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Where the Reds' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Reds' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Reds' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Robert Stephenson -- Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
2. Jesse Winker -- Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
3. Nick Howard -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
4. Michael Lorenzen -- Louisville Bats (AAA)
5. Anthony DeSclafani -- Cincinnati Reds (MLB)
6. Amir Garrett -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
7. Nicholas Travieso -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
8. Alex Blandino -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
9. Jonathon Crawford -- Extended spring training (DL)
10. Phil Ervin -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
11. Yorman Rodriguez -- Louisville Bats (AAA)
12. Aristides Aquino -- Dayton Dragons (A)
13. Sal Romano -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
14. Kyle Waldrop -- Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
15. Tucker Barnhart -- Louisville Bats (AAA)
16. Jon Moscot -- Louisville Bats (AAA)
17. Jackson Stephens -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
18. Taylor Sparks -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
19. Gavin LaValley -- Dayton Dragons (A)
20. Jeremy Kivel -- Dayton Dragons (A)
21. Wyatt Strahan -- Dayton Dragons (A)
22. Chad Wallach -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
23. David Holmberg -- Louisville Bats (AAA)
24. Daniel Corcino -- Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
25. Ismael Guillon -- Extended spring training (DL)
26. Carlton Daal -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
27. Seth Mejias-Brean -- Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
28. Junior Arias -- Extended spring training (DL)
29. Sebastian Elizalde -- Daytona Tortugas (A Adv)
30. Tejay Antone -- Dayton Dragons (A)

Team to watch
While the two members of the Top 100 prospects list -- Robert Stephenson and Jesse Winker -- will be win Double-A Pensacola, Daytona is the place to be in Florida if you're a Reds fan. The Tortugas will have 11 members of the Reds' Top 30 on their roster, starting with 2014 first-rounder Nick Howard (No. 3) and including college basketball player-turned left-handed pitcher Amir Garrett (6).

Teams on MiLB.TV
Louisville Bats
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Dayton Dragons

New faces
Anthony DeSclafani, No. 5 on the list, will be the new face who pays the quickest dividend. Coming to the Reds in the Mat Latos deal with the Marlins, DeSclafani is in the big league rotation as the No. 3 starter. Chad Wallach, the catcher who came with DeSclafani in that trade, will begin the year with Daytona. The Reds also got Jonathon Crawford from the Tigers in the Alfredo Simon trade. The hard-throwing right-hander was supposed to be in big league camp but never got into a game. He's in Extended Spring Training.

The Sunshine State
With the 11 players in Daytona and five more in Pensacola, more than half of the Reds' Top 30 will call Florida home during the 2015 season. That includes seven of the top 10, from Stephenson and Winker up top to Phil Ervin at No. 10, but not Crawford, though he'll likely add to the Florida ranks once he's activated.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com and writes a blog, B3. Follow @JonathanMayoB3 on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.