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    Arizona Fall League

    Any idea which players will be going to the Arizona Fall League?

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    If its been decided, I don't think the players have been notified yet. The Reds normally wait until the last week of the minor league season to make those announcements.
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    Re: Arizona Fall League

    Do they normally send players that were drafted in that year's draft? I.E. - the players from the June draft? If they do, would it make sense to send some of the people that recently signed such as Frazier and Hildenbrandt? Or do they normally send players that they feel are close to helping the big club?

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    No. Usually its guys from Sarasota or Chattanooga that get to go play in the AFL.

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    So, candidates?

    Josh Roenicke, Miguel Perez, Chris Valaika, Danny Dorn, Sean Watson, Carlos Fisher, Johnny Cueto, Travis Wood, Daryl Thompson, B. J. Szymanski?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Do they normally send players that were drafted in that year's draft? I.E. - the players from the June draft? If they do, would it make sense to send some of the people that recently signed such as Frazier and Hildenbrandt? Or do they normally send players that they feel are close to helping the big club?
    Sometimes players straight out of the draft go - Luke Hochevar is an immediate one that comes to mind - but none of the Reds picks are that close to the majors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    So, candidates?

    Josh Roenicke, Miguel Perez, Chris Valaika, Danny Dorn, Sean Watson, Carlos Fisher, Johnny Cueto, Travis Wood, Daryl Thompson, B. J. Szymanski?
    Couple from that list - and the Reds usually send a couple of non-prospects as well for reasons I never understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Couple from that list - and the Reds usually send a couple of non-prospects as well for reasons I never understand.
    Hope to build up trade value if they catch fire at the right time?

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    Re: Arizona Fall League

    Just to give you some idea, here's who went last year, from the Reds news archive -


    Cody Strait may not be the most experienced Cincinnati Reds prospect playing in the Arizona Fall League, but he's out to prove that he's among the most talented.
    The 23-year-old from Texas displayed his five-tool skills last year for Class A Advanced Sarasota, hitting .258 with 17 homers, 74 RBIs and 50 stolen bases in 131 games. But playing in the Florida State League is a different experience than facing off against the more advanced competition in the AFL.

    It's early, but Strait hasn't been intimidated thus far. The 12th-round selection in the 2004 draft collected seven hits in his first 21 at-bats, leading all Reds prospects in the AFL this week. He went 2-for-5 with a double, stolen base and a run scored in Phoenix's 14-6 win over the Peoria Seguaros on Monday.

    Here's how the other Reds farmhands performed during the week of Oct. 11-17:

    LHP Jonathan Coutlangus -- Coutlangus shut down opposing batters this week, tossing three scoreless innings in three outings. The southpaw from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., allowed just two hits, none to left-handed batters.

    LHP Phil Dumatrait -- Dumatrait started Phoenix's 7-3 win over Scottsdale on Oct. 12, allowing a run on three hits and a walk, while striking out one in two innings. It was the left-hander's first outing of the AFL.

    2B Drew Anderson -- Anderson has struggled out of the gate, managing one hit with four strikeouts in his first nine at-bats.

    OF Javon Moran -- Moran went 1-for-14 with four strikeouts in four games.

    RHP Tyler Pelland -- Pelland tossed 2 1/3 scoreless frames in Phoenix's 11-8 loss to Scottsdale on Oct. 13. He gave up two hits but did not walk a batter while striking out one.

    RHP Calvin Medlock-- After tossing a perfect inning in his AFL debut on Oct. 11, Medlock faltered in his last two outings, surrendering three runs in 3 1/3 frames.
    From an old Marc Lancaster blog, here's who went in 2005:

    The Reds have selected the six players that will represent the organization in the prestigious Arizona Fall League.

    Outfielder Chris Denorfia (Louisville), infielders Kevin Howard (Chattanooga) and Joey Votto (Sarasota), catcher Ryan Hanigan (Chattanooga) and relievers Allan Simpson (Louisville) and Bubba Nelson (Chattanooga) will make the trip to the desert.
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    Re: Arizona Fall League

    I see Drew Stubbs there as well. He needs alot of work on his hitting.

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    Stubby is probably going to have his toe fixed and most likely will not be playing winter ball at all. What other leagues do the Reds send players? There should be quite a few that have to attend instructs.

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    Re: Arizona Fall League

    I think teams can only send one prospect from A ball, the rest must come from AA or AAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Az. Reds Fan View Post
    I think teams can only send one prospect from A ball, the rest must come from AA or AAA.
    From the AFL site:

    Eligibility Rules
    The eligibility rules to play in the AFL are simple.

    The roster size is 30 players per team.

    Each Major League organization is required to provide six players subject to the following requirements:

    All Triple-A and Double-A players are eligible, provided the players are on at least a Double-A level roster no later than Aug. 1.
    One player below the Double-A level is allowed per Major League team.
    One foreign player is allowed, as long as the player does not reside in a country that participates in winter ball, as part of the Caribbean Confederation or the Australian winter league.
    No players with more than one year of credited Major League service as of August 31 are eligible, except a team may select one player picked in the most recently concluded Major League Rule 5 Draft.
    To be eligible, players on Minor League disabled lists must be activated at least 45 days before the conclusion of their respective seasons.
    I wonder if they might send Burton?

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    Re: Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I wonder if they might send Burton?
    Why would they do that? We don't want him burnt out next year. I don't really know much about the afl though. Do they throw alot of innings?

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    Re: Arizona Fall League

    Burton hasn't really thrown too much this year. I don't think it would hurt too much.


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