|07-23-2012, 05:58 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2002
Baseball America's Updated Reds Top 10
The Reds Top 10 has undergone so much upheaval that I put four 2012 draftees on our updated version. Seven of the 10 players below are products of the last two drafts. Other players I considered included lefthanders Amir Garrett and Donnie Joseph, righthanders Pedro Diaz and J.C. Sulbaran and second baseman Ryan Wright.
1. Billy Hamilton, ss
May have to move off shortstop but his speed will wreak havoc anywhere.
2. Robert Stephenson, rhp
Has hit upper 90s en route to Pioneer League lead in strikeouts.
3. Tony Cingrani, lhp
Unhittable since moving from bullpen to rotation after signing as 2011 third-rounder.
4. Daniel Corcino, rhp
Continues to draw Johnny Cueto comparisons while having solid Double-A year at age 21.
5. Nick Travieso, rhp
The 14th overall pick in June has a power fastball/slider combination.
6. Didi Gregorius, ss
Overshadowed by Hamilton, he's athletic and has a better chance to stick at short.
7. Kyle Lotzkar, rhp
Finally healthy, he has reworked his delivery and regained his stuff.
8. Jesse Winker, of
Hit .337/.472/.429 in first 29 games after signing as 2012 sandwich pick.
9. Tanner Rahier, 3b
A second-rounder in June, he has a promising bat and plenty of intensity.
10. Jeff Gelalich, of
Broke out this spring at UCLA, went in sandwich round, has all-around tools.