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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Perhaps the best prospect in baseball? Yeah, Santana is not going to be traded.
    Up on the ORG, another poster advised a similar trade for Buster Posey- only this one included Ryan Hanigan and Matt Maloney. Good times!
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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Up on the ORG, another poster advised a similar trade for Buster Posey- only this one included Ryan Hanigan and Matt Maloney. Good times!
    I believe the suggestion was Hanigan, Maloney, Alonso, and Francisco. Looks a bit better than Klinker/Mes/Alonso for Santana...
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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Because so many of the Reds top prospects are currently in Louisville (Chapman, Wood, Frazier, Heisey, Francisco, etc.) and will most likely be ready to stick in the majors by the end of this season, I thought it would be an interesting activity to examine and analyze the Top Prospects below the AAA level.

    GRADE B

    1. Yonder Alonso 1B/LF Carolina
    2. Yorman Rodriguez CF Billings
    3. Brad Boxberger RHP Lynchburg

    GRADE C

    4. Matt Klinker RHP Carolina
    5. Devin Mesoraco C Lynchburg
    6. Neftali Soto C Lynchburg
    7. D.D. Gregorious SS Dayton
    8. Miguel Rojas SS Lynchburg
    9. Henry Rodriguez 2B Dayton
    10. JC Sulbaran RHP Dayton
    11. Matt Fairel LHP Lynchburg
    12. Josh Fellhauer OF Lynchburg
    13. Juan Duran OF Billings
    14. Juan Silva OF Billings
    15. Billy Hamilton SS Billings

    Keep an Eye On:

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    Daryl Thompson RHP
    Dallas Buck RHP
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    Mace Thurman RHP
    Phillipe Valliquette LHP
    Jacob Johnson RHP
    Daniel Tuttle RHP
    Junior Arias SS/CF
    Humberto Valor SS
    Ismael Guillon LHP

    FIRST PROMOTION PREDICTION
    Maloney to Reds, Klinker to Louisville, Fairel to Carolina
    Where's Jordan Smith? Did he show up on any top prospect lists?

    I find it curious that this kid slipped under the radar. How did that happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Where's Jordan Smith? Did he show up on any top prospect lists?

    I find it curious that this kid slipped under the radar. How did that happen?
    I don't know, but I remember when asked last year before the season, Buckley listed him as a player that would be in the majors really soon. I guess it's clear why, as he's a big boy.
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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Where's Jordan Smith? Did he show up on any top prospect lists?

    I find it curious that this kid slipped under the radar. How did that happen?
    He was an average to mediocre starter who had just been converted to reliever and was spending his THIRD year in AA with a 5.08 ERA. Usually when that happens, especially if a player is 24 years old, he is not considered a top prospect.

    We've always known about him. It's just that no one thought much of him as a starter, so there was no reason to LOVE him as a reliever before he had made an appearance. That said, I did predict here that he'd have early success in the big leagues.
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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Where's Jordan Smith? Did he show up on any top prospect lists?

    I find it curious that this kid slipped under the radar. How did that happen?
    Jordan Smith has been injured a lot, and was viewed as a starter prior to the season, if I recall.

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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    He's sure been a nice find. Maybe I missed it but I never remembered even hearing his name mentioned around here before his callup

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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    He's sure been a nice find. Maybe I missed it but I never remembered even hearing his name mentioned around here before his callup
    You must have missed it then. He was a former quality prospect, ranking as high as #13 ( I think) on BA's Top 30 Reds list.

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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    You must have missed it then. He was a former quality prospect, ranking as high as #13 ( I think) on BA's Top 30 Reds list.
    I easily could have. When was that?

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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I easily could have. When was that?
    Post 2008 I believe.

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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    Kudos to the Reds front office for recognizing this kid had the stuff to play in the majors and was willing to move him up from AA. He was rarely mentioned as major league material around here

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    Re: Reds Top Prospects Below AAA- April Edition

    He does have some wicked sink on some of his pitches. Having seen Marmol last week and Smith as well, i thought there was some comparison on their breaking pitches. Not going too far with that comparison, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
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