I wonder if it would be worth sending Lutz to AAA to see if he can handle the bump? He's had over 200 plate appearances in AA so it wouldn't be rushing him per se (almost as many as he had the whole time at A+). And while he was late to start playing the game, he is 24 years old so he wouldn't be too young for the league.
We could clearly use his help in LF if he can in fact help. Why not give him an intermediate step test to see if he can?
Thats only assuming he does well enough in Dayton to get a promotion this summer and skips Bakersfield and that's being extremely optimistic. More likely you are looking at least September 2015 or 2016 and even that is assuming he doesn't hit a bump in his path.
Winker won't be ready for years. Heisey batting on the interstate and popping everything up is scary enough right now. He's a role player and needs to be used as such. Inside the organization lutz and Hamilton are the best options. A d a 6 7 and 8 of Frazier Mez and Lutz would offer more power than any other 6 7 and 8 I could think of off the top of my head. Would I rather see an experienced major leaguer brought in....for the right price sure, but this thread is about minor league options, and while winker may be a stud in 3 years, right now it's not his time
Chris Heisey is a MUCH better baseball player than Donald Lutz at this point, and IMO is likely to stay that way. Aside from their age, I don't see much difference between Lutz and Mike Hessman. Would anyone advocate the Reds calling up Hessman and sticking him in LF?
I think there is a serious possibility that Lutz takes Heisey's roster spot in 2015, but it ain't 2015 yet. The 2013 version of Lutz is in not even close to being ready to play in the major leagues.
Last edited by Steve4192; 04-24-2013 at 08:25 PM.
Is Scott Rolen a possibility anymore? He could play 3rd, and Frazier play left. I have heard nothing about him at this point, so I assume it would be an extreme long shot at best.
WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?