Turn Off Ads?

View Poll Results: Who is the Reds #13 Prospect for 2014

Voters
41. You may not vote on this poll
  • Arias, Junior CF-A+

    3 7.32%
  • Armstrong, Mark P-Az

    0 0%
  • Barnhart, Tucker C -AA

    17 41.46%
  • Boyles, Ty P-Az

    0 0%
  • Christiani, Nick P-AAA/ML

    0 0%
  • Cisco, Drew P-A

    0 0%
  • Constante, Jacob P-DSL

    0 0%
  • Corcino, Daniel P-AAA

    4 9.76%
  • Crabbe, Tim P-AAA

    0 0%
  • Duran, Juan OF-A+

    0 0%
  • Fellhaeur, Josh OF-AAA

    0 0%
  • Franklin, Kevin J 3B-Az

    0 0%
  • Garrett, Amir P -A

    1 2.44%
  • Gelalich, Jeff OF-A

    0 0%
  • Guillon, Ismael P-A

    0 0%
  • Hayes, Drew P-AA

    0 0%
  • Kivel, Jeremy P-Az

    0 0%
  • LaMarre, Ryan OF -AA/AAA

    0 0%
  • Langfield, Dan P -R

    0 0%
  • Lutz, Donald LF-AA/ML

    1 2.44%
  • Mahle, Tyler P-Az

    0 0%
  • Medina, Reydel OF-Cuba

    0 0%
  • Muhammed, El Hajj P - A+

    0 0%
  • O'Brien, Mikey P-AA

    0 0%
  • Ortiz, Jose C-R

    2 4.88%
  • Partch, Curtis P-AAA/ML

    1 2.44%
  • Pearl, Brian P-AA

    0 0%
  • Rachal, Avain 2B-R

    0 0%
  • Rahier, Tanner 3b-A

    1 2.44%
  • Reynoso, Jonathan OF-R

    0 0%
  • Rogers, Chad "Sharky" P -AAA

    11 26.83%
  • Romano, Sal P-A

    0 0%
  • Rosa, Gabriel OF-R

    0 0%
  • Selsky, Steve OF-A+/AA

    0 0%
  • Silva, Juan OF-A+

    0 0%
  • Silverio, Juan 3B-A+/AA

    0 0%
  • Smith, Josh P-AA

    0 0%
  • Soto, Neftali 3B/1B AAA/ML

    0 0%
  • Stephens, Jackson P-A

    0 0%
  • Thompson, Cory SS-Az

    0 0%
  • Villarreal, Pedro P-AAA/ML

    0 0%
  • Walczak, Jamie P-AA

    0 0%
  • Waldrop, Kyle OF -A+

    0 0%
  • Washington, Ty 2B-R

    0 0%
  • Weiss, Zack P-R

    0 0%
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

  1. #1
    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    5,828

    Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    Carlos Contreras slots in as the #12 prospect.

    1. Robert Stephenson 20 RHP
    2. Billy Hamilton 23 Cf-Switch
    3. Phillip Ervin 21 Cf-R
    4. Jesse Winker 20 LF-L
    5. Yorman Rodriguez 21 RF-R
    6. Michael Lorenzen 22 RHP
    7. David Holmberg 22 LHP
    8. Nick Travieso 20 RHP
    9. Seth Mejias-Brean 23 3B-R
    10. Ben Lively 22 RHP
    11. Jon Moscot 22 RHP
    12. Carlos Contreras 23 RHP
    No - I am not from State Farm!

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    13,725

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    I will go with Corcino. One bad year shouldn't destroy a guy's status.

  4. Likes:

    Old school 1983 (01-16-2014)

  5. #3
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,834

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    My top 12 and Redszone's top 12 contain all the same names, but in a different order. I think the order now is probably more jumbled than before and I've deviated in the order since number 1. Going with Sharky here, but acknowledge that he could be as low as the mid 20s.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  6. #4
    Member mdccclxix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Crown
    Posts
    3,779

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    Rogers again, then Barnhart, annnnd....idunno.

  7. #5
    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    5,828

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    At the point now where a lot of different guys could get votes. Rogers and Barnhart for being near ready. Rosa or Arias for tools. Constante or Medina for potential. Kivel or Boyles for their excellent early showing in the AZL. Rachal for plate discipline. Thompson for being a hopeful at the critical and weak SS position. Ortiz should be getting some support very soon, too. Plus Armstrong and Weiss who didn't have much chance to show but were drafted 3rd and 6th last year.
    No - I am not from State Farm!

  8. Likes:

    mace (01-16-2014)

  9. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4,705

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    Jake -- I didn't want to pollute the Results thread, but I do want to say that it's compelling and appreciated. Also, I love the way you've moved these polls along. It gives them some energy, and keeps us coming back to make sure we stay abreast. Great job.

  10. Likes:

    Edd Roush (01-16-2014), klw (01-16-2014), marcshoe (01-16-2014), RedlegJake (01-16-2014)

  11. #7
    Where's my chair? REDREAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    21,081

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    I'm probably going with Barnhart until he makes the list.
    I realize there will probably be 3-4 more pitchers that the poll selects before Barnhart, but I think we are at the point in the voting, where most of the remaining pitching prospects just aren't going to make it.
    But I can understand that based on upside, they are more attractive than Barnhart.

    I really wished Garrett would've given up Basketball. Or at least not transferred and lost yet another year. He's going to have 5 years in college, I think. Since Minor Leaguers can become free agents if they don't make the team in 6 years, I just don't see how he's going to give the Reds any return on their investment
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!

  12. #8
    Two-Time Batting Champ Edd Roush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Loveland, OH
    Posts
    3,047

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    I went with Rogers here. He has moved through the system without many hiccups, but did hit a proverbial wall in Louisville this year. I have Barnhart rated similarly, but if it is close, I generally go with a starting pitcher.

  13. #9
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,834

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    My order for the next group is Rogers here, Ortiz, Barnhart, Kivel, Corcino and Arias. After that there is a drop to my next group that would include Cisco, Romano, Garrett, Soto, Constante, Waldrop, Washington and my sleeper who seems forgotten Juan Silva.

    I've listed those groups in the order I have them,. but the order of each group might be pretty interchangeable.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  14. #10
    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    5,828

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    7 different prospects have votes on this poll. I don't have a problem with any of them at this point, either. I think it points out the weakness in the Reds system - no depth in candidates at the higher levels. There are plenty of exciting guys in the lower tiers but they are hard to differentiate because they are mostly all young, unproven potential at this point. There is something about those jumps to AA and AAA that is critical to accurate evaluation and just a dozen prospects in and there is only a couple AA/AAA guys who merit much consideration. And 8 of the first 12 haven't hit AA yet or just got there the last half of 2013. I feel like the lower levels are stacked pretty well, especially with pitching talent, but it just shows how weak the upper level really is that only 4 of those guys crack the top 12 who spent the whole year at AA or above.
    No - I am not from State Farm!

  15. #11
    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,374

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    Just curious, from people who have seen him...I know Tucker's glove is rock solid, but what does his bat look like? Does he project as a possible starter, or a solid backup? I know the glove will translate. I saw enough of that in the lower minors, but I haven't watched him at all in a year or two.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

  16. #12
    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    5,828

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    Charles - personally I think he is a lot like Hanigan as a hitter except he switch hits. He seems to get on base fairly well, though without much power. I wonder if he'll keep switch hitting because his numbers from the left side are drastically better. So much better I wonder if he wouldn't do just as well or better just swinging from the left side. I see him as a really, really good backup who could start on a club that didn't need/have a really good bat at C. I think he could back up Mes right now and not miss a beat, but another year tuning up his bat may help in the long run. He seemed to make good strides at the plate last year, at least as a lefty hitter.
    No - I am not from State Farm!

  17. #13
    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,374

    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #13

    That's somewhat what I saw early on but I didn't follow his numbers this past year. Some guys develop the bat later on. Regardless, thanks for the heads up.

    For the first time ever, I'm going to spring training (my brother's getting married in March and he lives about 2 or 3 miles from camp) so Tucker is one of the guys I'm most interested in seeing. He and Phillip Ervin.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

  18. Likes:

    RedlegJake (01-20-2014)


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25