Originally Posted by Helms1
I just have to ask this group what are the odds of the 5 pitchers listed making significant contributions to the Reds as a starter or reliever? Now to me that is the most important question to be asked about the farm system, and you guys have always impressed me with the most knowledge about the subject at hand as any group on these boards after 3 years of reading.
I think the only three I'd count on at the moment having a big league impact are Stephenson, Cingrani and Corcino. Stephenson is the best pitching prospect in the system, and Cingrani and Corcino are sufficiently close to the majors that it is a safe bet they will have big league careers (Cingrani has already started his).
After that, it's anyone's guess as to who makes it to the show- especially as far as pitchers are concerned. Lotzkar probably has the talent, but durability is a huge issue. Travieso is still at least five years away, and therefore has his own questions despite the talent. No one else seems to have slam dunk major league talent at this point that's within shooting distance. Maybe someone like Guillon or Langfield step into that category with a breakout performance this year.