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Redman15
11-25-2008, 10:54 AM
Which Reds minor league players will get an invite to Spring Training with the big boy's? We know Alonso and Francisco will be there. Valaika? Stubbs? Fraizer? Etc...

camisadelgolf
11-25-2008, 02:26 PM
Stubbs got a few at-bats last year, iIrc, so I think we can bank on him being there.

OnBaseMachine
11-25-2008, 02:35 PM
Juan Francisco
Todd Frazier
Yonder Alonso
Drew Stubbs
Daryl Thompson
Homer Bailey
Chris Valaika
Danny Dorn
Zach Stewart

Just my guess.

I left out guys like Dickerson, Ramirez, and Roenicke since they are locks to be in big league camp.

dougdirt
11-25-2008, 02:39 PM
Juan Francisco
Todd Frazier
Yonder Alonso
Drew Stubbs
Daryl Thompson
Homer Bailey
Chris Valaika
Danny Dorn
Zach Stewart

Just my guess.

I left out guys like Dickerson, Ramirez, and Roenicke since they are locks to be in big league camp.

Alonso, Bailey and Francisco are also locks because they are on the 40 man roster.

redhawk61
11-25-2008, 02:49 PM
add Fisher, Lecure, Manuel, Maloney

BRM
11-25-2008, 03:03 PM
I can see Justin Turner getting an invite as well.

Redman15
11-25-2008, 03:08 PM
How many guy's normally attend camp? I know the players on the forty man are there. So is the number around 50 to 60?

OnBaseMachine
11-25-2008, 03:20 PM
add Fisher, Lecure, Manuel, Maloney

I totally forgot about those four. Good call. But as Doug pointed out, they'll be in big league camp since they're already on the 40-man roster.

RedlegJake
11-25-2008, 03:21 PM
How many guy's normally attend camp? I know the players on the forty man are there. So is the number around 50 to 60?

Pretty much up to the organization I think. There has to be some limit just so everyone has a chance to get work in and be seen.

mth123
11-25-2008, 09:18 PM
Besides the guys on the 40 man roster I'd expect Ryan Jorgenson, Chris Kroski, Jon Adkins, Adam Pettyjohn, Pedro Viola, Ben Jukich, Drew Stubbs, Chris Valaika, Drew Anderson (The OF), Sean Henry, Luis Bolivar, Chris Denove, Todd Frazier, Justin Turner, Sean Watson, Phil Valiquette and whoever they sign to minor league deals this offseason. I'm guessing the team will go heavy on Catchers and LHP.

If that is too many, I'd guess they drop Frazier, Henry and Watson.

JaxRed
11-27-2008, 10:17 AM
The entire 40 man roster gets invited. Since they will be working a lot of pitchers simultaneously, they need warm bodies at catcher so about 4 get invited but it's not an indicator of their stature within the organization.

Most of the extra guys that get invites are veteran minor league FA's that sign and the invite is part of the signing package.

Very few (4-5) non-roster "prospects" get an invite, and most are pitchers. If we have less than 40 on roster a couple more might get invites. So my guess:

Stubbs, Valaika, Stewart, Pelland, Turner


Here's last years roster
http://www.springtrainingmagazine.com/cinroster.html

camisadelgolf
11-27-2008, 11:50 AM
Speaking of catchers, Ryan Jorgensen, Chris Kroski, and Chris Denove will probably get invited.

pahster
11-27-2008, 12:09 PM
Speaking of catchers, Ryan Jorgensen, Chris Kroski, and Chris Denove will probably get invited.

Sweet! I can't get enough of 30 year old catchers with career minor league lines of .314/.373/.687!

camisadelgolf
11-27-2008, 01:18 PM
Sweet! I can't get enough of 30 year old catchers with career minor league lines of .314/.373/.687!

He's a real mastur with the glove, though. I think he could be the Reds' key to a successful 2009.