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    RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    A big thank you to everyone who participated in the voting/conversations. It was another enjoyable year on RedsZone. Here are the final results:

    #1 C Devin Mesoraco
    #2 SS Billy Hamilton
    #3 SS Zack Cozart
    #4 RHP Dan Corcino
    #5 RHP Robert Stephenson
    #6 1B Neftali Soto
    #7 OF Yorman Rodriguez
    #8 UT Todd Frazier
    #9 SS Didi Gregorius
    #10 2B Henry Rodriguez
    #11 LHP Tony Cingrani
    #12 OF Juan Duran
    #13 RHP Kyle Lotzkar
    #14 3B Gabriel Rosa
    #15 C Tucker Barnhart
    #16 3B David Vidal
    #17 RHP J.C. Sulbaran
    #18 OF Ryan LaMarre
    #19 1B Donald Lutz
    #20 OF Denis Phipps
    #21 RHP Tim Crabbe
    #22 RHP Andrew Brackman
    #23 LHP Amir Garrett
    #24 UT Brodie Greene
    #25 LHP Donnie Joseph
    #26 1B/3B Sean Buckley
    #27 3B Junior Arias
    #28 RHP Josh Smith
    #29 2B Ryan Wright
    #30 RHP Drew Cisco
    #31 OF Kyle Waldrop
    #32 RHP Pedro Villarreal
    #33 RHP Josh Judy
    #34 RHP Nick Christiani
    #35 RHP Drew Hayes
    #36 IF Juan Perez
    #37 LHP Chris Manno
    #38 IF Chris Valaika
    #39 RHP Josh Ravin
    #40 RHP Dan Tuttle
    #41 RHP Dan Renken
    #42 LHP Ismael Guillon
    #43 RHP Alejandro Chacin
    #44 RHP Radhames Quezada
    #45 RHP Jake Johnson
    #46 RHP Sal Romano
    #47 RHP Vaughn Covington
    #48 LHP Mitch Clarke
    #49 RHP Jonathan Perez
    #50 OF Bryson Smith

    also receiving votes:
    RHP James Allen
    RHP Jonathan Correa
    2B Brandon Dailey
    1B/OF Danny Dorn
    C Mark Fleury
    LHP Blaine Howell
    UT Devin Lohman
    RHP Kyle McMyne
    RHP Erik Miller
    OF Felix Perez
    UT Cody Puckett
    RHP Carlos Ramos
    OF/1B Bill Rhinehart
    RHP Chad Rogers
    OF Steve Selsky
    RHP Mark Serrano
    LHP Clayton Tanner

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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    Very nice, camis. Thank you!

    I think it's a surprisingly strong list, given the conspicuous depletion through offseason trades. The most encouraging aspect is the depth. To go through 50 prospects (after five of the best had been removed) and still not elect the likes of Cody Puckett, Clayton Tanner, James Allen, Jonathan Correa, Mark Fleury . . . that seems pretty strong. (It's also worth noting, for the record, that J.J. Hoover was not included because of his late acquisition.)

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    Thanks again for doing the dirty work, Camis. 50 strong. I like it.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    I wonder two things about this list. First, where everyone thinks JJ Hoover would fall in. And second, where people would have placed Correa if he hadn't missed last year and he was actually thhe age we thought he was.
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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by OGB View Post
    I wonder two things about this list. First, where everyone thinks JJ Hoover would fall in. And second, where people would have placed Correa if he hadn't missed last year and he was actually thhe age we thought he was.
    Hoover, for me, would have been around #20. Correa is a much tougher question to answer. How would he have performed last year? Was the stuff the same?

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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    I'd say the 12-22 range for Hoover. I believe he's a better relief possibility, at the moment, than Joseph (#25) and probably better than Brackman (#22), who, however, is still being considered as a starter. I also like him better than Boxberger, whom we had at #8, but I thought Boxberger was over-ranked.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    I think this is one of the better lists that RZ has produced over the years. The only big gripes I have is I think Rosa is ranked too low and Duran is ranked too high. I think Hamilton is ranked too high too, but I understand that one a bit more.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    Hindsight is 20/20, but 2+ months into this season, I wonder where Yorman and Duran would be ranked now.

    Also wondering if someone like Theo Bowe or Andrew Means would make the list now.

    I got to thinking about these rankings when I looked up the numbers on the prospects the Reds traded this offseason. Torreyes and Sappelt are having miserable years. Boxberger hasn't been terrible, but he has been the furthest thing from good. Grandal is the only one playing well right now.
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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by OGB View Post
    Hindsight is 20/20, but 2+ months into this season, I wonder where Yorman and Duran would be ranked now.

    Also wondering if someone like Theo Bowe or Andrew Means would make the list now.

    I got to thinking about these rankings when I looked up the numbers on the prospects the Reds traded this offseason. Torreyes and Sappelt are having miserable years. Boxberger hasn't been terrible, but he has been the furthest thing from good. Grandal is the only one playing well right now.

    I wouldn't put either in the top 30. Maybe not even in the top 40.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2012 Top 50 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    I wouldn't put either in the top 30. Maybe not even in the top 40.
    Especially following the draft. I feel like the Reds got prospects galore.


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