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    Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    2006 Billings Mustangs

    Notables include: OF Drew Stubbs, 1B Logan Parker, RHP Sean Watson, LHP Travis Webb, RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Kevin Gunter, and RHP Rafael Gonzalez.

    Jordan Smith(6th round pick this year) is listed on their as a 3B, but I am pretty darn sure that is a mistake.

    2006 GCL Reds

    Notables include: RHP Jeremy Burchett, LHP Robbie Nickols, C Jacob Long, 3B Milton Loo, SS Michael Jones, 3B Rafael Sanchez, OF Keltavious Jones, and OF Justin Reed.

    I wish Loo would have started in Billings, but I figure he will find his way there very soon if he hits well.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    That GCL team is loaded with good athletes. That will be a fun team to follow with the power armed lefty (Nickols) combined with the power potential of Milton Loo, Rafael Sanchez, and Michael Jones and the athletism of Justin Reed and Keltavious Jones.

    Stubbs and Parker are about the only bats I'm truly interested in from Billings, but that pitching staff lef by the power arms of Sean Watson, Travis Webb, Rafael Gonzalez, and Jordan Smith and the polished arm of Kevin Ginter could be worth watching.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Thanks OBM.

    I can't wait to see if Justin Reed can actually hit. He is such an athlete, if he has a decent bat he could be a steal.
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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    im really interested in the Reed draft pick. Seems like they definatly didnt think he would still be there and once they saw him there they couldnt pass it up.

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    Thanks ObM
    Go Gators!

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    Kelatvious Jones -- automatic 1st team All-Name Team. Wonder if he's related to Motorboat...
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Very interesting. A handful of completely unknown non-Latino players on the GCL roster. We appear to have been active on the NDFA and secondhand markets.

    Given the Billings assignments of eight Latino players (a couple, like Lasso and Rojo, who have played elsewhere- but several who haven't been in the US before), it appears as though our south-of-the-border operations are doing well.
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    When do their seasons begin?
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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    When do their seasons begin?
    Both season start tomorrow (June 20th).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498
    Kelatvious Jones -- automatic 1st team All-Name Team. Wonder if he's related to Motorboat...
    Gotta like "Jose Bastardo" too. That's some good material for nicknames and newspaper headlines.

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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    Very interesting. A handful of completely unknown non-Latino players on the GCL roster. We appear to have been active on the NDFA and secondhand markets.

    Given the Billings assignments of eight Latino players (a couple, like Lasso and Rojo, who have played elsewhere- but several who haven't been in the US before), it appears as though our south-of-the-border operations are doing well.
    I started a thread earlier today on our Venezuelan team which is currently in 1st place. I'm trying to get more information on the league from the Reds (along with the Dominican team too).

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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    I see Terrell Young on the roster. What is up with this guy? I was wondering about him. Also, why isn't Chris Gruler on the GCL Reds roster? I guess he is still not ready to try it again.

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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    Here's an article about the starting lineup for Billings from the Gazette.

    Top pick Stubbs hitting 3rd
    Drew Stubbs, the Reds' No. 1 selection from the University of Texas, will bat third and play center field in manager Rick Burleson's season-opening lineup tonight against the Great Falls White Sox.

    Billy Rojo, who hit .274 with the Gulf Coast League Reds last season, will play second base and bat lead-off for the Mustangs, while shortstop Yoni Lasso, who played briefly in Billings last season, bats second.

    Following Stubbs in the lineup and batting clean-up is first baseman Logan Parker, a 12th-round pick out of the University of Cincinnati. Then it's third baseman Jason Louwsma (29th round, Florida Gulf Coast), Michael McKennon (25th round, Texas-San Antonio), designated hitter Angel Colon (.255 with the GCL Reds last year), left fielder Chris Heisey (17th round, Messiah College) or Maikol Mesa (.250 with GCL Reds last year) and then catcher Justin Tordi (41st round from Florida in 2005).

    Daniel Guerrero, a 6-foot-1 right-hander, will be on the mound tonight for the Mustangs. Guerrero was signed as a free agent out of Tecuala, Mexico, last year and he went 2-1 with a 3.08 ERA in 14 games for the Reds' Venezuelan Summer League team.

    "I think things have gone well," Burleson said of his team's workouts heading into tonight's Pioneer League opener. "I think it's a very good group of young athletes, I really do. I'm expecting some good things from this club."

    Great Falls, which is managed by Bobby Tolan, who played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1969-73, will feature catcher Tyler Reves, a fourth-round pick from Texas Tech, and second baseman John Shelby III, a fifth-round pick from Kentucky.

    Pitcher Kyle McCulloch, a teammate of the Mustangs' Stubbs at the University of Texas, was the No. 1 pick for the White Sox but he hasn't been added to the Great Falls roster yet and likely won't be in Billings.

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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    Meet the Mustangs

    Here's a quick guide to the opening day roster for the 2006 Billings Mustangs. The Mustangs open the season at Cobb Field with a six-game homestand. The first four games are against the Great Falls White Sox and last two games will be against the Helena Brewers.

    Rick Burleson
    Manager

    Years with Reds: 6

    Last year: Managed Billings Mustangs
    Jeff Young
    Hitting coach

    Years with Reds: 3

    Last year: Coached Billings Mustangs


    Doug Bair
    Pitching coach


    Misael DeJesus
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-3 Wt: 190

    Born: 11/5/84

    Acquired: '04 free agent

    Previous team: DSL Reds


    Rafael Gonzalez
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-1 Wt: 230

    Born: 3/21/86

    Acquired: '04 draft (4)

    Previous team: Mustangs


    Anthony Gressick
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-3 Wt: 200

    Born: 1/1/84

    Acquired: '06 draft (26)

    Previous team: Ohio University


    Daniel Guerrero
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190

    Born: 7/21/85

    Acquired: '05 free agent

    Previous team: VSL Reds


    Kevin Gunter
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-4 Wt: 220

    Born: 11/05/83

    Acquired: '06 draft (13)

    Previous team: Old Dominion


    Kyle Huddy
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-2 Wt: 220

    Born: 6/13/83

    Acquired: '05 free agent

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    Dane Mason
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190

    Born: 12/3/82

    Acquired: '06 free agent

    Previous team: UT Pan American


    Marcos Mateo
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-0 Wt: 195

    Born: 4/18/84

    Acquired: '04 free agent

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    James Morris
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: L/L

    Ht: 6-8 Wt: 240

    Born: 6/3/83

    Acquired: '05 draft (23)

    Previous team: Mustangs


    Luis Moya
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 5-10 Wt: 175

    Born: 1/1/84

    Acquired: '01 free agent

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    Logan Ondrusek
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-8 Wt: 205

    Born: 2/13/85

    Acquired: '05 draft (13)

    Previous team: Mustangs


    Jordan Smith
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-4 Wt: 210

    Born: 2/4/86

    Acquired: '06 draft (6)

    Previous team: Sierra Nevada College


    Sean Watson
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-2 Wt: 210

    Born: 7/24/85

    Acquired: '06 draft (2)

    Previous team: Tennessee


    Travis Webb
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: L/L

    Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205

    Born: 8/2/84

    Acquired: '06 draft (8)

    Previous team: Washington State


    Chris White
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-2 Wt: 205

    Born: 10/14/82

    Acquired: '06 draft (21)

    Previous team: Texas A&M-Kingsville


    Terrell Young
    Position: Pitcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-2 Wt: 205

    Born: 8/7/85

    Acquired: '04 draft (10)

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    Tony Esquer
    Position: Catcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-1 Wt: 215

    Born: 9/3/84

    Acquired: '06 draft (24)

    Previous team: Cal Poly-Pomona


    Rey Gonzalez
    Position: Catcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 5-9 Wt: 205

    Born: 8/16/84

    Acquired: '01free agent

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    Justin Tordi
    Position: Catcher

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-1 Wt: 195

    Born: 4/9/84

    Acquired: '05 draft (41)

    Previous team: Florida


    Angel Colon
    Position: Infielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-4 Wt: 210

    Born: 9/27/83

    Acquired: '05 draft (35)

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    Kevyn Feiner
    Position: Infielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-0 Wt: 175

    Born: 6/11/87

    Acquired: '05 draft (18)

    Previous team: Mustangs


    Yoni Lasso
    Position: Infielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 5-10 Wt: 190

    Born: 11/22/84

    Acquired: '04 free agent

    Previous team: Mustangs


    Jason Louwsma
    Position: Infielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-2 Wt: 210

    Born: 9/9/83

    Acquired: '06 draft (29)

    Previous team: Florida Gulf Coast Univ.


    Logan Parker
    Position: Infielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-3 Wt: 220

    Born: 7/18/84

    Acquired: '06 draft (12)

    Previous team: Univ. of Cincinnati


    Billy Rojo
    Position: Infielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 5-8 Wt: 175

    Born: 4/23/83

    Acquired: '03 free agent

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    Jason Winkler
    Position: Infielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210

    Born: 5/7/84

    Acquired: '06 free agent

    Previous team: Concordia (Texas) Univ.


    Chris Heisey
    Position: Outfielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-0 Wt: 195

    Born: 12/14/84

    Acquired: '06 draft (17)

    Previous team: Messiah College


    Michael McKennon
    Position: Outfielder

    B/T: L/L

    Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210

    Born: 3/31/85

    Acquired: '06 draft (25)

    Previous team: Texas-San Antonio


    Maikol Mesa
    Position: Outfielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-0 Wt: 195

    Born: 9/24/85

    Acquired: '04 free agent

    Previous team: GCL Reds


    Drew Stubbs
    Position: Outfielder

    B/T: R/R

    Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210

    Born: 10/4/84

    Acquired: '06 draft (1)

    Previous team: Univ. of Texas


    Jimmy Mattocks
    Athletic trainer


    Trevor Dorian
    Strength coach

    http://www.billingsgazette.net/artic...5-mustangs.txt
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Billings and GCL Reds rosters released

    Billy Rojo, who hit .274 with the Gulf Coast League Reds last season, will play second base and bat lead-off for the Mustangs, while shortstop Yoni Lasso, who played briefly in Billings last season, bats second.
    Does anyone know what is up with 3rd round SS Christopher Valaika and 7th round 2B Justin Turner?

    According to an article in the Billings Gazette, both 2006 draftees are signed and will be placed on the Billings roster pending the results of their physicals. Are Rojo/Lasso merely reserves who are filling in on a temporary basis or will Valaika/Turner be coming off the bench?


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