One of the best things about minor league ball is the pull of the next great thing. There always seems to be a guy or two around the corner who might well be a star. For this year's Red minor league squads, it's not just those would-be stars, but guys who've found successful niches in roles you might not have thought they'd be successful. I mean, how many of us thought Ben Lively could step up like he has? Who had Kevin Herget on their Bingo card?

It seems as if the Reds have had an inordinate number of guys who've figured things out a bit this season and progressed in exciting and new ways.

Who has, for you, put himself on the map this year as a prospect or has taken that next step?