Originally Posted by Kc61
Rojas played at Dayton at age 20 last year and showed little power and a .665 OPS.
Smith was number 13 on BA's Reds list last year and was pitching pretty well at AA when injured this year. He's still only 23.
I don't think this is particularly close. Smith.
P.S. The Reds may move Smith to the pen, but they did protect him on the 40 so they obviously think he is a quality prospect.
At the same time Rojas was the only player on Daytons roster that the organization said "he must play every day". They also obviously think he is a quality prospect. At the plate the thing he is missing is power. His plate approach is there and he should hit for a solid average (.294 from May until the end of the season) while being a plus defensive shortstop. I will take my chances on that guy over a reliever who has no relief experience and saw his K rate go from solid to abysmal last year.