Re: How would you rate the Reds' 2009 draft signings?
So, Beni, you're dogging Cincinnati (especially Reynolds and Buckley) because of a lack of premium talent in the organization?
I don't buy it.
Alonso, according to the experts, is a top 15 prospect in the game. Good pick.
Frazier looks like a starter at a middle infield position and an offensive plus as a sandwich 1st rounder. Good pick.
Sulburan, Lotzkar, and Hillenbrandt all exhibited TOR stuff before injuries and all were late round-ish picks. Good picks, all.
Yorman Rodriguez signed for serious bank out of Latin America and is hitting very well in Billings as a 17-year-old, the very definition of premium talent.
Wood, another sandwich pick, has performed as well as any pitcher in the minor leagues this season.
I think the problem here is one of perception. No team in baseball has a farm system so plentiful that it has four or five mlb-ready premium talents year after year. That happens only once or twice a decade in all of baseball.
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