Last edited by mth123; 07-13-2008 at 03:10 PM.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
2007 he was injured for the most part. 2008 has been fine overall for Wood.
Cincy seems to have passed over a bunch of those guys in the last 2 years.
Other teams who passed on Porcello in the first round of 2007 got guys like Alderson or Laporta.
Teams who passed on Snider in the first rd of 2006 got guys like Lincecum or Scherzer.
Teams who passed on Brett Anderson in the 2nd rd of 2006 got guys like Tillman.
There are just so many guys who fall in these drafts that the Reds just flat out ignore. The Watson pick still boggles my mind to this day. Instead of chasing idiotic FAs like Corey Patterson, they need to just draft the BPA in every round. Guys like LaPorta, Fowler and Lars Anderson. Too many top rated players drop rounds because of bonus demands and the like. Boston took Laporta and Anderson in the 14th and 18th rounds in 2006. They aren't dumb.
Don't get me wrong...I'm with you, but you generally seem to give guys the benefit of the doubt, i.e. you look at their glass as half full. I do as well, but you are much more schooled than I.
So, what Reds "prospects" if any, does the forum still pimp, but you may have "given up" on. Hope this question makes sense.
Callis ranked the top prospect for each team, the #1 prospect for Cincinnati: TBA Todd Frazier.
Graduations have thinned out the Reds system; first-round 1B Yonder Alonso will rank No. 1 upon his signing.
We graduated Homer, Votto, Bruce, Thompson...
But have guys from this draft, and others stepping up big like soto, Lotzkar, etc...
Not many have fallen off the map either...