4. Reds prospects: Cam Collier, 3B (No. 56)
The Cincinnati Reds first-round pick was considered by some experts to be a “steal” in last year's draft. The youngest player in last year's draft class, Cam Collier was drafted with huge upside in his ability to hit the long ball.
So far, 2023 has been a bit of a slow start for the 18-year-old third basemen. In 27 games, Collier is hitting just .220 with two home runs. At 26.4-percent, his strikeout-rate is a bit higher than it was in the complex league last season.
Cam Collier is still extremely young. At just 18 years old in Low-A Daytona, the son of former MLB player Lou Collier has plenty of time to polish all of his skills. Collier is an interesting prospect for fans to keep an eye on as the years go by.
3. Reds prospects: Edwin Arroyo, SS (No. 35)
Edwin Arroyo was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds at last year's trade deadline deal with the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Luis Castillo. Arroyo joins this list as the third-highest-ranked prospect in the Reds organization.
Defense is the staple of Arroyo's game. Of all the top infield prospects in Cincinnati's farm system, Arroyo might be the best defender. The 19-year-old started his season off in a bit of a slump at High-A Dayton.
Lately, however, Arroyo has started to take off. The slick fielding shortstop is 10 for his last 34 with four extra-base hits and just six strikeouts. His recent surge at the plate has been a joy to watch. Arroyo is a glove-first type player, but could be starting to develop a good bat to go along with it.