Originally Posted by Vottomatic
All are 4A players at this point with little to prove in triple A. It's now or never and they are blocked in the Reds organization.
Corcino is on the cusp. Probably this season and next in triple A and he's pushing on the door.
While Lutz may seem like the bigger name.......he was hitting only like .212 in double AA. Not sure what the allure is with him at this point. Potential is high though.
Not sure Cingrani has more upside than Leake at this point. Leake has 4 pitches. Cingrani has 2, maybe 3. Leake is more polished. Cingrani easily could be getting by on the league having never seen him before.
Exactly. They are not going to want 4 A players for arguably the best power hitter in the game.
Cingrani is a hot ticket right now.
Leake has a good track record and is major league proven.
So is Frazier. So is Heisey.
I still say Lutz has a higher ceiling than soto. Can play more spots and shorter swing.
The minor league guys I included includes Travieso who while has high upside is a way off. The other two, only one of which I'd include, have big league potential but are a few years off.
In my deal the fish would be getting proven, young or younger major league talent back. Not 4A players.
I think Hamilton will be good but Miami has a prospect for center and Hamilton is struggling at AAA now. I think my deal offers more for the fish to bite at (pun intended) and while the reds would take on salary it'd be for the very short term. I wouldn't create holes on this years team, and the ones that it could create next year could be mostly filled in by our minor leaguers.