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1) Nick Senzel 3B
Senzel is so far proving to be a total package. He did a bit of everything hitting for over .300 and power/speed. His bat speed with good instincts are a plus. He’s also becoming versatile as the Red are moving him around at multiple positions which should get him to the majors quicker. His speed may not move into the majors, but if it does it’s a plus if he sticks are 3B. I’m banking on the high AVG with 20 HR power. I don’t see a reason he isn’t hitting 3 in the Reds order, so it’s almost crazy to not view him as a top 10 prospect.
2) Hunter Greene SP
I remember being at my house on a Saturday morning and getting word Hunter Greene was throwing at the Reds complex 15 minutes from my house. I jammed over just in time to catch the show. Greene struckout 7 in a dominant performance against some decent Royals prospects like Pratto and Lee. He’s advanced for his age on the mound and physically. His FB reaches triple digits, and he shows surprising control. His secondary stuff is coming along as well. I am impressed with his motivation. I left as he finished his game, and he was over to the side alone running sprints up this mini hill at the complex, and that stuck with me. I am bullish with Greene as I think he will be special.
— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) October 7, 2017
3) Taylor Trammell OF
Trammell represents many of the things we want from our target fantasy prospects. He displayed elite speed in ‘17 while also hitting for a respectable .280 AVG and decent PWR. I caught Trammell at the Reds complex as well. I really like his swing and approach, though he did get hit on the wrist during that game and left. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Acuna and Robles, but if Trammell builds on his ‘17 campaign, we will be spending a lot of ‘18 talking about Trammell.
4) Jesse Winker OF
Winker is another one of these” The Curious Case of Jesse Winker” stories. He gets the bat on the ball, and will hit for AVG, but the power has been a major question for a couple years now. His ‘17 minors were the same, but he showed a power surge when he made it to the majors. I think there is a happy medium, and there is some trust you can put in a player that is going to make solid contact. I am not going to bank on more than 20 HR at any point, but his bat could put him in the middle of the lineup. Some regression possible this year, but he’s worth a look.
5) Shed Long 2B
I sit on the higher side of most on Long. Shorter in stature, but a very good combination of speed and power on the middle infield. Shed popped off in high-A ball, but kicked way back when he made the jump to double-A. I have some worries that Long will maintain an AVG in the higher range, but he’s got a real possibility to be a 20-20 guy which will help during AVG problems. I’m looking for a double-A rebound, and if I see it I am going to get aggressive and go all in
— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) September 29, 2017
6) Jeter Downs SS
— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) September 26, 2017
7) Jose Siri OF
8) Tyler Mahle SP
9) Stuart Fairchild OF
10) Tyler Stephenson C
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