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Baseball America ranks Reds prospects

Reds minor league 3B Nick Senzel is the team's top prospect and ninth overall in the minors. (WKEF)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Cincinnati Reds 2017 season was all about rebuilding and developing talent to the point the franchise could start stringing together winning seasons in 2018 and 2019.

And while it may be too early to heap praise on recent draft classes (Hunter Greene, Jeter Downs, etc. ) and signings, Baseball America does consider the Reds to be in the top half of the majors in terms of minor league talent. That publication also ranks the top 10 prospects in each organization. Nick Senzel is not only the team's top prospect but the 3B is No. 9 among all of minor league baseball.

  1. Nick Senzel, 3B
  2. Hunter Greene, RHP
  3. Taylor Trammell, OF
  4. Tyler Mahle, RHP
  5. Jesse Winker, OF
  6. Tony Santillan, RHP
  7. Jose Siri, OF
  8. Shed Long, 2B
  9. Vladimir Gutierrez, RHP
  10. Tyler Stephenson, C

Some of last year's top prospects exceeded 50 career innings in the major leagues and are no longer considered a "prospect". Those players are LHP Cody Reed (2), LHP Amir Garrett (3), RHP Robert Stephenson (4), RHP Sal Romano (8) and RHP Luis Castillo (10).

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