Re: Does anyone else think this would help [Choo in LF, Robinson/Heisey in CF]
Originally Posted by KC2135
I would like to know what we are going to do next year, because imo Derrick Robinson is giving us a preview of Hamilton. I know Hamilton is faster, but he doesn't offer much more offensively.
Robinson is a career .255 hitter in the minors with a .321 OBP and .645 OPS. Hamilton, still at just age 22, is a career .281 hitter in the minors with a .354 OBP and a .735 OPS. Also Hamilton has over 50 more stolen bases in 200 less games than Robinson. Those are notably better offensive numbers.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."