Re: Oh how far we have come
Is it really that bad of a list? You can reference all the bust and the injury problems, but that is because most of us Reds fans are close to the situation and experience it more than an outsider.
But in looking at the top 40 you get:
One plus player - Joey Votto
One potential plus pitcher - Homer Bailey
One CF to 4th OF type - Chris Dickerson
One backup C type - Craig Tatum
One enigma - Edwin Encarnacion
One MLB reliever - Todd Coffey.
Sure the list isn't great, but it is far from being barren. And granted it is a combination of a couple of draft classes, but it sure would be nice if the Reds could produce a Joey Votto type player every 2-3 years. Especially coming out of the second round.