Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?
Originally Posted by TRF
IMO the #1 prospect is Yorman. To do what he did, at his age, shows his potential. Yes he's still raw, but he'll be spending some time at Dayton next year as a 17 year old. From all reports, phenomenal tools, and possibly the highest upside of any position player. If he realizes his talent, He could be knocking on the door by age 20.
Alonso has enormous upside as well, has a lot more polish, and from all accounts is closer to the majors and helping the big club. Yorman is a great prospect, but for me he's still quite a ways off. Compare Alonso and Yorman side by side, and I dont think there's too much a gap in their overall upside. So to me, it then comes down to who's closer and further along in the development process. Thats Yonder.
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