Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan
Bare, it's non-existent. The Reds front office should be embarrassed by what is in our minor leagues right now. I don't understand how we could have been put in this position when just a couple of years ago when they were boasting how great the minor league system was. We haven't brought up or traded that many prospects. And I am wondering how much was exaggerated regarding the
quality of the players.
Ronald Torreyes, Dave Sappelt, Travis Wood, Juan Francisco, Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal, Yonder Alonso, Donnie Joseph, JC Sulbaran, Paul Janish, Chris Valaika and Didi left the system via trade.
Cingrani, Chapman, Frazier, Mesaraco, Cozart, Lutz are with the big club.
Billy Hamilton,Henry Rodriguez, Neftali Soto, Daniel Corcino, Tucker Barnhart, David Vidal and Robert Stephenson are still in the system and there are guys in High A and Low A who could become prospects.
FWIW it took Edwin Encanacion till his age 29 season before he put up a really good year. It seems to me the list has both quality and quantity. Particularly when joined with what was a fairly young team (Votto, Bruce, Hannigan, Cueto, Bailey) to begin with.