RedsMinorLeagues.com 2012 Top Prospects List #1-5

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5. Yorman Rodriguez – OF – 18 years old – Low A

Background: NDFA – August 2008

The Good: Has all of the tools at his disposal and held his own as an 18 year old in a league where most teenagers don’t.

Needs to work on: As an 18 year old, he needs to round out just about every part of his game, including his day to day effort on the field.

4. Yonder Alonso – 1B – 24 years old – MLB

Background: 2008 Draft – 1st round

The Good: He is as polished of a hitter as you can come by, with outstanding discipline, ability to go to all fields and good power.

Needs to work on: The Reds look to play him in left field, so he will need to improve his speed and defense. In the long run though, he will be a first baseman.

3. Daniel Corcino – RHP – 20 years old – Low A

Background: NDFA – January 2008

The Good: An above average fastball, above average breaking ball and a solid change up to go along with good control at a young age.

Needs to work on: Like all pitchers in the minors, he needs to build up his innings pitched and work to refine his pitches.

2. Yasmani Grandal – C – 22 years old – AA

Background: 2010 Draft – 1st round

The Good: Has an above average bat across the board for the position and is advanced in his plate approach.

Needs to work on: Scouting reports on his defense were not as strong as they were coming out of college. Working on his receiving would be his biggest need.

1. Devin Mesoraco – C – 23 years old – MLB

Background: 2007 Draft – 1st round

The Good: About as polished at the plate as you could expect with a good hit tool and well above average power for the position to go along with solid skills behind the plate.

Needs to work on: Going the other way with the ball as he is rather pull happy. With that said, he has good power when he does go the other way.

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