1. Homer Bailey
2. Jay Bruce
3. Joey Votto
4. Johnny Cueto
5. Travis Wood
6. Drew Stubbs
7. Chris Valaika
8. Sam LeCure
9. Milton Loo
10. Sean Watson
Well, that was fun. I'm glad we did this; we've had some interesting discussions along the way, and I've learned a lot from all of you.
What I'd like you to do now is this: post a list of your prospects 11 through 15; feel free to include a brief comment. I'll wait a week or so, then tally the votes, with 5 points given to your #11 pick, 4 to your #12, etc. Then I'll publish the final list.
Feel free to go beyond #15, but only 11-15 will receive points. No ties please. And don't spend a lot of time criticizing the lists of others; I want us all to feel free to be a little off the wall with our selections.
I'll go first. I don't think Janish will hit, and I don't want to pick any more first-year players. So, just for the heck of it, I'll go:
11. David Shafer- They wouldn't send him back to Chattanooga, would they?
12. Calvin Medlock- I think he can pitch; I just don't trust the Reds to know it.
13. Cody Strait- Probably the most upside of remaining position players.
14. Tonys Gutierrez- Blocked by Votto; would move up list if he could play OF, cause he can hit.
15. Adam Rosales- Struggled in 122 AA ABs; I'm betting he pulls out of it.
If I could have added another player it would be Carlos Guevara. I know he's a little righty with a trick pitch and all that, but results are results. At the very least, I think you could call him up in midseason to cover for an injury, and he could pitch successfully for a couple of months until the league figured him out.