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Reds land five players on top 100 prospect list

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In a testament to the team's rebuilding efforts, the Cincinnati Reds placed five prospects on the MLBPipeline.com's top 100 prospect list. 

Outfielder Jess Winker leads the organization checking in at No. 34. The left-handed hitter posted a .282 average, with 13 homers and 55 RBIs last season in Double-A Pensacola. Winker's best trait may be his pitch selection at the plate. He posted a .390 on-base percentage last year. 

"Winker continued to work counts and draw walks even when he was scuffling," MLB Pipeline wrote. "He's going to hit for a high average because of that approach. Just how much power Winker develops has been open to debate, but there's definitely more to come, with a ceiling of 25-homer seasons a distinct possibility." 

Pitcher Robert Stephenson checks in right behind Winker at No.35. The righty has always had the potential to be an ace, but control issues have bothered Stephenson. 

"More than anything, it comes down to fastball command for Stephenson," MLB Pipeline wrote. "When he hits his spots, he still looks like a future frontline starter with three plus pitches at his disposal. Just 23 for all of 2016 and with Cincinnati in rebuilding mode, there's no reason to rush Stephenson or to change his developmental path as a starter."

Cody Reed is the third prospect on the list, and he may end up as the gem of the Johnny Cueto trade. Reed checks in at No. 66 on the list. 

MLB Pipeline said Reed is thought of one of the best lefty pitching prospects in the game. Reed also made the website's top 10 list for left-handed pitching prospects at No. 7.

Another lefty checks in at No. 69 for the Reds. Amir Garrett is now focusing just on baseball, he was also playing college basketball at St. Johns, and has seen his stock as a prospect sky rocket. 

The fifth and final player in the top 100 is Jose Peraza at No. 71. Peraza came to the Reds this offseason in the Todd Frazier trade. 

Throughout his pro career, Peraza has shown a knack for making consistent contact with a short, quick swing and outstanding hand-eye coordination. His low strikeout rate really appealed to Cincinnati, as did his line-drive rate, though he doesn't have much power," according to MLB Pipeline. 

Garrett had a 2.44 era in 140.1 innings last year in Low-A Dayton.

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