I'm doing pitchers only right now, I'll do the hitters later on today.
Homer Bailey-Despite having a great Spring Training stint with the Reds, I would still stick Homer in High Class-A Sarasota. If he dominates there then I have no problem giving him a promotion to Chattanooga late in the season. 2006 club: Sarasota
Tyler Pelland-Should repeat this year at Sarasota. Nice strikeout rate(9.06 k/9) and homerun rate(5 hr/102.1 ip) last year but really needs to work on his control issues. Still only 22 years old, Pelland should be pitching in the Florida State League this season. A late season promotion to Chattanooga is not out of the question if he dominates the FSL. 2006 club: Sarasota
Travis Wood-I was almost tempted to say put Wood back in Billings this year, but I'm not so sure he has much left to prove in that league after his short stint there last season. Start him at Dayton and do not push him. No matter how wellhe pitches, in my opinion he should spend the whole 2006 season in Dayton. 2006 club-Dayton
Richie Gardner-Coming back from a shoulder injury, Gardner should be eased along. He should begin his comeback attempt in Sarasota, if he pitches well and stays injury free then bump him to Chattanooga after warm weather settles in. 2006 club-Sarasota/Chattanooga
Thomas Pauly-re: Richie Gardner. Start him in Sarasota and if he earns it, promote him to Chattanooga. 2006 club-Sarasota/Chattanooga
James Avery-Sarasota or Dayton, either one is fine by me.
Zach Ward-Sarasota. I'm really excited to see how well he performs this year. He has the ideal size and stuff to be a very good pitcher, whether it be as a setup man or a starter.
Jeff Stevens-Stevens could go either way, Sarasota or Dayton. Stevens impressed the heck out of me last year in the hitter friendly Pioneer League. His periphals were outstanding - 7.29 h/9, 0.66 hr/9, 2.48 bb/9, 9.61 k/9, and a 1.09 WHIP.
Charles Fisher-Dayton. I would like to see the Reds stick him in the pen.
Bobby Basham-1.19 WHIP, 2.98 era, 1.58 bb/9, and 8.06 k/9 in Chattanooga last year, if Basham could return to pre-injury form it would a huge bonus for the organization. I see Basham starting the season in Chattanooga, although Louisville is not out of the question, and then possibly making his Reds debut during the summer.
Philippe-Alexan Valiquette-I would stick him in the Dayton bullpen to start the season; let him get some confidence and then put him in the rotation if he pitches well. 2006 club-Dayton.
Terrell Young-see Valiquette.
Travis Chick-If it were up to me, I would start Chick out in Sarasota and let him dominate there for a while to give his confidence a boost. If he strings together five or six solid starts then you can bump him to Chattanooga. Though, in the end I think he will start at Chattanooga.
Calvin Medlock-One of my favorite prospects in the system. Medlock should start and finish the season in Chattanooga. In my opinion, Calvin is the most underrated prospect in the Reds system, a 3.06 era and 1.08 WHIP and still not much respect.