Originally Posted by maniem
I really hope this is true. I wonder what Dunn and Kearns were rated when they were in the minors? If i remember right, they were much more hyped than Votto has been. I would have to think Dunn would have been rated an excellent prospect and Kearns a very good prospect. I would have to think that when Votto makes the jump to the bigs, he'll at least be able to consistently produce the way Kearns did in 2006...850 OPS, 25 HR - 90 RBI...i'm hoping he can do better than that once he gains more experience.
Kearns was ranked as high as 11 and Dunn ranked as high as 33 on Baseball Americas top 100 list. Votto is probably right where Dunn was at his highest and Jay Bruce will be ahead of where Kearns was probably, and he is just finished with Low-A.