Originally Posted by Steve4192
I like Winker quite a bit, but Billings has created a plethora of pyrite prospects at the plate over the years. I'll be a LOT more confident in Winker once we see what he can do in Dayton.
I also considered the reports on Winker before he played at Billings, when the Reds drafted him. I also considered his excellent K/BB ratio which really isn't a Billings thing. I also considered his .443 OBP at Billings, which is outstanding in any league. Drop 50 or 60 points off his OBP, it's still excellent.
If I were to be critical of my own selection, it's possible I'm influenced by the Reds' need, which includes lefty hitters who get on base.
To commend my own pick, however, I don't see Cingrani or Corcino as being in the highest echelon of pitching prospects, so it's fair IMO to give this spot to Jesse Winker.
I would vote for Cingrani fourth and Corcino fifth.