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It's no secret, folks, the Reds MLB roster is loaded with young talent under the age of 30. Jay Bruce, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco, Mike Leake, Jonathan Broxton, and Zack Cozart are just a few of the players who fit that bill. Hey, don't worry, I didn't forget about 24-year-old Aroldis Chapman. And neither did ESPN's Keith Law, who recently pegged Chapman as the 13th-best MLB player under the age of 25.
From Law regarding Chapman:
Current: For the purposes of this list, I'm calling Chapman a starter, which was his role when pitching for the Cuban national team before he defected. We've seen what he can do in relief -- sitting 98-100, hitting 104, with a wipeout slider and a changeup that was almost doing hitters a favor because it arrived at a hittable velocity. He'll need to dial it down a notch to start, but his delivery should support 100 pitches per game if he does so, and I think his changeup, one...
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Corcino after tossing a dual no-hitter
last July for Pensacola
by: Jon Davis
#4 Daniel Corcino RHP
Now we see a trend starting to develop with another pitcher at four: Daniel Corcino. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound, right hander was signed as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2008. In 2011, he jumped onto the scene pitching for Dayton and...
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 ...
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...
You know the drought of baseball news is about to break when you start hearing about the Reds Caravan. A couple weeks after that it’ll be pitchers and catchers reporting, then the drama of who’s going to make the roster, then, before you know it, Opening Day.
The dates, stops, and players on the tour have been announced, and it is an impressive line-up. Kudos to the Reds for...
by: Jon Davis
#5 Nick Travieso RHP
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The streak continues at number five with another pitcher in the form of 2012 first round pick Nick Travieso. For the second year in a row, the Reds selected a high school pitcher with their 1st round pick. Travieso is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound righty, who was drafted out of Archbishop...
by: Jon Davis
#6 Jesse Winker OF
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The run on pitchers is concluded for the sixth best prospect in 2012 supplemental first round pick Jesse Winker. Winker is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound left handed outfielder, who was drafted out of Olympia High School in Florida, and will be only 19-years old come next April. Last year...
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...
Ryan Wright came into the 2012 season with some intrigue after a good showing in 2011 after being drafted in the 5th round. The Reds sent him to Dayton where he was the regular second baseman to begin the season.
Wright began the season with a 5 game hitting streak before going hitless over the next two games. He would go on to hit .277/.346/.362 during the month with good plate...