Originally Posted by Benihana
One thing that might not be worth forgetting - Ryan LaMarre bats right handed. He could be ready for the majors at some point this year, and reportedly plays pretty good defense in CF. Chris Heisey is likely a better option right now, but in case there is an injury of some sort, I wouldn't rule out LaMarre as a backup CF.
Haha! Only a Michigan fan would think LaMarre might be ready for MLB this coming season. Will he even be ready for Louisville in 2013? Looking at his numbers from last year, I think he needs to repeat Double-A and prove he can hit there first. He had a .708 OPS in 482 ABs in 2012 at Pensacola. What about that makes you believe he will be ready for the Big Leagues at any point in 2013?
Sorry, the Reds have drafted extremely well. But one they clearly missed on, IMO, was LaMarre. Very disappointing numbers for a second-round pick: