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    Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    1. Homer Bailey
    2. Jay Bruce
    3. Travis Wood
    4. B.J. Szymanski
    5. Chris Denorfia
    6. Rafael Gonzalez
    7. Miguel Perez
    8. Tyler Pelland
    9. Joey Votto
    10. Travis Chick

    Went on to say the Reds have made some good picks with these younger pitchers, but are a few years away from being able to contribute.

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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    So, Chick is the better of the two we got for Randa? I thought Germano would be on there somewhere...

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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by ED44
    So, Chick is the better of the two we got for Randa? I thought Germano would be on there somewhere...
    Germano= closer to the majors.
    Chick= higher "ceiling"
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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Scary list. Exactly one guy has done anything of note in the high minors.

    Though for the first time in four years the Reds' first round draft pick from the preceding spring doesn't make #1 on the list. He's #2. Mind you, I'd put him at #1.
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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Scary list. Exactly one guy has done anything of note in the high minors.

    Though for the first time in four years the Reds' first round draft pick from the preceding spring doesn't make #1 on the list. He's #2. Mind you, I'd put him at #1.
    Yep.

    Reading that list, it came through loud & clear that the cavalry won't be arriving any time soon...

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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    At least there is a cavalry.

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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Milezinni
    At least there is a cavalry.
    More like a bunch of boot camp cadets. Denorfia's the only guy who's ridden a horse.
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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Milezinni
    At least there is a cavalry.
    I was actually trying to make the point that the cavalry won't be arriving any time soon because there is no cavalry.

    Period.

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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan
    I was actually trying to make the point that the cavalry won't be arriving any time soon because there is no cavalry.

    Period.
    You don't think Baily, Wood, or Perez have serious ML potential?

    Why not?

    Now that Bowden-hurry-up-and-get-here-if-your-arm-doesn't-blow-out is gone, they have a chance to develop at a higher percentage pace....

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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    how does Guevara avoid this list? does he have one good pitch, and one or two pitches needing major development?
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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord
    how does Guevara avoid this list? does he have one good pitch, and one or two pitches needing major development?
    I figure 2006 is the make or break year for Guevara as a prospect. If he tools on AA hitters like he's done in A ball, then he's got to gain prospect status.

    Then again, it's pretty hard to justify keeping Guevara off a prospects list that has Miguel Perez on it. For all we know Guevara might even have a better stick than Perez.
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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    I figure 2006 is the make or break year for Guevara as a prospect. If he tools on AA hitters like he's done in A ball, then he's got to gain prospect status.

    Then again, it's pretty hard to justify keeping Guevara off a prospects list that has Miguel Perez on it. For all we know Guevara might even have a better stick than Perez.
    as it is, i'm not sure why he hasn't at least spent token time in AA already.

    drafted in 2003, he was sent to Dayton (3.43 ERA, 8.47 H/9, 0.92 HR/9, 3.20 BB/9, 8.92 K/9, 39.1 IP) after dominating Billings in his first pro year.

    at age 22 in Dayton, 2.86 ERA, 7.46 H/9, 0.95 HR/9, 3.81 BB/9, 14.29 K/9.

    at age 23 in Sarasota, 2.45 ERA, 6.80 H/9, 0.35 HR/9, 2.45 BB/9, 11.40 K/9.

    seems like he was dominating High A pretty good, he's 23 years old, so why not give him at least 3 weeks in Chattanooga's pen?

    i just have this weird feeling the Reds (read as O'Brien) are ignoring him because Baseball America is ignoring him.
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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord
    i just have this weird feeling the Reds (read as O'Brien) are ignoring him because Baseball America is ignoring him.
    Actually, it usually works the other way around. For the team-by-team prospect lists, BBA relies pretty heavilly on the teams internal assessment of their prospects. That often leads to productive guys getting left off of the list because the parent organization doesn't think they have a great 'ceiling'.

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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHook
    Actually, it usually works the other way around. For the team-by-team prospect lists, BBA relies pretty heavilly on the teams internal assessment of their prospects. That often leads to productive guys getting left off of the list because the parent organization doesn't think they have a great 'ceiling'.
    Exactly. Part of what that list tells you is where the Reds' minds are at.
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    Re: Baseball America rates Reds top 10 prospects

    Anyone else suprised by the absence of Bergolla and Howard?
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