Where do the Reds new prospects fit into the rankings?

The Cincinnati Reds made some moves last week. It would be a surprise if somehow you missed it. Three of the four players acquired are still eligible for prospect lists. That of course begs the question: Where do the new guys fit in? Let’s look at the original list that came out at the end of October for the Top 25. 1. Robert Stephenson 9. Raisel Iglesias 17.Seth Mejias-Brean...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Stephenson and Michael Lorenzen are “untouchable”

C. Trent Rosecrans has up an outstanding article from the second day of the Winter Meetings at There is a lot of good information available in there, but two things jumped out from a minor league standpoint. The first was that Walt Jocketty essentially said that right handed pitchers Robert Stephenson and Michael Lorenzen are close to untouchable. “That’s our...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Updated Redsfest minor league appearance list

Redsfest is coming up on us all very quickly. Starting on Friday at 3pm the doors will open to Redsfest and for two days at least, I won’t miss baseball quite as much. It’s a great event that is put on every year by the Reds to help support the Reds Community Fund. Current, future and past Cincinnati Reds players are in attendance for photos, autographs and most wind up being...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Prospectus Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects

Earlier this week we saw the Fangraphs version of the Cincinnati Reds Top 20+ prospects. Today we get the Baseball Prospectus version of their Top 10 Reds prospects. Earlier this fall the head prospect writer and evaluator at Baseball Prospectus, Jason Parks, was hired by the Chicago Cubs, and left the site. This is my first chance to get a good look at the type of information and...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fangraphs Cincinnati Reds Top 20+ Prospects

Fangraphs had a bit of an overhaul of their prospect staff before the offseason began and they were able to bring in Kiley McDaniel as their lead prospect writer. I’m a big fan of Kiley’s work, so I was happy to see him land somewhere that I also really enjoy reading every day. Today he released his Cincinnati Reds Top 20+ Prospects list. Like I have been saying all offseason...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Three minor leaguers added to Redsfest

Last week we saw the initial Redsfest appearance list and it had more minor leaguers on it, by a wide margin, than the Major League appearance list had. The list has been updated and that’s all changed now. With that said, there are three new minor league names on the list. Tucker Barnhart has been added, as have the second picks by the Reds each of the last two seasons as Michael...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Redsfest minor league attendee list

Redsfest is one of my favorite things about the offseason. Two days of almost all Reds talk with roughly 30,000 fans packed into the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati. While there are tons of things that you can do at Redsfest, it has evolved into two big things: Autographs and Photos with the players. The lines for those two things get out of hand with some fans literally...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The most popular articles in October

At the end of each month I go back and look at the most popular articles from the month just in case you guys missed something and to give me a general idea of what kind of articles seem to be the most viewed so I can try and figure out what exactly interests you the most. 1. The 2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect List This is cheating a little bit, but the five parts of the list...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects List: #1-5

To view the entire Top 25 list you can click here (once completed). Today begins the 2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect list. Things are a little bit different this year. I usually begin at the back of the list and work forward, but it seems that a majority preferred to see it go the other direction so we are going to try that out this year. Subscribers will get to see the top...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds have three prospects make Southern League Top 20 Prospects

The Cincinnati Reds and Pensacola Blue Wahoos had three players, all pitchers, named to the Southern League Top 20 Prospects list earlier today. Robert Stephenson came in at #4 on the list and the top pitcher in the league. Stephenson was one of the youngest players in the league, which worked in his favor, but he also had his struggles as he had a high walk rate and struggled some...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday morning news and notes

On Friday John Sickels did a review of his preseason Cincinnati Reds Top 20 prospects. He still thinks they are a middle-of-the-pack farm system, though he also hasn’t gotten into the research for the system either and when he does I think it will change his opinion. A good example of that would be that he didn’t mention Sal Romano at all in the post-review wrap up where he discussed...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Season in Review: Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Pensacola Blue Wahoos Record: 60-80 Runs Scored: 569 Runs allowed: 619 April The season began well for the Blue Wahoos as they won a five game series against Tennessee by taking four games.They would go 2-3 in the next series against Huntsville to move their record to 6-4 on the month. Things then fell apart as they went 4-12 the rest of the way to finish out the month at 10-16....
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects: 2014 Review

Coming into the 2014 season the Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects list looked like this:  RHP Robert Stephenson OF Billy Hamilton OF Phillip Ervin OF Jesse Winker OF Yorman Rodriguez RHP Nick Travieso RHP Jon Moscot RHP Michael Lorenzen RHP Carlos Contreras RHP Ben Lively Outfielder and right handed pitchers make up the entire Top 10. The two positions were strengths of the system...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: The Two Day Excursion

There was no Prospect Watch article yesterday because there was simply too much other content on the site between the normally scheduled articles and then the Reds announcing their call ups I didn’t want to bury anything. So today we are just going to have a Prospect Watch for both Sunday and Monday. Sunday The season started out well for Robert Stephenson with 11 strikeouts in...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday afternoon new and notes

Baseball America’s International Guru Ben Badler talks about a new rule change just put in place regarding International Prospects today. MLB sent teams a memo Tuesday stating that, effective today, international players are not allowed to be at a team facility until they are 16 years old or until six months before they become eligible to sign, whichever comes first. That means...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will get the call to start for the Reds on Thursday?

With the postponement of the Reds and Rockies game over the weekend, it set up a situation where the Reds are going to need another starting pitcher for the game on Thursday at home against the Braves. Obviously the first thing to look at when trying to determine who will get the call is to look at the 40-man roster, since those players won’t require a roster move to call them...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Robert Stephenson finds his groove

Last night infielder Hernan Iribarren went 2-4 at the plate for Louisville. Going 2-4 is a good day, but that isn’t the impressive part of his night. What was impressive is that Irribarren took the mound for the fifth time this season, tossing a shutout inning and facing the minimum number of batters in the inning thanks to a double play. He has now tossed 4.0 innings over his...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday afternoon news and notes

Baseball America has finished releasing their “Best Tools” lists for each of the full season levels this season. There weren’t many Reds players that wound up on the lists, but there were a few of them. In the Southern League Robert Stephenson took Best Fastball and Best Pitching Prospect. In the California League Juan Silva took Best Base Runner and Fastest Base Runner. That...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/29/14

Louisville had the night off. Pensacola lost 4-3. Box Score Yorman Rodriguez went 1-4 with a run. Ryan Wright went 1-4 with a double and a run. Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run. Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Jamie Walczak threw 1.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Fabian Williamson threw 2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Pensacola...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Who has been hot in the Cincinnati Reds system over the last week?

Let’s take a look at the guys who have been performing extremely well over the last week. The Hitters Argenis Aldazoro | .444/.476/.667 | 21 PA, 2B, HR, 3 steals, 5 runs, 4 RBI The Billings Mustangs have several players on the list this week and Aldazoro was a part of the group that scored 39 runs over a three game stretch during the weekend. He hit an impressive .444 and added...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Stephenson hit by liner, leave game; Nick Howard makes debut

Robert Stephenson was cruising along against the Jacksonville Suns through five innings. He had retired 12 of the previous 13 batters heading into the sixth inning and had thrown just 55 pitches. He only made it two pitches into the sixth inning. After a ball to lead off the inning he took a line drive off of the right thigh, just above the knee. The ball rolled towards the first...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/18/14

Louisville lost 6-0. Box Score Felix Perez went 1-3. Rey Navarro went 1-3. Game Notes It was not a good game for the Bats offense as they managed just three hits, all singles and three walks while being shut out. David Holmberg gave up a run in both the first and second inning, but was on a roll as he entered the seventh inning but before the inning was over he and a reliever...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Stephenson named among top 50 prospects in baseball

If you haven't heard Robert Stephenson's name by now, as a Reds fan, you should probably get yourself acquainted with the 2011 first round draft pick.The 21-year-old right-hander out of California is widely regarded as the top prospect in Cincinnati's farm system. With a fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s and an ideal frame for a starting pitcher (6-foot-3, 200-pounds), it's easy to...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday morning news and notes

There are a lot of little notes from around the system today. First is a note for those that subscribe to the site (and if you aren’t one of those people, you should look into it – it helps make the site better). I haven’t had an article yet this week because I’m working on some reports from Billings that I also want to add to when they are on this week. My plan is...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Who has been hot in the Cincinnati Reds system over the last week?

Let’s take a look at the guys who have been performing extremely well over the last week. The Hitters Narciso Crook | .278/.381/.500 | 21 PA, 2B, HR, 3 BB, 3 RBI, 5 runs, 4 steals Playing for the AZL Reds, Crook hit .278 last week with three walks and a .500 slugging percentage. His addition of four steals without being caught and five runs scored gave him the edge over a few other...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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