Re: Most Impressive Prospect YTD?
Two categories with which to assess all prospects is their potential and their progress toward reaching their potential.
Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey are the Reds prospects with the most potential, and they are making steady improvement toward reaching it, while still requiring more improvement before they are close to ready.
Travis Chick and Joey Votto have had quality starts to 2006 and are one stage closer to reaching their potential than the first two prospects I mentioned, while their potential has a little lower ceiling.
While there are a number of prospects with a chance of developing into Reds players, these four look like the prospects with the best chance of making an impact on the Reds in the future.