A year ago this would be a ridiculous question. But in the last year the game has changed:
Dave Sappelt has arrived, mashing through three levels in 2010, impressing in Spring Training, and continuing his momentum in a hot start so far this year in Louisville.
Chris Heisey has proven he can be one of the league's most capable backups at all three OF positions.
Joey Votto won an MVP and signed a three year extension, cementing his shoes to 1B in Cincinnati for at least the next three years.
Yonder Alonso has improved his OF defense and is playing there regularly in Louisville.
The Reds like every other contending team will have holes to fill come July and given the fact that they will both be major league ready and play the same position, one of these two will be a prime candidate for a trade. So the question is this: Who do you keep, and who is trade bait? Sappelt is a much better OF defender, base runner, and has had more offensive success in the last 12 months. He also could be a prototypical leadoff hitter. But Alonso has the pedigree, the offensive tools, and the projectability to be a force in the middle of the lineup.