I'm as unimpressed with the Reds minor league talent as I've been in quite some time.
It's very nice to have so much home grown talent on the roster......but I just don't see MLB star talent in any of the positional players.
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Edd Roush (05-15-2014)
Disagree with you there 100%
Yorman and Winkler both project as a top 1/3 tier outfielder, Yorman even more as he is very young for his league, has a good arm, and can play centerfield. Most scouts think Winkler will be a LF due to his defensive downside but will hit for 25/90 which would make him an everyday starter for us.
Winker is putting up numbers very similar to what Votto did at the same levels and age. Hard to see how you can't be impressed/excited with that.
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Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
What's strange is that almost all of the Reds interesting prospects are concentrated on two teams - Pensacola and Bakersfield. Louisville is the least interesting Reds AAA team I can ever remember, and outside of Travieso, Dayton hasn't been much to follow. One could make a case for a few of the guys like Daal, Rahier, Guillon, and even Ervin - so far as his early struggles have been a story, but really other than that, every interesting player in the Reds system is on one of those two teams. No top prospects really waiting to start in Rookie Leagues. Jose Ortiz maybe. Anyway, not sure what implication that has, but I thought it was interesting to note.
Isn't that how most teams are? Seems like the best prospects would usually be at High A and AA