Re: 2013 Baseball America Reds Top 10
Originally Posted by dougdirt
They don't play GM. That means no free agency or trades. It is based on pure talent. Corcino isn't cracking a rotation with Cueto, Latos, Chapman, Bailey and Stephenson in it. That puts him somewhere else, and in this case, the bullpen at closer. The report has him as a starter though, because that is what he can be. But sometimes what a team needs trumps what a guy could be elsewhere.
From the chat, I found it interesting that JJ Cooper said that he probably doesn't see Travieso or Winker as Top 200 prospects. I guess I can get the rational with Travieso and his limited track record, but Winker not only has reports to work with, but numbers too. Just interesting to see.
It's actually pretty bad when a top 15 pick doesn't/wouldn't make the following year's Top 200 prospect list. I'm not sure how often that happens. Usually there are 7-10 previous draftees that make the Top 100 and you would assume at least another 10-20 (if not more) would make the Top 200. It seems BA doesn't have a lot of love for last year's Reds draft (especially with 4 picks in the top 100). Of course, there is PLENTY of time for this to all pan out differently.
Either way, Winker would be on my Top 200. Any other highlights from the chat?
Last edited by Benihana; 01-09-2013 at 04:40 PM.