Minor League Prospect Report: Jonathan Reynoso, OF, Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Jonathan Reynoso has received a bit of attention in the Arizona Rookie League. He's stolen 30 bases in 39 attempts, not an easy feat for a guy playing 50 games (that's a 90-steal pace for a full season), especially one with a mediocre on-base percentage.
Reynoso is a 6-3, 180 pound right-handed hitter and thrower, born January 7, 1993. He was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Reds in 2009. At age 19 he's a bit older than ideal for the AZL, and up until now he's drawn little attention.
He hit very poorly in the Dominican Summer League in 2010 (.202/.272/.269) and was just slightly improved in '11 (.236/.340/.326). Even this year he's still posting an unattractive 6/23 BB/K ratio in 190 at-bats. His power is untapped, and he's got some obvious plate discipline issues to work out. Nevertheless, he's hitting better this year than in the DSL. Showing improvement against better competition is progress.
He's otherwise quite raw, but with speed commanding greater attention in today's game, he's worth tracking up the ladder.