The Reds have a top-10 farm system, but how have the top-10 been doing since we last checked?
A couple weeks ago, we updated the Reds top-10 prospects list. How have they been doing since then? Read on to find out.
1. Nick Senzel: 3B, Bats/Throws: R/R, ETA: 2018
Senzel has been tearing it up in AA, posting a .352/.405/.587 line in 47 games. While it is still highly unlikely he makes the roster this year, he’s making a strong case to be the starting third baseman come Opening Day.
2. Hunter Greene: RHP/SS, Bats/ Throws: R/R, ETA: 2021
Greene hasn’t pitched yet in Billings and has only played in two games. He’s 1-7 in those games with two RBIs. His .143/.143/.429 line doesn’t look great, but he still has loads of potential. With a little more time, Greene should break out.
3. Luis Castillo: RHP, Bats/Throws: R/R, ETA: 2017
Castillo is on the verge of losing prospect status, and for good reason. Despite his 2-5 record, he still has a 3.73 ERA and 59 Ks in 60.1 IP. He looks like he’ll be in the rotation for a long time, and he likely won’t be back in the minors anymore.
4. Jesse Winker: OF, Bats/Throws: L/L, ETA: 2017
Winker recently earned a call-up to get extended playing time in the big leagues. He’s only hitting .250 right now, but he’s flashed the potential the Reds saw when they drafted him. His power seems to have returned some after only hitting two in AAA this season, and he will likely be in the majors full-time next season.
5. Tyler Mahle: RHP, Bats/Throws: R/R, ETA: 2018
Mahle has preformed well in AAA in 47.1 IP, posting a 2.66 ERA in that time. His pinpoint control helps make up for a solid but not great arsenal. He’s K’d 42 in those innings and looks like may be in the majors as well come next season.
6. Taylor Trammell: OF, Bats/Throws: L/L, ETA: 2020
Trammell has flashed legitimate five-tool potential in low-A Dayton, posting a .282/.365/.438 line with nine homeruns and 32 SBs. He may be too patient at the plate, he’s struck out 105 times, but that’s a better problem than being too free of a swinger.
7. Sal Romano: RHP, Bats/Throws: L/R, ETA: 2017
Romano looks like he still needs some time in AAA, as he’s posted a 6.05 ERA in the majors to this point. He’s close to losing prospect status as well, but it might be wise for Cincinnati let him work in AAA a little while longer.
8. Shed Long: 2B, Bats/Throws: L/R, ETA: 2018
Long is currently on the 7-day DL, but he was struggling prior to that. Since being promoted to AA, he’s only batted .182. He may not be as ready as expected, but his .312 average in A+ give reason for optimism.
9. Jose Siri: OF, Bats/Throws: R/R, ETA: 2021
Even though his hitting streak ended in controversial fashion, Siri is still having a great season. His .296 average helps his case as a complete hitter, has he also has displayed power this year. Along with his 19 HRs, he has 22 doubles and nine triples. Siri is still a free-swinger, with 113 Ks, but the talent is there.
10. Tony Santillan: RHP, Bats/Throws: R/R, ETA: 2019
If Santillan can improve his control, his electric arsenal would become even more dangerous. He has an elite fastball and a very good slider with an above average changeup. His 3.64 ERA in low-A shows he has potential, but he still needs work to get there.
*Stats courtesy of MLB.com and baseball-reference.com