Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
No need to screw around here. We took this kid No. 7 overall and he's a proven 21-year-old bat. Sign him and don't worry about pinching pennies. Give me the same attitude I see with going after 16-year-old unproven Dominicans and Venezuelans. Aggressive.
Actually, I'm not too worried about it at all. He will sign. I would just prefer if it was right now so he could get as many ABs as possible with wooden bat. He's not completely foreign to it since he played in the Cape Cod summer league, but if the Reds are going to sign him eventually, might as well do it now.
IMO he is not a proven bat until he picks up a wooden bat and plays against professionals. I think one of the keys to getting him signed is to see where he is and how long you project him to be ready for the bigs.