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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Juan Francisco went 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer (#1) in his second game.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Juan Francisco went 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer (#1) in his second game.
    He'll probly end up with more Home Runs than walks.

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    what are the odds on Fransisco getting down a successful sacrifice bunt?

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I expect both Rodriguez and Duran playing for the GCL Reds next year at age 17. Both are currently in the states playing in instructional league right now. .
    Doug, I think if they play DSL or VSL ball, their 3 year (I guess 4 years in their case) clock before being Rule 5 eligible doesn't start. But it does start if they play GCL.

    If I'm correct, I could easily see these guys playing another year out of country.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    10/18:

    Juan Francisco went 1-for-4 with a double and HBP. He's hitting .308/.357/.615 - .972 OPS through three games (13 atbats).
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Matt Maloney is playing for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League. His stats so far: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

    Juan Francisco went 2-for-6 with a double yesterday.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Francisco continues to impress. AA may give Francisco a real boost not only in power numbers (likely), but also in walks and BA. AA pitchers tend to be closer to the plate and Francisco swings at almost anything, so he may be of that rare breed to see his BA rise as pitchers improve. As pitchers see that, they may, in turn, pitch around him.

    It's possible.
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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    is it even possible to pitch around a guy who "swings at almost anything"

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Vlad says you can.
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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by summerplight View Post
    is it even possible to pitch around a guy who "swings at almost anything"
    Not if you are Vlad out in LA. (I am not comparing them just giving an example)
    Last edited by bubbachunk; 10-21-2008 at 04:56 PM. Reason: typo
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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Wow, jinx. How'd you two ^^^ manage to do that at the same time?

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    We don't mess around
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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Todd Frazier just doubled in a run. Skills.

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    Re: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Vlad says you can.
    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/playe...Guerrero.shtml

    Vlad never hit under .300 for a season until age 32. He hit .345 as a minor leaguer and was in the majors to stay at age 21.

    At age 20, Vlad hit .360/.438/612 in AA.
    At age 21, Fransisco hit .277/.303/.496 A+.

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves. That said, his performance so far has been impressive. It will be fun to see how he does next year.
    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: Confirmed Reds playing in the AFL/Hawaii/Winter Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/playe...Guerrero.shtml

    Vlad never hit under .300 for a season until age 32. He hit .345 as a minor leaguer and was in the majors to stay at age 21.

    At age 20, Vlad hit .360/.438/612 in AA.
    At age 21, Fransisco hit .277/.303/.496 A+.

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves. That said, his performance so far has been impressive. It will be fun to see how he does next year.
    I do not think anyone was comparing him to Vlad as far as talent but pointing out the validity of pitching around someone who swings at everything. We were just saying that it can be done not that we think he can do it
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