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Three Cincinnati Reds on MLB’s updated top 100 prospects

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Reds 2020 first round pick Austin Hendrick debuts

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Yesterday, MLB Pipeline unveiled their updated Top 100 prospect list, as well as their updated Top 30 by team. It’s an unusual year, of course, because typically when they do their midseason, post-draft update, there’s been a ton of minor league baseball played already. There hasn’t been, nor will there be, any minor league baseball played this season as the pandemic continues to ruin everything that is beautiful about life.

With that said, there isn’t a ton of wholesale changes to the list, though they have added the 2020 draft picks to the list where appropriate (which is highly subjective, of course). Jim Callis has all the details over at MLB.com.

You can find the whole list here.

Not super exciting from the Reds standpoint, other than Austin Hendrick makes his MLB Pipeline Top 100 debut, at 92. There are only three total Reds on the whole list, with Nick Lodolo clocking in at 53 and Hunter Greene at 58. Last year, the duo of pitchers was essentially flip flopped. But, due to Greene having to set out the entire 2019 season for Tommy John surgery, and Lodolo showing super refined stuff in his short work, it’s not a huge surprise Lodolo would overtake.

Jonathan India has fallen off the list.

Based upon their rationale outlined in the link above, it’s not surprising but a little frustrating as a Reds fan that the list still doesn’t include the likes of Tyler Stephenson or Jose Garcia. Stephenson, of course, has already mashed a dinger this season for the big league, while Jose Garcia showed all the way out back in Spring Training before conronavirus ruined everyone’s plans.

The Reds top 30 list is also updated, and Tyler Stephenson has overtaken Jonathan India on that list. You can see the full list here. Other new draftees start to fill in here, as Christian Roa (2020 second rounder, RHP) makes his Reds Top 30 debut at 13. Jackson Miller (2020 Competitive Balance Pick, C) comes in at 16, Bryce Bonnin (2020 third rounder, RHP) at 23, and Joe Boyle (fifth round, RHP) at 29.

Go to the Reds page and read about the new guys, because you absolutely certainly forgot they exist.