Originally Posted by NeilHamburger
Partly because of dealing Grandal, Sappelt and Alonso, promoting Mesoraco and because of some guys not really living up to expectations (Duran, Yorman) I'm not sure if there is an impact bat in the minors from top to bottom. I guess it depends on your opinion of Hamilton. But, guys like Soto, HRod, Didi and Lutz don't really project as MLB stars or impact bats.
I'd really like the Reds to focus on a couple of bats early in the draft.
Damn man, Soto smacks 31 HRs at the age of 22 and you think he "doesn't really project as an impact bat"? Uh, might want to let that marinade for a little bit. He's still young for Triple-A.
I also think you are selling Henry Rodriguez and Donald Lutz short. Not saying they will be stars, but they have the potential to be impact bats.