Re: Top 10 Red Prospects?
Pretty hard to argue with Scrap's list. I might drop H-Rod and Mejias-Brean. H-Rod because of defensive questions and his hitting tanking in AAA. Brean for exactly Scrap's comment. College kids at Billings should hit. If they don't, its a red flag, if they do, it doesn't really separate them from the crowd IMO. I'll stay in "wait and see" mode for now. My list
1. Hamilton (I like Stephenson and Cingrani more, but its hard to argue with so many experts, so Hamilton gets the top spot).
9. Donald Lutz. Kid has power and some hitting skills. Based on his experience, AA is a pretty high level. The Reds sending him to the AFL seems like a pretty positive sign that they think highly of him.
10. Tucker Barnhart. Seems like sure thing to have a major league career that is more than just a cup of coffee. It may be as a number 2 catcher or a tandem guy like Hanigan, but I'd expect to see his name on big league rosters for several seasons. Its not sexy, but it makes my list until some others put it together (Y-Rod, Amir Garrett, Duran), prove themselves over a full season or two (Mejias-Brean) or remove some serious doubts (H-Rod, Soto, Lotzkar).
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS