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RR Community Prospect Rankings: Aroldis Chapman needs to get a bigger trophy room

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For the second year in a row, Aroldis Chapman is RR's choice for the #1 prospect in the Reds' system. Personally, I don't see how it could have been anyone else, unless one of the other candidates on the list has a triple-digit fastball that they've hidden until now. I'm sure he's honored that he's the first multiple winner of our esteemed honor, and keep in mind that the RR CPR award is the first major award that Aroldis Chapman has won twice. I'm sure that'll be a trivia answer at Redsfest 2055.

I'm thinking the vote for the second prospect will be a lot closer. Your list is the same as yesterday's, get at it!

2011 #2 Prospect Candidates

Yonder Alonso, 1B

John Sickels Rank: 3
2010 RR CPR Rank: 3
Age: 23
Draft/Acquisition Details: Round 1 (Pick 7), 2008, Reds
Highest Level Played: MLB (Reds)

2010 Statistics:
Carolina (AA): 31 G, 101 AB, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 4 SB, .267/.388/.406/.794
Louisville (AAA): 101 G, 406 AB, 12 HR, 56 RBI, 9 SB, .296/.355/.470/.825


Yasmani Grandal, C

John Sickels Rank: 5
2010 RR CPR Rank: N/R
Age: 22
Draft/Acquisition Details: 1st round (12th), Reds, 2010
Highest Level Played: Rookie (AZL Reds)

2010 Statistics:
U of Miami (College): 62 G, 222 AB, 15 HR, 60 RBI, 1 SB, .401/.528/.721/1.249
AZL Reds (Rookie): 8 G, 28 AB, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .286/.394/.321/.715

Billy Hamilton, SS/2B

John Sickels Rank: 4
2010 RR CPR Rank: 15
Age: 20
Draft/Acquisition Details: 2nd round (57 overall), Reds, 2009
Highest Level Played: Rookie (Billings)

2010 Statistics:
Billings (Rookie): 69 G, 283 AB, 2 HR, 24 RBI, 48 SB, .318/.383/.456/.839


Devin Mesoraco, C

John Sickels Rank: 2
2010 RR CPR Rank: 14
Age: 22
Draft/Acquisition Details: 1st round (15th), Reds, 2007
Highest Level Played: AAA (Louisville)

2010 Statistics:
Lynchburg (A+): 43 G, 158 AB, 10 HR, 31 RBI, 2 SB, .335/.414/.620/1.034
Carolina (AA): 56 G, 187 AB, 13 HR, 31 RBI, 1 SB, .294/.363/.594/.957

Louisville (AAA): 14 G, 52 AB, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 0 HR, .231/.310/.462/.772

Yorman Rodriguez, OF

John Sickels Rank: 10
2010 RR CPR Rank: 8
Age: 18
Draft/Acquisition Details: Signed in 2008 out of Venezuela
Highest Level Played: Rookie (Billings)

2010 Statistics:
Billings (Rookie): 43 G, 171 AB, 2 HR, 39 RBI, 12 SB, .339/.361/.456/.817