1 over-hyped Reds prospect at each minor league level who'll disappoint in 2023

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For as excited as Reds fans are about the rising group of prospects poised to help the team return to the postseason in the not-too-distant future, not every one of them is going to pan out.

For every Hunter Greene, there's a Nick Howard. For every Jonathan India, there's a Brandon Larson. High draft position, tremendous upside, and the most glowing scouting report doesn't always yield success in the big leagues.

The Cincinnati Reds have a ton of top prospects they're hoping to see succeed in 2023, but these four over-hyped prospects may not live up to their lofty billing this season.

Reds prospects: Brandon Williamson could disappoint at Triple-A Louisville

There is certainly a contingent of Cincinnati Reds fans who won't want to hear this, but Brandon Williamson may not be the player that everyone was hoping he was after swinging a trade for the left-handed prospect last spring.

Williamson was part of the deal that saw Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker traded to the Seattle Mariners. While Williamson will be given plenty of opportunities to find success on the rebuilding Reds, his showing at Triple-A last season doesn't offer a ton of promise heading into 2023.

The southpaw appeared in 13 games with the Louisville Bats over the second-half of the 2022 season. But Williamson posted a 4.07 ERA and 4.90 FIP according to FanGraphs. Williamson's xFIP was a troubling 6.29.

Williamson was given an chance to land a spot in the Cincinnati Reds rotation during spring training. The 25-year-old spoiled a golden opportunity, as Connor Overton struggled and Luke Weaver hit the IL with the forearm injury.

Brandon Williamson will receive some time in Triple-A to get things right, and as the season moves along, he'll likely make his major league debut. But at this time, right-hander Levi Stoudt might have a better opportunity to secure a spot in the Cincinnati rotation.