Cincinnati Reds Top 10
By Justin Coleman
A decidedly draft-heavy focus headlines the top of the Cincinnati Reds farm system entering 2020, which includes a new No. 1 preseason prospect for just the third times since the start of the 2014 season.
Reds first-round picks from four of the last five drafts start the list. It's not a particularly deep system -- Cincinnati ended the season among the bottom third in our organization rankings -- especially at the top following the graduation of Nick Senzel and deal of Taylor Trammell to San Diego.
Still, there should be enough intriguing assets to help the Reds continue to fortify a big league roster that went 75-87 last season in a challenging NL Central, and has eyes on competing in the short term.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Tyler Stephenson (26)
First Base: Joey Votto (39)
Second Base: Jonathan India (26)
Third Base: Eugenio Suarez (30)
Shortstop: Jose Garcia (24)
Left Field: Jesse Winker (28)
Center Field: Nick Senzel (28)
Right Field: Aristides Aquino (29)
No. 1 Starter: Luis Castillo (28)
No. 2 Starter: Hunter Greene (23)
No. 3 Starter: Sonny Gray (33)
No. 4 Starter: Nick Lodolo (25)
No. 5 Starter: Tyler Mahle (28)
Closer: Raisel Iglesias (33)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Cincinnati's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Tyler Stephenson.
Best Power Hitter: Ibandel Isabel.
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Stuart Fairchild.
Fastest Baserunner: Andy Sugilio.
Best Athlete: Mike Siani.
Best Fastball: Hunter Greene.
Best Curveball: Vladimir Gutierrez.
Best Slider: Ryan Hendrix.
Best Changeup: Vladimir Gutierrez.
Best Control: Packy Naughton.
Best Defensive Catcher: Mark Kolozsvary.
Best Defensive Infielder: Alfredo Rodriguez.
Best Infield Arm: Jose Garcia.
Best Defensive Outfielder: Mike Siani.
Best Outfield Arm: Jose Siri.