Re: 2013 Reds Spring Training Battles and Stats
Watched two Reds games in Arizona last two days (today split squad v. Giants) and will add to this thread that I think Mesoraco will definitely be a Red out of spring training. I had suggested he go to AAA for at bats, but he seems very ready. Today, he hit a sharp double and really hustled to second. Runs pretty well for a catcher, as they say. He seems confident and on his game.
The pitching staff battle is pretty fierce. Leake didn't do well today, has a high spring ERA. Meanwhile Chapman pitched a solid four innings, although his control wasn't great. I saw Parra today who allowed a long homer but fooled a lot of hitters. Ondrusek was hit pretty hard, but kept the damage to one run in two innings.
In the game I did not see today, Arredondo had a nice inning with two Ks, which helps his cause.
One last note, Izturis looks like a shortstop. He is very comfortable out there, really knows the position. Guessing his range is reduced at this point, but the battle with him and Donald is probably a close one I'd imagine.
Last edited by Kc61; 03-16-2013 at 10:34 PM.