And look what happened last time the REDS guaranteed the starting spot to an up and coming third baseman. Paging Brandon Larson.
Brandon Larson by age of 28 couldn't field 3rd base and had 19 EBH in 298 MLB ab's
22 year old Edwin Encarnacion had 25 EBH in 219 ab's.
When Larson was 22 he stil was playing with a metal bat, there is no comparison.