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10. Yorman Rodriguez – OF – 19 Years Old – A-
Acquired: NDFA, August 2008
The Good: No player in the system has a toolset that can match that of Rodriguez, who has several above-average or plus raw tools.
Needs to work on: Plate discipline remains an issue that is holding back the use of his hit and power tools. If he can improve his plate discipline, the sky could be the limit for Rodriguez.
9. Henry Rodriguez – 3B – 22 Years Old – MLB
Acquired: NDFA, March 2007
The Good: Rodriguez has a strong hit tool from both sides of the plate and can play defense all around the infield, though his best position seems to be third base.
Needs to work on: Rodriguez struggled after retuning from a hand injury in the second half of the season. Coming back healthy and regaining his stroke could put him in line to help the big league club sooner rather than later.
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8. Kyle Lotzkar – RHP – 22 Years old – AA
Acquired: 1st Round, 2007 Draft
The Good: Lotzkar has two above-average pitches with his fastball and breaking ball. He uses them well to rack up strikeouts and finally made it through a full season for the first time since being drafted.
Needs to work on: As noted, this was the first year that Lotzkar was able to make it a full season. Continuing to keep his health and refine his control as a season wears on.
7. Didi Gregorius – SS – 22 Years old – MLB
Acquired: NDFA, August 2007
The Good: Gregorius is an above-average defender with strong range and a strong arm. Offensively he has good contact rates and has some untapped power potential.
Needs to work on: The development of his untapped power potential may be the difference between Gregorius becoming an above-average starting caliber shortstop and a glove first starting caliber shortstop.
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6. Tony Cingrani – LHP – 23 Years Old – MLB
Acquired: 3rd Round, 2011 Draft
The Good: Cingrani has a plus fastball to go along with a potentially above-average change up to go with a slider. Control is a big part of his game as well.
Needs to work on: Being more consistent with his change up and improving his slider which lacks well behind his other two pitches. Without the improvement from his slider he may wind up in the bullpen rather than the rotation.