Re: BA's Top 100 Prospects
Um, Vitters is a better athlete and defender? Again, the first I've heard of that.
Kevin Goldstein says Vitters bat is his only tool. He says he doesn't run well and needs to improve his reactions and footwork at third base. Jim Callis (of BA) says Vitters has fringy speed now and it will become below average once he fills out. Yeah, he sure sounds like a great athlete.
Goldstein says Soto has good hands and a strong arm at third base, though he needs to improve his footwork. BA and BP agree that his speed is below average. Neither are great athletes.
It sounds like Manuel gets his info from a different source than his co-workers and other prospect evaluators.
Can't say I'm surprised. BA usually underrates Reds prospects. If Soto were drafted as high as Vitters he'd probably rank in the top 50.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 02-24-2009 at 03:44 PM.