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Posted on: July 23, 2011 8:02 pm
Edited on: August 1, 2011 11:56 am
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Reds Roster

C-Ramon Hernadez
C-Ryan Hanigan
1B-Joey Votto
2B-Brandon Phillips
SS-Edgar Rentaria
SS-Yunel Escobar(1)
3B-Evan Longoria
3B-Scott Rolen
OF-Jay Bruce
OF-Drew Stubbs
OF-Andre Ethier 
OF-Fred Lewis
OF-Johnny Gomes
OF-Chris Heisey
DH-Scott Rolen

SP-Dan Haren
SP-Jake Peavy
SP-Johnny Cueto
SP-Gavin Floyd
SP-Edinson Volquez

RP-Jesse Crain
RP-Phil Coke
RP-Jose Arrenedo
RP-Arlodis Chapman
RP-Bill Bray
RP-Sam LeCure
RP-Francisco Cordeo
CL-Heath Bell
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Cincinnati Reds Top 20 Prospects for 2011

1) Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Grade A: Is he a starter or a reliever? Either way he will be excellent if he stays healthy.

2) Devin Mesoraco, C, Grade B+: I think the breakout is real.

3) Yonder Alonso, 1B, Grade B+: Above average hitter, but blocked positionally.

4) Billy Hamilton, 2B-SS, Grade B+: Could use more patience, but I love everything else about him.

5. Yasmani Grandal

6) Juan Francisco, 3B, Grade B-: Strike zone issues and defense preclude higher grade, but the power is genuine.

7) Todd Frazier, UT, Grade B-: Maybe I'm just stubborn, but aside from his slow start last year, he still looks like a useful player to me.

8) Donnie Joseph, LHP, Grade B-: I might be too aggressive with this grade but I think he is more than a mere LOOGY type and might be able to close.

9) Kyle Lotzkar, RHP, Grade B-: Another aggressive grade; I truly believe in this arm, if he can just stay healthy. . .

10) Yorman Rodriguez, OF, Grade C+: Extremely young, very talent, still very raw.

11) Zack Cozart, SS, Grade C+: Can field, run, hit for some power, won't hit for average.

12) Brad Boxberger, RHP, Grade C+: I like the arm, but what is his role?

13) David Sappelt, OF, Grade C+: Undersized but a broad base of skills, needs to improve use of speed on the bases.

14) Ismael Guillon, LHP, Grade C+: Breakthrough candidate from rookie ball.

15) Henry Rodriguez, 2B, Grade C+: I seem to like him more than other people, but the performance is excellent and he's young.

16) Junior Arias, SS, Grade C+: Loads of power potential, but plate discipline and positional questions exist.

17) Ryan LaMarre, OF, Grade C+: Scouts love the tools, but something here holds me back, I'm not sure what.

18) Jonathan Correa, RHP, Grade C+: Another live arm from rookie ball.

19) Ronald Torreyes, 2B, Grade C+: Interesting middle infielder who leapt from VSL to Midwest League in one year.

20) Sam LeCure, RHP, Grade C: Average pitcher. . .but the kind of guy who could run off a surprisingly strong year with proper support from teammates.

Trades

Nefatli Soto, Juan Francisco, and Wes Magilian for Heath Bell

Devin Mesocaro and Billy Hamilton and Yorman Rodriguez for Evan Longoria
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Mike Leake for Yunel Escobar

Todd Frazier, Kyle Lotzkar, and Homer Bailey for Andre Ethier

Zack Cozart, Yasmani Grandal, Brad Boxberger, Jonathan Correa for Dan Haren

Phil Coke for ??

Nick Masset, Arlodis Chapman, Dontrelle Willis for Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Jesse Crain

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