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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    I wonder where Zach Stewart would have been ranked.

    Is it me or does it all of a sudden seem like this organization is pretty bare? I'm thinking the system will be ranked somewhere in the 20's by BA next spring. That's down from #14 (2009), #3 (2008), and #12 (2007).

    Maybe it's all that talent that has graduated to the big league level.
    He would have been my #2 behind Alonso.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He would have been my #2 behind Alonso.
    What a waste. Oh well.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Well to be honest, are there really even 8-10 choices for the #1 prospect in the system? At best I can see 4 choices in the running for #1.
    Exactly. I'm not going to put a Logan Ondrusek or Miguel Rojas on the first poll because, honestly, does anyone think they are the Reds #1 prospect? I'm trying to limit the first poll to 8-10 choices whereas spots #2, #3, #4, etc.. will have roughly 15-20 choices.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Alonso, Leake, Rodriguez, Frazier, Francisco, Heisey, Cozart, Soto, Wood and Fairel
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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Exactly. I'm not going to put a Logan Ondrusek or Miguel Rojas on the first poll because, honestly, does anyone think they are the Reds #1 prospect? I'm trying to limit the first poll to 8-10 choices whereas spots #2, #3, #4, etc.. will have roughly 15-20 choices.
    I'm not so sure that Ondrusek can be dismissed that easily. I'm not saying that he'd be (or wouldn't be) in my top 10; but he has a couple things going for him that set him apart. 1. He's probably the hottest reliever in the system right now, and would be the only reliever on the list. And 2. I don't think there was anybody else in the organization, pitcher or player, who shot through the ranks this year like he did.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Alonso, Leake, Rodriguez, Frazier, Francisco, Heisey, Cozart, Soto, Wood and Fairel
    Hard to think everybody's no. 1 wouldn't be on this list.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    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.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Alonso, Leake, Rodriguez, Frazier, Francisco, Heisey, Cozart, Soto, Wood and Fairel
    I'd probably go with Mth on this one but I don't think I'd yet add Fairel, Valaika though I still believe in and would add him. Billy Hamilton certainly is intriguing in the same way Yorman is as well.
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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    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.
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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Wood, Left hand starter, has to be tops
    Ondrusek, One of the top closers at AAA Can't believe no on mentioned him.
    Klinker
    Maloney, although I have my doubts that he will ever make it.
    Del Rosario
    Thurman
    Fairel
    Kennard
    Cochoran
    Smit
    Valiquette
    Krebs
    Lutz
    Hotchkiss
    Serrano
    Otterness

    Now for the hitters and fielders
    Stubbs if he still counts
    Francisco, ditto
    Fraizer
    Heisey
    Valaika
    Alonso
    Cozart, only because of where he plays
    Sappelt
    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

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    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.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    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.

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    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.
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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    I'm going to start the first poll on Monday afternoon...

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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    no love for hamilton?


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