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    Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Does anyone know or have any guesses as to which players the Reds will send to these leagues? I'd like to see Alonso, Frazier and Stubbs in Arizona and Meso, Francisco, and Soto in Hawaii.

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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    I hope Alonso gets assigned somewhere. And I'd like to see Owings as a hitter in Arizona, provided his shoulder is OK.
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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    I'd definitely like to see Alonso get some additional atbats in one of those leagues. I figure Juan Francisco will play in one of the Dominican leagues.

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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I figure Juan Francisco will play in one of the Dominican leagues.
    Hopefully as a catcher.
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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Frazier, Stubbs, Valaika and Turner to AFL? Henry, Dorn, Heisey to Hawaii ?
    When do the rosters come out? The Reds are in Peoria this year.
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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    IIRC winter leagues are considered to be between A+ and AA, with AFL being the better of the two leagues. I just checked and last year the Reds sent Valaika, Griffin, Lecure, and Ondrusek to Hawaii. Tatum, Rosales, Pelland, Jukich, Roenicke, and Viola went to Arizona. These players came from A+ and AA rosters. If Alonzo is evaluated as ready for that level, as most people on the board believe, then he would seem to be a good candidate. Otherwise I would look to SAR and CHA rosters for candidates.

    Suggestions thus far have been light on pitching. I suggest Buck, Carroll, Watson, and Lutz. Though his stats have been underwhelming to date, Lutz is an extreme ground ball pitcher.

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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Hopefully as a catcher.
    What do you mean by that? Is the organization really considering that or is it just your opinion?
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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    My Hope:

    AFL - Alonso, Frazier (at 3B only), Dorn, Stewart, Watson, Geronimo

    HFL - Heisey, Henry (to play CF only), Viola (as a starter), Mace Thurman (Kid's gonna move quickly).
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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    The Reds are trying to keep Stewart's innings down so I doubt they'll send him to a fall league.

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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds are trying to keep Stewart's innings down so I doubt they'll send him to a fall league.
    Ok scratch Stewart. Maybe a late signee like Sulbarren instead.
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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Ok scratch Stewart. Maybe a late signee like Sulbarren instead.
    No way they send a young kid like that.

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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    No way they send a young kid like that.
    Why not? If he's going to start out in Sarasota, then the AFL, or maybe Hawaii since it seems less advanced, would be a good spot to get a look at him. They paid him 500K. The talk is he's quite advanced and they think he can move quickly I'd bet..
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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    I think all of the new younger guys have to go to instructs. They won't
    be playing anywhere but in Sarasota. Alonso should there too.

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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Why not? If he's going to start out in Sarasota, then the AFL, or maybe Hawaii since it seems less advanced, would be a good spot to get a look at him. They paid him 500K. The talk is he's quite advanced and they think he can move quickly I'd bet..
    I don't buy for a second that he would start in Sarasota, unless its the GCL.

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    Re: Hawaiian Winter League and Arizona Fall League

    Actually LeCure was at the AFL last year


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