The Reds farm system is a little thinner then it was a couple of months ago because of some trades but the Reds still have some prospect talent. Kevin Goldstein unveiled his list of the top eleven Reds prospects and you have the big two, then some supporting characters. Topping the list is Billy Hamilton. The second round pick in 2009, Hamilton had a nice showing for Dayton last year and he should move up to High-A next year. This guy is fast and he’s the shortstop of the future it’s just going to take a couple of years.
Devin Mesoraco comes in at number two and after making his Reds debut, he should break camp with the club where he’ll catch with Ryan Hanigan for the year. He doesn’t have a lot left to prove in Louisville and he’s probably not in the same league as a Brian McCann, but hopefully he’ll give the Reds some stability at the position.
ZacK Cozart is third and he’s also a shortstop. He’s further up the chain then Hamilton and he might hold the fort for them the next couple of years and hopefully he’ll work out as the Reds starting shortstop in 2012. Robert Stephenson (RHP, several years away) and Daniel Corcino (RHP) round out the top five.