Re: Oh how far we have come
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
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.
With everyone on the list making their debut with the Reds, it leads me to guess that the Reds guessed right. Aside from Coffey and maybe EE, the Reds got the most each player would produce in the Majors to date.
What strikes me about the most recent top 40 is the number of prospects the Reds can afford to trade that will still be wanted by other teams.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.