Originally Posted by dougdirt
Lots of guys can hit well and can't field and never get a chance. I mean can you really tell me that there is a good chance that Soto ever hits better than Danny Dorn has? Dorn is really on the outside looking in trying to find a spot on the Reds 40 man roster this offseason that is absolutely in question of whether he will even make it because he is seen as a guy who isn't even adequate defensively.
Guys that can hit some and can't field maybe have trouble making it to the big leagues. Guys that can really hit always get a chance. I always thought Soto was a guy who can really hit but last season dropped him down for me. I had him in the top 4 last year. This season will tell a tale for Soto but I'm betting last year was a bump in the road similar to what Votto had in the FSL. Dorn is a platoon guy but he's undervalued as well.
I also agree about guys who can really play SS, but the minors are filled with Gary Greens and Pablo Ozunas. I want to see some offense at a full season level from a guy like Hamilton. But he does have some promise, I just can't put him ahead of Soto or Dorn for that matter.