Re: Reds acquire Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald for Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorious
Originally Posted by dougdirt
No one said the Reds didn't win it. No one.
A lot of things in Gregorius minor league career suggests he will be an average Major Leaguer.
Jay Bruce is younger than Zack Cozart by a year and a half. His talent is on an entirely different playing field, particularly at the plate. There is a lot more room for growth with a guy like Bruce than there is a guy like Cozart. Scouts have wondered aloud since day one whether he would ever be more than a .240 hitter in the Majors.
I guess you can say Cozart had a good rookie season if you want. But most rookies aren't nearly as old as Cozart is, so that doesn't really tell us much.
I disagree about the age thing. Seems like more and more rookies are starting out in the 25-27 age range. Only the superstars are starting out at 21 -22. College is also becoming more of a factor.
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