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camisadelgolf
05-03-2011, 12:38 PM
I know I'm getting ahead of myself here, but I guess we could use this thread to talk about the Reds' 2012 affiliate. Here's how I see the team shaping up next year. Of course you have to keep in mind that all of this can change very drastically in a matter of weeks, but here goes nothing . . .

C
Unless Grandal (currently in A+) gets promoted to AAA before Coddington (currently in AA), I think Grandal will be the guy in AA. Coddington is both older and has more seniority. On top of that, it's not a safe bet that Mesoraco will be on the major league roster next year. However, I am very happy to admit that all of that is very far from certain. The backup guy will be Mark Fleury or an organizational guy like McMurray, Weems, or Wideman.

1B
If Yonder Alonso makes the big league squad (or is traded), that could put Soto in AAA. But he still has just 9 career games above A+. Count on Chris Richburg to back up.

2B
I don't see Kahaulelio repeating here. He's one of the oldest players of all the Reds' minor leaguers. That probably means a promotion for Henry Rodriguez depending on whether Cody Puckett is in AAA or not. Even if Puckett isn't promoted, we could see him getting the majority of ABs in LF.

3B
This is a huge question mark. Will Eric Eymann, Mike Griffin, or Eric Campbell still be around? If not, do they stay in-house? If so, who is it? Brodie Greene seems like the only reasonable option unless Henry Rodriguez gets moved. Otherwise, you're looking at Alex Buchholz in AA again.

SS
Sure, Miguel Rojas could be gone, but I think the Reds will do what's necessary to keep him around. If they don't, Brodie Greene or Didi Gregorius could get moved up.

OF
The outfield looks easiest to predict since they're all having enough success in Bakersfield. We should see Ryan LaMarre, Andrew Means, Stephen Hunt, and Josh Fellhauer. Kyle Day hasn't shown he's ready for AAA yet, so he might repeat. The Reds typically bring in outside acquisitions for AAA, which would likely keep him down anyway. As mentioned earlier, you could always try to plug Puckett in left field.

SP
Most or all of Travis Webb, Matt Klinker, Dallas Buck, Jordan Hotchkiss, and Mark Serrano need to be in AAA due to experience and/or age, but outside acquisitions will likely keep one or two of them down. Matt Fairel is a big candidate to repeat the level. A decent year from Clay Shunick, Pedro Villarreal, and Josh Ravin puts them in AA. I think Curt Partch has a good chance of getting cut, but you really can't count him out. J.C. Sulbaran and Pedro Villarreal are a couple of younger guys who could be counted on.

RP
There are lots of questions here. It's doubtful that Brad Boxberger will still be in AA, but he's so young that the Reds may want to take it slow with him. It's time for Joe Krebs, Lee Tabor, Jeff Jeffords, and Derrik Lutz to show that 27-year-olds belong in AAA or higher, but I could see any one or two of them in Pensacola next year. It's hard to say whether Donnie Joseph will have made the adjustments to earn a promotion. Nick Christiani seems ready. Justin Freeman looks like he's far from ready to be promoted. Could Blaine Howell move fast? Will Mace Thurman or Chase Ware be ready? Will we see Aguido Gonzalez ever again? Who's going to come in from outside the organization? What's going to happen with James Avery and Ruben Medina? Will Drew Bowman or Scott Gaffney ever become relevant? Is Justin Walker gone for good? Can Tzu-Kai Chiu, Blair Carson, Lance Janke, or Jason Braun step up?

GOYA
05-03-2011, 01:07 PM
You seem to be advancing players to AAA without accounting for the players currently at AAA. How do you see positions opening up in Louisville, other than Mesoraco?

camisadelgolf
05-03-2011, 02:30 PM
You seem to be advancing players to AAA without accounting for the players currently at AAA. How do you see positions opening up in Louisville, other than Mesoraco?
Just a brief summary:
C Kevin Coddington - I see him as a backup to a veteran acquisition unless Ramon Hernandez is re-signed for some reason.
1B Yonder Alonso - I could see a major league roster spot coming down to Alonso or Juan Francisco. If Francisco is optioned this year, he'll likely need to make the Reds out of spring training to stay in the organization.
2B Chris Valaika - He could get a big chance if Brandon Phillips' option isn't picked up.
3B Todd Frazier - 3B or LF? Believe it or not, he only has 70 career games at 3B.
SS Kris Negron - This is assuming Zack Cozart makes the team. Unless Renteria is re-signed, the Reds will have a need for a middle infielder.
LF Dave Sappelt - I don't know why, but I'm giving Fred Lewis the benefit of the doubt about being with the Reds next year, which would prevent Sappelt from playing in the big leagues.
CF Felix Perez - He'll be 27 years old. It's time.
RF Danny Dorn - He'd move to first base if something happens with Alonso. Or he could be gone as the first pick of the rule five draft. (lol)
C Chris McMurray - A veteran acquisition will probably get most of the playing time here.
2B Jake Kahaulelio - He'll turn 27 in about a year, so I think we're ready to see him against more advanced pitching.
SS Alex Buchholz - If he has a good year in Carolina, he might be asked to take on Eric Eymann's role.
OF Kyle Day - I really don't see him here. They'll bring in someone from outside.
SP Scott Carroll - Is there any doubt?
SP Matt Klinker - Maybe the fourth time's a charm to stick in AAA?
SP Dallas Buck - This assumes he regains any of his previous form. The odds are against him.
SP Mark Serrano - This is a long shot, but his age says it would be appropriate. I'm thinking he'll end up in AA with a MLFA taking this roster spot.
SP Travis Webb - It's somewhat perplexing to me that he hasn't been converted to a reliever yet. He put up the best numbers of his career while in rookie ball with a 1.44 WHIP. I'm not a fan.
SP Jordan Hotchkiss - This is around the time we find out why he doesn't make any top prospects lists.
RP Phil Valiquette - 2012 should be his make-or-break year.
RP Jordan Smith - Why not?
RP Joe Krebs - Organizational filler?
RP Lee Tabor - Organizational filler?
RP Jeff Jeffords - He'll turn 27 later this year and has a blazing fastball. He really came on at the end of last year.
RP Derrik Lutz - Will he ever play? If so, where? He'll be 27 in April.

Good chance of being out of options: Matt Maloney, Sam LeCure, Daniel Ray Herrera, Daryl Thompson
Gone?: Kyle McCulloch, Chris Denove, Corky Miller, Eric Eymann, Brian Barton, Mike Griffin, Chad Reineke, Justin Lehr, Tom Cochran, David Johnson, Jerry Gil, James Avery, Ruben Medina, Denis Phipps, Jose Castro, David Cook, Mike Costanzo, Eric Campbell, Quintin Berry, Carlos Mendez.

cinreds21
05-03-2011, 02:35 PM
It's way too early to be doing this dude. But I'll play.

Half of the guys you mention are eligible for free agency. I don't know who will resign, if any.

Soto is eligible to be subjected to the Rule V draft, so they'll have to put him on the 40. Rojas can be a free agent, so they may put him on the 40 as well so he won't leave. Then again they may not.

Didi and Rodriguez most likely will be up the middle for the Pensacola TBA with Grandal behind the plate.

That's all I have until later this season.

medford
05-03-2011, 02:49 PM
I thought Yonder was out of options after this season?

camisadelgolf
05-03-2011, 03:07 PM
I thought Yonder was out of options after this season?
He qualifies for four options, but because he didn't spend enough time on an optional assignment his first year, he didn't use his first one until 2009. The same will be true of Yasmani Grandal, in case you were wondering (must stick with the team in 2015 or be exposed to waivers).

medford
05-03-2011, 03:58 PM
OK, thanks. I thought he only got 3 options (including the 1st season that didn't count when he got the paper promotion to the big league club after 18 games in the minors). That kind of changes my long term view of him. After next season, the Reds should have a pretty good handle on signing Votto beyond his current 3 year deal. If it looks certain that Votto is going to test the market, you can either trade him, or put Yonder on the bench for a season to take over in 4 years. If it looks like votto will be willing to resign, then you can move Yonder then. Seems like a nice insurance policy on the free agent aspirations and potential free agent worth of Votto.

camisadelgolf
05-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Yeah, I used to be on the 'trade Alonso' bandwagon, but I'm completely off of it until Votto's future with the Reds is more certain.

cinreds21
05-03-2011, 07:14 PM
OK, thanks. I thought he only got 3 options (including the 1st season that didn't count when he got the paper promotion to the big league club after 18 games in the minors). That kind of changes my long term view of him. After next season, the Reds should have a pretty good handle on signing Votto beyond his current 3 year deal. If it looks certain that Votto is going to test the market, you can either trade him, or put Yonder on the bench for a season to take over in 4 years. If it looks like votto will be willing to resign, then you can move Yonder then. Seems like a nice insurance policy on the free agent aspirations and potential free agent worth of Votto.

If you have less than five years in the minors and are out of options you get a fourth option year.

cinreds21
05-03-2011, 07:16 PM
And Camis. About Buchholz, he has to get to Carolina first bruh.

camisadelgolf
05-03-2011, 10:12 PM
And Camis. About Buchholz, he has to get to Carolina first bruh.
How long do you think he'll stay in Bakersfield when he gets back?

cinreds21
05-04-2011, 01:13 AM
How long do you think he'll stay in Bakersfield when he gets back?

No idea. He hasn't played at all this year. Guess they have to see how well he does once he starts playing before they can think about moving him up.

camisadelgolf
05-04-2011, 08:12 AM
No idea. He hasn't played at all this year. Guess they have to see how well he does once he starts playing before they can think about moving him up.
All right, well, I have news. He'll play in Carolina before the year's over.

cinreds21
05-04-2011, 02:51 PM
All right, well, I have news. He'll play in Carolina before the year's over.

That is a very good possibility. But until he plays in a game, he's not with Carolina.

camisadelgolf
05-04-2011, 03:29 PM
That is a very good possibility. But until he plays in a game, he's not with Carolina.
Well, 'again' or not, Buchholz is the leading candidate for third base in Pensacola next year unless one of the scenarios I mentioned will happen. My money's on the latter.

cinreds21
05-04-2011, 03:42 PM
Well, 'again' or not, Buchholz is the leading candidate for third base in Pensacola next year unless one of the scenarios I mentioned will happen. My money's on the latter.

I never said it wouldn't. Nor did I never disagree with you. All I said was that in the original post where you listed everyone out, you made it seem that he was already there. All I said was he was not. Nothing more, nothing less.

And wait, which one is your money on?

camisadelgolf
05-04-2011, 04:01 PM
I never said it wouldn't. Nor did I never disagree with you. All I said was that in the original post where you listed everyone out, you made it seem that he was already there. All I said was he was not. Nothing more, nothing less.

And wait, which one is your money on?
My money is on Buchholz not being the everyday 3B in Pensacola next year.

cinreds21
05-04-2011, 04:19 PM
My money is on Buchholz not being the everyday 3B in Pensacola next year.

Got you. That's what I thought, just making sure.

osuredleg24
05-04-2011, 04:27 PM
just wanted to say i'm very excited about getting this team, I live near pensacola, and plan on going to many games

cinreds21
05-04-2011, 04:32 PM
Speaking of Pinsecola. Here are the finalist for the names:

Redbones, Loggerheads, Blue Wahoos, Mullets, Aviators, and Salty Dogs

camisadelgolf
05-04-2011, 05:22 PM
I'm hoping for the Pensacola Mullets, personally.

osuredleg24
05-04-2011, 05:38 PM
Speaking of Pinsecola. Here are the finalist for the names:

Redbones, Loggerheads, Blue Wahoos, Mullets, Aviators, and Salty Dogs

:laugh: i can def see mullets...

my guess is aviators, because of the blue angels being stationed there

muddie
05-04-2011, 06:02 PM
Speaking of Pinsecola. Here are the finalist for the names:

Redbones, Loggerheads, Blue Wahoos, Mullets, Aviators, and Salty Dogs

What about, Peckers?

muddie
05-04-2011, 06:05 PM
just wanted to say i'm very excited about getting this team, I live near pensacola, and plan on going to many games

Congratulations, you'll get a kick out of having the Reds AA team close by. cinreds21 and myself may come down and check you guys out sometime.

Puffy
05-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Wait, the Reds Double A is moving to Pensacola????

Booyah. Thats right by me :)

GOYA
05-05-2011, 12:06 PM
What about, Peckers?

They might have trouble with the mascot. ;)

muddie
05-05-2011, 12:59 PM
Wait, the Reds Double A is moving to Pensacola????

Booyah. Thats right by me :)

Where have you been??? Correct, you hit the jackpot.

JaxRed
05-05-2011, 01:05 PM
Speaking of Pinsecola. Here are the finalist for the names:

Redbones, Loggerheads, Blue Wahoos, Mullets, Aviators, and Salty Dogs

Geez, not many good choices. I'd go Salty Dogs.

osuredleg24
05-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Wait, the Reds Double A is moving to Pensacola????

Booyah. Thats right by me :)

im closer :D

muddie
05-22-2011, 06:51 PM
The Pensacola team will announce the name of the team tomorrow. I'm hoping the name Redbones wins but who knows...

I've been to their website and the park is going to be awesome! My wife and I have already decided to catch a weekend series there next year. Check out the 'under construction' pictures of the park location, wow.

redsfan10
05-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Redbones! :thumbup:

muddie
05-23-2011, 01:30 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, the Pensacola team will be the Pensacola Blue Wa Hoo according to an email I got from the team. Not my pick for sure.

mace
05-23-2011, 03:20 PM
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110523&content_id=19451446&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb

I preferred Salty Dogs, but this seems colorful enough.

osuredleg24
05-23-2011, 03:33 PM
I thought for sure it was going to be aviators...def going to opening day there since im only 45 minutes away

cinreds21
05-23-2011, 03:37 PM
I'm disappointed that they didn't have a logo and color scheme ready.

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2011, 02:09 AM
Not sure I like Blue Wahoos ... but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

redsmetz
06-27-2011, 02:37 PM
Not sure I like Blue Wahoos ... but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

How many folks around my age thought of this band when you saw the name Blue Wahoos?

YouTube - ‪The Blues MaGoos-We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet (1966 NYC With Lyrics+4)‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOGRTLn2uKY)

Benihana
06-27-2011, 03:28 PM
It's way too early to be doing this dude. But I'll play.

Half of the guys you mention are eligible for free agency. I don't know who will resign, if any.

Soto is eligible to be subjected to the Rule V draft, so they'll have to put him on the 40. Rojas can be a free agent, so they may put him on the 40 as well so he won't leave. Then again they may not.

Didi and Rodriguez most likely will be up the middle for the Pensacola TBA with Grandal behind the plate.

That's all I have until later this season.


I wouldn't be concerned about losing Soto in the Rule V draft, and therefore would not take up a 40 man space with him. While he's showing signs of a nice bounceback year, he is a 1B who hasn't OPS'd over 800 since he was a 19-year old in Dayton three years ago. If some team wants to try him on their major league roster, good luck to them!

Also, with a strong showing in Carolina the rest of the way this year, Grandal could be in Louisville to start 2012. No need to rush him given our catching depth, but if he's there, he's there.

Blitz Dorsey
06-27-2011, 04:24 PM
How many folks around my age thought of this band when you saw the name Blue Wahoos?

YouTube - ‪The Blues MaGoos-We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet (1966 NYC With Lyrics+4)‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOGRTLn2uKY)

Ha! But actually, the first thing I thought of was the Indians' former mascot, Chief Wahoo. The one that was deemed too politically incorrect by the PC police. I didn't even realize there were fish called blue wahoo.

Blitz Dorsey
06-27-2011, 04:27 PM
BTW, can a mod please change the title of this thread since they won't be called the Pensacola Pelicans?

cinreds21
06-27-2011, 06:40 PM
I wouldn't be concerned about losing Soto in the Rule V draft, and therefore would not take up a 40 man space with him. While he's showing signs of a nice bounceback year, he is a 1B who hasn't OPS'd over 800 since he was a 19-year old in Dayton three years ago. If some team wants to try him on their major league roster, good luck to them!

Also, with a strong showing in Carolina the rest of the way this year, Grandal could be in Louisville to start 2012. No need to rush him given our catching depth, but if he's there, he's there.


I was actually wrong, Soto isn't eligible for the Rule V Draft this off-season. He will next off-season, however. People I've talked to see Soto as a young Derek Lee. Minus the glove, though.

camisadelgolf
06-27-2011, 06:51 PM
I was actually wrong, Soto isn't eligible for the Rule V Draft this off-season. He will next off-season, however. People I've talked to see Soto as a young Derek Lee. Minus the glove, though.
You were right the first time. He's eligible for the draft this year.

Brutus
06-27-2011, 06:57 PM
You were right the first time. He's eligible for the draft this year.

That's my understanding as well. He was drafted in 2007. This will be his 5th Rule 5 draft (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).

So yes, he should be eligible this year.

Benihana
06-27-2011, 07:00 PM
I was actually wrong, Soto isn't eligible for the Rule V Draft this off-season. He will next off-season, however. People I've talked to see Soto as a young Derek Lee. Minus the glove, though.

I'd still take my chances on losing him in the Rule V. "Young Derrek Lee" or not, I can't envision him staying on a Major League roster in 2012.

cinreds21
06-27-2011, 07:03 PM
You were right the first time. He's eligible for the draft this year.

Ok, so I'm not crazy. I swore he was drafted in 07 but in the Prospect Handbook it has him being drafted in 2008.

So basically we are looking at Soto, Rodriguez, Didi, and Buchholz as being the big position player possibilities to being added.

camisadelgolf
06-27-2011, 07:03 PM
If the Nats can afford to keep Tony Blanco on a roster for an entire year, there's a good chance someone's willing to take a chance on Soto.

JaxRed
06-27-2011, 08:32 PM
Actually unless he really picks it up, I think there's very little chance someone picks him up.

Blitz Dorsey
06-28-2011, 06:59 PM
Just a small correction needed to this thread title. The team will actually be called the Blue Wahoos (not Blue Wahoo).

muddie
07-01-2011, 07:39 PM
I signed up for the updates of the Pensacola team to try and keep up with the progress of things. The following was sent out today and I figured I'd post it.



Dear Fans,

Last week Quint Studer and I traveled to Jackson, TN, home of the Jackson Generals (Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners), for the Southern League All-Star game. While there we attended the Southern League owners and league meetings. We discussed many issues pertinent to our 2012 season that I want to share with you.

A tentative 2012 schedule has been developed by the Southern League. Prior to releasing this schedule to the public, all teams in the league must present the proposed schedule to their respective Major League affiliates for an endorsement and any recommended changes. This whole process generally takes a few months. I expect that we will be able to release our inaugural season schedule in early October 2011.

Pensacola's presence in Jackson was enthusiastically received, as the League directors indicated that they and the rest of the league look forward to Pensacola officially joining the Southern League. Major and Minor League Baseball (MLB and MiLB, respectively) are currently reviewing the Maritime Park stadium design and functionality and waiting for a copy of our lease with the CMPA for review. Technically the Southern League can't vote on the inclusion of Pensacola in their league until these items have been ratified by MLB and MiLB. However, for the Southern League to vote on the inclusion of Pensacola is a matter of formality. I'm confident that both items will be approved by both MLB and MiLB and at that time Pensacola will officially be voted into the Southern League.

The Jackson Generals and the City of Jackson received many accolades from locals and guests for a remarkable job well done - I couldn't agree more. Their presentation of each piece of the All-Star event was handled with class and dignity. All elements of the event gave those in attendance an opportunity to enjoy the city, Pringles Park and the game. I am not sure when it will be, but we look forward to following in their steps when it's our turn to host a league event in our wonderful community.

For all of us with the Blue Wahoos, the calendar is flying by - April 2012 will be here quickly. We are anxious to see the first pitch, to hear the crack of the bat on our first home run and most importantly, to open another exciting chapter in the world of sports, Pensacola style, with our fans and community.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! Wahoo!

Bruce Baldwin

President

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

cinreds21
07-01-2011, 10:23 PM
Traitor.

muddie
07-25-2011, 06:23 PM
Not a real recent event but still bodes well for the Reds in Pensacola.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos Sell 1000th Season Ticket
George Taylor of Pensacola wins a Blue Wahoos Jersey for his milestone purchase

Today the Blue Wahoos sold their 1,000 season ticket for the team’s inaugural 2012 season at Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola. George Taylor of Pensacola purchases the 1,000th ticket. “I was in Montgomery when the Biscuits (Double-A Affiliate for the Tampa Rays) came to town and it was a lot of fun,” explained Taylor. “The games were a great way to socialize and see people in town. I can’t wait for our team to get here.” To celebrate the milestone, Taylor will receive a Blue Wahoos jersey with a number 1,000 on the back.

Plan B Branding is in the process of developing the new look and feel of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos franchise, from logos to characters to on-field uniforms. Plan B has created looks for many premier Major and Minor League Baseball clubs, including top popular logos for the Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are the future Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The team will begin play in April 2012 at Maritime Park. 2012 season tickets are on sale at pensacolabaseball.com or (850) 934-8444. Name and logos are subject to approval of the Southern League, Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball.

Edd Roush
07-26-2011, 09:04 AM
I know there has been discussion about whether the future High A affiliate in Zebulon will become a Reds' affiliate in 2013, but does anyone know if Pensacola plans on staying with the Reds after 2012? Wouldn't it make sense for a newer franchise to maintain a little bit of stability concerning it's major league affiliate. There are a lot of good players in Dayton and Billings right now that will likely be a part of the 2013 Double A team. Has anyone heard anything?

muddie
07-26-2011, 02:50 PM
I know there has been discussion about whether the future High A affiliate in Zebulon will become a Reds' affiliate in 2013, but does anyone know if Pensacola plans on staying with the Reds after 2012? Wouldn't it make sense for a newer franchise to maintain a little bit of stability concerning it's major league affiliate. There are a lot of good players in Dayton and Billings right now that will likely be a part of the 2013 Double A team. Has anyone heard anything?


I would be very surprised if Cincy isn't in Pensacola for a long time. The Reds were very happy here in Zebulon and had just renewed. They're in a much better situation geographically in Pensacola than they are here with the league layout. They were in Chattanooga for like 22 years before coming here. I think the Reds and Pensacola will be hooked up for years to come.

Edd Roush
07-26-2011, 02:52 PM
I would be very surprised if Cincy isn't in Pensacola for a long time. The Reds were very happy here in Zebulon and had just renewed. They're in a much better situation geographically in Pensacola than they are here with the league layout. They were in Chattanooga for like 22 years before coming here. I think the Reds and Pensacola will be hooked up for years to come.

Thanks for the info, muddie. Were you the one (or was it cinreds21) who told me that it was between the Braves and Reds for the Zebulon High A franchise in 2013? What are your thoughts on the Reds moving back?

camisadelgolf
07-26-2011, 04:46 PM
oops nm

muddie
07-26-2011, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the info, muddie. Were you the one (or was it cinreds21) who told me that it was between the Braves and Reds for the Zebulon High A franchise in 2013? What are your thoughts on the Reds moving back?

It was most likely cinreds21 that said the Braves and Reds are possible front runners for Zebulon in 2013. Beyond next year it will be interesting to watch how things play out. The Cleveland Indians will be here next year with their High A affiliate. Their High A affiliation has been in Kinston since 1987, that's 24 years now! Cleveland fields competitve minor league teams. The Kinston team has won more than their share of Carolina League championships in the past 10 years. There is no reason to believe Kinston would want to leave our immediate area. It would be a mistake to assume the Indians won't be here beyond next year I believe. However, I'm sure after one year here both parties will have a better idea of where they want to go.

Personally, I would like to have the Reds in after next year. We'll see how that one works out. If wins and losses mean a lot, the Reds haven't put a very good product here in their three year residence. We've had some really good players through here but never have been a real good 'team'. To what degree this will be an issue I have no idea. I've thorougly enjoyed having the Reds here and hope they return, really hope they return.

My wife and I took the 1 1/2 hour drive this past Friday evening to go down and see the Kinston Indians play the Wilmington Blue Rocks. I'm sitting there trying to picture these guys in a Mudcats uniform next year. Man, I'm missing the AA level already. But hey, we did pick up two nice Alex White bobble heads!

Having gotten a little long here, I hope, to no end, that the Reds High A team is here in 2013. I think cinreds21 feels the same way.

camisadelgolf
07-26-2011, 06:39 PM
It's nearly impossible to predict what a high-A team will look like two years in advance, but if things go at their normal pace, I'd expect the Reds' affiliate to look very good:
C Tucker Barnhart
1B Dominic D'Anna
2B Ryan Wright (or maybe Ron Torreyes with Ryan Wright moving quickly up to AA)
3B Sean Buckley
SS Devin Lohman
LF Juan Duran
CF Yorman Rodriguez
RF Jaren Matthews
DH Robert Maddox

SP Robert Stephenson
SP Dan Corcino
SP Dan Renken
SP Jake Johnson
SP Tanner Robles

RP Brooks Pinckard
RP Tony Cingrani
RP Dan Tuttle
RP Lucas O'Rear
RP Kevin Arico
RP Matt Leonard
RP Luca Panerati
RP Kyle McMyne

muddie
08-17-2011, 09:15 PM
The 2012 Pensacola schedule for anyone interested.

http://pensacolabaseball.com/2012schedule.html

JaxRed
08-17-2011, 11:19 PM
3 trips into Jax, not bad.