Originally Posted by corkedbat
Problem with this organization has been a fetish for 4th OF types at the expense of solid corner OF bats. Their strange fascination for infielders with a utility ceiling is not far behind.
I don't think its at the expense of at all. Reds have concentrated on pitching with high picks. Its not like they passed on super prospects to take a utility man. They passed many times on hitters to take pitching inside and they nabbed some high ceiling hitters like Grandal and Alonso and Hamilton and Winker too. Its not easy drafting guys you can predict will wont be studs. What you see as fascination with 4th OFers and utility guys is the normal weeding and winnowing process. Every single team has the same thing happening but only a couple have had as productive asystem in the last 5 years.