Re: Reds cut ties with some Minor Leaguers
Keltavious has been battling a serious illness for over a year that they have struggled to diagnose. Great person. As nice a kid as you could find. Hopefully the most recent surgery will be the last one.
Snowden has been a favorite of some here. He did not have much. Well below average fastball, everything else below average. He had nothing that you saw and made you think he could get much better. He also had some off-field issues. Not a good combination.
Young is a wildcard. Reds spent the $25,000 to get him back. Personally, I don't see it. Interestingly, because most of the power arms are now in the majors, you might see him listed by Baseball America as the Reds Pitcher with the Best Fastball (other candidates are Valiquette and Ondrusek). Although the truth is, clearly, the pitcher who throws the hardest is Junior Martinez, but hard to list a guy who is so far from being a legit prospect.