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    Re: Oh how far we have come

    And at least 15 of those players are no longer in the organization

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    Re: Oh how far we have come

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Is it really that bad of a list? You can reference all the bust and the injury problems, but that is because most of us Reds fans are close to the situation and experience it more than an outsider.

    But in looking at the top 40 you get:

    One plus player - Joey Votto
    One potential plus pitcher - Homer Bailey
    One CF to 4th OF type - Chris Dickerson
    One backup C type - Craig Tatum
    One enigma - Edwin Encarnacion
    One MLB reliever - Todd Coffey.

    Sure the list isn't great, but it is far from being barren. And granted it is a combination of a couple of draft classes, but it sure would be nice if the Reds could produce a Joey Votto type player every 2-3 years. Especially coming out of the second round.

    With everyone on the list making their debut with the Reds, it leads me to guess that the Reds guessed right. Aside from Coffey and maybe EE, the Reds got the most each player would produce in the Majors to date.

    What strikes me about the most recent top 40 is the number of prospects the Reds can afford to trade that will still be wanted by other teams.
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    Re: Oh how far we have come

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Is it really that bad of a list? You can reference all the bust and the injury problems, but that is because most of us Reds fans are close to the situation and experience it more than an outsider.

    But in looking at the top 40 you get:

    One plus player - Joey Votto
    One potential plus pitcher - Homer Bailey
    One CF to 4th OF type - Chris Dickerson
    One backup C type - Craig Tatum
    One enigma - Edwin Encarnacion
    One MLB reliever - Todd Coffey.

    Sure the list isn't great, but it is far from being barren. And granted it is a combination of a couple of draft classes, but it sure would be nice if the Reds could produce a Joey Votto type player every 2-3 years. Especially coming out of the second round.
    The Pitching list looks attrocious.

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    Re: Oh how far we have come

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    The Pitching list looks attrocious.
    One could argue that Brian Shackelford has had the best career of the pitchers from the first list.

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    Re: Oh how far we have come

    I thought BJ would be good too. He really had some holes in his swing though.

    I also always like Cleveland Ladell and Motorboat Jones...so that shows you what I know.


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