Re: 6/21 Minor League Updates
Originally Posted by Triples
From the Lookouts website, no mention of Cueto or Ramirez...hmmmm. Hope that is just bad reporting....
Bruce Almighty: Heralded Prospect Jay Bruce Now a Lookout
Date Posted: 6/21/2007
The Cincinnati Reds have announced a flurry of moves affecting the Chattanooga Lookouts. As a result of the six-player transaction, Chattanooga will receive OF Jay Bruce, RHP Josh Roenicke, and INF Adam Rosales. All of whom are being promoted from Sarasota. To make room for the aforementioned players, LHP Luke Lockwood (released), OF Cody Strait (reassigned to Sarasota), and INF Tonys Gutierrez (reassigned to Sarasota) have been removed from the Lookouts’ roster.
OF Jay Bruce, the second ranked prospect in the Reds’ organization per Baseball America, was selected as the Florida State League Player of the Week on Monday, capping an impressive stint at High-A ball. The 2005 first round pick (12th overall) hit .325 with 11 homers and 49 RBI during his time with Sarasota this season. Among his numerous accolades, Bruce was named Low Class-A Player of the Year and Minor League All-Star by Baseball America after hitting for a .291 average to go with 16 home runs and 81 RBI for Dayton last season.
RHP Josh Roenicke served as the closer for Sarasota before being promoted. The former UCLA football and baseball player notched 16 saves in 27 appearances, placing him at second in saves in the Florida State League. He put together a 3.25 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 27.2 innings of work. Roenicke, whose father Gary and uncle Ron both played in the Majors, was a 10th round selection in the 2006 draft.
INF Adam Rosales, a 12th round selection from the 2005 draft, is currently tied for third in the Florida State League in doubles with 23. He is hitting at a .294 clip with five homers and 48 RBI.
LHP Luke Lockwood appeared in 14 games for the Lookouts this season. The lefty amassed a 1-7 record with a 5.53 for the season.
OF Cody Strait hit .216 for the Lookouts with seven homers and 11 steals. INF Tonys Gutierrez hit at a .274 clip with the Lookouts. He also hit two homers and drove-in 17 runs on the season for the Lookouts.
Neither of them are on the Lookouts roster, and Medlock and Gardner are still on the Lookous roster.
The Bats do return home tomorrow and the Reds could be waiting to promote Medlock and Gardner until tomorrow when the team returns home, then the Ramirez and Cueto promotions would follow.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman
Last edited by reds44; 06-21-2007 at 05:56 PM.