John Sickels runs a website, www.minorleagueball.com and he is doing a Top 20 run down for every team and a Top 35-40 for each team for his Prospect Handbook that he puts out every year. Today he is writing the Reds portion of the book and tomorrow will release the Top 20 guys, but he chmed in on the site with this to say about the Reds system:
Working on the Reds farm system today.
This system is loaded. You have the top quartet of Bruce/Cueto/Votto/Bailey, but even beyond them there is a good combination of performance guys and projection guys. My initial run through came up with 49 names worth writing about. I have narrowed that down to 39, which is the most I can put into the book. Even that, some of the guys I cut I wish I could put in.
Take heart, Reds fans. You have a lot to look forward to.
Tomorrow the list comes up hopefully, but thought this would be something nice to post over here.