How important are the top prospects lists?
Here are two players who have never been high up on the Reds' lists. They were developed slowly, played a number of minor league seasons. Yet they are both playing very well so far in the major leagues. The jury is obviously still out.
A good organization likely has a number of hidden gems, guys who can succeed in time with an opportunity. Ramon Ramirez may be another.
Don't recall him being high up on most of the lists.