Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Latest Reds Top Prospects List

The latest Reds' Top Prospects list comes from the baseball-y mind of Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. He lists his top 11 prospects, broken down among five-star, four-star (of which the Reds had none), three-star and two-star prospects. He then goes on to give nine more who missed the cut, to round out a top 20 list when all is said and done. The article is for subscribers only, but if you click on his name above, you can see the list from 1-20, as well as analysis of #1 prospect Billy Hamilton. In order to see analysis of the rest of the top 11, you'll either have to pony up $4.95 for one month, or $39.95 for the year. The names on this list should be set now, as there probably won't be anymore trades made by the Reds this offseason, although Walt Jocketty has already shocked me twice.

Here's the top 11 by Goldstein for your viewing pleasure:

Five-Star Prospects
1. Billy Hamilton, SS
2. Devin Mesoraco, C
Three-Star Prospects
3. Zack Cozart, SS
4. Robert Stephenson, RHP
5. Daniel Corcino, RHP
6. J.C. Sulbaran, RHP
7. Didi Gregorius, SS
8. Todd Frazier, UT
9. Neftali Soto, 1B
10. Henry Rodriguez, 2B
Two-Star Prospects
11. Yorman Rodriguez, OF

*Bonus Material: Goldstein sets Hamilton's profile as "the fastest player in baseball and learning how to hit" with his estimated time of arrival in the major leagues in 2014.

You can follow Kevin Goldstein on Twitter (@Kevin_Goldstein) and I recommend that you do so.

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