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2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect #5 Runoff

We need overtime to decide between Ryan Brett and Justin O'Conner

I'd prefer ties to endings like this
I'd prefer ties to endings like this
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Brett and Justin O'Conner were separated by just two votes, so we're going to our second runoff. Two other prospects combined for seven votes, so we should see a little more difference here.

In addition to your vote, I'd like you to answer this question: Should the prospect losing a runoff automatically be given the next spot on the list?

Pro: It would expedite things a little

Con: It's not necessarily The Will Of The People

So let me know what you think.

2B Ryan Brett (R/R, 5'9 180, 23 in 2015)

2014 statistics with Double-A Montgomery: .303/.346/.448, 39 XBH, 27/34 SB, 5.2 BB%, 16.1 K%

Brett makes a lot of contact, and it's often hard contact for a player of his size. He's not going to hit many over the fence, but he can get the ball into the gaps and use his speed to generate doubles and triples. He also uses that speed to steal bases effectively, but it would be nice if he could boost his walk rates to where they were earlier in his career. He'll be an adequate defender at second base.

He's expected to start the 2015 season with Triple-A Durham.

C Justin O'Conner (R/R, 6'0 190, 23 in 2015)

2014 statistics with Class A-Advanced Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery: .278/.316/.466, 12 HR, 49 XBH, 3.8 BB%, 23.1 K%

O'Conner enjoyed a breakout 2014 when he finally put together his great glove and arm with solid offense. His arm behind the plate can change games and could get him to the big leagues itself. At the plate, he offers the power potential to be an everyday player in the future.

He's expected to start 2015 back with Double-A Montgomery.

You can find more detailed scouting information (with some subscriptions necessary) at Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, Minor League Ball,, ESPN and plenty of other places.