2018 Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects

Reds Top 10 Prospects
1. Nick Senzel, 3B
2. Hunter Greene, RHP
3. Taylor Trammell, OF
4. Tyler Mahle, RHP
5. Jesse Winker, OF
6. Tony Santillan, RHP
7. Jose Siri, OF
8. Shed Long, 2B
9. Vladimir Gutierrez, RHP
10. Tyler Stephenson, C

GOT QUESTIONS? Reds Top 10 Chat


For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings.

To qualify as a prospect, a position player cannot exceed 130 big league at-bats, while a pitcher cannot exceed 50 innings or 30 relief appearances. These thresholds mirror major league rookie qualifications, albeit without regard for major league service time.

Notable Graduations: RHP Luis Castillo (10) showed swing-and-miss stuff, while RHPs Sal Romano (8) and Robert Stephenson (4) and LHPs Cody Reed (2) and Amir Garrett (3) all exceeded 50 career innings.

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SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Strengths: With Nick SenzelTaylor Trammell and Jesse Winker, the Reds have a trio of pure hitters near the top of their prospect rankings. With a ballpark that helps everyone hit home runs, that trio could produce high averages and on-base percentages to go with solid power production. Overall the Reds system is deep in likely future big leaguers, though scouts see the majority of them as decent secondary pieces rather than future impact players.

Weaknesses: The Reds have spent significantly on catching prospects in recent years, but with 2015 first-round Tyler Stephenson struggling to stay healthy and 2016 second-rounder Chris Okey and defensive wizzes Stuart Turner and Joe Hudson not hitting, the Reds don't have a logical replacement for Tucker Barnhart and Devin Mesoraco on the near-term horizon.

 

BEST TOOLS

🔸Best Hitter for Average: Nick Senzel.
🔸Best Power Hitter: Jose Siri.
🔸Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Jesse Winker.
🔸Fastest Baserunner: Jose Siri.
🔸Best Athlete: Jose Siri.
🔸Best Fastball: Hunter Greene.
🔸Best Curveball: Ariel Hernandez.
🔸Best Slider: Jimmy Herget.
🔸Best Changeup: Tony Santillan.
🔸Best Control: Tyler Mahle. 
🔸Best Defensive Catcher: Chris Okey.
🔸Best Defensive INF: Alfredo Rodriguez.
🔸Best INF Arm: Nick Senzel.
🔸Best Defensive OF: Stuart Fairchild.
🔸Best OF ArmJose Siri.

 

PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP

(Listed with 2021 season age)

🔸C Tucker Barnhart (30)
🔸1B Joey Votto (37)
🔸2B Eugenio Suarez (29)
🔸3B Nick Senzel (26)
🔸SS Jose Peraza (27)
🔸LF Taylor Trammell (23)
🔸CF Billy Hamilton (30)
🔸RF Jesse Winker (27)
🔸SP Hunter Greene (21)
🔸SP Luis Castillo(28)
🔸SP Tyler Mahle (26)
🔸SP Robert Stephenson (28)
🔸SP Amir Garrett (29)
🔸CL Raisel Iglesias (31)

 

TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: OF Jay Bruce (Indians) | WAR: 18.9
🔸2009: 1B Yonder Alonso (Mariners) | WAR: 7.9
🔸2010: 3B Todd Frazier (Yankees) | WAR: 22.0
🔸2011: LHP Aroldis Chapman (Yankees) | WAR: 14.7
🔸2012:Devin Mesoraco (Reds) | WAR: 3.7
🔸2013: OF Billy Hamilton (Reds) | WAR: 8.0
🔸2014: RHP Robert Stephenson (Reds) | WAR: -0.9
🔸2015: RHP Robert Stephenson (Reds) | WAR: **
🔸2016: RHP Robert Stephenson (Reds) | WAR: **
🔸2017: 3B Nick Senzel (Reds) | Top 10

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: 1B Yonder Alonso (Mariners) | WAR: 7.9
🔸2009: RHP Mike Leake (Mariners) | WAR: 15.0
🔸2010:Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers) | WAR: 10.9
🔸2011: RHP Robert Stephenson (Reds) | WAR: -0.9
🔸2012: RHP Nick Travieso (Reds) | WAR: N/A
🔸2013: OF Phillip Ervin (Reds) | WAR: N/A
🔸2014: RHP Nick Howard (Reds) | WAR: N/A
🔸2015:Tyler Stephenson (Reds) | Top 10
🔸2016: 3B Nick Senzel (Reds) | Top 10
🔸2017: RHP Hunter Greene (Reds) | Top 10


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