Originally Posted by mth123
In 80+ PAs now in the AFL, Greene's line is .301/.386/.466/.851. I have to wonder if the Red are going to use the 100+ PAs in the AFL as a substitute for AA for Greene. Greene is 24 already and with Didi and H-Rod in the middle IF at AA and Chris Valaika a little iffy for the start of the season, maybe Greene jumping to AAA makes some sense.
The Reds need to have some viable alternatives getting ready for the MI in 2012. SS will be manned by a promising, but unproven kid and 2B may be an open spot in need of options for 2013. Given his age, nice season in A+, his positive performance in the AFL and the Reds' situation in the majors, I think it makes sense to skip a level and start Greene off in AAA. Both Greene and Negron can play a lot of positions and with Valiaka iffy and Mike Griffin and Eric Eyman gone, Greene at AAA in 2012 makes a lot of sense to me.
Can Greene play SS? Valaika should be back by opening day, and he will play second for the bats. Negron should not be a starter, so H-Rod's ability to play SS is a huge advantage.