The Cincinnati Reds have a blossoming core of young players throughout their minor league system. The tricky part about having a young core of players, though, is that many of them are still not ready for the big leagues.
In the past, the Reds have had players such as Yonder Alonso and Jay Bruce come up through their system. Now, the Reds have rising stars like Jesse Winker and Phil Ervin, but they both may need a bit more seasoning before reaching the majors.
The key question is whether or not the same players who had great success in the minors in 2013 will be able to continue their success going forward.
While some players might make it to the show in 2014, most will spend next season (hopefully) advancing through the Reds’ minor league system while trying to gain more attention.
Let’s go ahead and look at the top five Reds prospects who will shine in 2014.
*All statistics are courtesy of Milb.com, unless otherwise noted.