From the Enquirer:
1. CF Billy Hamilton: No surprise here. 155 steals. Hit .323/.413/.439 at high A Bakersfield and .286/.406/.383 at Double-A Pensacola. Hamilton was No. 2 on the list last year to Devin Mesoraco.
2. RHP Robert Stephenson: The No. 1 pick in 2011. Touched 100 mph in Dayton last year.
3. LHP Tony Cingrani: Led the minors overall with a 1.73 ERA last year.
4. RHP Daniel Corcino: Johnny CuetoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s look-alike, throw-alike Ã¢â‚¬â€œ was 8-8 with a 3.01 ERA in Double-A last year.
5. RHP Nick Travieso: Last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s No. 1 pick.
6. OF Jesse Winker: He was one of the supplemental picks in last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s draft. He hit .338/.443/.500 in 228 at-bats at Rookie Billings Ã¢â‚¬â€ very good numbers for a high schooler.
7. J.J. Hoover: Was very impressive in his two stints with the Reds. Went 1-0 with a 2.05 ERA and struck out 31 in 31 innings.
8. LHP Ismael Guillon: 19-year-old from Venezuela. Struck out 100 in 86 innings last year.
9. OF Jonathan Reynosa: Turned 19 yesterday. From the Dominican. Hit .311 and stole league-high 30 bases in the Arizona Summer League.
10. RHP Dan Langfield: Third-rounder last year. Went 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA at Billings.
The accompaning article notes that the Reds are a little thinner as far overall minor league talent. Because of trades and promotions, 12 of the players on last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top 30 list donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t qualify for this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s list.
The only name on this list that I’d expect to see in Cincinnati this season is Hoover, possibly Cingrani (but not if our starters are healthy). But I think there are some good prospects on this list..