From Jeff Passon at

On Homer Bailey (listed between Philip Hughes and Mike Pelfrey):

4) Homer Bailey, SP, Cincinnati Reds – The next great Texas power pitcher may be in the big leagues by the time he turns 21 in May. The Reds flirted with promoting Bailey for the stretch run last season, and his numbers at Double-A – 7-1 with a 1.59 earned-run average – certainly merited it. Caution prevailed, and it’s the only reason Bailey will start the season at Triple-A.

And Joey Votto, the last name in his “10 more to watch”:

Joey Votto, 1B, Reds – Scott Hatteberg’s fine season notwithstanding, the Reds can keep Votto – whose power numbers have gotten progressively better – down for only so long.

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I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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