On Monday, Keith Law of ESPN.com published a list in which he ranked the farm systems of all 30 MLB teams. The Reds were tabbed as No. 12 on that list.
On Tuesday, Law continued his trend of ranking minor league talent by unveiling his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball. Low and behold, Cincinnati placed four players on that list.
Outfielder Billy Hamilton led the charge for the Reds by claiming the No. 30 spot, while RHP Robert Stephenson (No. 48), RHP Daniel Corcino (No. 72), and LHP Tony Cingrani (No. 98) all earned a spot in Law's rankings as well. The Reds placed three prospects on this same list a year ago (Devin Mesoraco, Corcino, Hamilton).
Here's a brief snippet of what Law had to say about each Reds prospect:
Hamilton: "The key to Hamilton's ability to maximize his value will be how he uses his speed to boost his on-base percentage, bunting for hits or beating out seemingly routine grounders to the left side. If he can be a .400 OBP guy with even average...