Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?
I'm not sure where I'm gonna vote Juan Francisco. There's a whole lot to love about him: plus-plus power potential to go along with plus present power, rocket arm, solid defender, and he's held his own against older competition. However, the one major weakness he has is lack of plate discipline. I'm still hopeful he can improve it. Like Doug said, an additional three walks per month next season would get him up in the 35 walk area. If he can eventually get it up in the 50-60 range he would be just fine. He's only 21 years old, he's got plenty of time. I'd like to see the Reds keep him in Double-A all year next season no matter what, and maybe even again in 2010. At his age, and with the depth in the organization at 3B, they can afford to be patient with him.
I miss Adam Dunn.