Originally Posted by mth123
While I agree about the upsides of both Yorman and Hamilton and that potentially they are the best long term guys, but proximity to the big leagues is a big factor for me. They both have a lot of ground to cover and possibilities of flame out and injuries.
Many might go with Yonder here, but the bar at 1B is pretty darned high and even with his bat he may end up run if the mill. IMO, Zach Cozart is the most likely of all the players on the board to become an every day contributor. Chances are that he too could end up as a run of the mill SS but a solid MI is valuable and more difficult to replace. Cozart for me.
+1 for me, and I thought about Cozart, but ended up going with Yonder for the 3 hole. I like both Hamilton and Yorman long term, but there's a ton of ground to cover b/w short season ball and the majors. Yonder could be in the majors next year (though probably not w/ the Reds) and rates a notch higher. Keep Yonder in AAA all of next year, and if Hamilton & Yorman produce in Dayton the way they did in short season ball this year, and I think both jump Yonder on these lists next year.