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Thread: Reds Top 25 Prospects- August Edition

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    Re: Reds Top 25 Prospects- August Edition

    It comes to this with me for the Francisco/Henry debate.... Whats more likely of these two situations:

    Francisco can learn to take an extra two or three walks a month....

    or

    Henry can surpass his ceiling that is limited by his physical stature (5'9 and 180 pounds)?

    I am willing to place my money on Francisco learning to be a little bit more selective than a 23 year old adding some extra size to his frame that is already pretty maxed out.

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    Re: Reds Top 25 Prospects- August Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Its not just the walks. If the guy swings at everything, his power will suffer as well. He's got to make pitchers pitch to him. I guess he could be another Vlad, but I'd have to see it first.
    Guy who might be another Vlad is Soto. Guy hits everything. Excellent excellent contact skills and that is very hard to teach. Improve their eye, improve their patience, but if they don't make solid contact in the strikezone that's hard to teach. Soto hits just everything pitched near him. I'm really high on him, not so much on Francisco.

    As for Henry - if he can become a "smart" Ryan Freel who stays healthy I'll take him every day as my 4th outfielder.

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    Re: Reds Top 25 Prospects- August Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Guy who might be another Vlad is Soto. Guy hits everything. Excellent excellent contact skills and that is very hard to teach. Improve their eye, improve their patience, but if they don't make solid contact in the strikezone that's hard to teach. Soto hits just everything pitched near him. I'm really high on him, not so much on Francisco.

    As for Henry - if he can become a "smart" Ryan Freel who stays healthy I'll take him every day as my 4th outfielder.
    Agree completely.
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