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    RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    Well, the polls are over. Here are the results. Was anyone left off the list that deserved to be on it? Is someone severely over/under-ranked? Any surprises?

    Prospect #1 - Aroldis Chapman, LHP
    Prospect #2 - Devin Mesoraco, C
    Prospect #3 - Yorman Rodriguez, CF
    Prospect #4 - Yonder Alonso, 1B
    Prospect #5 - Billy Hamilton, SS
    Prospect #6 - Yasmani Grandal, C
    Prospect #7 - Todd Frazier, IF/OF
    Prospect #8 - Juan Francisco, 3B
    Prospect #9 - Zack Cozart, SS
    Prospect #10 - David Sappelt, CF
    Prospect #11 - Donnie Joseph, LHP
    Prospect #12 - Ismael Guillon, LHP
    Prospect #13 - Brad Boxberger, RHP
    Prospect #14 - Chris Valaika, IF
    Prospect #15 - Kyle Lotzkar, RHP
    Prospect #16 - Ryan LaMarre, OF
    Prospect #17 - Juan Duran, OF
    Prospect #18 - Junior Arias, SS
    Prospect #19 - Sam Lecure, RHP
    Prospect #20 - Ronald Torreyes, IF
    Prospect #21 - Neftali Soto, IF
    Prospect #22 - Jonathan Correa, RHP
    Prospect #23 - Danny Dorn, 1B/OF
    Prospect #24 - Henry Rodriguez, IF
    Prospect #25 - Kris Negron, IF
    Prospect #26 - Daryl Thompson, RHP
    Prospect #27 - Didi Gregorius, SS
    Prospect #28 - Drew Cisco, RHP
    Prospect #29 - Cody Puckett, IF/OF
    Prospect #30 - Dan Corcino, RHP
    Prospect #31 - Phil Valiquette, LHP
    Prospect #32 - Felix Perez, OF
    Prospect #33 - Jake Johnson, RHP
    Prospect #34 - Mark Fleury, C
    Prospect #35 - Tucker Barnhart, C
    Prospect #36 - Jeremy Horst, LHP
    Prospect #37 - Kyle Waldrop, OF
    Prospect #38 - Humberto Valor, SS
    Prospect #39 - Jordan Hotchkiss, RHP
    Prospect #40 - Scott Carroll, RHP
    Prospect #41 - Matt Klinker, RHP
    Prospect #42 - Dan Tuttle, RHP
    Prospect #43 - Matt Fairel, LHP
    Prospect #44 - Tanner Robles, LHP
    Prospect #45 - JC Sulbaran, RHP
    Prospect #46 - Jerry Gil, RHP
    Prospect #47 - Josh Ravin, RHP
    Prospect #48 - Carlos Ramos, RHP
    Prospect #49 - Brian Pearl, RHP
    Prospect #50 - Mace Thurman, LHP

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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    If we were redoing this now post spring training, I wonder if Scott Carroll would go higher. Also, Frazier and Valaika seem to me too high, but I hope I'm wrong about that.

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    I thought Hotchkiss was kind of low, given his performance the last two years, and Brian Pearl seemed to come out of nowhere--largely, I think, on the plug from doug, which is as good a reason as any. There was a late rush toward Ramos, based on scouting reports, and I suspect he would have been ranked higher if that information had arrived sooner.

    My next ten, in no particular order, would be Wes Mugarian, Blaine Howell, David Vidal, Chase Ware, Justin Freeman, Samuel Diaz, Juan Silva, Abel de Los Santos, Theo Bowe and Miguel Rojas, even though he hasn't done much with the bat. And it was hard to keep Jaren Matthews off that list. Not a bad group to still be at-large after the top 50.
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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    I thought richburg and buchholz should be on the list.

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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    Pretty surprised that Mugarian wasn't in the top 50.

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    For Me, Valaika should be in the mid 20s. I don't see why Lotzkar is ranked so highly w/o some proof that he can hold up after a few innings pile up on his arm. I'd say he's a longer shot than many guys who didn't make it. I like Danny Dorn, but it seems the Reds don't see him as more than an organizational guy, so he should be way lower or off the list completely.

    I'm thinking a guy who has a Juan Castro like career ahead of him could be Miguel Rojas. I wonder if he can even have a career with some Adam Everett type seasons as an impact defender at SS on a team with a bunch of bats. The Brewers would probably be a better team with Rojas starting right now. I'd say he should be in the 40s somewhere. David Vidal intrigues me as does Brodie Greene and Jefry Sierra.
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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Pretty surprised that Mugarian wasn't in the top 50.
    I agree. I like him better than the last 5 guys on this list for sure, at least as of now.

    On a separate note, I would imagine if we did this poll again, Sappelt might move up some spots. Not sure how many, but some. I'd also imagine that Joseph was quite overrated and he would drop a lot of spots. At least based on his spring training performance. I wonder if LeCure might move up some spots too...seeing as how the Reds clearly like him as a major leaguer in some capacity.

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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    I just wanted to bump this thread to discuss who has jumped the most in your mind.

    Mine is easy: David Vidal. I really didn't know anything about him this year, but through 8/11/11, he has 17 bombs and a .883 OPS playing good defense at the hot corner. I would have to think that he will make my top 20, and may even crack my top 10 next year.

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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    20, 21, 30 all will see big jumps in the next ranking in my guess.

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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    20, 21, 30 all will see big jumps in the next ranking in my guess.
    For sure those are the biggest. I would add 37 and 45 after those three.
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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    27 probably deserves better, as well.

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    27 probably deserves better, as well.
    Oh yeah. Way underrated at this point, IMO.
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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    Agree with all the numbers I've seen so far and will add in 45. He should go much higher.

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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    Phipps. He's been hitting long enough that it doesn't look like a fluke.

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    Re: RedsZone's Top 50 Prospects

    guillion is going to drop. Duran will climb a little, push towards top 10 perhaps.


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