ESPN's Keith Law held a prospects chat on Thursday and here are some excerpts. i have to say he, alone, is raising the prospect ranking of Robbie Grossman this offseason.
who do you like better between Robbie Grossman and starling marte?
Grossman. That's not really close.
I've written about Grossman over at Minor League Ball recently and linked to KLaw's thoughts on him in previous chats here at Fake Teams, but this is the first time he has mentioned Grossman as an above average regular. I wonder if he ranks Grossman in his Top 50 in 2012. Would not surprise me.
More KLaw after the jump:
Tyler (Ann Arbor)
Give me something about Yasmani Grandal. What was he looking like before the injury? Possible September call-up next year?
Struggling with receiving. Can throw, can call a game, plenty of stick from the left side, but he's had issues all year (including here) with just catching the ball, especially better velo.
Grandal is having the same issues that Buster Posey had in 2010 and he turned out fine. It will be curious to see how the Reds handle Devin Mesoraco and Grandal in 2012 and beyond.
This bit of info bears watching should Chapman shows he can start in spring training. The Reds are giving Chapman a shot at starting in 2012.