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Re-Ranking the Cincinnati Reds' Top-15 Prospects Following the 2014 MLB Draft
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The Cincinnati Reds had a chance to re-tool their farm system last week, and with the 2014 MLB draft in the rear-view mirror, it appears they have done just that. 

The team added three prospects to their top 15 via this year's draft, including a starting pitcher and two first basemen, one of whom has the potential to slide over to shortstop if he can increase his arm strength.

A quick look at the system shows that the Reds are pitching heavy, with nine of their top-15 prospects being solid rotation possibilities. Despite the loss of top prospect Billy Hamilton to the big league team, the next-best represented position in the system is still the outfield, where three of the Reds' top-five youngsters reside.

The Reds' system doesn't have the impact players needed to rank it as one of the elite systems in the game. However, they do have enough talent waiting in the wings to rank in the middle of the pack.

For a reference point, you can visit my pre-season rankings to see how things have changed, as this half-season of play has given me additional time to examine and reconsider my initial rankings.

So, let's get started.

 

All stats are current through play on June 10, 2014 and are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com, unless otherwise noted.

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