Originally Posted by mdccclxix
Lutz named player of the week in the AFL. He's the best LF prospect they have, and I love that he's left handed. Big 6'3" 230 lb guy. Decent K:BB ratio (for the Reds org). I think the "hes only been playing since 16" angle is yet to be that promising, but regardless he's putting up good enough numbers that by the time he's 25-26 he could end up platooning, or possibly starting out there under a restricted budget.
Lutz may start next season in AA Pennsacola, but he'll end it in Louisville (unless he tanks, gets hurt, or gets dealt). The next season-- 2014-- he could be a starter by mid-year.
Of course, if he truly tears up the AFL, shows power, much more patience than he is currently, and a better mastery of contact issues that have plagued him his entire career, he may move to Louisville early.