Gavin LaValley didn't spend much time on the list, being voted the winner on his first turn. LaValley shows good power potential, and is a well developed hitter for his age. The only question is where he'll play in the field.
Carlton Daal, 21, SS
Junior Arias, 23, OF
Jeremy Kivel, 21, SP
Taylor Sparks, 21, 3B
Highest 2014 Level: Rookie (Billings)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: 12.9 BB% and .258 ISO
Most Worrisome Fact: 35.0% K%
Alias(es): T-Sparks, Tony Spark, Sparkly Sparkle
Taylor Sparks was the Reds 2nd round pick in 2014 out of the University of California Irvine. He is a high ceiling player, with tremendous power, and the ability to stick at 3B. He's a big guy at 6'4 200lbs, and was one of the best athletes in college ball last year. There is a lot to be excited about with this guy, but he also has his limitations. Mostly, it was the tendency to swing at almost everything. He struck out a lot in college, and didn't walk very much. What he does have is power, which we see from his 24 XBH's and .258 ISO in Billings. We also see the ridiculous strikeout numbers, that over shadows a good walk rate. Sparks started off his debut professional season hot, but eventually cooled off towards the end. He'll start the season in Dayton most likely.