Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I wouldn't be eager to. He's got high ceiling LH power to all fields, and that's huge in GAB. By the time the young LH sock in the Reds lineup is getting expensive, he might be ready. He may end up at 1B, who knows, so EdE or Frazier or whoever could stay at 3B.
The only other LH bat with a modicum of power in the system is Dorn, and he's really a line drive hitter. If Waring and Frazier both develop, those are the two who are redundant, in my opinion, given that they're both righty sticks.
.301 OB. I'd punt while I had the favorable field position.
If he ends up at 1B, the Reds already have Votto. Plus, I don't want a low OB hitter at 1B or an OF corner, so he'd pretty much have to progress as a 3B for me to have an ounce of interest in him (or learn how to catch). The Reds have got Frazier, whom I prefer exponentially. I'd find someone else who was willing to construct a fantasy around Francisco and deal him for someone I really liked.
Don't get me wrong, I like that Francisco had a season that got some attention. It's just that I don't subscribe to the notion that the organization should obsessively cling to every kid in the system because you never know. Place bets on your favorites, use the rest in talent acquisition.