Re: Homer Bailey and Jay Bruce make Milb.com Top 10 list
Here's what Mayo had to say about Votto...
The thoughts on Joey Votto were again mixed, though even the scouting executive who did rank Votto, did so at the bottom of his list.
"I like the guy," that scout said. "He's a pretty good looking hitter. Period. I think he's going to hit, he's going to be a nice looking hitter. He's got power. He needs to work a little more on his defense, but there's enough bat there to play."
"Joey Votto is a solid first base candidate who had a nice bounce back year in the Southern League," said the scout who didn't rank him in his Top 30. "He controlled the strike zone better and showed power. To his credit he has been quoted that the previous Reds regime was strict about taking pitches early in the count and it affected his production in the Florida State League. With that being said, he's a first-base-only type who has had success at Double-A at 23 years old. Generic profile. If you truly believe he's going to be an impact hitter at the big-league level, you put all your chips in. If you have some reservations, like me, you hedge your bet and see what happens."
I'm ok with that.