Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
I can't tell you why the Reds aren't playing Hamilton at SS, but it surely isn't because he can't handle it. The guy is a wizard in the field.