5 Reds prospects ranked among MLB Pipeline's Top 100

Cincinnati Reds prospects Matt McLain (93) catches a throw.
Cincinnati Reds prospects Matt McLain (93) catches a throw. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

MLB Pipeline has updated their prospect rankings and the Cincinnati Reds are well represented among the outlet's Top 100. Five of Cincinnati's top minor league talents appear among the website's Top 100 and they're not all shortstops.

Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, and Jose Barrero were all ranked among MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prior to the 2022 season. All three have graduated and are no longer considered prospects. The same is true for Graham Ashcraft who was ranked among the team's Top 10 prospects entering the 2022 season.

Interestingly enough, with all three pitchers no longer in the pipeline, the Top 5 prospects in the Cincinnati Reds farm system are all position players. Left-handed starter Brandon Williamson is the highest-ranking pitching prospects and falls outside MLB Pipeline's Top 100. The southpaw is No. 6 within the team rankings.

5 Reds prospects ranked among MLB Pipeline's Top 100.

Elly De La Cruz is finally getting his just due as the Cincinnati Reds top prospect is ranked 15th overall by MLB Pipeline. De La Cruz has had a tremendous season and looks the part of the next five-tool prospect for the Redlegs. De La Cruz is currently at Double-A Chattanooga.

Noelvi Marte, whom the Cincinnati Reds acquired in the trade with the Seattle Mariners for Luis Castillo, is also among the Top 20 prospects in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. The shortstop prospect, who's currently at High-A Dayton, ranks 18th overall and is 8th among all shortstop prospects.

Another shortstop is ranked among the Top 100 in baseball as Edwin Arroyo ranks 55th on the list. Also part of the trade with the Mariners, Arroyo will need more time in the minor leagues as he's currently at Low-A Daytona.

Coming in at No. 63 is Cincinnati's first-round selection from this year's MLB Draft. Cam Collier is ranked No. 63 by MLB Pipeline and there's a real chance that the 17-year-old could rocket up the board very quickly. The Reds can afford to be patient with the second generation talent, but the left-handed slugger has elite-level talent with the bat in his hands.

Finally, last year's first-round draft pick, Matt McLain, comes in at No. 76. McLain might be the first of this group to actually make his major league debut. The UCLA product is currently at Double-A Chattanooga, but all signs point to McLain making his big league debut next season, especially if Jose Barrero continues to struggle at the plate.

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