Only 2 make Baseball America’s Top 100

The Cincinnati Reds had a Top-10 pick in the MLB Draft for four consecutive years (2016-19) as the big league club underwent a rebuild following their last playoff appearance in 2013.

Those picks at the top of the draft netted Nick Senzel, Hunter Greene, Jonathan India and Nick Lodolo. Senzel is the team’s starting center fielder and the other three players rank among the top prospects in the organization.

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Despite several years of high picks, however, the Reds have a farm system that lacks elite talent. Baseball America released its latest Top-100 prospects list on Monday, and the Reds had just two players on it: shortstop Jose Garcia (No. 79) and 2020 first-round pick Austin Hendrick (No. 97).

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Jose Garcia (38) fields a ground ball in the ninth inning of an MLB National League game between the Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The Reds gave up an early lead to lose, 3-2.

There were just four teams – the Houston Astros, Oakland A’s, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals – with fewer than two players on Baseball America’s list. The Nationals and Astros played in the World Series in 2019, and the Astros used their prospect capital to complete trades for Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke. The A’s had a Top-10 pick in three of the four years that the Reds did, though their 2018 first-round pick, Kyler Murray, chose the NFL over MLB.

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