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

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    no love for hamilton?
    I like Billy Hamilton a lot but he's not our #1 prospect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I like Billy Hamilton a lot but he's not our #1 prospect.
    i didn't think he was #1...but a lot of folks have listed 10 or so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    i didn't think he was #1...but a lot of folks have listed 10 or so.
    He needs to do more to pass the others.
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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    He needs to do more to pass the others.
    i think hamilton is a better prospect than dorn.

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

    IMO the #1 prospect is Yorman. To do what he did, at his age, shows his potential. Yes he's still raw, but he'll be spending some time at Dayton next year as a 17 year old. From all reports, phenomenal tools, and possibly the highest upside of any position player. If he realizes his talent, He could be knocking on the door by age 20.
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    Re: Reds Top 40 prospects (2009) - Who should appear on first ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    IMO the #1 prospect is Yorman. To do what he did, at his age, shows his potential. Yes he's still raw, but he'll be spending some time at Dayton next year as a 17 year old. From all reports, phenomenal tools, and possibly the highest upside of any position player. If he realizes his talent, He could be knocking on the door by age 20.
    Disagree.

    Alonso has enormous upside as well, has a lot more polish, and from all accounts is closer to the majors and helping the big club. Yorman is a great prospect, but for me he's still quite a ways off. Compare Alonso and Yorman side by side, and I dont think there's too much a gap in their overall upside. So to me, it then comes down to who's closer and further along in the development process. Thats Yonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    Disagree.

    Alonso has enormous upside as well, has a lot more polish, and from all accounts is closer to the majors and helping the big club. Yorman is a great prospect, but for me he's still quite a ways off. Compare Alonso and Yorman side by side, and I dont think there's too much a gap in their overall upside. So to me, it then comes down to who's closer and further along in the development process. Thats Yonder.
    A possible GG defender at CF vs a 1B. Speed vs. ... not speed. Once Yorman fills out, he still will likely have less power than Alonso, but you never know. Yorman is a much bigger question mark, yes, but remember this: at age 16 he was hitting in the Pioneer league while Alonso likely wasn't aloud to go to the prom unless an older girl asked him.

    Alonso damn well better have more polish, he's 6 years older than Yorman. But for raw talent, and where he played this year, plus age I pick Yorman. In fact it was because he spent time at the Pioneer League and Duran didn't tells me he is a bit more polished than Duran. Maybe a bit more mature. Of all the Reds prospects, he is THE guy I'm most interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I'm planning on starting the Redszone top 40 prospect polls later this week or early next week and before I start I'd like see who Redszone thinks should be on the first ballot. I'm going to try to limit the first poll to roughly 8-10 choices. Guys like Alonso and Frazier are obvious choices but I'm interested in seeing who else is nominated as a realistic option on the first poll.

    Below is our top 40 from last offseason. I bolded the names of prospects who lost their prospect eligibility or are no longer in the Reds organization.

    Prospect #1 - Yonder Alonso
    Prospect #2 - Todd Frazier
    Prospect #3 - Neftali Soto
    Prospect #4 - Drew Stubbs
    Prospect #5 - Chris Valaika
    Prospect #6 - Kyle Lotzkar
    Prospect #7 - Daryl Thompson
    Prospect #8 - Juan Francisco
    Prospect #9 - Juan Duran
    Prospect #10 - Chris Dickerson
    Prospect #11 - Devin Mesoraco
    Prospect #12 - Danny Dorn
    Prospect #13 - Yorman Rodriguez
    Prospect #14 - Zach Stewart
    Prospect #15 - Josh Roenicke

    Prospect #16 - Ramon Ramirez
    Prospect #17 - Zack Cozart
    Prospect #18 - Matt Maloney
    Prospect #19 - Carlos Fisher
    Prospect #20 - Chris Heisey
    Prospect #21 - Ryan Hanigan
    Prospect #22 - Dallas Buck
    Prospect #23 - Adam Rosales
    Prospect #24 - Alex Buchholz
    Prospect #25 - Travis Wood
    Prospect #26 - Jeremy Horst
    Prospect #27 - Pedro Viola
    Prospect #28 - Evan Hildenbrandt
    Prospect #29 - Juan Carlos Sulbaran
    Prospect #30 - Sam Lecure
    Prospect #31 - Robert Manuel
    Prospect #32 - Sean Henry
    Prospect #33 - Danny Ray Herrera
    Prospect #34 - Sean Watson
    Prospect #35 - Ismael Guillon
    Prospect #36 - Ben Jukich
    Prospect #37 - Junior Arias
    Prospect #38 - Jordan Smith
    Prospect #39 - Dave Sappelt
    Prospect #40 - Phil Valiquette
    The players I could not stand to part with are:

    Frazier, Soto, Francisco, Cozart, Cody Puckett, Maloney, Ramirez, Heisey, Wood, Del Rosario.


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