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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Don't be so certain. What happens in the Winter Leagues is that most of the better local players will report late (mid, late November, early December). In the meantime, teams still have to put guys on the field, so they'll turn to younger players coming back from single A or the Mexican league while they wait for the AA, AAA and MLB players.

    That was Cueto's role last year. After December, I'm not even sure he was on the active roster.

    This year however, after pitching in AAA, he might actually have a spot on the Aguilas' rotation, in which case he could get as many as 10-15 starts.
    Possibly, although I would think the Reds have a limit on his arm and I doubt that number is any higher than 30 innings.

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Cueto update:

    He pitched on Tuesday and allowed one run on six hits in five innings with no walks and eight strikeouts. His updated Winter League line is as follows:

    27 IP, 26 H, 6 BB, 30 K, 2.67 ERA

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Im pretty sure hes going to have a great shot at making this years big league roster out of spring training.

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Cueto update:

    He pitched on Tuesday and allowed one run on six hits in five innings with no walks and eight strikeouts. His updated Winter League line is as follows:

    27 IP, 26 H, 6 BB, 30 K, 2.67 ERA
    He is a stud. Plain and simple.

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    and.......... shut it down!
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    and.......... shut it down!
    I second, third, and fourth that motion.
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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Anyone else REALLY excited to see this kid in ST this spring?

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    Anyone else REALLY excited to see this kid in ST this spring?
    yes
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    Anyone else REALLY excited to see this kid in ST this spring?
    i think every reds fan is dieing to see if he can continue to dominate.

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    From Fay:
    Johnny Cueto (yes, his middle initial is B for Brent) is pitching very well in the Dominican Winter League. He's 4-1 with 2.84 ERA in six starts for Aguilas. He's allowed 31 hits in 31 2/3 innings. Most impressive: 37 strikeouts, seven walks.

    Given that the Reds move slowly with young pitchers, I would not expect Cueto to make the club out of spring training. But he seems to be the kind of guy who adjusts to his playing level quickly.

    Rick Sweet, the Louisville manager, just raved about the kid. Cueto pitches in the 90-92 range, but he'll throw one 96, 97 when he needs to. It's going to be interesting to see how the Reds handle him.

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    I am going to be extremely PO'd if Cueto comes up with an injury this season. He needs to be shut down NOW.

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    I'm starting to think this is a crash course in order to by-pass AAA. The only reason I can come up with, and its purely my own speculation, is that Cueto is going to be given every opportunity to jump straight to the Reds rotation.
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    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Cueto's latest line: (Nov 28)

    4.2 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 7 K (no HR). He was the losing pitcher.
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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Cueto is going to be given every opportunity to jump straight to the Reds rotation.
    Or bullpen, as training ground for the rotation.
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    Re: Johnny Cueto Winter League updates

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Or bullpen, as training ground for the rotation.
    Generally I dont like that for starting pitching prospects for two reasons.
    1. It takes away developmental time for a specific pitch, as most pitchers in the bullpen are 2 pitch types. This doesn't apply to Cueto, as he has good feel for all of his pitches he throws.

    2. The transition from bullpen back to starter mid season. I just don't like the idea of doing that to a top arm. 'Scrappy' veteran types I don't mind so much.


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