Re: Your Reds top 10 Prospects....
1. Homer Bailey
2. Jay Bruce
3. Joey Votto
4. Johnny Cueto
5. Travis Wood
6. Zach Ward
7. Drew Stubbs
8. Richie Gardner (assuming he gets through his rehab and returns to 2004 velocity)
9. BJ Szymanski (push him up the ladder already)
10. Tyler Pelland
Javon Moran, Phil Dumatrait, William Bergolla, David Shafer, Calvin Medlock, Jon Coutlangus, Jesse Gutierrez, Miguel Perez, Paul Janish, Drew Anderson, and Carlos Guevara are all capable of helping a big-league club, but their ceilings seem a little lower. Part-timers and relievers. And I think ceiling is what you're looking for in a top ten. So I was looking for starting pitchers and everyday players, even though any of those few I just mentioned might make the bigs first.
I don't think pitchers in their first pro season can be properly evaluated. Even though the batch of college relievers that Chris Buckley picked up have been pretty decent so far.
And I don't count Denorfia. He's done developing.