Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Somebody start making an argument for their guy or my vote goes to Barnhart. Only thing the kid lacks is power and he is so young he could certainly improve that enough to be respectable. Good defense on par with anyone in the system if not better sans maybe Mes, switch hitter who hits well from both sides, good plate discipline, excellent with pitchers. Whats not to love.
- Will be 25 in February
- Enough defensively to play regularly up the middle on either side of 2B
- Enough offense to get on base 36% of the time, steal 35 bases and hit double digit HR. Supplements his bat with a decent amount of walks and a knack for getting an HBP (double digits in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)
- Impressed with a .296/.360/.595/.952 in about 90 PAs in the talent filled AFL
- Was protected from Rule 5 and added to the Reds 40 man roster.