Originally Posted by dougdirt
If he only hits 35, still a high total, we are looking at a guy who projects to be a .280/.315/.515 hitter. That is a #6 hitter in a decent lineup.
Which is exactly the underlying reason for this debate.
If that's all JF becomes -- a .280/.315/.515 hitter -- a sixth hitter in a decent lineup, he is still one of the top three prospects in this system. And of course he could become much more.
I don't know what you expect from most of these guys, but make sure somebody reminds us when Chris Heisey and Todd Frazier enter the Hall of Fame. Or Yorman Rodriguez.
If the Reds still had Cueto, Bailey, Bruce and Votto as prospects, I wouldn't be touting JF so highly. But with this current crop, given his upside and downside, he clearly IMO is one of the top three guys.