Monday, March 12, 2012

3 Reds tabbed top 100 prospects for '12

Mesoraco released its list of the Top 100 Prospects for 2012 on Monday, and three members of the organization made the cut.

Top prospect Devin Mesoraco was the highest ranked of the three coming in at #15 overall and second among catchers (trailing only Seattle's Jesus Montero).

Minor league shortstop Billy Hamilton claimed the #43 overall spot and placed sixth among all other players at his position.
The 21-year old Corcino is drawing
comparisons to club ace Johnny Cueto

Reds top pitching prospect Daniel Corcino earned an overall ranking of 51st -- good for the 18th-highest ranking among right-handed starters on the list.

Former Reds and current San Diego Padres Yonder Alonso (#39) and Yasmani Grandal (#40) also appeared on the list. Alonso received the top mark for first basemen while Grandal came in fourth among catching prospects.

In somewhat of a surprise, rookie Zack Cozart failed to crack the top 100 despite being included in Baseball America's list of Top 100 Prospects for 2012 last month. The 26-year old ranked 75th overall in those rankings.

You can view a list of the team's Top 15 Prospects (according to Fangraphs) by visiting this link.

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