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Though Billy Hamilton's struggles in spring training have been the most prolific, the Reds' other top prospects struggled as well.
Consider the Reds' top prospects as ranked both by the organization, and B/R's own Mike Rosenbaum.
Six of the prospects ranked in Mike's top 10 participated in spring training while 11 of the team's top 20 participated.
Overall, 12 of the players represented in the two lists participated in spring training.
The charts below display their stats from this spring.
|Name ||G ||IP ||W-L ||H ||BB ||WHIP ||ERA ||BAA ||OBPa ||SLGa ||K/9 ||K/BB
|Tony Cingrani ||3 ||4 ||0-1 ||5 ||1 ||1.50 ||9.00 ||.313 ||.353 ||.563 ||11.3 ||5.00
|Daniel Corcino ||3 ||4 ||1-0 ||3 ||5 ||2.00 ||6.75 ||.214 ||.421 ||.571 ||4.5 ||0.40
|Kyle Lotzkar ||1 ||0.2 ||0-0 ||2 ||2 ||6.00 ||54.00 ||.500 ||.667 ||.500 ||0.0 ||0.00
|Ismael Guillon ||2 ||2 ||0-0 ||0 ||3 ||1.50 ||0.00 ||.000 ||.300 ||.000 ||13.5 ||1.00
We'll get the pitchers right out of the way as their time in Goodyear was so limited that it shows their need for re-assignment.
As for the hitters, some received such an insignificant amount of playing time that they don't warrant discussion at this time.
However, based strictly on numbers, it would appear that Henry Rodriguez, Neftali Soto and Yorman Rodriguez were candidates for the 25-man roster.
A closer look would show that this is not the case.
While Soto has been one of the Reds' top prospects for the past six seasons, however, he doesn't have a defined roster spot.
The Reds have worked Soto at multiple positions but his 2012 season included 113 games played at first base where the presence of Joey Votto on the major league roster is a major road block.
Henry Rodriguez fits the mold of a super-utility player, think Emilio Bonifacio without the ability to play the outfield. The problem for Rodriguez is that he needs to refine his fielding ability.
Rodriguez made six errors in just 31 chances this spring en route to a .800 fielding percentage. For a utility man, that's not acceptable.
Yorman Rodriguez was once thought to be a gem in the Reds' system and ranked as high as sixth on Baseball America's top-10 prospects for the team prior to the 2010 season.
Rodriguez has since seemed to remake himself through the 2012 season which included a .271/.307/.430 slash line with six HR, 44 RBI, and 35 runs scored in 65 games at Low-A Dayton.
Rodriguez however has never played a game above the High-A level and is still just 20 years old.