Re: Reds Top Prospects - 2012/2013 Offseason Edition
I don't believe Soto can play anything other than 1B at the major league level. LF maybe but doubtful he'd be any better than Dunn out there. Maybe worse.
Soto can be a power hitting pinch hitter a la John Vander Wal but likely not much more- at least for the Reds. Another team might see him as a future Carlos Pena, which could be worth something.
I look at Soto like a lesser Lutz, who's rated 14. Soto may have more power but Lutz may be slightly better defensively and he gets on base more. Plus he has less experience playing the game, so he may have more room to improve. That said, neither player will get very far in this organization if they can't handle another position other than 1B defensively.
Last edited by Benihana; 12-24-2012 at 11:16 PM.