Alonso, Leake, Rodriguez, Frazier, Francisco, Heisey, Cozart, Soto, Wood and Fairel
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Btw, I'm gonna make a new poll every three days, that way it spaces it out all through the offseason and takes us up to a week or two before spring training starts.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
Why not start with a list of 40 and add guys as others get picked? That was my thought in suggesting Rojas, Wiley, etc. If you're just making a list for the #1 guy, there's no way you have more than 6-8 candidates.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
Wood, Left hand starter, has to be tops
Ondrusek, One of the top closers at AAA Can't believe no on mentioned him.
Maloney, although I have my doubts that he will ever make it.
Now for the hitters and fielders
Stubbs if he still counts
Cozart, only because of where he plays
Mendez, this guy will cause the Reds to ponder the future of third base
Coddington, best catcher in the system
Oliveras, Can a short guy play centerfield
That is 26
A guy not mentioned that will make the lists at some point is Ty Cline. Great year for a guy I wondered when drafted "what the heck?" Not on the first ten but after that he's gonna have to be considered.
Yorman Rodriguez is not a Top 10 Reds prospect? Age 16 in Rookie ball holding his own? He has more potential than any minor league hitter the Reds have except for Alonso. Has to be top 10 IMHO.
I'm going to start the first poll on Monday afternoon...
no love for hamilton?