Originally Posted by M2
I've got no idea whether he's going to be a bust. However, he needs to make some major strides at the plate in order not to be a bust. As a rule, guys who need to learn how to hit make me nervous.
As a HS'er I mind that much less so than a 4 year college player from one of the top schools in the nation. If you went to Texas, and are playing Big 12 baseball against some of the best collegiate competition out there, with that level of excellent coaching, and you still can't hit - that's bad news.
I think of this question two fold. I think he'll be a bust, when you're a top 10 pick in the draft, there is no way as a team you should be swinging and missing on players that badly because in theory, those picks don't come around too often.
I hope however, for the Reds sake that he snaps out of it. They could certainly use the deep system.