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  • 2B Jose Acosta

    6 15.79%
  • RHRP Connor Bennett

    0 0%
  • RHRP Michael Byrne

    0 0%
  • RHSP Vladimir Gutierrez

    7 18.42%
  • CF Jameson Hannah

    13 34.21%
  • RHRP Ryan Hendrix

    5 13.16%
  • 2B Ivan Johnson

    5 13.16%
  • RHSP Miguel Medrano

    0 0%
  • SS Braylin Minier

    0 0%
  • LHSP Packy Naughton

    2 5.26%
  • LF Mark Payton

    0 0%
  • SS Alfredo Rodriguez

    0 0%
  • RHSP Mac Sceroler

    0 0%
  • RF Andy Sugilio

    0 0%
  • IF Rylan Thomas

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  • Other - Specify in Comments

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Thread: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

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    2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    CF Jose Siri has taken the #15 slot.

    Please, discuss why you are voting for who you are voting for.....this is a slow time of the year so it's more than welcomed.

    I've included 9 new players to the poll, out of ~60 or so names that I received via PM's (I'll continue to add names as the options dwindle).

    ^If you are voting other, please make sure to tell me who the other vote is for in the comment section.


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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    (2B) Jose Acosta - The Reds signed Acosta as an International Free Agent in July 2017 ($unk bonus - INT (Dominican Republic)). This past season as a 19 year old, the switch hitting Acosta slashed .395 - .481 - .579 in 43 DSL games and an additional 10 AZL games. That stat line is a complete reversal of his 2018 DSL output: .199 - .321 - .284. He's yet to face true American pitching as most of the players in the AZL are now International signees brought stateside and defensively speaking he's put up some ugly numbers at thirdbase. It appears the Reds are going to try him at secondbase fulltime next season, which might fit best with his tweener physique.

    (RHRP) Connor Bennett - The Reds 34th round draft selection in 2015 ($0.25M bonus - HS (GA)). Bennett finished the 2019 season with a 3W-6L-13SV record and a 2.21 ERA in 57 combined IP as a 22 year old at the A/A+ levels. The Reds drafted Bennett as an undersized two way player out of a Georgia HS, they paid him to forego his WVU commitment; at the time he was pitching in the mid 80's and was releasing quite high. After working on his stance he now has a lower release point and sits in the lower 90's.

    (RHRP) Michael Byrne - The Reds 14th round draft selection in 2018 ($0.26M bonus - (JR) University of Florida (FL)). Byrne played the entire 2019 season at the A+ level, putting up a 7W-3L record and a 4.27 ERA in 65 IP as a 22 year old. Those numbers are somewhat deceiving as the Reds tried early on to convert him into a starter which failed - 7.56 ERA in 6 GS and he finished with a 2.23 ERA in 31 relief appearances (there was some concern mid-season that his fastball wasn't fooling righthanded hitters). The former Gators closer sports a low 90's fastball and a developing curveball. He'll likely start the year in the AA bullpen and projects as a 7th/8th inning reliever in the bigs.

    (RHSP) Vladimir Gutierrez - The Reds signed Vlad as an International Free Agent in September 2016 ($4.75M bonus & a $4.75M overage fee - INT (Cuba)). This past season as a 23 year old, the right handed starter pitched to a 5W-11L record with a 6.04 ERA in 27 AAA starts; though he was much better in the second half. Through his first 10 starts he carried an 8.43 ERA - over his final 17 starts he carried a 4.80 ERA. The homerun ball and lefties in particular were his kryptonite this past season, though neither were in 2018. His repertoire consists of a plus curveball, an average to plus mid 90 fastball, but his changeup is not currently big league ready. Many scouts see him as a middle reliever in the future, but there is still hope he sticks in the rotation.

    (CF) Jameson Hannah - The Athletics 2nd round draft selection in 2018 ($1.80M bonus - (JR) Dallas Baptist University (TX)). In 492 PA's Hannah hit .274 - .339 - .369 as a 21 year old at the A+ level during the 2019 season. Jameson is a plus defender and has average to plus contact skills at the plate but he is small bodied which typically doesn't bode well for further power production. Dependent upon where Fairchild starts the 2020 season, Jameson may start the year back in A+, in which case he'd still be considered young for that level.

    (RHRP) Ryan Hendrix - The Reds 5th round draft selection in 2016 ($0.41M bonus - (JR) Texas A&M University (TX)). Hendrix missed half of the 2019 season battling a right elbow strain but finished his age 24 season healthy at the AA level; 3W-0L and a 2.33 ERA in 19 IP. Ryan sports a 96 mph fastball and plus curveball combination but like most fireballers he suffers from breakdown's in his command from time to time. He's recently been added to the Reds 40 man roster.

    (2B/SS) Ivan Johnson - The Reds 4th round draft selection in 2019 ($0.40M bonus - (SO) Chipola College (GA)). This past season as a 20 year old the switch hitter slashed .255 - .327 - .415 in 46 RK games. (In addition he hit .381 - .491 - .587 in 57 JUCO games.) Defensively he started at 33 games at shortstop and an additional 11 games at 2B in RK ball. Johnson is a quick runner with good reflexes on the basepaths, and has sound glovework but he may not have the range to stick at SS in the future.
    ---The 3 players drafted ahead of him by the Reds in 2019 are now in our top 11, mlbpipeline had Ivan listed 133rd on the top 2019 draft prospect list last June. As a sophomore at his suburban Atlanta highschool fellow Reds farmhand Tyler Stephenson was a senior.

    (RHSP) Miguel Medrano - The Rangers signed Miguel as an International Free Agent in June 2016 ($unk bonus - INT (Dominican Republic)). As a 21 year old Medrano posted a 3W-4L record and a 3.13 ERA in 60 IP at the RK level in 2019 (which was a demotion of sorts since he spent 2018 in RK - short season ball). The Reds grabbed him from the Rangers in an International Bonus Pool Slot trade two years ago with the hopes that he would develop into a big league starter, that's still possible but unless his secondary offerings improve quickly he profiles better out of a pen.

    (SS) Braylin Minier - The Reds signed Braylin as an International Free Agent in July 2019 ($1.80M bonus - INT (Dominican Republic)). The 16 year old will play his first professional season in 2020 in the DSL.

    (LHSP) Packy Naughton - The Reds 9th round draft selection in 2017 ($0.14M bonus - (JR) Virginia Tech University (MA)). Naughton finished the 2019 season with an 11W-12L record and a 3.32 ERA in 157 combined IP at the A+/AA levels as a 23 year old. Packy's command has improved greatly since being drafted, he has an unorthodox delivery and sports average pitches across the board. He has back of the rotation upside if all works out.

    (OF) Mark Payton - The Yankees 7th round draft selection in 2014 ($0.04M bonus - (SR) University of Texas (IL)). Payton hit .334 - .400 - .653 in 118 AAA games in 2019 as a 27 year old, good enough to grab the Reds attention in the most recently completed Rule 5 draft. He's likely to be returned to the Athletics prior to opening day, he'll probably need at least one if not two other outfielders on the 40 man roster to come up lame in spring training. That being said, if he continues to hit like he did in 2019 he could have a big league career ahead of him.

    (SS) Alfredo Rodriguez - The Reds signed Alfredo as an International Free Agent in July 2016 ($7.00M bonus & a $2.00M overage fee - INT (Cuba)). The 25 year old grades out as an average to plus up-the-middle defender. Rodriguez hit .267 - .314 - .327 in 127 games combined at the AA/AAA levels in 2019. If the Reds don't acquire another SS between now and opening day there is at least a chance of seeing him in Cincinnati this season, that chance goes up if Galvis were to go down with injury.

    (RHSP) Mac Sceroler - The Reds 5th round draft selection in 2017 ($0.30M bonus - (RS-JR) Southeastern Louisiana University (TX)). After battling through a myriad of injuries in 2018 Sceroler pitched to a 5W-4L record and a 3.69 ERA in 117 IP at the A+ level in 2019 as a 24 year old. The big righty sports a mid 90's fastball and fringy secondary offerings, he has backend rotation potential but will be relegated to a pen soon if he doesn't develop a stronger changeup. He'll start the 2020 season in the AA rotation.

    (OF) Andy Sugilio - The Reds signed Andy as an International Free Agent in October 2013 ($unk bonus - INT (Dominican Republic)). As a 22 year old Sugilio hit .294 - .331 - .360 in 118 A+ games during the 2019 season. Sugilio is a plus runner (though he makes too many mistakes on the basepaths) and has a plus arm. He has a sort-of-slap approach at the plate which limits his power. He likely profiles as a 4th outfielder at the big league level. He's set to start the season in AA as their starting RF'er.

    (1B/3B) Rylan Thomas - The Reds 26th round draft selection in 2018 ($0.29M bonus - (RS-SO) University of Central Florida (FL)). The 22 year old corner infielder played in only 7 games last season due to injury. Thomas sports ++ power and a + arm (strong enough that there was some talk of moving him behind the plate at draft-time). He'll likely start in Dayton this season.
    Last edited by Kinsm; 01-14-2020 at 02:30 AM.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    I'll go Jameson Hannah, though Ivan Johnson is a solid choice too.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    I'll negate Tom by selecting Ivan Johnson while noting Jameson Hannah is a solid choice. Those two should be the next two in either order.
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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Gutierrez, based primarily on the way he finished the season and the level he's at. I like the 41 K v. 14 W over the last 33.2. From what I've seen of the videos, I think he'll have some kind of major league role, something I find harder to project about the others on the list at this point.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Hannah, Johnson, and Gutierrez are my next 3

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Gotta love the two that are likely voting for Jose Acosta for the 9th straight time. Your persistence is unwavering. I'm sure at some point the sun will shine upon you but you've got a little ways to go.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Perhaps I'm unworthy of as much love, but I am voting Acosta for the third straight time.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Perhaps we will learn more about Acosta come February:

    Eric, can you tell us anything about Jose Acosta in the Reds system? He put up crazy numbers in the DSL (I know, DSL numbers...) but I can't find any scouting reports on him or barely any information outside of his stat line.
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    1:30 I could dig into my notes from late last summer after he came up to the AZL, but I don't recall seeing him. Reds have been backburnered in my mind since they have instructs in February, Acosta is the type of dude I can see then.
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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo Rijo View Post
    Gotta love the two that are likely voting for Jose Acosta for the 9th straight time. Your persistence is unwavering. I'm sure at some point the sun will shine upon you but you've got a little ways to go.
    Tied for 2nd at the moment, so maybe next round.

    He will make you pay for your skepticism.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    How is Packy Naughton still on the board? My vote is for him all day, every day

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Watch his windup and you’ll know why, higher talent is likely to feast on him. time will tell.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    Watch his windup and you’ll know why, higher talent is likely to feast on him. time will tell.
    Not sure what you have in mind there. I watched a little and didn't pick up any red flags. His motion is not particularly jerky or unorthodox like, say, Kershaw's. Is it that you think he doesn't hide the ball? Curious. . . . I don't know a lot about his stuff, etc., or how he projects. I voted for him here based on the impression that, for most of last year, he seemed like the ace of the farm system. And he's left-handed.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    This is around where you can vote for Packy but I learned a lesson a while ago about crafty left handers who top out in the low 90s. Just not seeing it with him yet.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: 2019-2020: Who is the Reds #16 Prospect???

    Might want to add Teejay Antone soon. The reds seem awfully high on him.
    "Today was the byproduct of us thinking we can come back from anything." - Joey Votto after blowing a 10-1 lead and holding on for the 12-11 win on 8/25/2010.


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