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JayBruceFan
04-04-2010, 10:54 PM
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100404&content_id=9071108&vkey=news_t459&fext=.jsp&sid=t459

2010 Roster

Starting Pitchers: Josh Ravin, Brian Pearl, Pedro Villarreal, J.C. Sulbaran, Jacob Johnson.

Relief Pitchers: Donnie Joseph (closer), Nick Christiani, Ezequiel Infante, Junior Martinez, Doug Salinas, Justin Walker, Chase Ware.

Catchers: Kevin Coddington, Mark Fleury, Jordan Wideman.

Infielders: Chris Richburg (1B), Henry Rodriguez (2B), Frank Pfister (3B), DiDi Gregorius (SS), Shane Carlson (2B-3B), and Kevyn Feiner (2B-3B-OF).

Outfielders: Efrain Contreras, Andrew Means, Alex Oliveras, Byron Wiley.

tbball10
04-05-2010, 12:21 AM
No Yen-wen Kuo?

JaxRed
04-05-2010, 12:28 AM
I thought Redsof72 said he was released?

mace
04-05-2010, 01:15 AM
I like everything but the infield (excepting Rodriguez and Gregorius, of course). This bunch certainly looks as though it tops what the Dragons trotted out for most of last year.

You know, the apparent weakness at 1B and 3B speaks to an interesting point. Below AAA, the organization is pretty evidently lacking in big run producers. Its weakest position--notwithstanding Alonso--is first base. I suspect that's because the Reds have been drafting and signing a lot of shortstop and center-field types. And that could easily result in some lackluster offenses, which was certainly the case in the system last year. And those lackluster offenses, in turn, could easily result in bad records, which was also the case in the system last year. But those records could be misleading. A system loaded with power-hitting first basemen might benefit in the standings of the Midwest and Carolina leagues, etc., but it's a very limited asset in terms of organizational talent. I mean, only one of those guys can make the big leagues at first base, and they probably can't play any other position. It's way preferable, I'd say, to concentrate the talent up the middle.

That said, I'd still like to see a little more thunder here and there.

Snowxman
04-05-2010, 03:48 PM
Anyone know where Cody Puckett is playing? I do not see him on the Dragons or Hillcats roster.

Thanks

nemesis
04-05-2010, 03:58 PM
He will be on the Hillcats Roster. 2B/ 3B/ LF...

Snowxman
04-05-2010, 04:13 PM
He will be on the Hillcats Roster. 2B/ 3B/ LF...

Thanks! I have been checking their roster but did not see him.

11larkin11
04-06-2010, 01:45 AM
Yorman to Extended ST then Billings. Probably the right move, but a little upset I don't get a chance to watch him in Dayton, at least until later in the season.

OnBaseMachine
04-06-2010, 02:15 AM
I'm curious to see how Brian Pearl does in a starting role. He's got a great arm and posted great strikeout numbers in Billings last season (43 K in 28.1 IP). I'm also looking forward to seeing how Jacob Johnson does. I'm a little surprised that Daniel Tuttle isn't starting in Dayton.

OnBaseMachine
04-06-2010, 02:17 AM
I'm a little disappointed that Daniel Corcino isn't starting in Dayton. Hopefully he joins them sometime soon.

mdccclxix
04-06-2010, 03:13 AM
Ezequiel Infante - wasn't he starting last year with some success?

Edd Roush
04-06-2010, 09:16 AM
So does that mean Cameron Satterwhite was cut? Why not just keep him as a fifth outfielder?

mace
04-06-2010, 11:16 AM
Ezequiel Infante - wasn't he starting last year with some success?

That's something that puzzles me about the Reds' organization. Minor-league pitchers, after struggling in the bullpen, will be given a few starts and really turn a corner . . . then, before you know it, they're back in the pen. Just in the last couple years, it has happened with Infante, Tabor, Hotchkiss and Viola. (I'm assuming, by looking at the rosters, that Hotchkiss and Tabor will be back in relief this year.) It's kinda baffling.

nemesis
04-06-2010, 03:22 PM
That's something that puzzles me about the Reds' organization. Minor-league pitchers, after struggling in the bullpen, will be given a few starts and really turn a corner . . . then, before you know it, they're back in the pen. Just in the last couple years, it has happened with Infante, Tabor, Hotchkiss and Viola. (I'm assuming, by looking at the rosters, that Hotchkiss and Tabor will be back in relief this year.) It's kinda baffling.

I've always wondered the same. Watson was another that did great as a starter then has just fallen apart as a reliever. Viola IMO should have stayed a starter...

OnBaseMachine
04-06-2010, 11:56 PM
From the DDN - Dragons should benefit from Reds’ ‘priority’ prospects


Some of the prospects, especially All-Star catcher Kevin Coddington (.278 batting average, 42 RBIs in 99 games) and outfielder Byron Wiley (.275, 12 homers), had reason to believe they had put Dayton in their rearview mirrors only to be told last week they would be Dragons once again. With a new season dawning, all seemed in good spirits, however.

“Ultimately, I’d be lying to you if I said my goal was to start the year in Dayton, but it’s out of my control,” Coddington said. “Having said that, if I had to repeat any level, this is a great place to play.”


http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/dragons-should-benefit-from-reds-priority-prospects-639535.html

redsof72
04-07-2010, 09:19 PM
Marc Katz was replaced on the Dragons beat. Marc would drive you crazy sometimes, but he really, really loved the Dragons and he will be missed by many. Doubt if there were many Single-A writers who cared more about the team they covered than Katz.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 01:46 AM
Dragons' Means devoted to the game


A wrist injury — and resulting surgery for torn ligaments — ended Means’ season in late July, but he’s healthy now and the Reds view him as a walking advertisement for “upside,” especially after an eye-opening spring.

“When he played for the Reds on a few occasions when they had split-squad games, he was the best athlete on the field,” said Dragons manager Todd Benzinger, who plans to bat Means third.


http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/dragons-means-devoted-to-the-game-641397.html

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 01:49 AM
Benzinger has a better handle on the job now


Todd Benzinger is the first to admit he did not have all the answers last season, his first as manager of the Class A Dayton Dragons, first in any professional league for that matter.

“I don’t think I was a very good manager,” Benzinger flatly said Wednesday, April 7, as the Dragons prepared for tonight’s Midwest League opener against the Lansing Lugnuts. “I had so much to learn and get acclimated to that I just wanted to keep my head above water.”


http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/benzinger-has-a-better-handle-on-the-job-now-641605.html

gedred69
04-08-2010, 08:57 PM
When I looked on-line today, I was surprised to see Coddington's name. I just assumed he'd be further up the ladder. I thought I was looking at last year's roster!!

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2010, 05:07 PM
DDN article on Ken Griffey Sr.:


Ken Griffey Sr. said he and his wife are looking for a place to live here in Dayton: “We’re deciding between a couple of locations. There’s one possibility here in downtown Dayton and another in Kettering.”

Either way they go, it’ll be easier settling in here than it was at one particular stop in his long and illustrious baseball career.


http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/dragons-will-laugh-learn-with-griffey-sr--643562.html

OnBaseMachine
04-10-2010, 04:15 AM
Ken Griffey Sr. on Mariekson "DiDi" Gregorius:


Hitting instructor Ken Griffey Sr. said the 6-foot-1 Gregorius reminds him of a “tall Pokey Reese,” which is fitting since Gregorius said he grew up emulating the slick-fielding former Cincinnati Reds infielder.

“DiDi’s a very aggressive hitter,” Griffey said. “He makes contact and understands how to use the barrel of the bat. He’s going to have the pop to hit 10-15 home runs.”


http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/griffey-sr-calls-dragons-shortstop-a-tall-pokey-reese-645518.html