2012 Cincinnati Reds Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Cincinnati Reds Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Cincinnati Reds Top Prospects.

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Devin Mesoraco C
Born: 6/19/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .289, 36(2B), 2(3B), 15HR, 71RBI
MAJORS: .180, 3(2B), 2(3B), 6RBI (9 hits in 50 at-bats)

#2 Billy Hamilton SS
Born: 9/9/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Dayton Dragons
2011 Combined Stats: .278, 18(2B), 9(3B), 3HR, 50RBI, 103SB

#3 Robert Stephenson RHP
Born: 2/24/1993
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#4 Daniel Corcino RHP
Born: 8/26/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Dayton Dragons
2011 Combined Stats: 11-7, 3.42ERA, 139.1IP, 34BB, 156K, .238BAA

#5 Zack Cozart SS
Born: 8/12/1985
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .310, 26(2B), 2(3B), 7HR, 32RBI, 9SB
MAJORS: .324, 2HR, 3RBI (12 hits in 37 at-bats)

#6 Tony Cingrani LHP
Born: 7/5/1989
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Billings Mustangs
2011 Combined Stats: 3-2, 1.75ERA, 51.1IP, 6BB, 80K, .190BAA

#7 Kyle Lotzkar RHP
Born: 10/24/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Dayton Dragons
2011 Combined Stats: 3-2, 4.32ERA, 66.2IP, 25BB, 72K, .213BAA

#8 Didi Gregorius SS
Born: 2/18/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Carolina Mudcats
2011 Combined Stats: .289, 18(2B), 4(3B), 7HR, 44RBI, 11SB

#9 Ryan LaMarre OF
Born: 11/21/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Carolina Mudcats
2011 Combined Stats: .278, 18(2B), 3(3B), 6HR, 47RBI, 55SB

#10 Gabriel Rosa OF
Born: 7/2/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Reds
2011 Combined Stats: .245, 5(2B), 3(3B), 2HR, 10RBI

#11 Todd Frazier 3B
Born: 2/12/1986
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .260, 18(2B), 1(3B), 15HR, 46RBI, 17SB
MAJORS: .232, 5(2B), 6HR, 15RBI (26 hits in 112 at-bats)

#12 Kyle McMyne RHP
Born: 10/18/1989
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Billings Mustangs
2011 Combined Stats: 1-1, 8.00ERA, 27IP, 14BB, 27K, .336BAA

#13 Neftali Soto 1B
Born: 2/28/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Louisville Bats
2011 Combined Stats: .278, 19(2B), 3(3B), 31HR, 80RBI

#14 Yorman Rodriguez OF
Born: 8/15/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Dayton Dragons
2011 Combined Stats: .254, 10(2B), 4(3B), 7HR, 40RBI, 20SB

#15 Juan Duran OF
Born: 9/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Dayton Dragons
2011 Combined Stats: .264, 21(2B), 2(3B), 16HR, 71RBI

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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