Our buddy Doug over at the Reds Minor Leagues blog has a few posts worth checking out. First, look at Baseball America’s list of the top ten prospects in the Reds system, just released today. Then check out Doug’s interview with JJ Cooper of BA about the Reds system.

No real surprises on the BA list, and just looking over it makes me optimistic for the future of this franchise.

Finally, check out Doug’s look at the prospect status of Reds farmhand BJ Szymanski, a player who we’ve always felt was a marginal prospect, at best. Doug suggests that BJ switch to hitting right-handed full-time, and it’s an interesting idea.