Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Yorman should be a Freshman in college or in his first year of professional ball. Duran is just a year ahead of him.
It feels like these guys have been around forever, but they are both still very young.
That said, I assume they become Rule V eligible within the next few years and minor league FAs not long after that -- so they need to keep progressing.
Both Duran and Rodriguez are eligible for the rule five draft this year, which is why they're being rushed through the system--to find out whether they should be protected or not.
Other than Junior Arias, they look like the only legitimate positional prospects the Reds have eligible for the rule five draft this year. However, the pitching is a completely different story. There are about a dozen relief prospects who are going to be considered for the draft, and I'd be shocked if the Reds retained all of them.