Re: 2011 Louisville Bats
That looks pretty accurate. I think Francisco should be 3B and Frazier LF, not the other way around, though. I would guess Griffin and Denove are free agents after the season - possibly Sean Henry also. I doubt that both Negron and Jake Kahaulelio will begin the year starting at AAA - I doubt Valaika and Cozart will both start in Cincinnati, though they are trade candidates - as is Alonso. I also doubt that Phipps will start at AAA - I think a free agent outfielder will be signed before they let that happen, and a free agent middle infielder also seems likely if Griffin leaves, and either Valaika or Cozart starts with the Reds. Hopefully they will resign Corky. It seems unlikely that both Chapman and Leake will start in AAA so a free agent start may also be signed. I do think the Bats will be a contending team next year, but I do not feel nearly as optimistic about next season as I felt about this season before it started. My main concern is organizational depth - if prospects are traded or called up midseason, who replaces them? I don't know if the players in AA next year will be able to help the Bats during the second half.