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Gallen5862
11-09-2011, 06:45 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Minor Moves: Jones, Mickolio
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 9 at 4:06pm CST]
Here's where we'll keep track of the latest minor moves...

The Reds signed outfielder Daryl Jones, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter). The 24-year-old former third round selection posted a .260/.360/.400 line for the Cardinals' top affiliates in 2011.

RedsManRick
11-09-2011, 06:55 PM
Jones was among the Cards top prospects a few years back (#4 in Nov 2009 by BA, behind Shelby Miller, Jaime Garcia and Lance Lynn). Was also rated their Top Athlete. He's put up solid walk rates, but few SB and HR. Seems like a nice guy to have in the organization, but we shouldn't expect very much.

http://www.futureredbirds.net/2010/09/02/daryl-jones-downfall/


With a downright awful 2010, Daryl Jones continues to be one of the more frustrating prospects in St. Louis’ system. What at times has been seen as a toolsy, athletic, above-average corner outfielder, is starting to look like an average fourth who doesn’t have the outfield instincts to stay at center, the arm for right, or the power for left.

Jones, an extremely athletic three-sport athlete in high school, was selected in the third round of the 2005 draft. After struggling to translate his tools to results in his first full two years of pro ball, Jones broke out in 2008, posting a .316/.407/.483 line with Palm Beach, and Springfield.

While he did hold on to a steady 21.5 LD% in 2009, his first full attempt at AA was hampered by a quad strain, and he’s never been the same since. While Jones has never been expected to hit for plus-power with his linear swing, he hasn’t even been capable of posting average power numbers lately, topping a .400 SLG in just one of his past nine months of ball. In ’10, his LD% trailed off to 19.7%. With a .292 BABIP, Jones posted a park-adjusted line of .241/.332/.345.

I had previously thought that if Jones could carry his success from ’08, and the first half of ’09, he could have a legitimate shot at earning a spot with the big league club in the 2011 Spring Training. That appears to be a long-shot now. And while Jones is still just 23-years-old, this stunt in progression is startling, and something to note, in my opinion.

What say you, readers? Is the injury still hampering him? Is it too early to give up on a 23-year-old? Has your projection of his upside been changed considerably with his awful ’10 season?

And from Baseball Scouting Report in Jan 2010:


Daryl Jones, OF
5-11, 180
B/T: L/L
Games seen: 2, Innings: 15

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Slight built, average height, loose and athletic, not very bulky.

STRENGTHS: Fast hands, keeps bat level and in hitting zone for a long time, hits off firm front, handsy, above-average speed, makes solid contact.

WEAKNESSES: Below-average arm strength, hands need to become softer in outfield, defensive footwork needs to continue improving.

SUMMARY: Two plus tools, contact and speed. Classic Cardinal top-of-the-order type. Needs to play CF or LF.

GRADES (Present/Future):
Hit 45/60
Power 40/50
Run 60/60
Arm 40/40
Field 40/60
Overall Future Potential: 54

Gallen5862
11-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Does anyone think Daryl Jones will contribute for the Reds this year? What does he project to be? Is he a 4th or 5th outfielder etc?

savafan
11-09-2011, 07:12 PM
Is this a minor league deal or a major league deal? Does Jones go on the 40 man roster?

dougdirt
11-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Perhaps a Chris Dickerson like player here with a weaker throwing arm. Good athlete, has some solid tools.

JaxRed
11-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Strictly a minor league deal. Doesn't have any impact on the Reds plans

Gallen5862
11-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Savafan I am not sure if its a minor league deal or not. If not on 40 man roster would he be rule V eligible and how many option years left for him? Thanks for the info dougdirt.

Vottomatic
11-09-2011, 07:46 PM
Well, he's only 23. Plenty of time to figure it out. Maybe this will be a wake up call. Maybe he purposely struggled because he feared having to play for Tony Larussa? :laugh:

Gallen5862
11-09-2011, 07:56 PM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2011/11/minor-league-transactions-nov-3-7/#more-13413

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: C Corky Miller (re-signed), OF Daryl Jones
The Cardinals had high hopes for their ’05 third-rounder Daryl Jones, but the athletic outfielder stalled at Double-A with too little range or instincts for center and too little power for a corner. The 24-year-old batted .263/.353/.389 over 1,168 plate appearances for Springfield, where he spent the bulk of the past four seasons

cinreds21
11-09-2011, 09:19 PM
Savafan I am not sure if its a minor league deal or not. If not on 40 man roster would he be rule V eligible and how many option years left for him? Thanks for the info dougdirt.

It's a minor league deal. And I would guess that he is eligible for the Rule V draft. He has two options left if he's added to the 40 at some point.

JaxRed
11-09-2011, 09:54 PM
If a team had an interest in him he would have been grabbed when he was Free Agent

MikeThierry
11-09-2011, 11:29 PM
I remember this guy was supposed to be the next best thing in the Cardinals organization. I don't know what really happened to him. He always seemed like a guy who was on the verge of breaking through the lower ranks of the Cards system but just seemed never to put it together. I wish the Reds good luck in trying to get him to make the best of his talent.

VR
11-10-2011, 12:32 AM
AAA1/2.....Roster filler for Louisville

Ron Madden
11-10-2011, 04:31 AM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2011/11/minor-league-transactions-nov-3-7/#more-13413

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: C Corky Miller (re-signed), OF Daryl Jones
The Cardinals had high hopes for their 05 third-rounder Daryl Jones, but the athletic outfielder stalled at Double-A with too little range or instincts for center and too little power for a corner. The 24-year-old batted .263/.353/.389 over 1,168 plate appearances for Springfield, where he spent the bulk of the past four seasons


Just a minor league filler deal in my opinion but who really knows.

Roy Tucker
11-10-2011, 08:58 AM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2011/11/minor-league-transactions-nov-3-7/#more-13413

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: C Corky Miller (re-signed)

Yabbut, this is the most important signing. :beerme:

How long till he's a coach?

CySeymour
11-10-2011, 10:14 AM
Yabbut, this is the most important signing. :beerme:

How long till he's a coach?

Does Corky's stache get a seperate contract?



Jones sounds like a good org guy to have around in case of injuries. Sounds like a solid insurance sign.

camisadelgolf
11-10-2011, 10:52 AM
I have a feeling that the re-signing of Miller could mean the Reds told his agent that they don't plan on bringing back Ramon Hernandez.

redsmetz
11-10-2011, 11:05 AM
I have a feeling that the re-signing of Miller could mean the Reds told his agent that they don't plan on bringing back Ramon Hernandez.

I'm not sure it indicates that one way or another. I think the club understands the value Miller brings to their development work at Louisville and know that he's capable of filling in with the big club should something happen.

camisadelgolf
11-10-2011, 11:13 AM
I'm not sure it indicates that one way or another. I think the club understands the value Miller brings to their development work at Louisville and know that he's capable of filling in with the big club should something happen.
I think the Reds would call up Mesoraco before they'd call up Miller. Unless they're okay with greatly hurting prospects' playing time, keeping both Hernandez and Miller means that you'd be telling Yasmani Grandal, Tucker Barnhart, and Mark Fleury to repeat levels at which they've already had success. It's certainly not impossible, but I think the Reds are soon ready to begin the Devin Mesoraco era. It can't be more than a year away. I would also think it likely for Razor Ramon to be seeking out a multi-year deal at his age.

redsmetz
11-10-2011, 02:26 PM
I think the Reds would call up Mesoraco before they'd call up Miller. Unless they're okay with greatly hurting prospects' playing time, keeping both Hernandez and Miller means that you'd be telling Yasmani Grandal, Tucker Barnhart, and Mark Fleury to repeat levels at which they've already had success. It's certainly not impossible, but I think the Reds are soon ready to begin the Devin Mesoraco era. It can't be more than a year away. I would also think it likely for Razor Ramon to be seeking out a multi-year deal at his age.

I should have amplified a bit more on what I meant. I think Corky's signed to be what he's been the last several years; primarily for work at Louisville (really moving into the catching equivalent of Yoda). I think Mez will be here one way or another. My suspicion would be that if Hernandez is resigned, we shop Hannigan. If not, we go with Hannigan and Mesoraco. But my larger point was that bringing Corky Miller doesn't necessarily indicate anything, one way or another, viz a viz Hernandez - IMHO.

REDREAD
11-10-2011, 02:32 PM
I have a feeling that the re-signing of Miller could mean the Reds told his agent that they don't plan on bringing back Ramon Hernandez.

Not so sure. I think at this point, Corky is happy to have a job playing in AAA.. Probably the best option he's got at this point. I kind of doubt any other club would give him a better offer.

RedlegJake
11-10-2011, 04:07 PM
I like it. Cheap, nothing to lose, and some real upside to the kid even if it does seem blunted a bit by now. At 23 there is still hope he turns a corner. Its a minor type of deal - hopefully Walt is just whetting our appetites for the big moves.

MikeS21
11-10-2011, 04:16 PM
Thank GOODNESS! No more threads about how Walt is sitting on his hands doing nothing! :p

TRF
11-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Not so sure. I think at this point, Corky is happy to have a job playing in AAA.. Probably the best option he's got at this point. I kind of doubt any other club would give him a better offer.

I'm sure he knows his longevity in baseball will be as a coach or manager. He's been with other clubs, and a smart club with a young catcher would be wise to have him caddy said catcher. But I'm glad the Reds have him. When he decides to hang up the tools, he'll move right into coaching. I suspect within 10 years we'll hear his name being mentioned as a candidate for a mangers position at the MLB level.

Blitz Dorsey
11-11-2011, 08:16 PM
Told you guys we were going to be major players in the free agent market this offseason! Walt loves to "make it rain."