Re: Baseball America top prospects by League
Billy Hamilton is listed at #10 in the International League. No other Reds. So to summarize:
AAA: Hamilton at #10.
AA: Y. Rodriguez at #20.
High-A: Y. Rodriguez at #13.
Low-A: Stephenson at #3; Winker at #9.
Rookie: Ervin at #2; Lively at # 6.
So you have two players who were top 3 in their league; three more who were top 10; and one more who was a top 20. In fairness to Lorenzen, he was not in any league long enough to get any real attention. He certainly is one of the Reds top seven prospects along with the other six mentioned here.
It should also be noted, and I think this is obvious but it is worth mentioning, that different leagues have contrasting levels of strength, depending on the particular year. Stephenson was #3 in his league this year but in most years, he would have been #1. He happened to be in a league that had the top two selections in the draft, both of whom had excellent (or great) years.
Last edited by redsof72; 10-14-2013 at 11:32 AM.