Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

  1. #1
    Member WillRich's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Savannah, TN
    Posts
    48

    Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    1. Robert Stephenson - Pensacola
    2. Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati
    3. Phillip Ervin - Bakersfield
    4. Jesse Winker - Bakersfield
    5. Yorman Rodriguez - Louisville
    6. Michael Lorenzen - Pensacola
    7. David Holmberg - Louisville
    8. Nick Travieso - Dayton
    9. Seth Mejias-Brean - Bakersfield
    10. Ben Lively - Dayton
    11. Jon Moscot - Pensacola
    12. Carlos Contreras - Louisville
    13. Tucker Barnhart - Louisville
    14. Chad "Sharky" Rogers - Louisville
    15. Daniel Corcino - Louisville

    This is what I see happening, if anyone disagrees feel free to correct me. The toughest decision was where Ervin would be IMO.
    twitter- @willrich_116

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Flipadelphia
    Posts
    5,046

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    I don't really disagree with your list, I even hope you are right about a couple of the ones that I have heard differently about.

    It seems that Ervin may start in Dayton, and I hope that he does start in Bakersfield, or at least plays his way out of Dayton quickly.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Yorman start out at AA again either. But, I don't know either way.

    I could see Lorenzen in Bakersfield working as a starter, although the environment in Pensacola might be better for him.

    Lastly, I hope Lively starts out in Hi-A, the way so many college pitchers have before him. Especially with how dominant he was.

  4. #3
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,796

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Lorenzen in Dayton rotation. Y-Rod at Pensacola.

    Would like to see Ervin, Winker and Mejias-Brean skip Bakersfield, but they probably won't.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    The Bush Leagues
    Posts
    9,129

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Would like to see Ervin, Winker and Mejias-Brean skip Bakersfield, but they probably won't.
    Yeah, especially SMB. I don't really know we have with him. And I'd rather just push him to find out quickly.
    The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle

  6. Likes:

    Old school 1983 (03-28-2014)

  7. #5
    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    5,771

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    I'd give SMB, Winker and Ervin a half year at Bakersfield just to see everyone proclaiming them superstars when they tear covers off balls in the Cal air.
    No - I am not from State Farm!

  8. Likes:

    Drugs Delaney (03-27-2014), Old school 1983 (03-28-2014)

  9. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,174

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Agree for the most part. I would also see Lorenzen at Dayton. Lively may go to Bakersfield. It's hard to determine without having seen minor league spring games, but I would consider sending Corcino back to AA.

  10. #7
    Member klw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    6,322

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Lutz tweeted today that he is starting in Pensacola.

    https://twitter.com/braunerhulk
    Last edited by klw; 03-26-2014 at 04:58 PM.

  11. #8
    ZCTRMTP!!!!!
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,799

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Yorman Rodriguez was optioned to Pensacola on March 12th. I guess that is no guarantee that he opens the season there.

    Additionally, the club optioned outfielders Juan Duran and Yorman Rodriguez along with left-handed pitcher Ismael Guillon to Double-A Pensacola.
    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._t416&sid=t416

    NOTE: I read in another article that Yorman Rodriguez was optioned to Louisville. So, who knows?
    Last edited by texasdave; 03-27-2014 at 01:53 AM.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

  12. #9
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,327

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Where you are optioned really has no bearing on where you start the season.

  13. #10
    Battle Toad Historian thatcoolguy_22's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    in tornado alley
    Posts
    1,757

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Beyond just a Sept call up, what are the chances we see Yorman in Cinci this year?
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."

  14. #11
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,327

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    Beyond just a Sept call up, what are the chances we see Yorman in Cinci this year?
    I will go with 25%.

  15. #12
    Arbiter of Good Taste OGB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,146

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    Beyond just a Sept call up, what are the chances we see Yorman in Cinci this year?
    I seriously doubt it happens, but he had a couple very nice hits against Mil on Thurs. He's fun to watch.
    I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.

  16. #13
    OlafTheBlack Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    2,647

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Saw a tweet that stated that Phil Ervin is on the Louisville roster. Any truth to that? And if so, does it mean that's where he's going to start the season?
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

    Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg

  17. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Flipadelphia
    Posts
    5,046

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Saw a tweet that stated that Phil Ervin is on the Louisville roster. Any truth to that? And if so, does it mean that's where he's going to start the season?
    He is on the roster they posted, but he will be starting the season in Dayton.

    If he wants to keep being awesome, and play like he should be in AAA, if not higher, that would be swell though.

  18. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,174

    Re: Projected Opening Day Starting Points for Top 15 RZ Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Saw a tweet that stated that Phil Ervin is on the Louisville roster. Any truth to that? And if so, does it mean that's where he's going to start the season?
    I would not put too much faith in that roster as it stands. I see Mike Leake, Carlton Daal, and Joe Hudson on there as well.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25