With no Reds game last night and a little extra time on my hands I got my first chance to look at the rosters of the Reds farm teams. I find the year to year ebb and flow of prospect relevance interesting across the different levels as guys graduate and move up. For example in 2011 Louisville was must watch with Alonso, Frazier, Cozart, Mesoraco, etc. This year Louisville is comprised of mostly 30 year old 4A players with almost no prospect relevance.
My question is, as they are constructed right now, which teams do you find to be the most interesting, not the best.
Bakersfield for me is the most interesting because I think they have the most guys that could surprise to the upside. Is Ben Lively as good as his numbers indicate or does he start getting smacked around? Does Jesse Winker's continue as a middle of the order thumper. Does Seth Mejas-Breen develop power to go along with his solid game. Do multi tool guys like Junior Arias and Kyle Waldrop start to translate tools into skills.
Pensacola is about the arms Stephenson, Lorenzen, Corcino, Contreras. The bats on the other hand do not do much for me. Yorman Rodriguez it seems like every year is going to be his breakout year, but it never happens. Juan Duran I have written off.
Dayton for me is Phil Ervin and high draft picks that have been a disappointment to me (Travieso, Gelalich, Rahier). Garrett and Guillon could surprise as well.
Louisville is pretty much barren. Tucker Barnhart is somewhat interesting. Other than that not much to see.