Re: Who is Redszone's #5 prospect? 2013
Winker, despite being young for the league, was arguably its second-best hitter.
In attempting to find comps for his performance at such a young age, you're looking at 22-year-olds. In order to find comparably aged performers with the added pedigree of first-round draftee, you're down to one or two guys.
Were Dayton not so close (and so in need of a good team this year, as last season's team was bad), Winker would be my pick to move through A ball this season and perhaps end the season with a cup of coffee in AA. As is, I think he'll be the top performer in the Red system, as he has power, patience, and bat control.
Travieso was a project the day they drafted him.
No Red farmhand has his offensive potential. Not even Sliding Billy.
Winker, in a landslide.
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