Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
What does Wood have that Maloney doesn't?
Mostly its about HRs allowed IMO. Maloney is a big fly ball guy. Not sure if Wood will do well either, but not as many HRs in the minors.
For the Record, I don't think the Reds have a minor league starter who projects beyond the number 4 spot in the rotation. Stewart was the only one. I think they are mostly number 5 or long relief types. Hopefully Leake is better than that. I don't know as much about the younger guys, so maybe some one in rookie ball will step forward and be that pitching prospect, but the high minors guys: Wood, Maloney, Lecure, Ramirez, Klinker, Smith, Thompson, Buck, Avery, Horst, Jukich, Carroll and even Lotzkar are all a bunch of back of the rotation possibilities but none are likely to be TOR or even a number 3 type. The Reds may see several of those guys log time in the major leagues, but there isn't a Cueto, Bailey or even Stewart among them. Injuries have a lot to do with it. If Lotzkar could come all the way back he may do better. I like Horst and Klinker.