Re: Red's minor league prospects not making a very good showing
Man I was and am baffled by the title of this thread. I thought at first it referred to bad starts by new draftees and I was going to disagree. Now I'm still going to disagree but on even broader terms.
Look at Todd Frazier's numbers. His numbers are better than Votto's minor league totals though similar across the board, he beats Joey's numbers by a small margin in nearly every category. Frazier is as close to a lock as a hitter as you can find short of Jay Bruce.
Ben Jukich has little left to prove except to just continue pitching like he has. He'll soon be in AAA.
Josh Roenicke is the best and closest to the majors of a bunch of strong arm relievers and new draftee Zach Stewart may be pushing him for that title. Both are major league caliber arms - and GOOD caliber, too, I'm not talking mid relief filler. Closer stuff.
If you want a mega star with lots of press then Alonso will fill that bill when he gets signed.
Devin Mesaraco is a way off but his bat is looking good in a league where he's under aged and should have been a bit over matched. He probably is actually, a bit, but his talent is overcoming his lack of experience and he'll keep getting better.
That's just scratching the surface. Read the threads in this forum - there are tons of good prospects in the Reds system.