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RR Community Prospect Rankings: Slow and steady wins the race

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Yonder Alonso edged out Billy Hamilton for the distinction of our #3 ranked prospect. It's his 2nd year in row in the 3rd spot, and I think it's well deserved. He had a great year in AAA last season, and has been steadily improving since his hamate bone injury.

Still plenty to choose from for the 4th spot, depending on what you're looking for. You have a nice mix of prospects who are ready to contribute and high upside guys in the low minors. The only thing left to do is vote.

Juan Francisco, 3B

John Sickels Rank: 6
2010 RR CPR Rank: 6
Age: 23
Draft/Acquisition Details: Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2004
Highest Level Played: MLB (Reds)

2010 Statistics:
Louisville (AAA): 77 G, 308 AB, 18 HR, 59 RBI, 1 SB, .286/.325/.565/.890
Cincinnati (MLB): 36 G, 55 AB, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, .273/.322/.382/.704

Todd Frazier, INF/OF

John Sickels Rank: 7
2010 RR CPR Rank: 2
Age: 24
Draft/Acquisition Details: Round 1 (Pick 34), 2007, Reds
Highest Level Played: AAA (Louisville)

2010 Statistics:
Louisville (AAA): 130 G, 480 AB, 17 HR, 66 RBI, 14 SB, .258/.333/.448/.781

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

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

Dave Sappelt, OF

John Sickels Rank: 13
2010 RR CPR Rank: N/R
Age: 24
Draft/Acquisition Details: 9th round, Reds, 2008
Highest Level Played: AAA (Louisville)

2010 Statistics:
Lynchburg (A+): 19 G, 71 AB, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 SB, .282/.338/.352/.690
Carolina (AA): 89 G, 330 AB, 9 HR, 62 RBI, 15 SB, .361/.416/.548/.964

Louisville (AAA): 25 G, 108 AB, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 SB, .324/.365/.481/.847