Re: Who is Redszone's #23 prospect?
Among others, Thompson is the kind of guy who makes this exercise so interesting. Thompson vs. Tucker Barnhart? Daniel Dorn vs. Drew Cisco? Kris Negron vs. Daniel Corcino? It's so fundamentally apples and oranges that it's fruitless (sorry) on one hand but irresistible on the other.
In Thompson, you have a guy who, in his major-league debut two years ago, turned Yankee Stadium on its ear. In Dorn, a guy who OPSed 994 in the International League. And both are available at #23. Readily available. Meanwhile, the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year (Hotchkiss) still isn't getting a sniff. That's pretty strong. Weird, but strong.
That said, Barnhart.