Originally Posted by SpiritofStLouis
The Reds farm system is ranked 23rd in the MLB power rankings. I'm sure various publications' rankings will vary, but I doubt any of them would have the Reds ranked very far from that number.
That's not very good. Just sayin'.
The reason it's ranked so low is because Uncle Walt has traded away the majority of his AA/AAA prospects who were ranked. Would you rather have Latos or the 3 prospects and Edison, also Sean Marshall is a key piece which prospects played a key role in. Add in Frazier who is our everyday 3rd baseman and Mes. who is the back up catcher are now in the majors.
I agree it could be better as I think they drafted a lot of filler guys who don't have high level talent but where advanced college players who were good ball players.
We still have Cingrani, Stephenson, Hamilton, Rogers, and Barnhart. All who will play in the majors within 2 to 3 years, and stand a good chance at being starters.