Which Reds prospect do you think will top the Reds lists next season, and in a separate question, which Reds prospect do you think will make the biggest leap in the rankings?
Barring an injury, it's fairly safe to assume Aroldis Chapman will lose his prospect eligibility this season. I also think Devin Mesoraco will earn a promotion to Cincinnati sometime during the summer and lose his prospect eligibility as well. With those two graduating to the major leagues, that opens the door for Yorman Rodriguez, Billy Hamilton, and Yasmani Grandal. All three have a strong possibility of moving up to number one in the rankings but I'm going with Yorman Rodriguez. It's hard not to be impressed with the numbers he put up in Billings as a 17-year old last season. It's doubtful he hits .339 in Dayton but I wouldn't be surprised to see him around .285-.300 with lots of doubles/triples and around 10 HR with plenty of stolen bases too. Maybe those aren't eye-popping numbers but they would be impressive for an 18-year old in the pitcher friendly Midwest League.
As for who I think will make the biggest jump in our prospect rankings, Juan Duran is my pick. He's currently ranked #17 in the Redszone rankings. I think we'll see him jump into the top 10 next season. After struggling early on in Billings, he started to show signs of progress as the season went on. After seeing pics of him this spring and watching him on TV today, he appears to be filling out some which should only benefit him in the power department. It was only two atbats but he looked very good today against the Angels. In his first atbat he worked the count, fouled off some close pitches and then hit the ball very hard to dead CF, unfortunately it's 420 feet to dead CF. Most ballparks that would have been a HR. In his second atbat he again worked the count and drew a walk. I just have a feeling he's going to have a nice season and shoot up the prospect rankings.
I also considered Jonathan Correa here (ranked No. 22 in our rankings).