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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Baseball America's Top 10

Baseball America, the minor league bible, is out with its list of the Reds top 10 prospects. No surprises at the top. The list shows more depth than in recent years:

1. Jay Bruce
2. Homer Bailey
3. Joey Votto
4. Johnny Cueto
5. Drew Stubbs
6. Devin Mesoraco
7. Todd Frazier
8. Juan Francisco
9. Josh Roenicke
10. Matt Maloney


12 Comments:

at 5:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frazier, I really like. He'll be someome up here. He draws lots of walks.

Francisco, John, mark my words. He is the next Wily Mo. Either a homer or a strikeout. That's all he can do, and you can't change a hitter like that very easy.

 
at 5:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frazier, I really like. He'll be someome up here. He draws lots of walks.

Francisco, John, mark my words. He is the next Wily Mo. Either a homer or a strikeout. That's all he can do, and you can't change a hitter like that very easy.

 
at 5:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats great is that that top ten is just scratching the surface of the amount of depth we have in the minors. We are starting to see changes in that if we trade one any of our mlb guys we don't have to worry as much and hold back on a potential good trade because we don't know who we are going to have fill the void of the mlb guy we trade away. Krivsky is slowly but surely giving us a respectable farm system which seems to be on the way of becoming one of the top farm system within 2-4 years

 
at 7:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John,
What is our farm system ranked as a whole? Does BA rank top 100? If so, where does our top 10 rank? I have read that Cueto will go into next season as one of the highest ceiling prospects in the nation. It's nice to get national attention, but I'm not convinced until the Reds are ranked up there with the Rays, Angels, Rockies, farm systems.

 
at 7:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kyle Lohse for a BA top ten pitcher? nice trade. Another Jose Guillen for Aaron Harang, Rob Bell for Edwin Encarnacion would be nice.

 
at 8:27 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John
Have you heard any grumblings or whispers that the Reds are actually going to try to put some trades together or attempt to sign some free agents that aren't 40 years old, on the final chapter of a subpar career this GM Meeting? Or are we going to have to hear. "Patience is a virtue." and personally my favorite, "we want to win now, but winning takes time." God I thought last years A-Gon purchase was a quiet off season.

 
at 10:28 AM Anonymous Eric C. said...

What is Josh Hamiltons contract status? If we do not lock him up in a contract it would be another major blunder to add to our list from over the years.

 
at 10:33 AM Blogger Wacky Dan said...

I think Carlos Guevara has been impressive at Chattanooga but you never hear anything about him.

 
at 11:06 AM Blogger Gene in WV said...

Hamilton was a rookie. We have a long time before he can go anywhere. No rush there at all.

 
at 12:14 PM Blogger John Fay said...

It has been quiet as far as free agents, I don't think the Reds were going to announce anything while the Nuxhall stuff was going on.

 
at 4:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched Frazier @ Dayton last year. He has awesome extra base power, and sharp instincts at the plate and in the field. He will fast track through the Reds' minor leagues.
Doc.

 
at 12:26 PM Blogger Rob Dicken said...

I agree with the first comment...

Juan Francisco does either strikeout or hit a homer. I went to a game this last year in Dayton, and he strikeout 4 times in a row. The next night he hit 3 homers.

This is another Wily Mo in the making!

 
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