Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?
Originally Posted by cincyinco
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.
A possible GG defender at CF vs a 1B. Speed vs. ... not speed. Once Yorman fills out, he still will likely have less power than Alonso, but you never know. Yorman is a much bigger question mark, yes, but remember this: at age 16 he was hitting in the Pioneer league while Alonso likely wasn't aloud to go to the prom unless an older girl asked him.
Alonso damn well better have more polish, he's 6 years older than Yorman. But for raw talent, and where he played this year, plus age I pick Yorman. In fact it was because he spent time at the Pioneer League and Duran didn't tells me he is a bit more polished than Duran. Maybe a bit more mature. Of all the Reds prospects, he is THE guy I'm most interested in.
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”