Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
23 isn't old for AA. Not even in the Reds' system. That's an average age for a prospect at that level.
Its certainly not ancient (I am assuming he'll be 24 this year) but he is no spring chicken for that level either ... I guess what I am saying is that it doesn't scream "sure thing" the way you'd like to have a few guys doing (like Encarnacion did). That's OK to, there are lots of "maybes" that turn out to be very good players.
If he tears it up in AA, they will likely move him to AAA this year and I'd be plenty happy with that progression.