Top 30 Reds Prospects: No. 19

Yorman Rodriguez was a high-profile prospect when Cincinnati signed the Venezuelan as a sixteen year-old in 2009. He's another high-risk/high-reward player and his 2012 season did little to reduce the risk part of that description as it applies to him. His still only 20 and a breakout season this year would trigger an abrupt change in his direction down the prospect lists.

Yorman Rodriguez is yet another example where Cincinnati has rolled the dice to tap into foreign talent. They invested $2.5 million in the sixteen year-old when they signed him in 2009 which set a record for bonus amount to a Venezuelan prospect. At that time he was considered an extremely young player with raw skills and a sky-high upside. Now he is considered a young player with raw skills...

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