Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
If it isn't about who is the better player, then what is it about? The team is there to win.
I could care less about watching Billy Hamilton run if it means he is playing over someone who would make the Reds win more games. Maybe the Reds don't think that way, but they should. Right now, I can't say whether or not Hamilton is better than Gregorius. I don't know if he will eventually be better than Stubbs. Currently, both guys are better than him (and they should be, they are older and have more experience with tools and skills that match or exceed his sans speed).