Originally Posted by Betterread
Gelalich should be in the top 15 based on his very fine college season last year. He was a very safe pick by the Reds, which made his poor performance in Billings perplexing. I am attributing this to fatigue and his hand injury because I thought his approach and his swing were very efficient at UCLA. Unless there are physical reason, why would his tools look so different. (This is the same dilemma I have in evaluating Tanner Rahier, who performed so differently from his scouting report.)
I can't recall a single collegiate draftee who fell flat on his face in Billings and ever amounted to anything. Maybe Gelalich will be the first, but until more data comes in, I will remain VERY skeptical. As things stand right now, he looks like an aluminum wonder to me. I hope he proves me wrong.