Originally Posted by Old school 1983
Yeah. Those are the only two. The lefties include votto Bruce Alonso grandal (switch) and even in the minors lutz and winker are the top hitting prospects and Bham is a switch hitter. So it always seems that the reds are always bigger on developing left handed bats that right handed bats and it seems the left handed bats are if higher quality not to take anything away from Mez and Frazier.
I don't think it is a developmental issue. It is a drafting issue. Most of those guys you listed were first round picks. First round picks will always pan out at a higher rate than guys taken later in the draft.
When was the last time the Reds used a first rounder on someone who bats exclusively from the right side? Mesoraco back in 2007. Before that? Brandon Larson in 1997. So from 1998-2012, the Reds used a grand total of ONE first round pick on a right-handed hitter. You get what you pay for, and the Reds pay for lefty bats far more often than pay for righties.