Originally Posted by Benihana
Top 10 Pitchers
Rogers and Barnhart would be next on the lists, respectively.
Honorable mention, at least (pitchers):
Partch (a month ago, I couldn't imagine saying that, but he has been tremendous as a reliever, save for one horrible outing)
Hayes (don't forget, he skipped a level, and is starting to catch up)
Drew Cisco (provided he ever actually actually pitches)
Okay, Jordan Smith. Not sure why everyone has written him off. Two years ago, the Reds rushed him to the majors and he held his own. Looked very good at times. He has struggled since, with injuries contributing, but he's still 26 and has demonstrated that he can do the job. That said, I'm not sure why they don't convert him back to starting. He pitched well as a starter, and he obviously has the body for it. The organizational need certainly seems more acute among starters than relievers.
Meanwhile, I appreciate the potential of Amir Garrett, but for me, he's only a distant glimmer. Way too many questions. Will he opt for basketball? Even if not, will he play enough baseball over the next three years to stay relevant as a prospect? And lastly, is he any good? All we seem to know is that he has a great left arm. It's a good start, but not enough to get him ranked at this point, in my view.