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muddie
08-23-2011, 12:19 PM
The Reds have promoted Mudcats catcher James Skelton to Triple-A Louisville. Skelton was batting .236 in 49 games for the Mudcats this season with two home runs and 16 RBIs. This is Skelton's first trip to AAA.

Kevin Coddington is back up from Bakersfield to Carolina.

klw
08-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Why is there a catcher shortage in AAA?

HotCorner
08-23-2011, 01:09 PM
Why is there a catcher shortage in AAA?

Hmm. Could it be? ;)

texasdave
08-23-2011, 01:27 PM
In the minor leagues, the rosters are managed in quite a different manner than the standard 25-man rosters in the majors. Minor league teams keep two separate lists of players. The first is the Active List which, like in the NFL, denotes which players are eligible for the current game while the second list, the Reserve List, is the entire roster of the team.

AAA and AA clubs are allowed to put 24 players on the Active List for the first 30 days of the season, 23 players on the Active List from the 31st day until August 10th and then 24 players again for the rest of the season, including the playoffs. The Reserve List limit, however, is always 38 players for AAA and 37 players for AA teams.

For A teams, the Active List limit is 25 players, for Short-Season A teams, 30 and for Rookie Teams, 35. All levels below AA allow clubs a Reserve Limit of 35 players. Below A-ball, only 25 players may actually get into a single game.

Players may be loaned to other minor league organizations, but must be returned by September 30.

As in the majors, there are two disabled lists. The normal disabled list only has a 7-day minimum as opposed to the 15 days used as the limit for the majors. The 60-day DL, or Emergency Disabled List, works the same as in the majors; the player doesn't count against any roster limits but cannot be reinstated until either 60 days have passed or the season ends.


So it seems as if the roster size increases after August 10th. The Bats, with the addition of Skelton, are now at 24. No corresponding moves need to be made. It could be something as simple as the 35-year old Miller being worn down a bit here in the dog days of August.

mace
08-23-2011, 03:03 PM
Why is there a catcher shortage in AAA?

Saw somewhere that Corky sprained his thumb, I think, but can't find it now.

mace
08-23-2011, 03:04 PM
The AZL Reds, scratching for a wildcard spot, scored 5 in the first. It's 5-1 after three.

mace
08-23-2011, 03:50 PM
It's 12-1 in the fifth behind Joel Bender. Carlos Sanchez, warming up a bit, is 2-3, 4 RBIs.

Brandon Dailey has a .410 OBP.

klw
08-23-2011, 04:03 PM
LouisvilleBats Louisville Bats
by johnfayman
@SeanOMcNally @johnfayman Corky Miller was placed on the DL today with left thumb strain, reason for Skelton promotion
26 minutes ago
Well that answers that.

mace
08-23-2011, 05:05 PM
Matt Lentz, the UK football player and tryout-camp graduate, produced a double and triple today as the AZL Reds won 14-6.

JaxRed
08-23-2011, 05:14 PM
Matt Lentz, the UK football player and tryout-camp graduate, produced a double and triple today as the AZL Reds won 14-6.

Glad to see him start hitting. He started out something like 0-12

muddie
08-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Soto gets number 27 in the bottom of the 1st.

muddie
08-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Berry has two stolen bases to bring his total to 40.

texasdave
08-23-2011, 09:21 PM
Dayton leads 6-1. Slidin' Billy is 4 for 4. 91 steals on the year. Joshua Smith 6 shutout innings. 4 hits, 0 bases on balls, 8 Ks.

texasdave
08-23-2011, 09:22 PM
Carolina leads 4-2. We have a Justin Lehr sighting. 2 hits for Berry, Soto and Grandal. Gregorius now hitting .300.

texasdave
08-23-2011, 09:22 PM
Mesoraco goes yard for the 14th time. 3 for 3 with 3 ribeyes. 4-3 Louisville in the 6th.

texasdave
08-23-2011, 09:45 PM
The Bats go crazy late and now lead 10-3. Mesoraco 4 for 4 with two blasts. Costanzo and Dorn also leave the park.

texasdave
08-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Mudcats lead 5-2. Joseph on in the 9th. Gregorius with another hit to boost the average to .307.

texasdave
08-23-2011, 09:47 PM
Dayton hangs on 6-1.

texasdave
08-23-2011, 09:49 PM
Billing trails 1-0 early.

mace
08-23-2011, 09:59 PM
Joseph closes for Carolina, 5-2.

mace
08-23-2011, 10:15 PM
Ryan Wright (2-2) and Juan Perez have homered. Kyle Waldrop is 2-2 with a triple. Billings leads 5-1 in the fourth with Ismael Guillon pitching.

HalKing
08-23-2011, 10:37 PM
Just back from the Bats game. Francisco continues to rake and Mesoraco was flat out unconscious tonight. Devin's 2nd HR tonight went 471 feet, the 6th longest in Louisville Slugger Field history. Quite a towering majestic shot too, if I may say so.

mace
08-23-2011, 11:41 PM
Sulbaran's night: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. Bakersfield is tied 2-2 after five.

mace
08-23-2011, 11:58 PM
Muhammad and Pinckard preserve a 5-3 win for Billings and Guillon.

texasdave
08-24-2011, 04:22 AM
Juan Perez went deep for the Mustangs. Perez started the year playing for the Arizona Reds. His .920 OPS performance earned him a promotion to Billings. In limited playing time in the Pioneer League he is OPSing .988. He 19-year old shortstop out of junior college was drafted in the 26th round.


Valencia- Cougar sophomore second baseman Juan Perez was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday afternoon. He was picked with the 805th selection in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

The 6’1″, 183 pound sophomore out of Cleveland High School earned first team all-conference accolades and was named the Western State Conference player of the year after leading the Cougars on both offense and on defense.

Perez completed his sophomore campaign finishing second in the conference with a .397 batting average and 54 hits. The infielder led the Western State Conference with a stellar .479 on base percentage. Perez also racked up 33 runs, 13 doubles, 2 home runs, 35 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

texasdave
08-24-2011, 04:31 AM
Anyone remember Ramon Sambo?


Hamilton collected four singles and also stole two bases, giving him nine steals in his last four games. He has 91 stolen bases on the season, most in professional baseball since 2001 and tied for the 16th highest total in Minor League Baseball history. Hamilton is seven stolen bases short of the all-time Cincinnati Reds organizational record set at 98 by Ramon Sambo of Cedar Rapids in 1988.

muddie
08-24-2011, 06:23 AM
Joseph closes for Carolina, 5-2.

An earthquake and a Joseph save in the same day. What is this world coming to!

medford
08-24-2011, 08:17 AM
Anyone remember Ramon Sambo?

No, but if he flipped the first letters of his name around, we'd all have a cedar rapids "Rambo" jersey hanging in the closet.

texasdave
08-24-2011, 10:54 AM
Slidin' Billy had a rough start at the plate but has turned it around since the ASG.
Pre-ASG OBP - .292
Post-ASG OBP - .375

Nice.

Danny Serafini
08-24-2011, 11:56 AM
Anyone remember Ramon Sambo?

I looked him up, he was a 25 year old in his 7th minor league season and still playing A ball. Let's hope Hamilton works out a tad better.

OnBaseMachine
08-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Video of Mesoraco's second night...that second HR was a BOMB:

http://www.thebatssignal.com/rick-sweet-talks-10-3-win-over-tol/

OnBaseMachine
08-24-2011, 03:26 PM
Better video:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp?content_id=18387265