It's time to rank the newest Atlanta Braves prospect, newly acquired from the Yankees, Arodys Vizcaino. There are some glowing reports around baseball about this young kid, who most people compare to the Braves' Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado.
In last year's Baseball Prospect Book, John Sickels said Vizcaino "could emerge as one of the best pitching prospects in the game." MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo says that Vizcaino can throw his fastball as hard as 96 mhp to go along with a "hammer curveball." And Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus said this year that Arodys has the highest ceiling of any pitcher in the Yankees system.
Baseball America ranked him third in the Yankees system this year, and Goldstein ranked him second, labeling him a four-star (out of five stars) prospect.
We now know he was the centerpiece of the Javier Vazquez trade from the Braves perspective. So where does he rank among our elite prospects? I'm going to make the assumption that he will not rank ahead of Jason Heyward, and I'm also going to assume that he's in the top-10. Vote in the poll below by the end of the year, and once we have the result we'll add him into our Talking Chop 2010 Community Top-25 Prospects (and kick poor Benino Pruneda out).
If you need a reference of the top-25, look on the left sidebar on the main page, near the top there is a section that lists our top-25 prospects. (That actually remains there year-round for reference sake, FYI.)