Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?
IMO, the Reds top three prospects are Alonso, Francisco and Frazier - in whatever order you choose. I saw Leake pitch in the CWS and I can't put him that high before one pro inning. Yorman is another candidate but is so young and raw that I can't rate him above guys with a track record.
I've stuck up for Francisco for over two years and will try to avoid the same old debate. He's the impact guy, the one managers and pitchers will fear. Frazier is very consistent. Alonso has high end talent, hasn't shown power, supposedly doesn't hit lefties. Looks like a very patient high OBP hitter though who uses the whole field.
I don't think guys like Heisey or Wood have the tools to match the top three, from what I've read and based on certain of their stats. They have skills, don't think they have as much upside. I like Cozart, but not in the top five.
So for me it's Alonso, Francisco, and Frazier in whatever order you choose. I'm going with JF because he's the youngest, has come the farthest, and was very impressive with the Reds in September.
He's not a wild swinger, I'm not that worried about his walk rate at this stage. Sweet complimented his LF instincts. And he's a powerhouse at the plate.
Last edited by Kc61; 10-13-2009 at 12:51 AM.