PTBNL are usually minor leaguers because they MUST change leagues. So it will be a 2 guys in the minors now. PTBNL are NOT always filler. David Ortiz, Jeremy Bonderman, Coco Crisp et al, have all been PTBNL just to name a few. Deals of this magnitude, with a player of Dunn's caliber, usually aren't involved in deals where PTBNL are a significant part of the deal. Usually they're back end filler to "pad" the deal a bit. This is pretty much unusual and I'd expect the DBacks gave the Reds a list of players. The Reds can choose after they scout the players more exhaustively. Losing as they are and going nowhere, why should the Reds be in any hurry to make their choices if it is indeed a list of choices? Is it better than two draft picks? I'd say yes depending on who else comes back. Three guys with a jump start and a resume are better than 2 blind picks. Buck is a good start but the other two need to be solid.