16. Cincinnati Reds
Farm System Ranking in 2013: 15
2014 Top Ten Prospects: Link
State of the System: The top tier of the farm is flashy with loud tools and high projections, and the middle contains a healthy amount of solid-average types with realistic major-league futures.
Top Prospect: Robert Stephenson (22)
Breakout Candidates for 2014: Ben Lively and Jose Ortiz
Prospects on the BP 101: 3
Must-See Affiliate: Double-A Pensacola
Prospects to See There: Robert Stephenson, Phillip Ervin, Yorman Rodriguez, Jesse Winker, Jon Moscot, Ben Lively, Michael Lorenzen, Seth Mejias-Brean
Farm System Trajectory for 2015: Up. Losing Hamilton isn’t going to break the farm, especially with impact names like Stephenson, Winker and Ervin moving up the chain, and if the aforementioned middle tier of talent can carve out their prospect identities, the system as a whole will improve as a result.