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    Who starts in the futures game?

    With the Reds matching up with their farm system in Dayton, who is your "Futures Team"? Name the starting 9, plus bench if you like.
    C Devin Mesoraco
    1B Yonder Alonso
    2B Todd Frazier
    SS Chris Valaika
    3B Neftali Soto (but will probably be Francisco with Dorn in Left)
    LF Juan Francisco
    CF Drew Stubbs
    RF Chris Heisey
    P Kyle Lotzkar should but Matt Maloney will get the nod

    Bench
    Danny Dorn
    Zach Cozart
    Adam Rosales
    Sean Henry
    Tatum



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    Roenicke (unless on the big club)
    Stewart
    Herrera
    Bailey/Thompson/Ramirez, 1 or 2 of the three pending spring training
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    Fisher
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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    1B Yonder Alonso
    2B Todd Frazier
    SS Chris Valaika
    3B Juan Francisco
    LF Danny Dorn
    CF Drew Stubbs
    RF Chris Heisey
    C Devin Mesoraco
    DH Neftali Soto

    SP will be up in the air because of throwing schedules of spring training.

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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    You guys pretty much covered it, I think. I can't think of anyone else they would have there unless there are injuries. I could see Cozart at SS, Valaika at 2B, and then a combination of Dorn, Francisco, Frazier, and Soto covering 3B, LF, and DH. I'd also guess that the lineup in Dayton will be a little different from the lineup in Carolina.

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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    I think the good news is we will get to see at least 2 starters now that we have "futures games" in both Dayton and Carolina. There's guys I wanna see get spots because they are the future at that spot but I'd settle for seeing guys who I need to, want to see more of and at positions of interest. For example I'm ok not seeing Stubbs in CF because I have seen he can play it well, so I'd rather catch Heisey & Henry play them just because. I would do the lineup differently if the objective was for them to strictly win, but this is how I would do it to see if I could get a better look at their weaknesses while still giving them a chance to succeed against the big club.

    Dayton Futures Lineup:
    Heisey/Henry CF
    Frazier LF
    Alonso 1B
    Soto DH/3B
    Francisco 3B/DH
    Valaika 2B
    Stubbs RF
    Mesoraco C
    Cozart SS

    Lotzkar P

    Carolina Futures Lineup:
    Henry 2B
    Valaika SS
    Alonso 1B
    Frazier 3B
    Dorn LF
    Stubbs RF
    Soto/Francisco DH
    Tatum C
    Heisey CF

    Maloney/Bailey P
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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    I am not sure if this has already been asked but...

    Has Fox Sports Ohio (or whoever broadcast Reds games) plan on televising? Will the Reds have a radio broadcast of these events? Seems like a good opportunity to get the average fan excited about the future of the club.

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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    If it were a "true" futures game, I'd love to see this lineup:

    CF Stubbs
    2B Valaika
    LF Soto
    1B Alonso
    3B Frazier
    DH Francisco
    RF Duran
    SS Cozart
    C Mesoraco

    SP Lotzkar
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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    Why would they use a DH?

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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruceFan View Post
    Why would they use a DH?
    Exhibition game for starters, plus since its a 'showcase' game, showing another big bat rather than a pitcher batting, is probably a good strategy.

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    Re: Who starts in the futures game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    If it were a "true" futures game, I'd love to see this lineup:

    CF Stubbs
    2B Valaika
    LF Soto
    1B Alonso
    3B Frazier
    DH Francisco
    RF Duran
    SS Cozart
    C Mesoraco

    SP Lotzkar
    Seeing Duran would be great, but it could end up looking badly
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