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Redman15
04-01-2008, 11:49 AM
Misael DeJesus P R R 6' 3" 190 23 11-04-1984 Active No
Ramon Geronimo P R R 6' 0" 185 24 10-08-1983 Active No
Daniel Guerrero P R R 6' 1" 190 22 07-21-1985 Active No
Kevin Gunter P R R 6' 3" 210 24 11-05-1983 Active No
Robert Manuel P R R 6' 3" 197 24 07-09-1983 Active No
Ruben Medina P R R 5' 11" 155 21 07-29-1986 Active No
Alexander Smit P L L 6' 3" 215 22 10-02-1985 Active No
Jordan Smith P R R 6' 4" 200 22 02-04-1986 Active No
9 Lee Tabor P L L 6' 2" 175 23 12-17-1984 Active No
Camilo Vazquez P L L 5' 11" 205 24 10-03-1983 Active No
Sean Watson P R R 6' 2" 215 22 07-24-1985 Active No
Travis Wood P R L 5' 11" 166 21 02-06-1987 Active No

Catchers (click column headers to sort)
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB Status 40-man MLB
Christopher Denove C R R 6' 1" 200 25 12-09-1982 Active No
Eddy Rodriguez C R R 6' 0" 205 22 12-01-1985 Active No

Infielders (click column headers to sort)
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB Status 40-man MLB
Michael DeJesus 2B L R 5' 8" 173 24 07-16-1983 Active No
Juan Francisco 3B S R 6' 2" 180 20 06-24-1987 Active No
Jason Louwsma 1B R R 6' 2" 210 24 09-09-1983 Active No
Justin Tordi SS R R 6' 1" 208 23 04-09-1984 Active No
Justin Turner 2B R R 5' 11" 180 23 11-23-1984 Active No
Chris Valaika SS R R 6' 1" 180 22 08-14-1985 Active No

Outfielders (click column headers to sort)
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB Status 40-man MLB
Chris Heisey OF R R 6' 0" 200 23 12-14-1984 Active No
Sean Henry OF R R 5' 10" 180 22 08-18-1985 Active No
Carson Kainer OF R R 6' 1" 210 23 10-27-1984 Active No
Luis Soto OF S R 6' 1" 179 22 12-07-1985 Active No
Drew Stubbs OF R R 6' 4" 200 23 10-04-1984 Active No

princeton
04-01-2008, 12:05 PM
only guy that I don't see but was expecting is LHP Travis Webb. Maybe an injury.

assume that Thomas Pauley retired and that Josh Holden was released, although I think that someone saw Holden this spring.

OnBaseMachine
04-01-2008, 12:06 PM
If it were up to me Sean Watson would have began the season in the Chattanooga bullpen.

OnBaseMachine
04-01-2008, 12:06 PM
only guy that I don't see but was expecting is RHP Travis Webb. Maybe an injury.

assume that Thomas Pauley retired and that Josh Holden was released, although I think that someone saw Holden this spring.

Holden was released a few days ago.

princeton
04-01-2008, 12:12 PM
even if Webb is injured-- Cozart as well-- the Reds continue to remain very healthy

in the past, we'd get these lists and wonder where is the number 2 pick from two drafts ago, or the number 4 or number 6, etc, only to discover later that each had labrum surgery.

OnBaseMachine
04-01-2008, 12:30 PM
even if Webb is injured-- Cozart as well-- the Reds continue to remain very healthy

in the past, we'd get these lists and wonder where is the number 2 pick from two drafts ago, or the number 4 or number 6, etc, only to discover later that each had labrum surgery.

Yep. Very true.

Cozart's injury is nothing too serious. IIRC he was hit by a pitch and will only miss a few games. I'm not sure about Travis Webb, I hope it's nothing too serious. He's an intriging lefty - last season he made 21 starts and struckout a batter per inning while allowing only five homeruns in 114 innings. I'd say his future lies in the bullpen, though.

DBFROMNVA
04-01-2008, 01:00 PM
Where is Rafael Gonzalez?

camisadelgolf
04-01-2008, 01:26 PM
I'm not crazy about there being so many 24-year-olds in Sarasota.

Caveat Emperor
04-01-2008, 01:48 PM
I'd have sent Drew Stubbs to Chattanooga, but that's just me. If he's in AA, he might fool some other team into thinking he's closer to being ready than he really is.

I don't think a league that plays extreme-pitcher friendly will be good for the kid's confidence.

dougdirt
04-01-2008, 02:01 PM
I'd have sent Drew Stubbs to Chattanooga, but that's just me. If he's in AA, he might fool some other team into thinking he's closer to being ready than he really is.

I don't think a league that plays extreme-pitcher friendly will be good for the kid's confidence.

What if Drew is indeed closer to being ready than you think? The guy did hit .303/.394/.517 in his last 250 plate appearances last year and hit the ball extremely well all spring while playing with Louisville (granted likely against AA competition).

OnBaseMachine
04-01-2008, 02:18 PM
After watching a guy like Chris Young patrol centerfield yesterday for the Diamondbacks, it makes me really want Drew Stubbs to pan out that much more. Everytime the Reds hit a ball toward the gaps you just knew Chris Young was going to track it down. Now I know Corey Patterson can go get it but Young is the total package. Chris Young is what we want Drew Stubbs to be. Decent average hitter with room to improve, good walk rates in the minors, Stubbs profiles to hit for solid power (25 HR) but Young beats him in that category, and both are stolen base threats. I hope and pray that Stubbs hot second half and strong spring training is a sign of things to come. If so, the Reds have a future star on their hands. Guys like that can change a game with their defense.

lollipopcurve
04-01-2008, 03:03 PM
After watching a guy like Chris Young patrol centerfield yesterday for the Diamondbacks, it makes me really want Drew Stubbs to pan out that much more. Everytime the Reds hit a ball toward the gaps you just knew Chris Young was going to track it down. Now I know Corey Patterson can go get it but Young is the total package. Chris Young is what we want Drew Stubbs to be. Decent average hitter with room to improve, good walk rates in the minors, Stubbs profiles to hit for solid power (25 HR) but Young beats him in that category, and both are stolen base threats. I hope and pray that Stubbs hot second half and strong spring training is a sign of things to come. If so, the Reds have a future star on their hands. Guys like that can change a game with their defense.

I agree. And, if it weren't for Carl Lindner nixing Dan O'Brien's attempted trade of Griffey to the White Sox a few years ago, the Reds would have Young in CF.

It should also be noted that Young posted a sub-.300 OBP last year, and here he is hitting leadoff for a playoff team.

princeton
04-02-2008, 12:47 PM
I'm not crazy about there being so many 24-year-olds in Sarasota.


part of the problem is that the Reds took significant time off in Latin America -- Almaraz went back there after several years away, worked for a short time, then left the organization altogether and had to be replaced. So the organization has, instead, been heavily dependent on draft, with an occasional Pedro Viola thrown in. But we haven't been able to count on the Latin America program to come up with depth

looking simply at last year's summer league stats (and I know that stats don't tell a lot, but it's what we have), it wasn't clear that there was anyone that was going to come to the States this year and take it by storm. By the looks of these rosters, that's probably the case-- nobody in last summer's DSL or VSL has catapulted to A ball.

TOBTTReds
04-02-2008, 12:54 PM
It should also be noted that Young posted a sub-.300 OBP last year, and here he is hitting leadoff for a playoff team.

It should also be noted that there offense was terrible last year. It was not the reason for the playoffs.

29th - Batting Avg
29th - OBP
18th - SLG
26th - RUNS SCORED (the only one that really mattered out of these stats)

NC Reds
04-02-2008, 12:57 PM
I thought Heisey had a shot to start at AA. That is a mature team by A ball standards I think.

Caveat Emperor
04-02-2008, 03:51 PM
What if Drew is indeed closer to being ready than you think? The guy did hit .303/.394/.517 in his last 250 plate appearances last year and hit the ball extremely well all spring while playing with Louisville (granted likely against AA competition).

I'll happily eat my crow if Stubbs takes a few leaps forward this season. I want the kid to succeed and take his place in between Bruce & Dunn in the very near future.

I'm just not seeing the glass as half full. Prove me wrong, kid.

Redman15
04-02-2008, 04:42 PM
I'm not crazy about there being so many 24-year-olds in Sarasota.

With all of the 30+ year old players in Louisville there isn't much of chance for these guy's to play at the next level. Cabrera and Rios are 36 yrs old.

Oops I see we released Rios today, so we can take him off the Louisville roster.

TRF
04-02-2008, 05:46 PM
I'll happily eat my crow if Stubbs takes a few leaps forward this season. I want the kid to succeed and take his place in between Bruce & Dunn in the very near future.

I'm just not seeing the glass as half full. Prove me wrong, kid.

For all my Stubbs bashing, I agree. But he has serious holes in his game.

I'm getting the foxsports package from dishnetwork just to see more minor league games. I'll likely be limited to AAA, but it's better than nothing. I'd like to see a few of these guys actually play before they reach the Reds or elsewhere.

OnBaseMachine
04-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Out of all the minor league squads this year, I think Louisville is going to be the most interesting to follow. Jay Bruce, Homer Bailey, Adam Rosales, Matt Maloney, Chris Dickerson, Jerry Gil, Tyler Pelland, Bill Bray, Marcus McBeth, and Paul Janish are all prospects who could help the Reds sometime this year or next.

The Chattanooga pitching staff with Daryl Thompson, Sam Lecure, Carlos Fisher, Danny Ray Herrera, Pedro Viola, Josh Roenicke, Derrik Lutz, and Ramon Ramirez will also be fun to watch.

Aronchis
04-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Sarasota is about as exciting as watching Nascar.

Outside Travis Wood, not much is interesting.

camisadelgolf
04-02-2008, 08:59 PM
Sarasota is about as exciting as watching Nascar.

Outside Travis Wood, not much is interesting.

You're pretty much crazy! :eek:

Redman15
04-02-2008, 09:14 PM
It's pretty much the 2006 Dayton team. They were the most exciting team in the Reds minor league system last year. They should be fun to watch in 2007. The biggest negative is the dump they have to play in. Dayton can definitely spoil you. The place is awesome!!!!

redsof72
04-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Unfortunately, I believe Webb had Tommy John surgery this week and is out for the year. Cozart's injury that kept him in extended was not the hit-by-pitch, although you are correct that he left a spring training game when that happened, but it was nothing serious. He had another injury that he was coming back from and was not going to be ready and was staying in extended. The fact that he was actually playing in the spring games while rehabilitating the injury maybe indicates they probably thought the cold April weather in Dayton might not be best for the rehab process. I would expect him in Dayton within a month unless something happens with the Sarasota roster that would push him there.

lollipopcurve
04-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Outside Travis Wood, not much is interesting.

You're kidding, right?

Stubbs, Valaika, Francisco....

Cooper
04-03-2008, 12:44 AM
The difference between Sarasota and Chattanooga for offensive players isn't a whole lot. Sarasota is a pitchers park in a pitchers league...an OPS there is close to the same value as an OPS in Chattanooga.

Seems to me if player A can hit in Sarasota then he should be able to carry it over. The big jump is Dayton to Sarasota which is odd cause usually high A to AA is the biggest jump.

Redman15
04-08-2008, 04:13 PM
Newly acquired Daniel Perales is on the roster. He is listed as being on the 7 day disabled list. Tony Esquer is back from Dayton. Chris Denove was bumped up to AA. When Perales comes off the DL, I would imagine that 1 of the 5 OFers will head to AA. My guess would be Henry. He played 14 games there in 2007.

camisadelgolf
04-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Thank you for the update. Do you think this means Chris Heisey will be the everyday right fielder?

princeton
04-08-2008, 05:03 PM
we traded a AAAA reliever for an injured OFer?

How Denorfian

camisadelgolf
04-08-2008, 06:02 PM
Chris Kroski was bumped up to AAA while Ryan Hanigan is on the seven-day DL.

JayBruceFan
04-19-2008, 04:12 AM
Where is Rafael Gonzalez?

I didnt know where to post this since I can't start threads but Rafael is taking time off to be with his ailing mother

I found this out from a person I work with that talks with Rafael via telephone

When I asked about him a few weeks ago my friend said that he was taking some time off to be with his sick mother

Take that for what it's worth I guess

RedlegJake
04-19-2008, 11:54 AM
Chris Kroski. Love the name.

TOBTTReds
04-19-2008, 12:51 PM
Where is Rafael Gonzalez?

He is in extended spring.

Orenda
04-19-2008, 01:30 PM
Just saw one time Sarasota Red, Calvin Medlock had been DFA'd by the Devil Rays to make room for Dan Johnson.

princeton
04-20-2008, 11:02 AM
Just saw one time Sarasota Red, Calvin Medlock had been DFA'd by the Devil Rays to make room for Dan Johnson.

we must blame Krivsky for this...