TD's Top Prospects-#22 Batter

Posted by Lionel on April 4, 2009.

Rebel Ridling

Rank: #22 Batter (TD), Unranked Prospect (BA)

Age: 22

Position(s): 1B

Team(s): Boise, Peoria

'08 Key Composite Stats: 14 HR's in 236 AB's, .492 total bases per AB, .250 BA

Acquired: Drafted-25th round, 2008

Breakdown: Ridling has the lowest batting average of any of the Top 25 according to TD, but his raw power puts him on the list. His 14 HR's project to 36 over 600 AB's, and despite only having 236 AB's between Boise and Peoria, he was 9th in the organization in HR's. He was 4th in the organization in AB's per HR, behind only Jason Dubois, Micah Hoffpauir, and Jake Fox. Ridling spent the beginning of the '08 campaign at Boise, but after hitting .366, he was promoted to Peoria. He struggled there, hitting only .200, but clobbered 10 of his 14 HR's. Despite the low BA, he managed to have an OPS on nearly .800, thanks in large part to the nearly half a base per AB. For a 21 year old, he's well developed in the power department. Hopefully, he can work on some of the other elements of his craft.

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