Originally Posted by Benihana
Agree on all fronts, except I think you may be a little harsh on Corcino and Cingrani:
Lotzkar still needs at least 2 more years in minor league development (during which he needs to stay healthy).
Sulbaran should probably move to the 'pen.
Corcino, Cingrani, Stephenson, and Travieso are likely the Reds best pitching prospects in that order (although Lotzkar currently sits at #5 and could vault up the charts if/when he finds his control).
Stephenson and Travieso are both probably 3-4 years away from big league consideration.
Corcino and especially Cingrani could wind up in the 'pen, but at this point they both look like two pretty good starting pitching prospects that could be ready as soon as late next season or definitely OD 2014.
Yeah, don't get me wrong, I am not saying Corcino or Cingrani are pen bound for sure, but they do have the questions. Stephenson is the only guy that doesn't have those questions. We just hope he can stay healthy. Getting another good arm in there to increase talent was necessary. Hopefully by this time next year, the Reds can load up on bats.