The very reputable and immensely popular Baseball America today announced it’s top 10 Reds prospects and Reds players with “best tools.” 

Top 10 Prospects

1. Devin Mesoraco, c
2. Billy Hamilton, ss
3. Yonder Alonso, 1b/of
4. Yasmani Grandal, c
5. Zack Cozart, ss
6. Daniel Corcino, rhp
7. Robert Stephenson, rhp
8. DiDi Gregorius, ss
9. Todd Frazier, 3b/1b/of
10. Brad Boxberger, rhp

Best Tools

Best Hitter for Average: Yonder Alonso
Best Power Hitter: Neftali Soto
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Yonder Alonso
Fastest Baserunner: Billy Hamilton
Best Athlete: Billy Hamilton
Best Fastball: Daniel Corcino
Best Curveball: J.C. Sulbaran
Best Slider: Tim Crabbe
Best Changeup: Daniel Renken
Best Control: Justice French
Best Defensive Catcher: Tucker Barnhart
Best Defensive Infielder: Didi Gregorius
Best Infield Arm: Didi Gregorius
Best Defensive Outfielder: Ryan LaMarre
Best Outfield Arm: Yorman Rodriguez

Amazingly, Reds Director of Redsfest Bike Racks Zach Bonkowski failed to make the “Best Tools” list.

To see the entire article (the non-subscription one), CLICK HERE.


Which of these prospects are we most likely to see get a shot with the big club in 2012?

No Henry Rodriguez? That’s a head scratcher, bet he was top 15.

no Phipps, no Sapellt, no soto, and no negron = a bad list.

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