Baseball America’s Farm System Rankings released Doug Gray August 9, 2018 9 Comments Baseball America has updated their Farm System rankings for the 2018 season. The Cincinnati Reds are up from the last update, jumping up to #6 on the list from their previous spot which was at #9. The Reds have five Top 100 prospects with Nick Senzel, Taylor Trammell, Hunter Greene, Jonathan India, and Tony Santillan. Two of those players are on the disabled list for the rest of the season. Taylor Trammell just went onto the disabled list himself with concussion-like symptoms. No other team from the National League Central was in the top 10. St. Louis was the next team from the Central that made the list, and they came in at #13. John Sickels Top 20 Reds Prospect Review John Sickels has been going through his pre-season Top 20 prospect lists and reviewing what the players have done this year. Earlier this week he released his review of the Reds organization. Sickels wrapped up the review with this sentence and it’s certainly more true today than it was two days ago when he wrote it. Large number of injuries has tested system depth The farm system is still in good shape, but the injuries have certainly have taken their toll. Some are more serious than others, though. With the recent graduations of Tyler Mahle and Jesse Winker, both Top 100 prospects in their own right, along with the injuries, the depth has taken a bit of a hit when you toss in the injuries, too. Still, there have been some guys step up from the rookie levels that can counter that some. 9 Responses Wes August 9, 2018 Nice to see sickle give siri a positive plug! Reply kevinz August 9, 2018 I hope the reds add Josh smith to this list next year. Glad reds getting some love. Not to be negative but feel like since had 3 top 5 picks and still only be 6th ranked farm. when you see that it shows it hurts when stink on the internatonal market scene. The best bet is to keep getting Top 5 Picks until it is time to win. That is the only way Reds can keep up with the Top market teams and Top INT spending teams. Reply RedsinWashst August 9, 2018 They will have more money to spend internationally next year finally. Reply Colorado Red August 9, 2018 Not overall, But the limits on an individual signing will no longer apply. Tony August 9, 2018 The future is bright with a very good farm system, good talent at the Major League level and good minor league talent that no longer has prospect status. It’s crucial though that this organization has a good off-season acquiring talent by all available means (trades, free agency etc). Reply Pokey Reese's Red Hot Bat August 9, 2018 Doug – the Reds farm was considered v. deep in recent years but the knock on it was the lack of high end talent. Now they have that high end talent in the likes of Senzel, Greene and Trammell but the knock is that they lack depth. Is that fair? Is the depth now substantially less than what it was a few years ago? Reply Doug Gray August 9, 2018 The Reds currently don’t lack any sort of depth. They are very, very deep. Reply Will August 9, 2018 Just saw on Bleacher Report that Scott Moss has 14 wins. Lefties are valuable commodities. I’m sorry, I don’t remember his scouting report. What are his chances of moving up and future success? Reply IMHO August 10, 2018 Lefties are great…crafty ones even better. Doug wrote about him in 2017. http://redsminorleagues.com/2017/06/04/scouting-cincinnati-reds-lhp-scott-moss/ Again here in 2018: http://redsminorleagues.com/2018/02/15/cincinnati-reds-top-prospects-scott-moss/ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.