Originally Posted by j_m_t_us
If your a No. 1 or sandwich pick and do so poorly in the rookie league, I wouldnt put Gelalich in the top 25. Normally most position players drafted at that level go dircectly to low-A right out of the draft.
I think you are putting too much stock in a couple months worth of rookie ball stats. I'm not a big fan of the guy either, but Reds drafted him early and paid him a big fat bonus for a reason. Two months of crappy hitting while dealing with a bum wrist does not mean those reasons are invalid. The talent is there. If he doesn't produce in 2013, I'm all for writing him off, but a couple hundred plate appearances in rookie ball just isn't enough for me to drop him out of the top 25 altogether.