The minor league season is well underway, and some of the Cincinnati Reds' top prospects are off to impressive starts.
The team graduated a number of top prospects from 2006-10, and trades for players like Mat Latos, Shin-Soo Choo, Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton. Gone are the big-time names like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Yonder Alonso and others, but guys named Stephenson, Hamilton and Winker have stepped in nicely to fill the void.
The team has done a fantastic job of drafting over the past 4-5 seasons though, and the team's top-10 prospect rankings are flush with young pitching. In addition to those young arms, the system features a few outfielders who could turn into second- or first-division regulars at the big league level.
Over the course of this article—the first of multiple updates that will be provided over the 2014 season—I'll familiarize you with the team's top-10 prospects—as ranked in my pre-season top-10—and give you a recap of their most recent week's work. This week (Week 2), we'll look at games played between Apr. 11-17, 2014.
So, let's kick things off with a third-year professional, and former first-round pick, Nick Travieso.
All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through play on Apr. 17, 2014.
Again, this article focuses only on games played between Apr. 11-17, 2014.