Re: Juan Fransisco is now a Louisville Bat!
It's really unbelievable how Reds fans refuse to see the value JF could have to the Reds. It seems that some fans read the BB column and black out all else.
This guy is a powerhouse. He could be a major long ball hitter. His OBP skills are improving and his power and RBI games are off the charts. He is just 22.
I'm glad the Reds seem to see his value, even if fans would prefer a dozen other prospects.
Absolutely right, in my opinion. Many posters have been writing this guy off for years and are unwilling to revise what they say about him. It's more about being right than evaluating the kid objectively. He may be one of the elite power prospects in the game right now. He needs development time, still, but he's a very, very interesting bat. I'd have to think there are AL teams out there who'd love to have this kid coming up as a future DH.
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