I'm going to vote a lot of names before I vote Felix.
I went with Grandal. So I can see the overwhelming choice here is Hamilton though.
So if the question I asked was, "Who will have the better career, Grandal or Hamilton?", you guys are going with Billy? I'm not. Or am I reading the question different than some of you?
Gotta take Billy here. I actually picked him last round.
I like Cozart a lot but he's not a contender for me until a few more rounds have passed.
Fun question: How many Reds prospects are serious contenders for top-100 status? At least five, certainly.
I fully believe that every organization should be able to produce organization fodder across all levels. Guys who will be called up to play in the majors who are nothing more than replacement, or sub-replacement level big leaguers. Guys like Rosales who probably will play a handful of years in the majors but never really be anything more than a utility player. Should that type of player rank ahead of a guy with the ceiling like Hamilton? Should that guy really have more value than Hamilton? To me being a prospect isn't just about making it to the show, more the overall value that he has as he makes his way through the minor league system.
Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 10-19-2010 at 07:26 PM.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
Is there a more underrated prospect in the organization than Juan Francisco? I say no.
Very funny how the selection of Cozart in the draft was met with resounding unhappiness. If I recall, he was singled out as the worst of the Reds' high draft choices that year.
Now he's likely to be a top six or seven guy in the RedsZone poll.
His tools are unquestioned.
Yet he's not the flavor of the month and won't do well in this poll.
Whatever. Reds seem to like him, he's usually the first guy called up to the majors when they need a lefty bat.