The guys over at Seedlings to Stars specialize in scouting out the minor league players around the league. Here is their recent article on Padres prospect Rymer Liriano:
Back on July 20th, I discussed how White Sox prospect Juan Silverio had been written off too early and how his 2011 performance indicated that he was still a prospect to watch.
Padres prospect Rymer Liriano is a similar case. There are a few semantic differences–Liriano hasn’t been promoted to High-A yet (although he’s played there before), is two months younger, and plays outfield instead of third base–but he’s a very similar case study in how struggles against older competition don’t doom a prospect forever.