Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
I still am not convinced Cozart's ceiling is high enough to make him a top prospect. His ceiling is essentially Juan Uribe, with a floor a notch below Cliff Pennington. I'll take the player with tremendous upside...
And what is this kid Hamilton's upside? Honus Wagner? Derek Jeter?
I'm glad Hamilton is in the Reds' organization, he seems like a good prospect. But there's a tendency to take raw, athletic guys and assume they have tremendous upsides.
Hamilton is apparently not clearly a shortstop. He could wind up at second base. And so far he hasn't displayed power.
Cozart is clearly a shortstop, and he hit 17 homers this year. I wish his OBP was a bit higher, and I wouldn't rank him as high as fifth, but the Cozart fans certainly have a good argument.
I remember years ago when Janish didn't even make the RedsZone list. Lacked upside I guess.