Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I love that Billings is good, but that team seems old. 19-20 has always been about where you want to be while in Rookie Ball, with age 20-21 season in low A, 21-22 in High A, and so on.
If that's still the case (and I don't see why it shouldn't be), only Stephenson, Winker, and perhaps Sal Romano and Dan Langfield are anywhere near age-appropriate and hitting/ pitching at prospect levels. Add Rahier, Washington, and maybe Avain Rachal and Ronald Bueno to that group from the AZL. Other than that, it seems as if the Reds have been really conservative as to finding spots to challenge prospects.
It seems systemic too.
From Dayton, only Yorman Rodriguez, Kyle Waldrop, and Juan Perez look like they may be true prospects. In Bakersfield, there are a few more: Tucker Barnhart, Theo Bowe (maybe), Billy Hamilton, with Chad Rogers as an outside shot. But that's it.
In AA Pensacola, Gregorius and Vidal are okay to middling prospects and age-appropriate, but all four pitchers-- Corcino, Cingrani, Lotzkar, and Sulburan-- look promising. In AAA, finally, Neftali Soto and Henry Rodriguez are below age-appropriate levels, with Donnie Joseph and JJ Hoover ready in the pen.
In past season, IIRC, it seemed as if Red prospects were moved much more aggressively. This year, it seems as if that's less the rule and more the exception.