My point was that you can't take strikeout rates too seriously in the minors, especially with a guy who was pressing to get on base to break the stolen base record. OBP is much more important, and Hamilton has never not gotten on base.
Cingrani, Stephenson and Corcino are also unknowns. Should we be trading al of them for a major leaguer? The biggest concern about Hamilton from scouts is whether or not he adjusts to CF fast enough to keep on pace to reach the majors. He's a hot prospect, one of the top in baseball, just like Homer and Bruce. The Reds have been doing very well bringing guys up and I think Hamilton is going to be a stud. Trading him now for a more expensive player with less years on his contract who's already hit his prime or has a lower ceiling wouldnt be a smart move in my book. This club hasn't had a leadoff hitter since the 90's, we finally have one on the fuel so we should deal him right before he reaches Cincinnati?