Re: BA: Midwest League Top 20 (2 REDS)
I wouldn't trade Juan Francisco. You have to consider his youth. This kid could stay at Dayton two more years and still be on track. He obviously has several major issues, but his power potential is extremely high based on performance so far. Ignore the "logjam" at particular positions. Not an issue this low in minor league chain.
Have to say that I am pleased Reds did well on BA's Rookie League lists, but disappointed with Midwest list and expect further disappointment as we go up the chain. Tendency is to focus on Reds prospects, but when listed with other teams' kids you realize that Reds system is pretty good but certainly nothing special. Thought Reds had a super pitching staff at Dayton in first half, yet none of those pitchers are top twenty for the League. (Some moved up pretty early, could appear on High A or AA list.)