Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 7/4/12
L.J. Hoes, OF/2B, Baltimore Orioles Current Level: AAA2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 13th Current Value: Underrated Hoes doesn’t have the highest ceiling but he could develop into a solid role player. A 2008 third round draft pick out of a Washington high school, the prospect has spent much of 2012 in center field but he can play all three outfield spots and has experience at both second and third base. Hoes, 25, doesn’t have much power at all but he can steal a few bases, takes walks and doesn’t strike out much. He’s split 2012 between double-A and triple-A and is nearly ready to contribute at the big league level. Jeff Kobernus, 2B, Washington Nationals Current Level: AA2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 15th Current Value: Sleeper Like Hoes, Kobernus could develop into a solid bench player but he also has a chance to grind out some regular playing time if he continues to develop. He has just 11 extra base hits in 62 games but he has 32 steals on the year and nabbed 53 in 2011. Kobernus,
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