Originally Posted by LoganBuck
So an organization that finally graduated a potential TOR arm in Homer Bailey, two seemingly legit starting centerfield prospects in Stubbs and Dickerson, a catcher, and two bullpen arms in Herrera and Fisher, took a major hit? That alone is over 20% of your major league roster graduated to the big leagues in one year. Two arms were leveraged for a starting position player.
If that isn't the definition of success of your farm system I don't know what is.
Look at what the Reds have added the last two years from within.
40 % of the 25 man roster developed from within, I include Herrera, because he was in the organization for over a year before he "graduated". Rosales and Tatum don't count because they aren't there yet.
Yep. We've known for a while that the impact guys were Votto, Bruce, Cueto and Bailey. The rest are role players. Four potential impact pitchers were removed. One was traded and 3 were injured. The only impact position player should probably have been a realistic option for 2010, but his injury set him back for a year or so. The top position guys are mostly showing that they can't handle the positions where their bats make them interesting. Stubbs had a nice debut, but his track record screams role player.