Erik Davis, RHP,
Bats: R Throws: R HT: 6-4 WT: 200 DOB: October 8, 1986
Wilkins de la Rosa, LHP, New York Yankees
Bats: L Throws: L HT: 6-1 WT: 185 DOB: February 21, 1985
A former outfielder, de la Rosa was converted to mound work in ’07 and has been quite successful, earning a spot on the 40-man roster going into 2009. He posted excellent K/IP and H/IP ratios last year, and while his command still needs some work, Yankees officials are optimistic about his long-term outlook. De la Rosa has a 90-94 MPH fastball and has already developed an above average changeup. His slider is below average right now, but he’s athletic and has good pitching aptitude, so it’s expected the breaking ball will improve in time. I like de la Rosa’s fresh arm and ability to push the radar. Grade C+ with higher potential.
Randall Delgado, RHP,
Bats: R Throws: R HT: 6-3 WT: 170 DOB: February 9, 1990
A Panamanian signed in 2006, Delgado made his North American debut in 2008, posting an excellent K/IP ratio for
Chris Dickerson, OF,
Bats: L Throws: L HT: 6-4 WT: 212 DOB: April 10, 1982
I wrote last year that Chris Dickerson struck out too much and wouldn’t hit for average in the majors, but that his speed, willingness to take walks, sparks of power, and excellent defense would make him a valuable fourth outfielder. That’s still my analysis, and I don’t think you will see him hit .304 in a full season. I think he’s a .240-.250 hitter in the Show, so he’s likely due for a correction. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him hit .220 in 2009, causing everyone to get down on him, but then stabilize at his real level of ability in 2010. And his real level of ability is pretty good: he’s made strides turning his excellent tools into skills. He could help a lot of teams as long as his weaknesses are accounted for. Grade C+.