Winter Ball '09-'10.
Wes Bankston went 1 for 3 with a walk while playing 3B for Guasave in the Mexican Pacific League. Assuming the Reds are going to deal a little of the minor league depth, Bankston wouldn't be a bad guy to bring back on a AAA deal with an eye toward him helping the big team in a pinch. He's still young enough to take a step forward as a big league bench player.
Miguel Rojas went 0-3 playing SS for La Guaira of the Venezuelan League.
Danny Dorn went 0-2 with a BB playing RF for Caribes of the Venezuelan League. If he has a good winter, could he be a dark horse for the Reds? This is probably an audition for a major league job for Dorn. The Reds may well leave him exposed in the rule 5 draft.
For those hungry for some on field data, these leagues have begun. The AFL starts Tuesday and the rest of the winter leagues will be going by the end of the week.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS