Thought we'd do an open discussion before I post a poll this weekend. Who is the Reds Minor League Player of the year in our opinions...
Here are the candidates in no particular order:
Billy Hamilton - .683 OPS - 95 SB - 23 XBH
Not typical numbers for a POY candidate, but, he brings so much to the table as far as speed, pressure on the other teams defense and has won multiple games based on his flashes of talent alone.
David Vidal - .838 OPS - 43 XBH - 10% BB Rate - 79 RBI
Very solid 3B prospect in his first full season. Only 10 Errors on the year in his first full year as a third baseman.
Brodie Greene - .783 OPS - 41 XBH - 36 SB - 79 RBI
Not a normal candidate, but, has carried the Bakersfield team offensively with all the promotion while playing 3 different positions.
Eric Campbell - .946 OPS - 57 XBH - 79 RBI - 11.2% - 15.2% K Rate
Oldest of all the candidates but has put up the best numbers. That may be due to him playing at levels beneath him. Leads all Reds Minor Leagues with a .946 OPS
Yaz Grandal - .885 OPS - 43 XBH - .390 OBP
Elite catching prospect who shows both power and patience at the plate.
Henry Rodriguez - .841 OPS - 50 XBH - 30 SB - .320 BA
INF prospect who continues to hit and hit and hit. Can play 3 spots but profiles best as a Second Baseman. Has pop and baserunning skill.
Neftali Soto - .904 OPS - 52 XBH - 12.63 HR per AB
Elite Power prospect who finally learned to hit LHP. Among the leaders in HR in all of the Minors.
Denis Phipps - .910 OPS - 52 XBH - 14 SB
Actually hit almost the same number of HR's, 2B and 3B's as he did in 2010. But found a batting average to go with it. Probably a BABIP driven year but impressive none the less.
Devin Mesoraco - .855 OPS - 53 XBH - .371 OPS
Had a solid all around year. #1 Catching prospect in the minors. Was runner up last year.
So who would get your vote and why?