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2015 Reds Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Robert Stephenson # 1 Starter
2 Jesse Winker Elite LF
3 Amir Garrett #2 Starter
4 Raisel Iglesias #3 Starter
5 Nick Howard #3 Starter
6 Michael Lorenzen Closer
7 Jonathon Crawford Closer
8 Nick Travieso Impact Reliever
9 Phillip Ervin 1st Div. LF
10 Alex Blandino 2nd Div. SS
11 Aristides Aquino 1st Div. RF
12 Kyle Waldrop 1st Div. LF
13 Gavin LaValley 1st Div. 1B
14 Yorman Rodriguez 2nd Div. CF
15 Wyatt Strahan Impact Reliever
16 Shane Mardirosian 1st Div. 2B
17 David Holmberg #4 Starter
18 Jeremy Kivel #4 Starter
19 Jon Moscot #5 Starter
20 Jacob Constante #4 Starter
21 Daniel Corcino Impact Reliever
22 Sal Romano Closer
23 Jonathan Reynoso 2nd Div. LF
24 Junior Arias 2nd Div. CF
25 Montrell Marshall 2nd Div. 3B
26 Ismael Guillon #5 Starter
27 Mark Armstrong #4 Starter
28 Taylor Sparks 2nd Div. 3B
29 Tucker Barnhart 2nd Div. C
30 Seth Mejias-Brean 2nd Div. 3B
31 Matt Magill Reliever
32 Chad Wallach 2nd Div. C
33 Sebastian Elizalde 2nd Div. LF
34 Tanner Rahier 2nd Div. 3B
35 Anthony DeSclafani Reliever
36 Kevin Franklin 2nd Div. 3B
37 Carlos Contreras Reliever
38 Jumbo Diaz Impact Reliever
39 Donald Lutz 2nd Div. LF
40 Ty Washington 2nd Div. 2B
41 Jose Ortiz Backup C
42 Carlos Sanchez Backup 1B
43 Jose Munoz Reliever
44 Cory Thompson Backup SS
45 Dan Langfield Reliever
46 Jackson Stephens Reliever
47 Jhonatan Reynoso Backup CF
48 Tyler Mahle Reliever
49 Chad Rogers Reliever
50 Jose Diaz Reliever
51 Junior Arias Reliever
52 Juan Silva Backup LF
53 Ryan Wright Backup 2B
54 Jeff Gelalich Backup LF
55 Juan Perez Backup SS
56 Carlton Daal Backup 2B
57 Alejandro Chacin Reliever
58 Gabriel Rosa Backup LF
59 Daniel Wright Reliever
60 Neftali Soto Backup 1B
61 Joe Hudson 3RD CATCHER
62 Beau Amaral Backup LF
63 Drew Hayes Reliever
64 Carlos Gonzalez Reliever
65 Ben Klimesh Reliever
66 El'Hajj Muhammad Reliever
67 Jake Johnson Reliever
68 Wandy Peralta Reliever
69 Zack Weiss Reliever
70 Felix Perez Backup LF
71 Sean Buckley #N/A
72 Francis Azcona 3RD 2B/SS


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
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24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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