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Top 30 Reds Prospects: No. 22

Barnhart is Top Reds Catching Prospect

Tucker Barnhart is the top rated catching prospect in the Reds system. The 09 tenth-rounder is another example how Cincinnati adds early round talent with later round selections by offering a bonus over slot and changing their college plans. Barnhart is a low risk/low reward prospect with plate discipline and defensive skills that will likely land him a MLB job someday

After the removal of a couple of first round selections by promotion and trade last year Tucker Barnhart was left the top rated catching prospect remaining in the Reds development system. His game can be considered similar to Ryan Hanigan's. That's good news for Cincinnati fans because they are familiar with how the underrated backstop contributes to the current Reds team. At the plate Barnhart...

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