Originally Posted by Edd Roush
What proof is out there for Bryson Smith? That his results indicate that he might make it as a 4th outfielder? How does that hold more value than a guy who could be a major league starting pitcher? Bryson Smith has shown enough warts already that you can say that he won't be a starting outfielder on a playoff team. Constante has shown no such warts and has all sorts of upside.
Because Bryson Smith has a 50% chance of being a decent fourth outfielder. Constante has about a 2% chance of being a major league starting pitcher.
Your point about Smith showing his warts is exactly the reason I don't like ranking kids who have yet to play a single inning of pro ball. They haven't had the opportunity to show us their warts yet (and rest assured, there are warts). We've seen enough of Smith to know what he can (and can't) do. We have no idea what Constante can (and can't) do. I prefer the known to the unknown.