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    Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    It's insider information, so I don't know what I can quote, but he ranks the Reds as the 10th best organization. To be honest, he doesn't say much, except to say a nice mix of near ready guys and high ceiling young guys.

    And this is pretty telling, since he has not been a fan of the Reds for the most part until now.
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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Wow! Juan Duran is now 6'7"?
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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    Wow! Juan Duran is now 6'7"?
    Yeah, I read that a while back in a Baseball America chat. Did Law mention Duran?

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    From a scout's perspective...can being too tall present a problem?

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    From a scout's perspective...can being too tall present a problem?
    That's a good question. I figured it just meant an enormous strike zone, which presents more holes. Also I think it can be difficult for tall people to get their whole bodies working in sync....but when they do, they can generate a lot of power. I'm really talking out of my you know what though...

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    From a scout's perspective...can being too tall present a problem?
    Yes -- it makes swing and pitching mechanics more difficult to perfect. You see very few 6'7" hitters through the history of the game -- Tony Clark, maybe Kingman, Frank Howard...
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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Yes -- it makes swing and pitching mechanics more difficult to perfect. You see very few 6'7" hitters through the history of the game -- Tony Clark, maybe Kingman, Frank Howard...
    Dave Winfield was 6'6", I believe.

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Dave Winfield was 6'6", I believe.
    Dunn and Sexson were 2 I always thought of, Sexson was what 6'8"?
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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    The Reds have five prospects in Keith Law's top 100 list:

    16. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, CIN
    66. Todd Frazier, 2B, CIN
    72. Mike Leake, RHP, CIN
    76. Yonder Alonso, 1B, CIN
    88. Chris Heisey, OF, CIN

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    Zach Stewart was 55.

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds have five prospects in Keith Law's top 100 list:

    16. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, CIN
    66. Todd Frazier, 2B, CIN
    72. Mike Leake, RHP, CIN
    76. Yonder Alonso, 1B, CIN
    88. Chris Heisey, OF, CIN

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/insid...26id%3d4861174

    Zach Stewart was 55.
    I would have expected each one of these guys (except Heisey) to be about 10 spots higher than they are, but other than that these rankings seem somewhat reasonable.
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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    The Reds future looks very bright. The scouting department has done an excellent job. Two years ago the Reds had 5 different players in the Top 100, that is a very impressive turnaround.

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Keith Law's Reds Top 10

    1. Aroldis Chapman, LHP
    2. Todd Frazier, IF
    3. Mike Leake, RHP
    4. Yonder Alonso, 1B
    5. Chris Heisey, LF
    6. Travis Wood, LHP
    7. Juan Francisco, 3B
    8. Yorman Rodriguez, OF
    9. Neftali Soto, 3B
    10. Junior Arias, SS

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Wow, Junior Arias in the top 10?!? I'm a big fan of Junior Arias but I never expected him to be that high. Arias is the fifth Reds shortstop prospect to be ranked at least in the top 14 by various writers.

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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Hopefully between Rojas, Hamilton, Arias, and Valor- one of these guys can break through and become a legit SS prospect in the mold of Barry Larkin (or Kurt Stillwell.)
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    Re: Keith Law Ranks Reds 10th Best Organization

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Wow, Junior Arias in the top 10?!? I'm a big fan of Junior Arias but I never expected him to be that high. Arias is the fifth Reds shortstop prospect to be ranked at least in the top 14 by various writers.
    RedsZone doesn't have him in the top 34.


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