Out of 6 picks, 3 ss drafted
Comments: Soto has an intriguing package of tools that includes raw power and above-average speed. Currently a shortstop, he doesn't profile as a guy who'll be able to stay there, particularly range-wise. That's OK, because his offensive skill set fits better at third. He should hit enough for the position and could develop into a No. 5 or 6 hitter in a big-league lineup.
-power, above average speed. he would probably move to 3rd
Comments: Cozart has perhaps the best set of hands in this year's draft class and shortstops who can catch the ball are often hard to find. His lack of speed may hurt his range as the game speeds up and there is a question as to how much he'll hit at the next level. Some see him as a shortstop who can hit in the two-hole, but he also may just be a utilityman who hits ninth.
-great hands, possibly the best in the draft class. slow, low range
Comments: Frazier was drafted three years ago, but he honored his commitment to Rutgers, following in his brothers' footsteps. He's had a very productive year at the plate, showing power and run production ability even though Rutgers has hit him out of the leadoff spot. He'll change his place in the order as a pro just like he'll likely change his spot defensively, from shortstop to either third or a corner outfield position. Considering the dearth of college bats in this class, it's hard to imagine he'll last long on draft day
-big, would probably move to 3b or corner outfield. he's a hitter
We already have depth at SS in the minor leagues in Janish and Valaika, but it seems like 1 or 2 of these guys could switch positions. I'm just wondering why we aren't drafting pitching..
picks 2 3 4 of the reds all have the letter Z in their name, weird.
Re: Out of 6 picks, 3 ss drafted
Please see the minor league forum.