November 1, 2014

ESPN Insider Farm System Rankings

The Reds farm system was ranked 19th by ESPN Insider Keith Law

The Reds this offseason have gone “all-in” on 2012, they gave up some big prospects to get Mat Latos from San Diego and Sean Marshall from the Cubs. So where does that rank the Reds now?

According to ESPN Insider”s Keith Law, he says the Reds farm system currently ranks 19th out of 30 clubs. Here”s what Law had to say:

“I would have ranked the Reds several spots higher before the Mat Latos trade, probably top 10. Outside of Devin Mesoraco, every guy with high ceiling in this system played in low Class A or below in 2011, and they”re all quite high risk to go with the high reward.”

How did the rest of the NL Central stack up?

4. St. Louis Cardinals
8. Pittsburgh Pirates
19. Cincinnati Reds
20. Chicago Cubs
23. Milwaukee Brewers
27. Houston Astros

I honestly thought the Reds farm system would have been ranked higher but the loss of Yonder Alonso who was blocked at first base by Votto was big. What are your thoughts? Leave us feedback below!