Originally Posted by mth123
Kind of agree, but the fact that he is blocked lowers his value. He has less value to the Reds if they can't use him and less value as a trade chip if he's blocked and everyone knows it. The issue lowering his value is really his lack of positional versatility and the fact that he'd need to project as an elite hitter to be viewed much more than an interchangeable part. Teams know it and any return in a deal will reflect it.
If the LF thing works out, his value will skyrocket.
A prospects value should be on what they could do as a major leaguer, not their trade value. He either is a major leaguers of X value right now or he isn't. The fact that he is blocked doesn't change his current ability or future ability to be a major league hitter.