Friday afternoon news and notes

Jason Parks has up the Reds top 10 Prospects at Baseball Prospectus. That marks the final Reds prospect list that will be worth watching of the “offseason”. Parks is known to be a “ceiling” guy for the most part, and his list has the usual names. Here is his top 10.

  1. CF Billy Hamilton
  2. RHP Robert Stephenson
  3. LHP Tony Cingrani
  4. RHP Daniel Corcino
  5. RHP Nick Travieso
  6. LHP Ismael Guillon
  7. OF Jesse Winker
  8. OF Jonathan Reynoso
  9. RHP Kyle Lotzkar
  10.  RHP Dan Langfield

A bunch of pitchers and three outfielders crack the list. There really are no surprises on the list with the Top 5 guys being the same group as everyone else from the other prospectors (Baseball America, John Sickels, Myself). To see the scouting reports you must be a subscriber, but if you are, go check it out.

Now that we have all of the big Top 10′s, here are the players who made an appearance between the lists from Baseball America, John Sickels, Baseball Prospectus and my list listed in order of most points (on a 1-10 scale for each list):

Player BA JS BP RML Total
Billy Hamilton 10 10 10 10 40
Robert Stephenson 9 9 9 9 36
Tony Cingrani 8 8 8 5 29
Daniel Corcino 7 7 7 8 29
Nick Travieso 6 5 6 7 24
Jesse Winker 5 6 4 6 21
Kyle Lotzkar 1 4 2 4 11
Ismael Guillon 4 1 5 0 10
Jonathan Reynoso 3 0 3 0 6
Dan Langfield 2 3 1 0 6
Henry Rodriguez 0 2 0 3 5
Yorman Rodriguez 0 0 0 2 2
Tanner Rahier 0 0 0 1 1

The Reds reassigned Armando Galarraga to minor league camp today. Expect him to be starting for the Bats in two weeks when the season starts.

A likely reliever for Louisville, Mark Prior, has an article up on Reds.com about his performance Thursday. As I noted on March 1st when he signed, his stuff is still good enough to work in the Major Leagues when it is on the top of it’s game. Consistency and control have been problems for him since his shoulder surgery back in 2006. If you read the Reds.com article linked above, you can see that his shoulder was damaged in multiple ways when he had it repaired, so coming back for him was even tougher than normal shoulder injuries which are notoriously difficult to come back from.

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