Found January 09, 2013 on
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 "elite talent" and "perhaps the biggest story of the 2012 minor league season."
Here is a look at the rankings:
1. Billy Hamilton - OF
2. Robert Stephenson - RHP
3. Tony Cingrani - LHP
4. Daniel Corcino - RHP
5. Nick Travieso - RHP
6. Jesse Winker - OF
7. J.J. Hoover - RHP
8. Ismael Guillon - LHP
9. Jonathan Reynoso - OF
10. Dan Langfield - RHP
A quick note about the rankings: Baseball America's Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player's long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who ...
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by: Jon Davis
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