Has there been a contending team in recent history with as much homegrown talent playing every day as the current Reds? It is really impressive. 7 out of the 8 fielding positions are manned by players that have only ever been Reds. Phillips being the one exception.
C. Hanigan & Mez
3 out of the 5 starters are homegrown. and about a third of the bullpen
SP. Bailey, Cueto, Leake
BP. Lecure, Ondrusek, Chapman
What makes this more impressive is that the Reds were never quite bad enough in recent years to get top-5 picks. The Rays were able to build a contender with homegrown talent because they picked in the top 5 every year, but one, from 1999 to 2008 and had the top pick 4 times. The Reds never had access to those super blue chip players through the draft.