Re: Who is Redszone's #5 prospect?
Still have to go with Cozart in a tough, close call over Hamilton. Cozart has been described as a "safe" pick, but I think that's an underestimation of his game. For a few years now, he has been often described as the best defensive SS in the system, with some preferring Miguel Rojas. Janish has been included in that company. Add to that his 17 HR and 30 SB in AAA this year, and it's a pretty potent package.
I don't see where to find this, but if somebody could, I'd be interested to know where those 17 HR and 30 SB ranked this year among all minor-league shortstops.
With all that, I have to agree that Hamilton's sensational speed gives him a somewhat higher upside. But at this point, his chance of attaining that upside seems less likely (to me) than Cozart's chance of becoming an above-average major-league shortstop.
That said, I have absolutely no problem with the choice of Hamilton. He's tremendously compelling.
Last edited by mace; 10-18-2010 at 06:20 PM.