PROSPECT OF THE DAY
For the second time in a week, Neftali Soto (Reds) claims POTD honors. Soto has been the most impressive performer thus far in the Pioneer League and added to his resume with a 3-for-4 day on Sunday, including a pair of doubles. Soto, who the Reds drafted as a shortstop in 2007 has always been considered a prospect who would move to a different position as he matured because of his size and has made all his starts in Billings at either third base or DH.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Soto is crushing the ball again. Last night he went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. He's got four doubles in the past two games and nine on the season. He's now hitting .379/.419/.776 - 1.195 OPS with 14 extra-base hits in 58 atbats. Not bad for a 19-year old.
I miss Adam Dunn.
How much longer do you keep this guy in Billings? I would like to see him in Sarasota this season. It may be a little lofty but the guy has hit and hasnt stopped since he was drafted.
Forgot about Francisco. I guess we have a logjam at 3rd, especially if Frazier is considered a 3rd baseman too. Rosales is primarily playing 3rd too, correct?
Rosales has played half his games at third and the other half scattered around the infield. I think the Reds see him as kind of a Rich Aurilia-type.
I would move Soto to outfield and let him play in Dayton...
I think Soto is the most athletic of Francisco, Waring, himself...
Right now we also have Frazier that seems to be in the same mold as these 4 as well...
Then hopefully when Alonso signs you have him in the mold as well, with Votto and EE in the majors...
Lots of corner infield/LF type prospects that can hit, and not overly athletic...Will be interesting to see if we start moving any of them in the coming year or so...
The only thing about moving Francisco over to first is you are basically taking away that cannon he was born with.
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