used his fastball exclusively for first three innings and was still effective. Featured a slider at 77-78 mph with hard downward break. Pitch was inconsistent at present but further along than most GCL sliders and showed the potential to be a plus pitch. Changeup was currently ahead of the slider and was a present average pitch on the day I saw him. Player was consistent with the pitch and threw it for strikes. Features only some arm-side fade, but his quick arm speed created additional deception. Will be a plus pitch when he learns to generate more movement on the pitch.

This is Parra's first stateside experience, which is the only reason he's still in a complex league. His pure stuff is good enough for a full-season league right now and he will likely be promoted to a short-season league after a few starts. Parra is currently better than some of the guys in the Cardinals’ Palm Beach (High-A) rotation. He is still extremely far away and is a high-risk prospect, but he has a high ceiling. Potential 2/3 starter. –Jeff Moore

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edwardarthur

Mauricio,

If Johnson "is what he is", that seems pretty far from being able to hold down a spot in a major league rotation, given his disappointing results in AA and getting sent back to Low-A. Do you still think he's fairly close despite the bumps in the road?

Jun 30, 2014 03:52 AM
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BP staff member Mauricio Rubio
BP staff

What Jordan said below. He's got a very high floor and not much projection. Some of his pitches can grow up some and there's some rep work that he has to get in. It's very much not a bad thing

Jun 30, 2014 07:24 AM
 
BP staff member Jordan Gorosh
BP staff

Johnson is at Low-A for a rehab stint. Also, "is what he is" refers to his high floor. It's not a bad thing.

Jun 30, 2014 05:01 AM
 
bloodface

In the most respectful manner possible, how is it possible Renato Nunez did not make the list? Over the past 10 days, here's his line:

19/44, .432/.500/1.000, 4 2B, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 2/8 BB/K.

Jun 30, 2014 06:09 AM
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BP staff member Jason Parks
BP staff

This isn't the minor league update or a weekly hot list. It's just players we are putting eyes on or getting developmental updates on.

Jun 30, 2014 06:20 AM
 
grandslam28

Where would Tapia rank on prospect lists now?

Jun 30, 2014 08:58 AM
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mattseward

One thing I would like to know for the hitter's is whether the scout sat in on a series or a game? I know that is addressed in the scouting reports if they are published but it would be good to know whether it was one game or a series

Jun 30, 2014 09:37 AM
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BP staff member Tucker Blair
BP staff

I usually write a full report if I see the player for a series.

For Estrada and Gillaspie, I saw two games each and batting practice. It was a full series for Estrada(those NYPL two game series are annoying), but not for Gillaspie.

Jun 30, 2014 09:45 AM
 
BP staff member Ryan Parker
BP staff

Good question. I have seen Tapia 3 separate times. Spring training, end of May in a pitchers park, and now in his hitters haven of a home field. I've found something new to love about the kid each time.

Jun 30, 2014 10:36 AM
 
BP staff member Wilson Karaman
BP staff

I caught Law for two consecutive games and a BP session at the end of May in Lancaster and then most recently two more games in a row this past Thursday-Friday at Inland Empire.

Jun 30, 2014 11:22 AM
 
jalee121

I know Parks and others have written about Raimel Tapia's wide stance. This is the first time I have seen video on him, and wow is it pronounced. Very different but cool to see.

Jun 30, 2014 10:20 AM
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