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Maybe we could convince Bob to change the team's uniform to these
Maybe we could convince Bob to change the team's uniform to these

Yesterday was certainly a big day in the world of Reds fandom. The most important part? We have a new #1 Prospect! Congrats, Mr. Chapman--we here at RR rarely all agree on anything, but I think we can all join together in wishing you a quick journey to the majors and a successful career once you get there.

So the Chapman signing rounds out our top 5. To review:

1. Aroldis Chapman, LHSP

2. Todd Frazier, LF/2B/3B

3. Yonder Alonso, 1B

4. Mike Leake, RHSP

5. Chris Heisey, OF

So today we vote on prospect #6. In addition to the four remaining players, we are adding Brad Boxberger, Chris Valaika, and Matt Maloney (cue Justin swooning). Find stats for all 7 players after the jump. As usual, the poll only runs for one day so vote early!

Also, feel free to use this thread to discuss the press conference at noon. I'm sure Dusty will somehow take credit for the Chapman signing.

UPDATE: For those who are interested, an update on some contract details. So $6-7 million is a signing bonus that comes from the international and amateur scouting budgets. His salary this year is only $1 million, and the rest is paid out over a longer period of time. So that means they get him for the remaining four guaranteed years for $16-17 mil total (with another possible year at $5 mil. Even if he declines the option, he's arb eligible, not a free agent, so the Reds could still keep him that 6th year). I'll tell ya, he doesn't have to be all that great to be worth $4 mil a year. This seems like a fantastic deal.

Juan Francisco, 3B/LF:

Baseball America rank: 5
2009 RR CPR rank: 6
Age: 23
Draft/Acquisition Details: Signed in 2004 out of Dominican Republic
Highest Level Played: MLB (Cincinnati)

2009 Statistics:
Carolina (AA): 109 G, 437 AB, 22 HR, 74 RBI, 6 SB, .281/.317/.501/.818
Louisville (AAA): 22 G, 92 AB, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 0 SB, .359/.384/.598/.982
Cincinnati (MLB): 14 G, 21 AB, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, .429/.520/.619/1.139
Cibao (DWL): 46 G, 182 AB, 11 HR, 42 RBI, 0 SB, .302/.352/.566/.918

Travis Wood, LHSP:

Baseball America rank: 7
2009 RR CPR rank: NR
Age: 23
Draft/Acquisition Details: 2nd Round (pick 60), Reds, 2005

Highest Level Played: AAA (Louisville)

2009 Statistics:
Carolina (AA): 19 GS, 9-3, 1.21 ERA, 119 IP, 103 K, 37 BB, .97 WHIP
Louisville (AAA): 8 GS, 4-2, 3.14 ERA, 48.2 IP, 32 K, 16 BB, 1.21 WHIP

Zachary Cozart, SS:

Baseball America rank: 10
2009 RR CPR rank: NR
Age: 24
Draft/Acquisition Details: 2nd round (pick 79), Reds, 2007
Highest Level Played: AA (Carolina)

2009 Statistics:
Carolina (AA): 131 G, 462 AB, 10 HR, 59 RBI, 10 SB, .262/.360/.398/.758
Peoria (AFL): 13 G, 50 AB, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 3 SB, .340/.393/.560/.953

Yorman Rodriguez, CF:

Baseball America rank: 6
2009 RR CPR rank: 13
Age: 17
Draft/Acquisition Details: Signed in 2008 out of Venezuela
Highest Level Played: Rookie (Billings)

2009 Statistics:

GCL Reds (Rookie): 21 G, 82 AB, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 SB, .280/.348/.329/.677
Billings (Rookie): 46 G, 183 AB, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB, .219/.259/.344/.603

Brad Boxberger, RHP:

Baseball America rank: 9
2009 RR CPR rank: NR
Age: 21
Draft/Acquisition Details: 1st round (pick 43), Reds, 2009
Highest Level Played: College (USC)

2009 Statistics:

USC (Pac-10): 14 GS, 6-3, 3.16 ERA, 94 IP, 99 K, 50 BB, 1.27 WHIP

Chris Valaika, 2B/SS:

Baseball America rank: NR
2009 RR CPR rank: 13
Age: 24
Draft/Acquisition Details: 3rd round, (84th pick), Reds, 2006
Highest Level Played: AAA (Louisville)

2009 Statistics:

Louisville, (AAA): 95 G, 366 AB, 6 HR, 36 RBI, 1 SB, .235/.271/.344/.615

Matt Maloney, LHSP:

Baseball America rank: 8
2009 RR CPR rank: NR
Age: 26 (on January 16)
Draft/Acquisition Details: 3rd round (97th pick), Phillies, 2005
Highest Level Played: MLB (Reds)

2009 Statistics:

Carolina (AA): 1 GS, 0-0, 1.29 ERA, 7 IP, 5 K, 2 BB, .71 WHIP
Louisville (AAA): 22 GS, 9-9, 3.08 ERA, 143 IP, 105 K, 24 BB, 1.17 WHIP
Cincinnati (MLB): 7 GS, 2-4, 4.87 ERA, 40.2 IP, 28 K, 8 BB, 1.25 WHIP