The Cincinnati Reds prospects are a tricky group to assess.
The team is loaded with right-handed power pitchers and a few outfielders with high ceilings. The group is an up-and-down bunch, who, for the most part, is very streaky.
Some of the top-tier prospects have disappointed this season—e.g. Phillip Ervin—while other mid/lower-level prospects—Ben Lively, for example—have shot up the prospect boards and made a name for themselves as potential future big league options.
This week was much of the same for the Reds' top 10, with some of the lower-ranked players shining, while some of the top-tier prospects continued to struggle.
The closing weeks of the season are some of the most pivotal for young players, so let's take a look at how they performed in Week 17
All stats are current through play on Aug. 6, and are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.