Dave (Seattle): The one popular response in the prospect community since your list came out has been "Juan Rivera on a Baseball Prospectus list?" Momentary loss of sanity or do you think Juan Rivera's resurgence from prospect nothingness is genuine?
Rany Jazayerli: (7:08 PM ET ) Let's start with a tough question...I'm not a big fan of Rivera's, in all honesty, but for us to reject a legitimate prospect just because he doesn't obey certain tenets that we believe in (like plate discipline), would be as narrow-minded as the scouts who thought Lance Berkman was an overrated prospect because all he did was hit.
The fact is, Rivera has great athletic tools, *and* he slugged over .600 in Triple-A. That's a nice combination.