Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I went with Grandal. So I can see the overwhelming choice here is Hamilton though.
So if the question I asked was, "Who will have the better career, Grandal or Hamilton?", you guys are going with Billy? I'm not. Or am I reading the question different than some of you?
There is an interesting dynamic developing when talking about prospects and their rankings. You pose an good question in "Who will have the better career?" But I think you have to look further than just who will have the better big league career.
I fully believe that every organization should be able to produce organization fodder across all levels. Guys who will be called up to play in the majors who are nothing more than replacement, or sub-replacement level big leaguers. Guys like Rosales who probably will play a handful of years in the majors but never really be anything more than a utility player. Should that type of player rank ahead of a guy with the ceiling like Hamilton? Should that guy really have more value than Hamilton? To me being a prospect isn't just about making it to the show, more the overall value that he has as he makes his way through the minor league system.