Re: The 2011 Dayton Dragons (and maybe the 2012 Dragons too)
Barnhart/ Manz C
Gregorious SS/ 2B
Y. Rodriguez RF
That's a pretty good lineup with few holes. Means needs the extra year in low A, as he's struggled. Same with Gregorious. (Lohman goes to High A in this hypothetical to team with Henry Rodriguez.) Both Gregorious and Hamilton tag-team the middle of the diamond. Duran, if he continues to hit, makes the jump. Yorman is ready, baseball-wise.
The pitching looks even better, with a rotation including Dayton holdovers Sulburan, Johnson, and Shunick, along with Corcino and a fifth spot up for grabs. And the pen looks to be really solid, after a year of hard-core struggling.
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