Originally Posted by mth123
Here is my shot at it.
Donald Lutz - As Doug said. Needs PAs.
Tucker Barnhart - A heir to Ryan Hanigan. Getting him in position.
Michael Lorenzen - Fast Track reliever who finishes at AA
Daniel Renken - Should have about 50 innings left in his arm and won't use them up by Aug 31.
Bryson Smith - Not sure if he'll be healthy, but he's missed a ton of time and could use some PT.
Kyle Waldrop - Team gets one rep from High A, most guys there aren't eligible. Maybe a chance to see how he'll do against better competition and outside of Bakersfield.
Parker Frazier - Plenty of innings left in his arm and a chance for the Reds to guage him a bit.
Outside shot that Robert Stephenson is promoted to AA by the end of August to make him eligible.
Agree with the first 3 (Lorenzen, Lutz + Barnhart) plus Waldrop. Not sure about the others. I'd rather see Silva duke it out with LaMarre with the winner starting in Louisville next year.
Maybe Mejias-Brean (as the sub-AA rep) as a pre-cursor for skipping Bakersfield?
Or Vidal to see if he is worth salvaging?
Probably makes sense to give Stephenson a rest once he's done with the regular season. Keep that arm fresh.