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View Poll Results: Who will emerge this year to join Robert Stephenson as the next Reds elite prospect?

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  • Nick Travieso

    2 3.57%
  • Jesse Winker

    25 44.64%
  • Tanner Rahier

    7 12.50%
  • Kyle Lotzkar

    3 5.36%
  • Ismael Guillon

    3 5.36%
  • Yorman Rodriguez

    8 14.29%
  • Other (please list below)

    8 14.29%
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Thread: Breakout Prospect of the Year

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    Breakout Prospect of the Year

    When looking at the Reds entire minor league system, there seems to be a massive dropoff after the Top 5 prospects (Hamilton, Stephenson, Cingrani, Corcino and Gregorius). Given that 4 of those 5 are likely to graduate to the bigs after 2013, who is your pick to join Stephenson atop the next generation of Reds Top Prospects rankings?

    Who will emerge from the pack this year to be an elite prospect?
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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    I have two of those guys ranked higher than Cingrani and Gregorius already....

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I have two of those guys ranked higher than Cingrani and Gregorius already....
    Who else besides Winker?
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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    I went with Winker. It just seems like the safest bet. I haven't seen Travieso pitch yet and while I love the reports on him, just not sure he can make the leap up to elite just yet. I expect him in Billings to begin the year and by that time Winker will have 250 plate appearances under his belt in Dayton. May be tough for him, as a corner outfielder, to vault up too high before he reaches the upper minor leagues though.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Who else besides Winker?
    Travieso.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    My vote for Winker was challenged by Guillon, who came on very strong late last year.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Agreed with Doug on liking Travieso and Winker more than Didi already. Unlike Doug, I like Cingrani more than both of those two.

    I also went with Winker over the rest in this poll, because Winker had a phenomenal 2012 and has the most indicators pointing his way for being this system's next stud. It's hard to pass over a .943 OPS in advanced rookie ball by a 18/19 year old.

    By the way, I can't believe Yorman is getting the kind of votes he is getting after the last two years he has put together. Must be a lot of toolsy guys voting today.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    My vote for Winker was challenged by Guillon, who came on very strong late last year.
    This is my thinking as well. I think I'd rank Reds prospects like this:

    1. Hamilton
    2. Stephenson
    3. Cingrani
    4. Corcino
    5. Gregorius
    6. Winker
    7. Guillon
    8. Lotzkar
    (tie) Travieso
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    My pick is Neftali Soto. I guess you could argue that 2011 was his breakout season but with his adjustment year this year I think he is in a position this year to have a breakout year. He will be 24 and in his second season at AAA. Hopefully if he stays healthy he can return to a 30 homer season.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Wes Mugarian
    http://diamondvisits.blogspot.com/ My Minor League stadium review site.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by 19braves77 View Post
    Wes Mugarian
    Seriously?


    Major props if it happens. Despite his high draft status, I don't even have Mugarian as a top 3 guy in his rotation.
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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Waldrop. Steady improvement to date, ready to make a jump.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    My vote is for Winker. His line at Billings is similar to Votto's at that level and age except that Jesse's plate discipline was even better. I was tempted to vote for Langfield. He had excellent peripherals at Billings and I would not be surprised if he ends the year in AA.

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    I'm with Hokie.... Waldrop

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    Re: Breakout Prospect of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by 19braves77 View Post
    Wes Mugarian
    Same here


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