Originally Posted by HokieRed
Not inclined to give Valaika protection, as I think there's slim chance he'll be taken. Almost all the action is about pitchers. For teams looking for position players there have to be people farther along than Valaika. Coming off the kind of season he's having in AAA, I just don't think there'd be a lot of danger in exposing him.
Valaika is one of the Reds top prospects. You do not expose someone like that.
Valaika, like others, has a history of breaking in slowly to new levels. It's just development, he'll do better next year.
He won't be exposed and I doubt Watson or Valiquette will be exposed. The Reds will make room for all their high level prospects on the forty man roster.