Cincinnati has spent the past handful of seasons trading proven talent for prospects and now own one of the deeper farm systems in baseball.
The Reds have traded Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray, Tyler Mahle, and Raisel Iglesias to build a collection of young talent which may serve as the core on the next postseason team from the Queen City.
Ages as of July 1, 2023
|1||21||Elly De La Cruz||SS||55|
If his ability to hit for average catches up to his raw physical gifts, the Reds have a superstar on their hands, one with huge power and speed.
He’ll have to continue to add strength to support a swing designed for pull power from the left side, but Arroyo is average or better across the board from a tools standpoint, including shortstop defense.
Many believe Collier was the steal of Round 1 last July with a polished swing, at least above-average power, and plenty of belief in the glove at the hot corner.
Marte’s game is power and patience, suggesting even a .250 average makes him in everyday player at third base.
Led by a solid swing and understanding of the strike zone, McLain is a surefire middle infielder with speed, and could debut this season.
Better control and an improved changeup could get Abbott to the majors in 2023.
Petty’s arm speed is elite, producing big velocity and plus to plus-plus power slider to miss bats.
He’s done nothing but hit since the Twins took him in Round 4 in 2021, and there may be a lot more power to come.
Bonnin plays the power game with his fastball, cutter, and slider, and his changeup has shown promise for a well-rounded arsenal.
The data loves Williamson’s stuff, and he’s flashed mid-90s heat and two average or better breakers, but his velocity isn’t stable and his command inconsistent at best.
|21||21||Jay Allen II||OF||35|
Rankings, OFPs by Joe Doyle.
Player notes by Jason A. Churchill.
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