Originally Posted by bellhead
After spending days analyzing the Reds farm system I confidently feel we have an arms race on the way over the next two years...
Add in this years draft and the pitching in the minors is looking a lot better than the hitting.
Agreed, although I think the Reds did the right thing in picking bats with three of their first four picks. Hopefully we can add an international FA to the mix (Soler would be great) and the bats should start to catch up eventually.
Lutz, Winker, and Rahier all have the potential to be plus bats at the big league level. Rodriguez, Vidal, and Rosa could be above average for 3B in both the hit tool and power. Admittedly though, all of these guys with the exception of Rodriguez are at least a couple years away from being able to contribute at the big league level, and a lot can change between now and then.