The Cincinnati Reds farm system isn't exactly flush with top-tier talent—the organization boasts just two Baseball America top-100 prospects—Robert Stephenson (No. 19) and Billy Hamilton (No. 43). However, there a number of mid-level prospects with the potential to make big gains in 2014.
Some of those prospects are off to tremendously hot starts, and we'll profile them here. A lot of the names in this piece may not be immediately familiar to the casual fan. But several of them could become household names for Reds fans, with four to six having the chance to creep into mid- or post-2014 top-100 rankings.
We'll kick things off with one of the Reds' two first-round picks from the 2013 MLB draft, Michael Lorenzen.
All stats are current through play on May 1, 2014 and are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.