Would another team claim him if the Reds dropped him from the 40 man?
Is there anyway to slow down the "he has to be in the majors in 2 years" factor?
I think another team would have drafted him in the Rule 5 if the Reds didn't protect him.
Now that he is in AA holding his own(small sample I know) a team like Miami or Houston, would have little to lose by taking a chance on him.
I could be wrong, but I think the Reds will know by 2016 if he is ready for the big leagues full time or not.
Every player matures different, but that time table allows 2 full seasons above AA to see what he has. If the light does turn on for him he could be ready by next season some time.
A throwback topic! "Can the Reds rework Wily Mo Pena's contract?"
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Well Yorman after close to a 100 AB's has settled in at as a .250 hitter, but he isn't hitting for power and driving the ball. He still has a 1 to 3 balls to strikeout ratio which isn't too good either. Who ever he may be the youngest player in the league and hopefully he will improve upon his start to AA....
20 years old. He's going to improve.Well Yorman after close to a 100 AB's has settled in at as a .250 hitter, but he isn't hitting for power and driving the ball. He still has a 1 to 3 balls to strikeout ratio which isn't too good either. Who ever he may be the youngest player in the league and hopefully he will improve upon his start to AA....
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