Originally Posted by dougdirt
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.
I'll take my chances with a 23 year old pitcher with AA experience that BA said was the Reds number 13 prospect last year. I tend not to discount a guy too much because of one injured season.
The odds of a Low A ball shortstop with a .665 OPS amounting to a major league regular are pretty hefty. By comparison, Smith dominated High A ball in 2008, resulting in an early upgrade to AA.