Originally Posted by Benihana
Serious question: if they redrafted last year's crop, would Winker now be a Top 10 pick?
Or is 100 games too early to assume he'd jump 40 spots?
I don't think he would. Top 20, probably. But top 10 is going to be for pitchers and up the middle tools guys.
Who in the top 10 is going to be kicked out at this point?
Correa is doing well. Buxton is making Winker look like just a solid hitter in the same league at the same age. Zunino is struggling some, albeit he is in AAA. Gausman has 49 strikeouts and 5 walks in AA. Zimmer has 48 strikeouts in 37 innings. Almora is not playing yet, but hit .321 last year with some power and he plays center. Fried has a 2.35 ERA. Heaney is on the DL with a lat strain, but did well last year. David Dahl was in the same league as Winker last year and significantly outhit him. That is the top 10, without Appel who didn't sign. The guy who went 11th in a teenager in the Cal League. Rocking a low BABIP with a strong walk rate and good power, but a high strikeout rate.
I don't even think the Reds would rank him ahead of a guy like Travieso at this point.