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Top 30 Cincinnati Prospects: No. 17

Silva Climbing Steadily up Reds Organization

Juan Silva has never been a top-rated prospect in the Cincinnati system, but he's also never failed to get on base consistently while moving up the lower levels of the Reds system. He has good speed and will get a chance to prove he has a future as a top-lineup hitter at Pensacola this year.

Juan Silva entered the Cincinnati organization out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy from an eighth round selection in 2009. Since then he's steadily worked his way up the lower levels of the organization and shown that he knows the way to first base at each stop. Last year at Bakersfield he slashed .271 AVG/.386 OB/.414 OB with eight home runs. Even though he eclipsed the .400 mark slugging...

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