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By the Numbers - Lake County

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Now we come to the first full-season league, so it's a bit easier to get a read on the prospects.

The Hitters

Not much to see here. Jose Constanza's great DSL numbers didn't translate to the South Atlantic League, and Juan Valdes had a poor full-season debut as well. The highlight was Brian Barton, a non-drafted free agent from Miami (FL). Argenis Reyes had a good stint in Eastlake, hitting .322/.354/.416, but fell apart when promoted to Kinston. Josh Noviskey and Brian Finegan sported promising strikeout/walk ratios. But overall, there wasn't much going on from the offensive side of the ball.

The Pitching

Now for the good news; the pitching was pretty good. Three of the four major prospects here, Chuck Lofgren, Tony Sipp, and Dan Cevette, are left-handers (Justin Hoyman is the lone right-hander). Sipp will probably move the fastest, as most people think he's destined for the bullpen. Lofgren is now a full-time pitcher (or at least he should be), and his performance was impressive given he was drafted out of high school last year. Dan Cevette posted good numbers again in his second stint with the Captains. Hoyman is a more polished college pitcher with a power sinker; if healthy, he should move more quickly than the two high-school left-handers.Aaron Laffey's overall line looks good, but has an alarmingly low strikeout rate.