Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
I'd give it a D. It would be Jay Bruce, and stuff. And Bruce is still pretty far away. Take Bailey out and it's like the farm of 2000, when Dunn was coming up.
We're not talking about "prospects," we're talking about one arm who's thrown 60 excellent innings (but still just 60) at an advanced level in the minor leagues.
People are banking on Homer as an unequivocal sure thing; that's a very scary notion. I think we fans should probably prepare for the kid to take a step backward this year; it's very likely that he will, and that's not taking anything away from him necessarily.
In 2000, Adam Dunn wasnt even the top Reds prospect, that was Austin Kearns.
I expect Homer to "step back" in AAA, mainly because I dont think he can keep a 1.59 ERA in AAA.