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OnBaseMachine
10-08-2006, 11:47 AM
And I agree with that assessment. The list only goes to 25, but I believe Johnny Cueto is a top 80 prospect, and Travis Wood also deserves some nomination for a top 100 selection.

21. Jay Bruce, OF, Reds (new): Bruce made a big splash in his full season debut at low-A in 2006. The 2005 first round pick batted .291 with 42 doubles, 16 HR, 81 RBI, and 19 stolen bases. Bruce should continue to get better as he is just 19 years old, but the five-tool prospect still has a few more years in the minors ahead of him.

14. Joey Votto, 1B, Reds (+5): Votto had a big season at AA in 2006. He batted .319 with 22 HR and 77 RBI. He also had 46 doubles, 24 stolen bases, and a .408 OBP. The team signed current first baseman Scott Hatteberg to a contract extension so it appears that Votto will begin next season at AAA.

10. Homer Bailey, SP, Cincinnati Reds (+4): Bailey began the season at high-A and finished the year at AA. He was outstanding upon his arrival at AA and went 7-1 in 13 starts with a 1.59 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and 77 strikeouts in 68 innings. The team would prefer not to rush him, but Bailey could pitch his way into the Redsí rotation next spring.

http://baseball.about.com/od/topprospects/a/top250906.htm

LoganBuck
10-08-2006, 01:35 PM
The top 9 prospects are position players? Then Bailey? Sorry in my book Bailey is the top prospect in the minors, period.

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mth123
10-08-2006, 01:56 PM
The top 9 prospects are position players? Then Bailey? Sorry in my book Bailey is the top prospect in the minors, period.

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I kind of agree, but this may be due to the volatile nature of pitching. Position players are less risky, easier to project and more likely to contribute even if they fall below expectations. The injury risk is less as well.

On the other hand, pitchers who fall below expectations end up on the Reds:) .

flyer85
10-08-2006, 06:26 PM
The top 9 prospects are position players? Then Bailey? Sorry in my book Bailey is the top prospect in the minors, period.

Pitching Pitching Pitchingby most accounts, Hughes is at least as good a prospect as Bailey

Aronchis
10-08-2006, 06:42 PM
by most accounts, Hughes is at least as good a prospect as Bailey

That is not what they said, Hughes is the most polished of the 2004 crop right now, but the consensus is Bailey has a higher upside.

flyer85
10-08-2006, 08:51 PM
That is not what they said, Hughes is the most polished of the 2004 crop right now, but the consensus is Bailey has a higher upside.I was talking about comments from Goldstein and BA.

Superdude
10-08-2006, 08:52 PM
Wow. That guy was stoned or something.

Stewart, Guzman, Barton, and Saltalamacchia all had VERY mediocre seasons, yet are ranked above Bailey. Another thing: How is Brandon Wood #1 and Ried Brignac not even on the list?

NC Reds
10-10-2006, 09:48 PM
I have to question any list that has someone ranked at #8 that hit .230 in AAA.

It's nice to see Bailey, Votto, and Bruce rated so highly. I just hope this organization gives them a chance to make it in Cincy, as opposed to shipping them off for "veteran presence."

TOBTTReds
10-11-2006, 02:10 PM
Wow. That guy was stoned or something.

Stewart, Guzman, Barton, and Saltalamacchia all had VERY mediocre seasons, yet are ranked above Bailey. Another thing: How is Brandon Wood #1 and Ried Brignac not even on the list?

Brandon Wood is a ridiculous talent. Kid EXPLODED last year.

dougdirt
10-11-2006, 02:32 PM
Aves, B Wood has a ton of talent, he is actually my 3rd prospect in the minors behind Delmon Young and Alex Gordon. However to not have Reid Brignac on the list is a joke like superdude said.

TOBTTReds
10-12-2006, 09:35 PM
Aves, B Wood has a ton of talent, he is actually my 3rd prospect in the minors behind Delmon Young and Alex Gordon. However to not have Reid Brignac on the list is a joke like superdude said.

I'm not saying Brignac isn't, I was just defending Wood, that is all.

Dom Heffner
10-12-2006, 09:37 PM
Whenever I read about prospects, I'm always reminded of that line from Jerry Maguire about popcorn kernels.

redsupport
10-12-2006, 09:48 PM
How did you get that interesting name, I wonder if it was somehow related to a legendary antediluvian poster from cincinnati.com with a similar sobriquet, except the m and n were exchanged, I think you should forfeit some royalties

Dom Heffner
10-12-2006, 11:15 PM
mike, is that you?

redsupport
10-13-2006, 12:46 AM
It is within the realm of the possible that the "mike" who is referred to, is a scion of the plenipotentiary progenitor, Don Heffner

Superdude
10-13-2006, 06:54 PM
I'm not saying Brignac isn't, I was just defending Wood, that is all.

No need to. Wood's a stud, I was just saying Brignac is not that far behind him and didn't even make the top 25.