Originally Posted by Kc61
Of the experienced guys, Jordan Smith should be highest rated. Doesn't walk guys, allows few long balls, excellent WHIP consistently. Needs a few more strikeouts. Highly rated by BA. High draft choice, still young and at AA. Reds added him to the forty.
But since he missed quite a bit of time with injury last year, I'll wait on Smith and go with one of the very young talents.
I can't judge between Silva and Duran. I like Silva's 7 triples last year in limited at bats. I think he had 9 doubles and 7 triples. Shows me speed and power. Duran is more highly touted.
Not sure whether to go with Duran or Silva. I'll read the debate and vote for one or the other.
For me Smith is all about his health. If I was sure he was healthy, he'd probably be in my top 10. With his issues, I dropped him down to the 30s. Since the Reds added him to the 40 man Roster, I take that as an indication that they believe his issues are behind him, so I moved him up on my list a little into the mid-20s.
My highest rated guys left are Matt Fairel, Danny Dorn, Logan Ondrusek, Devin Mesoraco, JC Sulbaran and Jeremy Horst. If Smith was healthy for sure, I'd have him ahead of them all and also ahead of many already gone. He'd probably be about number 8 behind Alonso, Leake, Frazier, Heisey, Francisco, Y-Rod and Cozart.