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OnBaseMachine
03-29-2006, 09:24 AM
Good to see Richie and Pauly back. Hopefully they can stay healthy and regain their stuff that made them top prospects back in 2004. The Lookout rotations looks like it will shape up to be: Richie Gardner, Travis Chick, Thomas Pauly, Phil Dumatrait, and Calvin Medlock.

2006 Lookouts Team Will Be A Mixture Of Veterans And New Players
Three Players Are On Baseball America's Top Ten Prospect List
by Tim Evearitt
posted March 28, 2006

Although the opening day roster for the 2006 Lookouts may not be complete until the last day of spring training, it appears that the team will be a mixture of returning players and players that spent the 2005 season playing for the Reds high-A Sarasota team.

Stephen Smitherman was listed for Chattanooga but was released Monday by Cincinnati. Smitherman saw little action in spring training due to physical problems.

Three players are in Baseball America’s list of top ten prospects for Cincinnati: Miguel Perez (catcher), Joey Votto (first base), and Travis Chick (RHP.

Returning Position Players

Rick Asadoorian (25) OF
- Hit .271 for Chattanooga in 93 games and .211 for Louisville in 33 games

Ryan Hanigan (25) C
- hit over .300 for the Lookouts last season

Norris Hopper (26) OF
- had a big year for Chattanooga at the plate in 2005
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Javon Moran (23) OF
- Hit .353 for Sarasota in 53 games and .301 for Chattanooga in 23 games.

Gary Patchett (27) SS
– Hit .215 for Chattanooga in 48 games and .227 for Louisville in 9 games.


New Position Players

Luis Bolivar (25) 2b
- Hit .243 for Sarasota in 103 games

Javier Colina (27) 3b
Did not play in 2005 due to shoulder injury

Chris Dickerson (23) CF
- cousin of Eric Dickerson, former NFL player
- Hit .236 for Sarasota in 119 games. 11 home runs but fanned 124 times.

Danny Tiburcio (24) SS
– Hit .259 for Sarasota in 116 games. Made 34 errors

Miguel Perez (22) C*
- Reds Minor League Defensive Player of the Year
- Baseball America #7 prospect
- erased 44 percent of base stealers in 2005
– Hit .268 for Sarasota in 80 games and .208 for Louisville in 21 games.

Billy Rojo (22) INF
- Hit .274 in GCL in 24 games and .167 in two games at Sarasota

Mark Schramek (25) 3b
- Played in 42 games for Chattanooga in 2003 where he hit .177
– Hit .214 for Sarasota (2005) in 118 games.

Joey Votto (22) 1B*
- Baseball America ranks him the Reds ninth-best prospect.
- top first-base prospect in the system.
– Hit .256 for Sarasota in 124 games. Had 17 home runs and 83 RBI.

Jeff Urgelles (23) C
– Hit .223 for Sarasota in 63 games.

* 40-man roster


Returning Pitchers

Richie Gardner (24) RHP
- 3-6/5.73 for Chattanooga in 13 games started.

Jeff Bruksch (25) RHP
- 3-9 Chattanooga; 1-0 Louisville
- 6-3/3.06 for Sarasota in 25 games, started 17

Chick Travis (21) RHP*
Baseball America 10th best Reds’ prospect
Mobile 2.9/5.27; Chattanooga 2-2/ 4.86 in 8 games

Arian Cruz (27) LHP
-3-1/ 3.26 Chattanooga in 13 games

Phil Dumatrait (24) LHP*
- 4-12/3.17 for Chattanooga in 24 starts

Jeremy Schmidt (26) RHP
- Chattanooga 3-5/4.36 in 46 games, all in relief
- Sarasota 0-3/2.61 in 10 games, all in relief

David Shafer (24) RHP
- 1-0/0.00 for Sarasota in 10 games, all relief
- 1-6/4.04 for Chattanooga in 34 games, all relief. Struck out 41 in 39.2 innings.

Eddie Valdez (26) RHP
- 1-3/6.94 for Chattanooga in 12 games, started 11
– 3-2/1.95 for Sarasota in 14 games, started 13


New Pitchers

Giancarlo Alvardo (28) RHP
- in Mets organization

Kyle Edens (26) RHP
- 8-3/2.62 Sarasota. 37 games used mainly in relief

Carlos Guevara (24) RHP
- 4.3/2.45 for Sarasota in 44 games, all in relief

Erik Lohse (25) RHP
- brother of Kyle Lohse Twins’ pitcher
- 10-5/ 4.69 for Sarasota in 39 games, mainly in relief

Wayne Lundgren (23) RHP Australian
- no information available

Calvin Medlock (23) RHP
- Reds 2005 Minor League Pitcher of the Year

Jim Paduch (23) RHP
- 4-9/3.81 for Sarasota in 23 games, started 17

Thomas Pauly (24) RHP
- 2004 Potomac. 121 innings, struck out 135. 2.97 ERA
- did not play 2005 following shoulder surgery

Julio Villalon (27) RHP
- information not available

Brock Till (25) RHP
- 4-6/4.09 for Sarasota in 29 games, started 16 games

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_82737.asp

puca
03-29-2006, 09:56 AM
That's a pretty old AA team. Yet another indication of the state of this organization.

lollipopcurve
03-29-2006, 12:22 PM
There's a zillion pitchers on that roster. They won't all be active. I wouldn't be surprised if Gardner and Pauly both start out on the DL. My prediction for Chatt's April rotation:

Dumatrait, Valdez, Paduch, Medlock, Chick

KittyDuran
03-29-2006, 01:29 PM
Mark Schramek (25) 3b
- Played in 42 games for Chattanooga in 2003 where he hit .177
– Hit .214 for Sarasota (2005) in 118 games.
Wasn't he released???:confused:

Doc. Scott
03-29-2006, 01:44 PM
Baseball America said he was.

Caveat Emperor
03-29-2006, 01:45 PM
Personally, I'm interested to see how Calvin Medlock responds to his first action in Chattanooga. He's only 23, so I imagine we're still at least a year removed from seeing his first "cup" in the show, but it'd be good to see him hit the ground running in AA anyway.

He's a prospect flying a bit under the radar right now (not in the BA Top 10), so anything that he develops into has to be seen as a big win for the Reds.

Doc. Scott
03-29-2006, 01:47 PM
I'm surprised they brought Rick Asadoorian back. They failed to promote Ryan Hanigan, David Shafer, Jeff Bruksch, Jeremy Schmidt, or Phil Dumatrait to AAA. Hanigan and Dumatrait earned it, too.

But Chris Dickerson, Carlos Guevara, Jim Paduch, Danny Tiburcio, Luis Bolivar, Jeff Urgelles and Calvin Medlock get the bump, Miguel Perez and Travis Chick are where they should be and Brock Till and has 98-mph fastball get kept. Kyle Edens and Erik Lohse staying are other minor surprises.

I'm also happy to see Tyler Pelland and Homer Bailey not on this list. I hope BJ Szymanski joins it as soon as possible.

gonelong
03-29-2006, 02:38 PM
I am interested in keeping up with Javon Moran this season. He is a bit old at 23, but then again if he continues to produce he might find himself in AAA something this season.

GL

Joseph
03-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Old indeed. I don't think of mid-20 somethings as being the guys upon which a foundation is built, in AA anyway.

KronoRed
03-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Wasn't he released???:confused:
Even if he's back why the heck would he be in AA? :dunno:

Doc. Scott
03-29-2006, 03:53 PM
I am interested in keeping up with Javon Moran this season. He is a bit old at 23, but then again if he continues to produce he might find himself in AAA something this season.

GL

23 isn't old for AA. Not even in the Reds' system. That's an average age for a prospect at that level.

TRF
03-29-2006, 04:24 PM
23 is mid 20's?

does that mean 38 is early 40's? cuz if it does, I'm going to be depressed in about a month and a half.

gonelong
03-29-2006, 06:07 PM
23 isn't old for AA. Not even in the Reds' system. That's an average age for a prospect at that level.

Its certainly not ancient (I am assuming he'll be 24 this year) but he is no spring chicken for that level either ... I guess what I am saying is that it doesn't scream "sure thing" the way you'd like to have a few guys doing (like Encarnacion did). That's OK to, there are lots of "maybes" that turn out to be very good players.

If he tears it up in AA, they will likely move him to AAA this year and I'd be plenty happy with that progression.

GL

Doc. Scott
03-29-2006, 06:35 PM
Moran was drafted out of college, so this is only his third full pro season plus the half-season post-draft.

He won't be 24 until September 30th.

Nugget
03-29-2006, 06:40 PM
Wayne's a relief pitcher and has been in the minors for six years. Originally drafted by the Red Sox and most recently with the Cardinals.

Doc. Scott
03-29-2006, 06:55 PM
Villalon (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/V/julio-villalon.shtml)

Lundgren (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/L/wayne-lundgren.shtml)

Alvarado (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/A/carlo-alvarado.shtml)

Colina (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/C/javier-colina.shtml)

Lundgren just finished pitching for Australia in the WBC. He's young, yes, but appears to be an extreme control pitcher without much of a way to miss bats. 2006 will be his first stint in AA.

Alvarado hasn't played for the Mets. In 2005 he was in the independent Northern League after spending time in the Pittsburgh (most of his career), Milwaukee, and Detroit organizations.

Villalon last has stats for 2003, when he made 13 starts for Tennessee (St. Louis AA). He's a Cuban defector who was originally signed by Tampa Bay in 2000. He'll join fellow Cuban defector Arian Cruz.

Colina spent 2004 in St. Louis after six years in the Colorado organization. Allegedly he won some sort of MVP award playing in one of the Latin American leagues in 2005.

Baseball America listed that Schramek was released, so I have no idea. He still needs to be converted to a pitcher.

Gallen5862
03-29-2006, 09:18 PM
Looks like Schramek was resigned. Did he sign a cheaper contract to return?

4256 Hits
03-29-2006, 09:30 PM
Mark Schramek (25) 3b
- Played in 42 games for Chattanooga in 2003 where he hit .177
– Hit .214 for Sarasota (2005) in 118 games.


I can't believe this guy didn't get caught up in Wayne's purge of fallen prospects that happened this spring.

KySteveH
03-31-2006, 12:32 AM
Wayne's a relief pitcher and has been in the minors for six years. Originally drafted by the Red Sox and most recently with the Cardinals.
Who's Wayne?

paintmered
03-31-2006, 12:36 AM
Mark Schramek (25) 3b
- Played in 42 games for Chattanooga in 2003 where he hit .177
– Hit .214 for Sarasota (2005) in 118 games.


I can't believe this guy didn't get caught up in Wayne's purge of fallen prospects that happened this spring.

Wow, I didn't realize that Schramek has been performing that poorly. And at 25, he's running out of time to put it together. You have to think that this year is his last chance.

Wasn't he touted as an excellent hitter when he was drafted? I wonder what happened there.

jmcclain19
03-31-2006, 07:46 PM
Wow, I didn't realize that Schramek has been performing that poorly. And at 25, he's running out of time to put it together. You have to think that this year is his last chance.

Wasn't he touted as an excellent hitter when he was drafted? I wonder what happened there.

Baseball America listed Schramek as the most polished hitter in the draft the year he was taken.

Apparently, Schramek doesn't like wood so much.