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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by gedred69 View Post
    I love this!! Dorn getting some respect! I talked to Doc on the radio, and when I threw Dorn in, he said, "Huh"? Then after I hung up he came back on the air with Dorn's stats and said, "How come we didn't know about this guy"? He's the only Reds Minor Leaguer ready to hit at GABP. Eh, Doug?
    What's sad about this is a guy like Doc is who most of the Joe Schmoe fans out there get their information. I am amazed at how little he actually knows about baseball, and in his column's he seems to want to point out chemistry and couches as the reason for the Reds recent woes.
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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    I talked to Doc a few times. I got the impression that he doesn't even like baseball, but he absolutely loves golf.

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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Another potential late-round steal:

    Daryl Thompson, rhp, Reds: Thompson looked untouchable through his first six starts with Double-A Chattanooga last year. In that stretch, Thompson allowed just three earned runs in 37 1/3 innings (and never more than one earned run in a start), posting a 0.72 ERA with a 42-5 K-BB mark. After four more starts, Thompson moved up to Triple-A Louisville (2.76 ERA, 33-9 K-BB in 45 2/3 innings) and then to the big league club for three starts. Thompson reached the big leagues five years after the Montreal Expos drafted him out of high school in 2003 and two years after the franchise traded him to the Reds. Thompson has an explosive 91-94 mph fastball, an athletic delivery, a solid (though inconsistent) changeup and he mixes his pitch sequences well, but he doesnít have a true out pitch and carries an extensive history of shoulder problems. If he doesnít have the durability or the effectiveness to be a starter, he could fit into a bullpen role, where his fastball might even play up a tick or two.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=2223
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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    speaking of Doc, which Doc are you talking about Paul Daugherty (did I misspell that?) or Doc Rogers???

    The reason I ask, was I was once heading to Lowes, listening to extra innings w/ Doc Rogers. The talk of the future came up, when somebody threw out the name Stubbs, and somebody else that we're all familar with. Doc Rogers had no idea who Stubbs was. I sat there shocked/dissapointed that the host of Extra Innings would have no idea who the reds top draft pick just a few years earlier was. The other guy might have been Daryl Thompson, or something along those lines. A little more forgivable, but someone hosting extra innings should have at least recognized the name.

    If its Daugherty, then I understand why he wouldn't know much about Danny Dorn. While it wouldn't hurt to know more about the reds minor leagues, I doubt he gets many calls about it, other than the top level stars like Bailey, Bruce, etc..
    Understood, and true. I was referring to a call I made recently, to Daugherty.
    He sounded truly amazed when he looked at Dorn's stats. For a guy to be on the radio regularly and not have an eye on what's in the Reds Minor Leagues is to me at least, troubling.

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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I'd still like to know why he didn't get an invite to Spring Training. It's not like the Reds are busting at the seams with quality corner outfielders.

    No kidding. Dorn could easily earn a callup with a fast start. Why waste Spring at-bats on players like Gomes when they could be given to Dorn?

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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I talked to Doc a few times. I got the impression that he doesn't even like baseball, but he absolutely loves golf.
    I generally think he is fairly worthless as a sportswriter. He gives uneducated biased articles that only make him look bad.
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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    No kidding. Dorn could easily earn a callup with a fast start. Why waste Spring at-bats on players like Gomes when they could be given to Dorn?
    Meld Gomes with Dorn and you might have a decent DH.
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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Meld Gomes with Dorn and you might have a decent DH.
    Is Dorn really that bad with the leather?

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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Is Dorn really that bad with the leather?
    No. The people on here who have seen him play says he's average or slightly below.
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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    No. The people on here who have seen him play says he's average or slightly below.
    That's what I thought. I'd love to see him force the issue this year by tearing up the International League.

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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Is Dorn really that bad with the leather?
    He's not good.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    That's what I thought. I'd love to see him force the issue this year by tearing up the International League.
    Me too. I'm still shocked that he didn't receive a Spring Training invite.
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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    He's not good.
    He's not awful either. He's roughly average or a little below. He'll never be confused for a Gold Glove winner but I don't think he'll be a liability either.

    I borrowed this from Doug's site. This guy attended a few Chattanooga games last summer and posted his observations over on Doug's site. Here's what he had to say about Danny Dorn:

    What I heard about Danny was that he was all bat and below average defender. Let me tell you that at this moment, Danny Dorn is a better outfielder than Dunn ever will be. The first game of the series, Danny made two superb running catches down the line in left, the second of which he laid out for. In another game he cut off a ball down the line and made an off balance throw to 2nd, nearly making an out of what normally is a standing double. The guy can flat out play. As for hitting, 2 of his 3 homers were well over 400 feet as they flew out just right of center field. Those two balls were out of any park in the majors. From my view he has as good a chance as any to make an impact at the Major League level.

    http://redsminorleagues.com/blog/category/danny-dorn/
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 02-13-2009 at 12:25 PM.
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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    He's not awful. He's roughly average or slightly below.
    Blah arm and no range.....he's not even a lock to be an outfielder. He'll have negative defensive value and he'll get killed by lefties.

    The question with him is will he hit major league righties well enough to be an everyday player. He'll have to mash them.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Baseball America on Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    The question with him is will he hit major league righties well enough to be an everyday player. He'll have to mash them.
    Baseball America compares him to Luke Scott which is a very fair comparison. Brad Hawpe and Matt Joyce are other comparisons I like.

    Mashes RHP and doesn't kill ya defensively ... I'll take it.
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