Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
The other thing is that Vidal seems to have really impressed the organization this offseason/spring. He could be considered by some to have the inside track as the long-term heir apparent to Rolen.
Agree re: Lutz in left. They're playing him there in Bakersfield -- glad to see that.
Interesting. So the way I see it, for the next 4 years we are arguably set at every position except for 3B and LF (you can also make a decent argument for CF). Let's look at the organizational depth, at least the way they'd do it if I were in charge:
With Gregorius and Hamilton being the wildcards that could end up at 2B, SS, 3B, or CF (in Hamilton's case)
More than likely all of this will be moot as Walt can trade a handful of these guys for a 3B or LF, but it is interesting to map it all out as it stands now. Glad to see the organization agrees re: moving Lutz to LF, hopefully they follow suit with Soto and Buckley, and Rodriguez to 3B.
Also, I wouldn't rule out the Reds drafting a fast moving bopper at 3B or LF in the upcoming draft. Certainly not what you want to bank on, but with three picks before the second round begins, I wouldn't discard the possibility.