Originally Posted by Edd Roush
Seconded. Brackman is a great guy, a local guy, but he still had a 7.0 BB/9. The Reds are already saying that he's being moved to the bullpen and I don't value bullpen arms that much. Crabbe has great stuff as well and exhibited much better control in 2011. There is a reason the Reds are giving him a shot in the AA rotation in 2012 and Sickels has him at #14.
I think Brackman's a real sleeper who may prove to be a big acquisition, but at this point Crabbe is a better prospect.