Re: Reds Top Prospects 2013 Midseason Edition
Silva is not a top 30 prospect.
I think you will see Ben Lively in some top 10s based on what he has done and the fact that he averages 94. Could possibly jump Dayton in 2014 and go to Bakersfield, ala Cingrani and Moscot.
Best arm, outside of Lively, among all players at Billings and Goodyear would belong to Jeremy Kivel, who throws in the mid-90s. He should pop into the top 30 for next year and with continued improvement, could eventually be a top 10 if things go as hoped.
Mejias-Brean is a very interesting prospect. He has to learn which pitches he can turn on and hit out of the park, something he was not asked to do at Arizona. He has the raw power to eventually develop into a 25-30 homer guy if he learns to turn on pitches...probably the best pure power of any Dayton player including Winker or Ervin. He is a gold glove quality defensive third baseman, maybe the best defensive infielder in the Reds organization. The kid is hitting .340 since May 12.
Yorman...I hope I am wrong but I have never seen it. The age thing is way, way overplayed on here in my opinion. At age 17, his body was already mature like a 21 year old. He has been through five instructional leagues, five spring trainings, five full seasons. He has hit higher than .260 one time in his career. He strikes out a lot, his current homer total of 12 is his career high. His tools are good but not great in any area. Attitude wise, worst I have ever seen in 25+ years around the game (maybe that gets better, yes, that is a possibility; maybe Daniel Tuttle gets better too). He did not put any effort into trying to get better. Maybe that has come around. But we are talking about this kid as a future major league starter? To me, he and Duran are the poster children for why you don't give $2 million to guys unless you are sure they really WANT to play. All right, that is my Yorman rant for 2013.
Last edited by redsof72; 08-20-2013 at 04:13 PM.