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GOTC - Arizona Diamondbacks Top 15 Prospects

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#15

Anthony Meo
Date of Birth: 
February 19, 1990
Height/Weight: 6’2″/185 lbs
Acquired: 2nd round of the 2011 draft
2013 Stats:
YearAgeTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERAGGSGFIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPWPWHIPH/9HR/9BB/9SO/9SO/BB
2013232 Teams2 LgsAA-A+ARI15.1676.83298558.05648448471391091.7768.71.27.36.10.83
201323MobileSOULAAARI04.0006.3788035.1312625625017841.5857.91.56.44.30.68
201323VisaliaCALLA+ARI11.5007.54210522.2252219222122252.0749.90.88.78.71.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 1/22/2014.

Analysis
: Meo makes it onto this list because he was ranked in the Top 10 by Jonathan Mayo despite a very disappointing year that saw him demoted from Double-A in 2013. He can still hit 94 mph on the radar gun as a starter but it’s looking like the D-backs are going to put him in the bullpen (or at least that’s where he ended up in Visalia). With a decent slider and no other pitches, he projects to a bullpen arm anyways. The control was obviously a big problem last year and if it’s a mechanical flaw that can’t be fixed quickly, Meo will be nowhere near this list next year.
2014 Prognosis: Back to Double-A Mobile for another shot.

#14

Justin Williams – OF
Date of Birth: 
August 20, 1995
Height/Weight: 6’2″/215 lbs
Acquired: 2nd round of the 2013 draft
2013 Stats:
YearAgeTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
2013173 Teams3 LgsRk-AARI512242083273180137011144.351.397.452.849
201317DiamondbacksARIZRkARI37161148175112013201835.345.398.446.843
201317MissoulaPIONRkARI115251122160050017.412.423.529.952
201317South BendMIDWAARI31193100000022.111.273.111.384
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 1/22/2014.

Analysis
: I think that a lot of prospect writers are holding back on ranking Williams who had an outstanding professional debut as a 17 year old in three minor leagues. He showed some excellent contact ability and limited strikeouts to under 20% overall and displayed quite a lot of gap power that scouts think will translate into “over-the-fence” power as he matures. While, of course, he could improve his walk rate, the fact that he already has a solid season under his belt going into his Age-18 season is pretty impressive.
2014 Prognosis: Seeing how well Williams took to the professional game in 2013, the Diamondbacks could easily give him an aggressive assignment and have him play in South Bend in 2014.

#13

Matt Stites – RHP
Date of Birth: 
May 28, 1990
Height/Weight: 5’11″/170 lbs
Acquired: Traded from the San Diego Padres on July 31, 2013 with Joe Thatcherfor Ian Kennedy; Drafted in the 17th round of the 2011 draft by San Diego
2013 Stats:
YearAgeTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERAGGFSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPWPWHIPH/9HR/9BB/9SO/9SO/BB
201323San AntonioTLAASDP22.5002.0846221452.037161268151110.8656.41.01.48.86.38
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 1/22/2014.

Analysis
: Stites is showing a lot of polish as a closer and could very well make a big impression in 2014. He’s got a low-to-mid 90s fastball with a slider that scouts think can be above average to go along with a potentially average changeup. Baseball America rates his control the best in the system.
2014 Prognosis: With a strong season in Double-A, Stites earned a non-roster invite to spring training. He’ll likely start the season in Triple-A.

The rest of the list...  http://gradingonthecurve.com/2014/01/22/arizona-diamondbacks-2014-top-15-prospects/ 

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