Born 4/8/1987 (21 years old)
In addition to having the best name in the 2008 draft class
, Yonder Alonso is also one of the strongest power hitters of his generation. He's no great shakes with the glove, though, which means he's probably locked at first base. Why the Reds chose him in the draft, with Joey Votto just settling in for the next decade, is anyone's guess, but if he lives up to his history, Alonso will force Votto into the outfield, or onto a different MLB roster, very very soon. He's one of 2009's hottest tickets.
Born 7/20/1984 (24 years old)
Ah, Dorn. Sometimes the gods of baseball just make the names too good to be true.
While he's presently buried deep in the Reds system under some monster mashers like Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, Cal State's Danny Dorn is a respectable offensive prospect in his own right. The left-hander with the sweet swing split time last season between high A and double A (Sarasota and Chattanooga), and ended up with an OPS of 1.089 with the Lookouts.
Unless a shakeup reduces the number of big bats in the Reds outfield, Dorn's looking at another year or two in the minors. A couple of strategic trades or injuries, though, and he'll rise to the top of the Reds prospect board very quickly.
Born 1/16/1984 (24 years old)
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Born 10/4/1984 (24 years old)
One of the best young names in baseball, Mr. Stubbs is a potential five-tool player and one of many Cincy future-stars. It'll be awhile, but he should be delivering 100rbi seasons in GAB before the decade is over
Born 11/11/1984 (24 years old)
A premium prospect in college, Buck's stock took a dive when it was discovered that he played through a partial ligament tear en route to Oregon State's College World Series championship in 2006. Of course, the same event proved that his heart was two sizes too large, and he's been a bit of an underdog darling ever since. Buck had TJ surgery to rebuild his elbow in 2007 and has been coming back since. When healthy, Dallas is a workhorse who throws a 92-94 mph fastball, a plus slider and a changeup that could develop into a premium MLB pitch. He'll idle under the radar until fully recovered from his operation, but after the usual 18 months pass, he should return to top prospect status. A definite 2009 sleeper.