Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Doug, I'm curious about your proximity rankings. Maloney is clearly a back of the rotation starter right now. He's functionally not even a prospect anymore -- just a mediocre finished product looking for an opportunity. Do you think Alonso and Frazier are more ML ready than that or do you think I'm overstating his readiness?
I think that Frazier/Alonso can be more valuable than a #5 starter in the major leagues today. Alonso, I feel could be a league average, perhaps slightly below first baseman in the majors right now. Frazier, if put at 3B/LF I feel would be at the very least league average right now. I do think that Maloney can be a #5 today. I just think that Alonso and Frazier are more ready than that.