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    Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Which Reds minor league players will get an invite to Spring Training with the big boy's? We know Alonso and Francisco will be there. Valaika? Stubbs? Fraizer? Etc...

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Stubbs got a few at-bats last year, iIrc, so I think we can bank on him being there.

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Juan Francisco
    Todd Frazier
    Yonder Alonso
    Drew Stubbs
    Daryl Thompson
    Homer Bailey
    Chris Valaika
    Danny Dorn
    Zach Stewart

    Just my guess.

    I left out guys like Dickerson, Ramirez, and Roenicke since they are locks to be in big league camp.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Juan Francisco
    Todd Frazier
    Yonder Alonso
    Drew Stubbs
    Daryl Thompson
    Homer Bailey
    Chris Valaika
    Danny Dorn
    Zach Stewart

    Just my guess.

    I left out guys like Dickerson, Ramirez, and Roenicke since they are locks to be in big league camp.
    Alonso, Bailey and Francisco are also locks because they are on the 40 man roster.

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    add Fisher, Lecure, Manuel, Maloney

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    I can see Justin Turner getting an invite as well.

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    How many guy's normally attend camp? I know the players on the forty man are there. So is the number around 50 to 60?

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    add Fisher, Lecure, Manuel, Maloney
    I totally forgot about those four. Good call. But as Doug pointed out, they'll be in big league camp since they're already on the 40-man roster.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redman15 View Post
    How many guy's normally attend camp? I know the players on the forty man are there. So is the number around 50 to 60?
    Pretty much up to the organization I think. There has to be some limit just so everyone has a chance to get work in and be seen.

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Besides the guys on the 40 man roster I'd expect Ryan Jorgenson, Chris Kroski, Jon Adkins, Adam Pettyjohn, Pedro Viola, Ben Jukich, Drew Stubbs, Chris Valaika, Drew Anderson (The OF), Sean Henry, Luis Bolivar, Chris Denove, Todd Frazier, Justin Turner, Sean Watson, Phil Valiquette and whoever they sign to minor league deals this offseason. I'm guessing the team will go heavy on Catchers and LHP.

    If that is too many, I'd guess they drop Frazier, Henry and Watson.
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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    The entire 40 man roster gets invited. Since they will be working a lot of pitchers simultaneously, they need warm bodies at catcher so about 4 get invited but it's not an indicator of their stature within the organization.

    Most of the extra guys that get invites are veteran minor league FA's that sign and the invite is part of the signing package.

    Very few (4-5) non-roster "prospects" get an invite, and most are pitchers. If we have less than 40 on roster a couple more might get invites. So my guess:

    Stubbs, Valaika, Stewart, Pelland, Turner


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    http://www.springtrainingmagazine.com/cinroster.html
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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Speaking of catchers, Ryan Jorgensen, Chris Kroski, and Chris Denove will probably get invited.

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Speaking of catchers, Ryan Jorgensen, Chris Kroski, and Chris Denove will probably get invited.
    Sweet! I can't get enough of 30 year old catchers with career minor league lines of .314/.373/.687!

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    Re: Who gets invited to Big League ST?

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    Sweet! I can't get enough of 30 year old catchers with career minor league lines of .314/.373/.687!
    He's a real mastur with the glove, though. I think he could be the Reds' key to a successful 2009.


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