Originally Posted by Betterread
Alonso was the #2 prospect in the cape cod league in 2007 - the top collegiate wooden bat/pro showcase summer league. He started three years and two elite years at the highest level of college ball. When drafted, he was deemed to be at the high A/AA level right away.
This guy is very skilled, very determined and has conducted himself as a MLer since early on at Miami. He was a very safe pick - he is a far superior hitter than Soto, Frazier and Valaika.
Says who? Even if Alonso is all you say he is and by all accounts he is a very good offensive player. What have you seen that makes you think he is FAR SUPERIOR to Soto? Soto has shown me he can hit and he is two years younger. His overall ceiling maybe higher than that of Alonso and from what I have seen and read he has a better glove . Maybe you are right and Alonso ends up being "far superior" to Soto (who knows) but to say that at this point maybe a little permature IMO.