Baseball America has a list of prospects who just missed making their team’s top 30 lists in their yearly Prospect Handbook. This year’s list has two Reds prospects on it. Below is a quip from the writeup for each, access the link for the full scouting reports.
Adam Rosales was a surprise star in his pro debut, hitting .325 and reaching low Class A after signing as a 12th-rounder. But he suffered through a miserable 2006 as he was derailed by injuries.
Rosales was a big disappointment for me last season, but I was not aware that injuries played such a big factor. I will be watching him with renewed interest this coming season. I expect him to do well in A+ Sarasota if healthy.
Phillip Valiquette hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t made much progress during the past two seasons, but his arm is too good to give up on and the Reds are somewhat culpable for his struggles.
I was really surprised to see him listed. I figured he would be released before this season even started. It turns out that the Reds are not even sure he is going to show up for spring training. He basically sounds like your young great arm, who hasn’t showed an inkling of maturity yet. I don’t look for anything out of him, if he’s still around, he’ll probably be at A Dayton again this season.