Preseason Top 20 Rookies For 2013
Based on precedent of last year's rookie class, this year's preseason rookie ranking skews young, featuring 20-year-olds Jurickson Profar, Dylan Bundy and Oscar Taveras in prominent positions.
Reds Send Hamilton To Bats
The Reds extended their affiliation agreement with Triple-A Louisville through 2016 at the end of January. A couple of days later, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty gave the Bats a signing bonus. Jocketty said Billy Hamilton, the Reds' top prospect and arguably the most exciting prospect in the game, will start the 2013 season as the Bats' center fielder.