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View Poll Results: Who is the Reds #17 Prospect for 2014 Runoff

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  • Arias, Junior 22 CF-RH A+

    15 41.67%
  • Franklin, Kevin 19 3B-RH AZL

    13 36.11%
  • Lutz, Donald 25 LF-LH AA/ML

    8 22.22%
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Thread: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #17 Runoff

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    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
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    Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #17 Runoff

    Kevin Franklin, Junior Arias and Donald Lutz are locked in a three way tie. Jeremy Kivel was close but slipped back.

    Franklin - 2nd round pick in 2013, 19 in 2014, played just a bit in the AZL. Needs to cut down his Ks but he wasn't overmatched, either. Tremendous power potential. RH third baseman.

    Arias - 22 y/o outfielder with the legs to play CF, all the tools, in a season split between low and high A he showed his power (15 HRs) and speed (60 SBs) but struck out 132 times in 493 Abs with just 18 walks. Tantalizing what ifs with Junior.

    Lutz - 25, signed as amateur FA in 2007. good arm, great power, moves better than expected for a big guy. Too many days on roster to keep rookie status. Closest of the three to the majors. Didn't fare too well in Cincy and had perhaps his most lackluster minor league season (but interrupted by his time with the big club which may have been a factor). Still, power is evident.
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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #17 Runoff

    Not sure why Lutz is even an option if he's not rookie eligible.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #17 Runoff

    Sitting on the bench for 2 months in Cincinnati wasn't a full use of time. If some people aren't going to vote for him based on that, maybe he shouldn't be on the list at all. His merits aren't being considered in that case.

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    Re: Redzone Minor League Prospect Ranking #17 Runoff

    I don't think it's very fair to Lutz that sitting on the bench unused (his rookie status is gone because of time spent on the roster, not passing the PA threshold) should affect his prospect status. That said this a Redszone poll which only matters to us, so I have to concur - if votes are being withheld from Lutz for that then it's not worth him being on the list because it skews everything. I have a solution - it will be on the Prospect list when this runoff is done.
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