2014 Community Prospect Rankings: Ryan LaMarre is your #25 prospect.

Ready positions - Michael Chang

Less talkie-talkie, more ping pong.

To round out the Top 25 of your 2014 CPR, you chose the one, the only, Ryan LaMarre.  The former Michigan product is on the cusp of the Major Leagues, and could see a cup of coffee this year.  I hope that it is just a cup of coffee because he still has some things to work out in AAA.  If he is getting regular playing time because of injuries, the 2014 season is going to make me sick.  However, LaMarre is the one outfielder that is probably the most ready for the majors at this point, and you never know, he could find himself on the bench as the last outfielder for the Reds.

When first drafted, LaMarre was scouted as a tweener outfielder.  It was unknown whether he could stick at CF, and they did not think he had enough power for the corner spots.  Wanting to be a contrarian, LaMarre has shown solid defense in center, but not much power.  Despite the power production, LaMarre has displayed some decent walk rates, but he needs more help from his bat to get him on base.

The one thing I noticed from the picture, he looks jacked compared to Billy.  I do not think it is much of a prize, considering that is probably true about 99% of all professional ball players.

Here is your full top 25 list.

1. Robert Stephenson, SP

2. Billy Hamilton, OF

3. Phillip Ervin, OF

4. Yorman Rodriguez, OF

5. Jesse Winker, OF

6. Nick Travieso, SP

7. David Holmberg, SP

8. Tucker Barnhart, C

9. Michael Lorenzen, SP/RP

10. Ben Lively, SP

11. Seth Mejias-Brean, 3B/INF

12. Daniel Corcino, SP

13. Jose Ortiz, C

14. Carlos Contreras, SP

15. Chad Rogers, SP

16. Jon Moscot, SP

17. Kevin Franklin, 3B

18. Henry Rodriguez, 3B/2B

19. Drew Cisco, SP

20. Junior Arias, OF/INF?

21. Ismael Guillon, SP

22. Donald Lutz, OF

23. Jeremy Kivel, SP

24. Juan Silva, OF

25. Ryan LaMarre, OF

Honorable mention:  Amir Garrett SP, Dan Langfield SP, Tyler Mahle SP, Avain Rachal 2B/3B, Ryan Wright 2B

At first glance, this farm system is loaded with outfield and starting pitching talent.  Many of these guys are long shot, but there are some players to be excited about from top to bottom, especially the young pitchers towards the bottom.  The sad part is the lack of infield talent.  Mejias-Brean is really the only one on this who could make some kind of impact with in the next three seasons.  Kevin Franklin has loads of potential talent, but he is incredibly far away.  It is just amazing to think of all the SS and infielder prospects the Reds have taken the past several drafts that were total busts.

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