Originally Posted by Red Swagger
So obviously the Reds are high enough on Rogers to where he is invited to ST. Sam LeCure type with a better fastball and slider? Drafted in the 28th round, right?
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All could make it to AAA Louisville at some point this year?
Nevin Ashley, I had to do some research on this guy, seems like talent is there, drafted in 6th RD by TB, could pair with Corky to C in AAA, till Barnhart comes up. Injuries last year, didn't play much, but still hit .271
Lecure K'd more guys in the minor leagues. 7.9 Ks per nine innings overall and slightly higher at AAA. And while Lecure was "only" 6'1", he was still more projectable than Rogers.
Sam Lecure also had some dominant stretches in the high minor leagues. I don't know where the idea comes from that Chad Rogers has a "better fastball and slider" than Lecure.
Lecure is not chopped liver, he was a successful minor league pitcher, and shows very good stuff in the Reds bullpen. I'd be thrilled if Rogers turns out as well as Sam did.