On the surface, the Reds organization suffered through a difficult 2013. The organization posted the worst composite record among Minor League affiliates, with none of their teams qualifying for the playoffs.
There were positives, however. The Reds ranked 11th among Major League organizations with 621 stolen bases and boasted two players among the top 10 in the Minors. Billy Hamilton was second with 75, while Junior Arias ranked ninth with 60.
This season also produced successful debuts for recent draftees like Phillip Ervin. Selected 27th overall in June, he batted .331 with nine homers 35 RBIs and a .989 OPS in 46 games across two levels. Fellow first-round pick Michael Lorenzen worked his way up to the Southern League, while fourth-rounder Ben Lively compiled a 0.88 ERA over 41 innings.