The Baseball America Prospect Handbook shipped out the last week of January and began arriving at the end of the month, though some people received theirs the first week of February (for preorders that is). The Handbook looks at the Top 30 prospects from each organization. C. Trent Rosecrans posted the entire list on his blog at The Enquirer. Let’s take a look at how it shaped up compared to my list:

Baseball America Reds Minor Leagues
Rank Player POS Player POS
1 Robert Stephenson RHP Robert Stephenson RHP
2 Cody Reed LHP Jesse Winker OF
3 Amir Garrett LHP Nick Travieso RHP
4 Tyler Stephenson C Amir Garrett LHP
5 Jesse Winker OF Cody Reed LHP
6 Alex Blandino SS/2B Yorman Rodriguez OF
7 Nick Travieso RHP Jose Peraza 2B
8 Keury Mella RHP Phillip Ervin OF
9 Sal Romano RHP Alex Blandino 2B
10 Tyler Mahle RHP Sal Romano RHP
11 John Lamb LHP Tyler Stephenson C
12 Phillip Ervin OF Keury Mella RHP
13 Antonio Santillan RHP John Lamb LHP
14 Taylor Sparks 3B Tyler Mahle RHP
15 Yorman Rodriguez OF Rookie Davis RHP
16 Wyatt Strahan RHP Scott Schebler OF
17 Tanner Rainey RHP Taylor Sparks 3B
18 Aristides Aquino OF Jon Moscot RHP
19 Blake Trahan SS Jose Lopez RHP
20 Ian Kahaloa RHP Zack Weiss RHP
21 Kyle Waldrop OF/1B Eric Jagielo 3B
22 Zack Weiss RHP Aristides Aquino OF
23 Carlton Daal SS/2B Kyle Waldrop OF
24 Gavin LaValley 3B Antonio Santillan RHP
25 Jon Moscot RHP Gavin LaValley 3B
26 Jake Turnbull C Jake Cave OF
27 Tejay Antone RHP Tanner Rainey RHP
28 Narciso Cook OF Tejay Antone RHP
29 Jonathon Crawford RHP Jake Turnbull C
30 Nick Howard RHP Jacob Constante LHP

The book went to the press before the trades were made by the Reds in December to acquire several players from the Dodgers and the Yankees. The trade with the Dodgers was made early enough that the crew at Baseball America was able to add in both Jose Peraza and Scott Schebler in the opening of the book, but the prospects in the Yankees trade were not added in. Infielder Jose Peraza moves into the #4 spot on the list and outfielder Scott Schebler moves into the #14 spot.

We can attempt to guess where right handed pitcher Rookie Davis and third baseman Eric Jagielo would rank based on how they were ranked in the Yankees system and their upside/risk grade. Rookie Davis was ranked as the 6th in the New York system with a 55/High Risk grade. That would probably slot him into the #9-11 range of the Reds system. Eric Jagielo was ranked 13th for the Yankees with a 50/High grade. That would place him somewhere in the 12-15 range.