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dougdirt
01-19-2008, 12:51 PM
Vote for the player who you think is the Reds #29 prospect (the best prospect who is not yet on the list). We will go with this as far as you guys want to take it.

I will post a new list every 2 days with 10-15 options to vote on.

If you feel like making an argument on why a guy should be voted here, feel free to vote and state why you voted for that player.

If there is someone that is not currently listed as an option to vote on, vote for 'other' then just state who you want to vote for in the thread.

If there is anyone you would like to see as an option on the next poll, just say so and if they garner enough support, they will be placed on the next poll. Guys with the lowest amount of votes will usually be removed for the next few guys who were talked about in the previous thread.


Prospect 1 - Jay Bruce
Prospect 2 - Homer Bailey
Prospect 3 - Johnny Cueto
Prospect 4 - Joey Votto
Prospect 5 - Todd Frazier
Prospect 6 - Drew Stubbs
Prospect 7 - Matt Maloney
Prospect 8 - Josh Roenicke
Prospect 9 - Travis Wood
Prospect 10 - Devin Mesoraco
Prospect 11 - Kyle Lotzkar
Prospect 12 - Danny Dorn
Prospect 13 - Sean Watson
Prospect 14 - Carlos Fisher
Prospect 15 - Juan Francisco
Prospect 16 - Neftali Soto
Prospect 17 - Brandon Waring
Prospect 18 - Adam Rosales
Prospect 19 - Tyler Pelland
Prospect 20 - Daryl Thompson
Prospect 21 - Pedro Viola
Prospect 22 - Chris Valaika
Prospect 23 - Sam Lecure
Prospect 24 - Marcus McBeth
Prospect 25 - Justin Turner
Prospect 26 - Chris Dickerson
Prospect 27 - Scott Carroll
Prospect 28 - Richie Gardner

Highlifeman21
01-19-2008, 02:11 PM
Janish lost at 28 and will fall to 30 now that Reed is appropriately back up on the board!

Reds prospect voting, catch the fever!

TC81190
01-19-2008, 02:41 PM
I picked Smit.

camisadelgolf
01-19-2008, 03:37 PM
It's Smit for me, too. He has the highest ceiling, by a long shot, in my opinion.

AmarilloRed
01-19-2008, 06:03 PM
I voted Other for Logan Parker. Please place him on the next poll.

OnBaseMachine
01-19-2008, 06:23 PM
I'll go with Justin Reed over Ramon Ramirez.

dougdirt
01-19-2008, 06:25 PM
I voted Other for Logan Parker. Please place him on the next poll.

Will do.

RedlegJake
01-19-2008, 08:06 PM
Smit for me again. I think he's the most overlooked prospect.

kheidg-
01-19-2008, 08:28 PM
Not sure the fascination with Justin Reed. Stats don't look good. He's young.

Janish will at least make the majors at some point.

Superdude
01-19-2008, 10:26 PM
Not sure the fascination with Justin Reed. Stats don't look good. He's young.

I voted for him just because of lack of competition, but I've wondered the same thing. I keep hearing he's athletic, but what's that athletecism supposed to translate into on the field? It's not like he's a budding power threat. What part of his game is all this upside supposed to come from?

New Fever
01-20-2008, 12:03 AM
Not sure the fascination with Justin Reed. Stats don't look good. He's young.

Janish will at least make the majors at some point.


Reed did show vast improvement from his 2006 season to his 2007 season. His OPS was .799 in 2007 and was .556 in 2006. From a CF that is pretty good and he has very good on base skills (.371 OBP). He also was only 19 last season. All prospect don't have great stats at early ages the key is to see the development in a player. Just say he improves to a .850 OPS player next year in Dayton with his speed he will be a Top 10 player in the Reds system. I believe he is very underrated on this board.

kheidg-
01-20-2008, 12:05 AM
Reed did show vast improvement from his 2006 season to his 2007 season. His OPS was .799 in 2007 and was .556 in 2006. From a CF that is pretty good and he has very good on base skills (.371 OBP). He also was only 19 last season. All prospect don't have great stats at early ages the key is to see the development in a player. Just say he improves to a .850 OPS player next year in Dayton with his speed he will be a Top 10 player in the Reds system. I believe he is very underrated on this board.

Agree, if he posts them stats that will escalate his value. But the truth is -- he struggled in Billings last year only to rebound in his second year in the GCL.

Not a impressive feat, but he is young none-the-less...

New Fever
01-20-2008, 12:26 AM
[QUOTE=kheidg-;1537748] But the truth is -- he struggled in Billings last year only to rebound in his second year in the GCL.

He really didn't struggle in Billings though, he ranked 16th in the BA Pioneer League top 20.

Superdude
01-20-2008, 01:20 AM
He really didn't struggle in Billings though, he ranked 16th in the BA Pioneer League top 20.

He did strike out 41 times in 100 at bats. His OBP was still good though, so I guess that's a good sign since I'm guessing he projects as a leadoff type down the road.

camisadelgolf
01-20-2008, 03:58 AM
Justin Reed is very raw and has a high ceiling, but I'd be tempted to put Brandon Menchaca above him at this point.

Betterread
01-20-2008, 11:31 AM
Not much respect for Gonzalez and Smith and their solid years at Dayton? They possess plus velocity and showed the strength to make 25 or so starts at age 21. That's enough to make them intriguing suspects (not quite prospects) for me.
Justin Reed is another intriguing suspect - great athlete, still learning baseball, from a smaller Miss. HS. He displayed a little more power than I thought he had last year, but he needs to show better pitch recognition in 2008.
I think Janish has found his offensive ceiling at AAA. He makes Castro look like an offensive juggernaut.

kheidg-
01-20-2008, 02:17 PM
He really didn't struggle in Billings though, he ranked 16th in the BA Pioneer League top 20.

He didn't struggle? Batting .250 with 41 strikeouts in 100 at bats is not exactly lighting it up.

And for people saying he is incredibly fast, his stolen base percentages don't agree. Last year: 13 SB - 7 CS.

Not saying he's not going to do well in the future, he is young. But I wouldn't consider him much of a prospect at this point in time.

New Fever
01-20-2008, 04:25 PM
He didn't struggle? Batting .250 with 41 strikeouts in 100 at bats is not exactly lighting it up.

And for people saying he is incredibly fast, his stolen base percentages don't agree. Last year: 13 SB - 7 CS.

Not saying he's not going to do well in the future, he is young. But I wouldn't consider him much of a prospect at this point in time.


But you are also ignoring the fact that he still gets on base (.353 at Billings) and 100 at bats is a very small sample size. For the year he only had 229 at bats. He does strike out too much but so do a lot of players at age 19. He improved greatly from year 1 and almost OPS'd .800 (.799 for the season). No one has said that he is a top 15 prospect in the system but he has more potential than people are giving him credit for.

kheidg-
01-20-2008, 06:37 PM
But you are also ignoring the fact that he still gets on base (.353 at Billings) and 100 at bats is a very small sample size. For the year he only had 229 at bats. He does strike out too much but so do a lot of players at age 19. He improved greatly from year 1 and almost OPS'd .800 (.799 for the season). No one has said that he is a top 15 prospect in the system but he has more potential than people are giving him credit for.

Good points.

This year will be a telling year for him.

RedsManRick
01-20-2008, 07:57 PM
Reed has more triples than HR so far. Is that room for power growth or are those stretched doubles? The walks are very solid, but I agree, those K's are a warning flag that should be watched. Little guys with long swings don't seem to have much success in the long term.

kheidg-
01-21-2008, 09:43 PM
Another runoff?

dougdirt
01-21-2008, 10:12 PM
It does appear that way.