Originally Posted by Az. Reds Fan
I agree, if G. Beckham or Smoak or both are on the board when the Reds pick, Crow shouldn't even factor in the decision. IMO, I'd go Smoak...the kid can flat out rake. Boras be damned.
Same here if the top three left at 7 are Crow, Smoak, and Gordon, you go Smoak.
Crow is a blown shoulder and/or elbow waiting to happen
Gordon is alright but we have got plenty of guys like him in the system like him already in the system, Valaika for example.
You just don't pass over a Switch hitting 1b with 40 HR power .290+ BA potential and a good strike zone disciple
Plus it allows Votto to move off 1b into LF, getting rid of Dunn and improving the defense and overall lineup, with a 2-7 in the near future of
Kepp,Bruce, BP, Smoak, Votto, Frazier
That lineup would score lots of runs, regardless who the 1 and 8 hitters are.