P Homer Bailey Sarasota, Florida State League (Reds)
Age: 20
Acquired: 1st round, 2004, La Grange HS (La Grange, TX)
2006 Top 100 Rank: #91

Bailey's mid-90s heater and hard curve are great pitches, but in past seasons he's struggled with his control and to develop his off-speed stuff. This season, however, Bailey sports a 3.31 ERA, improved control and more strikeouts than innings. It's good progress for one of the most promising live arms in the minors


Pitcher Homer Bailey is the Reds' hot prospect. (Robbie Rogers/MLB / Getty Images)