Re: Testing our rankings
You're arguing small sample size, then, in the next sentence, you take an even smaller sample size as proof Alonso's ready?
And, by any language I know, proximity means closest. Since both Maloney and Francisco have already played in Cincinnati, I cannot grasp whatever logic you're using, other than purposely bagging on two guys who've already been in the big league.
Look, I can see how you'd think Alonso is a better prospect. He's a first round pick who's been... well, adequate so far. He has a good eye at the plate and the potential for power as he plays more. I also think Francisco could struggle in both AAA and the majors due to his BB/K issues.
But he's undoubtedly had the better year and is at least four months closer to the majors than is Yonder.
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