Originally Posted by Kc61
Patience. These are young players. They aren't immune to slumps. They may be working on things which will improve them over the long haul.
Forget the won-lost records, let's evaluate each player over time.
The Reds major league team has a number of home grown guys right now, this will continue over time. Have to be patient as they develop.
Right, I agree, patience. I'm not worried about the records of the affiliates, either. Like I said, I'll wait all next year if need be.
In general, it will likely be my preference to temper my expectations for Valaika, Frazier, and Cozart if they don't at least make a September call up, and perform well enough to expect a great shot at the team next year.
To me, they will start to look more like role players if they don't put up strong this year. Again, I'm not at all concerned about the present streak or slump they happen to be in. I look forward to the rest of the season.
Overall, I'd like our 1st and 2nd round picks to make it up for good by 25 y/o so they get their kinks out by 26, 27, 28 and have great years. If they can't make it by then I start to get less optimistic about them being great difference makers that the Reds need.