Originally Posted by Kc61
Doug, not a lot of recognizable names on the pitching staff. I thought Daryl Thompson would be at High A. Arneson, Tabor and Manuel, I recognize. Weren't there a number of other guys at Billing last year (Roenecke, Smith, obviously Ravin, etc.) who don't appear? Wonder if some will turn up at Sarasota.
Also, looks like Dorn will be jumping a level. He was too good for Billings last year.
Overall, just thought we'd see a lot of other names on the Dayton team.
I bet Roenecke and Smith start in Sarasota unless something is up that we dont know about with them (hopefully not injury). Ravin wont skip ahead to Sarasota, so I am wondering what is going on there because he was in a recent Dragons press release on one of their Minor League game reports. As for Dorn being to good for Billings, him and about 75% of the guys starting in Dayton this year were to good for Billings. I dislike to a great degree how the Reds handle their top college guys each year. Drew Stubbs was the only college hitter taken in the first 2 rounds last year who did not appear in at least A ball, and while his numbers may not have suggested that he didn't deserve it, what Valaika, Parker or Dorn did, they surely deserved some type of promotion.