Re: Reds Top Prospects 2013 Midseason Edition
Granted it's possible that he's only playing 1B because Rahier is *that* good defensively at 3B, but the fact that Rahier is good enough to move SMB off of 3B and is 3 years younger at the same level indicates that he is a better prospect. With Rahier only ranked 17th (at least on my list), there is not all that much room for SMB in the rankings.
SMB moved to 1B when Carlos Sanchez went down. He opened the season at 3B -- ahead of Rahier, who was left in AZ.
I think Rahier has shown some promise this year, but I would not rank him ahead of SMB yet, despite the age gap.
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