By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
An obvious question surrounds where Alonso will play once he reaches the Majors. The Reds already have a young rookie first baseman in Joey Votto.
"He played first most of the time at Miami, but Miami had a good third baseman," Buckley said. "We think he can play third base. He can definitely play first. He may be able to play third."
During his junior season at Miami, Alonso batted .370 with 24 home runs and 72 RBIs.
This was part of the Alonso signing article... I definitely like the idea, Edwin has soured in my eyes and I think he may have soured with the reds front office also... If only Alonso goes down and knocks the cover off the baseball and has a tremendous spring training maybe we have our 3rd basemen starting around July of next year.... He would definitely be a much needed boost of power on the team... Phillips, Bruce, Votto, and Alonso surrounded around whatever Free agent we make a play for could really turn this team around... However, he is young.. but because he is a seasoned college player I have hope that this will happen.. Ryan Braun played for the Brewers and tore it up when he was 23 and Alonso will be 22 in April.