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5. Billy Hamilton – SS/2B – 19 years old – Rk+
Background: 2nd round – 2009
The Good: Switch hitter with good plate discipline, elite athleticism, elite speed and plus defense up the middle.
Needs to work on: He has not shown much power to this point in his career.
4. Yorman Rodriguez – OF – 18 years old – Rk+
Background: NDFA – August 2008
The Good: Very good athlete, willing to go with a pitch, very good defensively, good raw power and has good speed.
Needs to work on: Being a little more patient at the plate.
3. Yonder Alonso – 1B – 23 years old – MLB
Background: 1st round – 2008
The Good: Good plate discipline, above average power, close to the majors and can hit the ball to all fields.
Needs to work on: Conditioning. If he wants to stay with the Reds he might need to play left field where he just isn’t suited well for the position.
2. Devin Mesoraco – C – 22 years old – AAA
Background: 1st round – 2007
The Good: Above average power, good hit tool, above average arm behind the plate and closeness to the Majors.
Needs to work on: Refining his catching abilities behind the plate as he just needs to continue to get reps.
1. Aroldis Chapman – LHP – 22 years old – MLB
Background: NDFA – January 2010
The Good: Perhaps the fastest fastball ever, plus slider, closeness to the Majors and athletic.
Needs to work on: Building up his innings if he will be a starter and his control could use some refining as well as his change up.