Originally Posted by mth123
There isn't anything wrong with it (Pierre was a far better player than Coleman IMO), but it's not a centerpiece who you build a team around and its certainly not untouchable. If some team is salivating over those 100 steals by July 2, I wouldn't hesitate to parlay Hamilton into something of more immediate impact or whose skillset is more based on his bat and glove (or his ability to get hitters out) than on his legs.
I don't disagree. But I would go even further and say, especially with a young nucleus at the MLB level, that no "prospect" should be untouchable. I suspect that most of us who follow the Reds minor league prospects often get too attached and overvalue our better prospects. For example, the Reds really need a lead-off hitter right now (maybe not as much as a 4th hole hitter, but that's another discussion) so we understandably salivate about the possibility of Hamilton and 140 SB (i.e., 140 times Hamilton is on 2nd for Votto to drive in). But I would package any prospect the Reds have for the right hitter.