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Grande Donkey
04-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Not the best just your favorite. Mine is lil' Danny Herrera.

OnBaseMachine
04-06-2008, 09:41 PM
Jay Bruce.

But I've got a bunch at each level.

Louisville - Jay Bruce/Homer Bailey

Chattanooga - Danny Dorn/Josh Roenicke

Sarasota - Drew Stubbs/Travis Wood

Dayton - Todd Frazier/Scott Carroll

Highlifeman21
04-06-2008, 09:52 PM
Todd Frazier

Jay Bruce

HumnHilghtFreel
04-06-2008, 09:54 PM
After last year's draft and his hot start, I started following Brandon Waring pretty much every game. So I guess he's my choice for now.

Screwball
04-06-2008, 09:55 PM
Not the best just your favorite. Mine is lil' Danny Herrera.

Same here. Screwballs are awesome. :cool:

Juan Duran is a close second though.

RedsUp
04-06-2008, 09:56 PM
Brandon Menchaca
A future MLB player and a nice guy!

redhawk61
04-06-2008, 09:57 PM
Kyle Lotzkar

camisadelgolf
04-06-2008, 10:03 PM
I might eventually go with Donald Lutz because he came out of Germany, but for now, I'll go with Zach Cozart because so many people on the board thought it was a bad draft pick, and I love it when people do something good to prove others wrong. I like Ryan Hanigan, too, because I'm a sucker for feel-good stories.

*BaseClogger*
04-06-2008, 10:43 PM
Carlos Fisher

Blue
04-06-2008, 10:53 PM
Ryan Jorgenson... oh he's not around anymore?

Then I guess I'd have to go with Drew Stubbs. I find myself rooting for him more than anyone else when I read the boxscores.

dougdirt
04-06-2008, 10:57 PM
Then I guess I'd have to go with Drew Stubbs. I find myself rooting for him more than anyone else when I read the boxscores.

:thumbup::thumbup:

11larkin11
04-06-2008, 11:26 PM
Since last year was the first time I really got into the draft, I've so far this year found myself following Frazier, Waring, and Carroll.

RedlegJake
04-06-2008, 11:48 PM
I like Daniel Dorn...low pick, no expectations proving people wrong and moving up. Not sure he has the bat to be a leftfielder but I don't care, he's just my favorite minor leaguer. Mat Maloney would be 2nd and he has me worried so far. Looks like he might have hit the wall in his development. And Ravin for the "come from the farthest if he makes it" story. What an arm. What a lack of command.

Topcat
04-07-2008, 04:41 AM
Lotzkar a fellow Canadian and a kid i hope continues the tradition of great Canadian Players who work hard and play with out ego.

camisadelgolf
04-07-2008, 05:45 AM
Lotzkar a fellow Canadian and a kid i hope continues the tradition of great Canadian Players who work hard and play with out ego.

I love it when Canadians play withoot ego.

mth123
04-07-2008, 06:13 AM
I'll go with my sleepers list:

Carlos Fisher
Adam Rosales
Ben Jukich
Jake Long

For more touted guys:

Jay Bruce
Homer Bailey
Josh Roenicke
Todd Frazier

and the retreads:

Justin Lehr
Jerry Gil
Jolbert Cabrera

camisadelgolf
04-07-2008, 07:41 AM
I found out something interesting about Jake Long recently. Although Long was drafted by DanO (twice), it was actually Krivsky's people who convinced him to sign.

Redman15
04-07-2008, 11:25 AM
My favorites are Danny Dorn and Justin Turner (Remember the Titans).
Cal State Fullerton 2004 National Champions!!

SMcGavin
04-07-2008, 03:37 PM
Matt Maloney, because I love seeing guys who get doubted succeed.

For a similar reason I am really rooting for Drew Stubbs. I also love great CF defense, so there's another plus in Mr. Stubbs' corner.

Ukosumu
04-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey. Not going out limb, I know. Just want them to make good on the hype.

FIRELEFT
04-07-2008, 04:34 PM
Travis Wood :cool:
Adam Rosales-He just hits.

SarasotaFan
04-07-2008, 04:58 PM
Ryan Jorgenson... oh he's not around anymore?
speaking of which, where is he ?

i like Tom Shearn cause of his quirkyness.
or
Carson Kainer - he's got a better "feel good" story...

TRF
04-07-2008, 05:01 PM
Dorn, Rosales and of course, Pelland.

Forgot about LeCure.

zipcurve
04-07-2008, 07:21 PM
Lecure, Stubbs and Kainer. I am going all Longhorns!!

Tornon
04-07-2008, 11:34 PM
I always find myself following Travis Wood

Superdude
04-08-2008, 12:17 AM
Lotzkar and Waring. Really excited to see what Lotzkar does this year. I know Waring's K's could cause a Szymanksi like flame out, but the power clinic he kindly put on last year at Billings just makes me gravitate towards his name in the box score. Also Wood because Volquez has put me into a "changeup" kind of mood lately.

Doc. Scott
04-08-2008, 11:55 AM
Another vote for Herrera here. I also root for the nomadic vets who aspire to beat the odds and make the bigs, a la Tom Shearn last year.

SarasotaFan
04-08-2008, 02:56 PM
Another vote for Herrera here. I also root for the nomadic vets who aspire to beat the odds and make the bigs, a la Tom Shearn last year.
That's one reason I picked him too. He's an older guy but sticking around and doing well enough (didn't say great) to be a 5th starter / long relief guy when needed.

mkainer21
04-11-2008, 12:01 AM
Ryan Jorgenson... oh he's not around anymore?

He is playing Softball in Houston!

SarasotaFan
04-11-2008, 12:02 AM
Ryan Jorgenson... oh he's not around anymore?

He is playing Softball in Houston!
what ?????

mkainer21
04-11-2008, 12:02 AM
Sorry, Ryan

SarasotaFan
04-11-2008, 12:07 AM
mkainer21 - are you in Houston ? did you see him playing softball ? i bet that's a sight to see - a washed up guy playing softball...

reds44
04-11-2008, 12:07 AM
Juan Francisco.

SarasotaFan
04-11-2008, 12:12 AM
I'm going to see Valaika and Francisco play the Tampa team this weekend - it's my turn to keep my kids and my little boy is dying to watch a game. Can't wait. I'll try and get some pictures

Homer Bailey
04-11-2008, 12:22 AM
Stubbs because I don't really like him that much, but I keep rooting for him to prove me wrong. I want to be wrong. It feels good.

JayBruceFan
04-11-2008, 02:20 AM
Current:
Jay Bruce
Justin Tordi
Todd Frazier
Chris Heisey

Former Reds Minor Leaguers:

Russell Haltiwanger
Zac Stott
Andy Boutwell
Bobby Basham
Bradley Key

camisadelgolf
04-11-2008, 09:48 AM
Russell Haltiwanger
Zac Stott
Andy Boutwell
Bobby Basham
Bradley Key

These are very interesting picks. It's also intriguing to me that four of the five were traded. What are you reasons for liking them so?

TOBTTReds
04-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Alvin Colina, Rosales, Valaika. Not because of their talents, but because of there work ethic and how they play.

dfs
04-11-2008, 11:18 AM
There are a number, but I have to raise my hand for Justin Turner.

I know...minor league second basemen aren't really prospects, but watching Turner and Valakia side by side the big difference I could spot was simply that Valakia was a year younger.

SarasotaFan
04-11-2008, 06:35 PM
Alvin Colina, Rosales, Valaika. Not because of their talents, but because of there work ethic and how they play.the latter 2 i can agree with, but i took my kids to see a spring training game on the back fields of sarasota while the big league game was going on and he looked rather lazy behind the plate. i don't think i saw valaika on the same team as colina and rosales (mr. hustle) that day

Doc. Scott
04-11-2008, 06:51 PM
mkainer21 - are you in Houston ? did you see him playing softball ? i bet that's a sight to see - a washed up guy playing softball...

"Washed up" isn't exactly the right term. The guy's suspended for 50 games, remember? He'll probably sign with someone mid-year to go back to AAA.

Doc. Scott
04-11-2008, 06:53 PM
There are a number, but I have to raise my hand for Justin Turner.

I know...minor league second basemen aren't really prospects, but watching Turner and Valakia side by side the big difference I could spot was simply that Valakia was a year younger.

I remember listening to the live draft feed when the Reds took Turner in the, what, seventh round? And yet the analyst gave Justin's thumbnail description and said, "You just know that guy's making the majors!". He wasn't saying that about anyone else at that point in the selection process.

SarasotaFan
04-11-2008, 06:55 PM
"Washed up" isn't exactly the right term. The guy's suspended for 50 games, remember? He'll probably sign with someone mid-year to go back to AAA.
oh. i wonder how many games he has left ???

Doc. Scott
04-11-2008, 06:55 PM
oh. i wonder how many games he has left ???

X+1, where X= the number of games into the season we are. ;)

JayBruceFan
04-11-2008, 08:05 PM
These are very interesting picks. It's also intriguing to me that four of the five were traded. What are you reasons for liking them so?

They were all good guys in Dayton

cincyinco
04-14-2008, 04:43 AM
Is this thead limited to reds farm hands only?

Micheal main
Chorye spoone
Nick adenhart
Austin bailey
Arnold Alex Leon
Juan silverio
Derek Holland
Wilmer font
Jordan Walden
Nick weglarz
Trevor crowe
Juan morillo
Ian Stewart
Bill rowell
Jose tabata
Rolando pascual
Troy patton


I could go on and on... And no these are not just guys on my sim team roster...

chicoruiz
04-14-2008, 11:31 AM
I'm gonna go with Adam Pettyjohn just because of all the stuff he's had to go through to get back to where he is.