Originally Posted by dougdirt
I think you are drastically underestimating how much the Reds like Gregorius. He is viewed as a better shortstop defensively and his bat is similar with more upside.
You miss my point.
It doesn't matter whether Didi grades out higher than Billy. It is irrelevant.
Hamilton has something no other prospect in the Reds system has. Hamilton is a star.
The Reds are likely drooling at the thought of Hamilton running wild on the bases at GABP. He will bring attention. Fans. TV exposure. And probably will be a good player to boot.
This is not about Xs and Os. It's not about scouting or metrics. It's not about whether Gregorius is a better shortstop. It is about star quality.
The minute the Reds think Hamilton can play reasonably well at GABP he will be there and he will be all over the ads for Reds' baseball. Billy may play SS, second, the outfield - it doesn't matter. This is about watching Billy run.