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Thread: 2014 Bakersfield Blaze Roster

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    Re: 2014 Bakersfield Blaze Roster

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    I couldn't agree more. I just don't see why Louisville is being clogged, year after year, with guys who have very little chance to have any kind of major league careers. I think it has been possible in previous years--and is perhaps just marginally possible still--to argue that there's been a gap in the Reds system and a lack of guys ready to go to AAA. But that is changing fast and I hope we see some action on this before this season is over. Otherwise, I'd see it as one more reason to get un-enamored with WJ.
    From what I have heard, the Reds (re: Jocketty) want "veteran types" ready in Triple-A to fill in for the big league club if needed. That is why you see such a log jam with very few actual prospects there. He seems he would rather have a guy he can count on to be a true back up than not have that possibility and be forced to rely on say, Donald Lutz in 2013 who simply didn't bring much to the roster because he wasn't ready at all for the role, but was forced into it. I can see both sides to that coin.


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    Re: 2014 Bakersfield Blaze Roster

    Ben klimesh did not get much attention in RZ's prospect voting. I had overlooked him because his ERA and H/9 were not impressive. On further review, his K rates have always been good dating back to college. At the draft time in 2012 he was considered a sleeper by Sickels with a FB that ranged between 90-95 (a large range, I might add).
    He is off to a good start this year and has been used to close. Can anyone who has seen him recently provide an update on his stuff and potential?

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