Is Travis Wood still hurt? I see he's high on a lot of lists and find that odd since his fastball barely tops 90 anymore. I realize his change is incredible but can't see that making him that high on the prospect list unless his fastball is back up to where it was when he was drafted.
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Give me a system with 4 blue chip prospects that the Reds have and I am not worried too much about any depth issues. Have your utility infielders and outfielders, I will take blue chip guys that will be starters one day.
Last edited by ochoa30; 08-08-2007 at 02:04 PM.
I am suprised that many people have dropped Bailey from the #1 prospect after a less than stellar first 4 or 5 games. I think people fail to realize that in his last start he pitched pretty good and out of his 6 starts 3 of them he gave up 2 or less runs. Its kind of like saying if Bruce hits .200 in his first month in the bigs he has lost elite status as a prospect. I dont rate Mesorasco anywhere near my top 15 and say that he is too far away from the bigs to compare him amongst the reds top 20. I also find it ironic that Dickerson doesn't find his way on many lists. IMO that a guy with that kind of speed and if he can play good defense will see quite a bit of time on a major league roster.
I rated him lower because he has made zero progress this year. That is mainly based on his AAA performance. His major league performance didn't surprise me in the least and had little effect on the ranking.
Anyways, being rated below Bruce is not an insult. If Upton plays a ton for the rest of the year, Bruce will have a great shot at being the #1 prospect in all of baseball.
I think Cueto will turn out to be a better starter than Homer will be.
Cueto has such good control, only 30 walks compared to 130 punch outs this year.
Homer is going to have to improve his control to be effective in the majors. This is a off year for Homer, that groin injury might be a cause for this but I think Cueto will be a good ML starter.