Originally Posted by HokieRed
Francisco's coming on fast, need to find him a position. 1b?
I'm convincing myself not to follow this year's RedsZone prospect polls which will probably put Francisco about 8th behind Neftali Soto, Chris Heisey, and Pedro Viola.
I've been touting this guy for the last two years because I'm not someone who gets too hung up on walk rate for a very young player. I see a guy who has produced with power at every level.
IMO, Francisco is as good a prospect as there is in the organization and is a very advanced power hitter. But since he'll be playing at age 22-23, the Reds can keep him at AAA to start next season and then see how things go.
His first major league stint could be as a backup player behind Rolen, Votto, and whomever the left fielder is. He'd need some practice at first base and left field. Then see how it goes from there.