Found January 08, 2013 on
by: Jon Davis
#2 Robert Stephenson RHP
Next up on the list is 2011 first round pick Robert Stephenson. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound righty was drafted out of Alhambra High School in California and will be only 20 years old by the start of next season. In his final year in high school he began the year with back to back no-hitters -- a feat most fans are familiar with thanks to Johnny Vander Meer. At the conclusion of that year he had recorded 142 strikeouts, 23 walks & only 29 hits in 76 innings en route to a sparkling 1.19 ERA. Last season, splitting time between Billings and Dayton, he had a 3.18 ERA & 1.18 WHIP with a 10 K/9 in just 65 innings pitched.
Now, Stephenson has an electric arm with his fastball sitting 93-96, with the ability to run it up there in the upper 90's. He also has a change-up that is already a plus pitch with a great deal of deception, in addition to an above average curve that looks like it could be a plus offering also. I...
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Baseball America released its list of the "Top 10 Reds Prospects" on Wednesday. This coming only a month after BA recognized Cincinnati as its Organization of the Year. Although author J.J. Cooper notes that the organziation doesn't boast the depth of minor league talent that it used to, due to various trades and promotions, he calls top prospect Billy Hamilton an ...
The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of who was voted in by writers on Wednesday of this week. Of the 37 former players on the ballot, seven of them have ties to the Cincinnati Reds.
Of these players, Sanders is the only one anyone would consider a Red. Sanders was drafted by...
Well, that was a little uneventful. The list was supposed to go live on BaseballAmerica.com at some point this afternoon, but the NL Central Top 10 lists came out in Baseball America in print yesterday and the list was published all over the internet, including by John Fay at the Enquirer on his blog. Here is their list:
Billy Hamilton, SS
Robert Stephenson, RHP
Tony Cingrani, LHP...
Press release from the Reds...
The 2013 Reds Caravan, presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, kicks off Thursday, Jan. 24 and is scheduled to make 15 fan stops in four states covering more than 2,800 miles over four days.
The annual Caravan consists of three separate tours traveling simultaneously through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia and provides...
by: Jon Davis
With all of the talk about the 2013 Reds major league roster, I thought I would take some time to talk about the minor leagues and some of the prospects to watch in the coming years. With the help of the Redlegs Review staff, I have put together this list of the top Reds prospects heading into this coming year. When talking about prospects you have...
It wasn't too long ago when Reds fans were anxiously awaiting the arrival of Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Johnny Cueto to the big leagues. After all, these guys provided a glimmer of hope in a baseball-crazed city that hadn't sniffed the playoffs since 1995. The trio eventually arrived, and as expected, helped get baseball's oldest professional franchise back to the...
by: Jon Davis
#3 Tony Cingrani LHP
Next on the list is another starting pitcher selected in the 2011 Draft -- third-round selection Tony Cingrani. This big lefty, standing 6'4" 200 lbs, was a closer at Rice, but since being drafted has made a seamless transition to the rotation. In two years, he has compiled excellent stats across three levels. In...
Tomorrow is the day that Baseball America will release the Reds Top 10 prospects. Should be interesting to see who rounds out the back end of that. You have to assume that Hamilton, Stephenson, Cingrani, Corcino, Winker and Travieso make up the Top 6 in some order. The guys who make up the next four is what will be interesting.
Not entirely prospect related, but could be in a sense...
After Aroldis Chapman, it’s easy to argue Tampa Bay’s Jake McGee was the league’s best left-handed relief pitcher last season. He recorded a 1.95 ERA (third behind Chapman and Eric O’Flaherty) and a 1.81 FIP (second behind Chapman) over 55.1 innings for the Rays. He racked up 73 strikeouts against just 11 walks (6.6 K/BB) in the always-tough AL East, and he did so with mastery...