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    Should Adam Rosales be brought up to the Reds?

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    another home run. Rosales is turning it on. What's in his future?

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mary View Post
    another home run. Rosales is turning it on. What's in his future?
    Hopefully Cincinnati sometime soon.

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Rosales is playing third at Louisville. Edwin may or may not make it as a third baseman.I'd like to know how his defense is at third, because I'm hoping he could start at third next year. He may be more than a bench player.

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Defensively, he's not horrible. Quick to the ball, good baseball IQ, and a very good arm. His bat isn't horrid either. He's a nice chip to have, really. A decent prospect likely to put up league average numbers at the hot corner.

    As a supersub, a la Tony Phillips from 15 or twenty years ago, Rosales would shine, IMO. He's got a great bat for SS or 2B, but questionable range. That would play as a stop-gap or in an offense that struggles to score runs.

    I could imagine him in Cincinnati as part of a semi-platoon at SS, 3B, 2B, and 1B, getting 350 or so at-bats with league average or slightly better offense.

    He's basically Keppinger with a better arm and range.
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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

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    Defensively, he's not horrible.
    So you're saying he'll fit right in?

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    He's a good guy to have due to his versatility because his bat is only average. Last year, he walked only 23 times in 503 plate appearances, so he's not someone I would count on as an everyday player.

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    BAKER ON ROSALES:Adam Rosales is hitting .387 with four home runs at Louisville. The Reds are struggling as a team as far as hitting. Is it time to consider calling up Rosales?

    "Where would he play?" Baker said. "Plus, he's down there to improve his game. Hitting is only one part. . . He's doing what we think is best for him.

    "He'll be here. I told him to slow down the game. I don't want him to slow but slow down the game."

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    I saw Rosales playing 2B not long ago and thought he looked a little uncomfortable. It seems to me that the Reds are trying to increase his versatility by making him more than just a corner player.

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    BAKER ON ROSALES:Adam Rosales is hitting .387 with four home runs at Louisville. The Reds are struggling as a team as far as hitting. Is it time to consider calling up Rosales?

    "Where would he play?" Baker said. "Plus, he's down there to improve his game. Hitting is only one part. . . He's doing what we think is best for him.

    "He'll be here. I told him to slow down the game. I don't want him to slow but slow down the game."

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    heh I dont know maybe anywhere you need him to?

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    He's a good guy to have due to his versatility because his bat is only average. Last year, he walked only 23 times in 503 plate appearances, so he's not someone I would count on as an everyday player.
    He did walk 68 times the year before that though,

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Defensively, he's not horrible. Quick to the ball, good baseball IQ, and a very good arm. His bat isn't horrid either. He's a nice chip to have, really. A decent prospect likely to put up league average numbers at the hot corner.

    As a supersub, a la Tony Phillips from 15 or twenty years ago, Rosales would shine, IMO. He's got a great bat for SS or 2B, but questionable range. That would play as a stop-gap or in an offense that struggles to score runs.

    I could imagine him in Cincinnati as part of a semi-platoon at SS, 3B, 2B, and 1B, getting 350 or so at-bats with league average or slightly better offense.

    He's basically Keppinger with a better arm and range.
    I feel like the Reds now have three of these exact players in Louisville- Rosales, Valaika, and now Sutton. All three of them can play passable defense at almost any position, and all three of them are older prospects that have proven they can rake in the minor leagues. One of them will probably be packaged in a trade sometime this year, and the other two should play well in a utility role for years to come.
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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    I feel like the Reds now have three of these exact players in Louisville- Rosales, Valaika, and now Sutton. All three of them can play passable defense at almost any position, and all three of them are older prospects that have proven they can rake in the minor leagues. One of them will probably be packaged in a trade sometime this year, and the other two should play well in a utility role for years to come.
    Agree.

    Sutton is a switch hitter who hits better from the left side. Since EdE and Phillips are right handed, he's a logical fit on the roster.
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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    Thats a good point, but really I'd like to see them both on the roster. The reds have 2 guys with virtually the same skill set at ss with Janish and Gonzalez, they also have Hairston and McDonald in the outfield who mirror each other although Hairston is more proven. If they sent down either Janish or cut Gonzo and then sent down McDonald and called up Rosales and Sutton they would add two guys with more pop, a little speed and plenty of versatility in the infield.

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    Re: The Official Adam Rosales Thread

    There are a lot of "doubles" in the organization:

    CF Heisey/ Stubbs
    OF Cumberland/ Henry
    3B Francisco/ Soto
    1B Alonso/ Votto
    LF Frazier/ Dorn
    MI Sutton/ Valaika
    SS Cozart/ Janish

    On another note, I (again) saw Valaika play Sunday and his glove is more than capable. (Again.) Why anyone would insist he can't play SS is beyond me. He made a play in the hole that only true SS can make, ranging far to his backhand side, then rifling a throw to nip Andrew McCoutchen (IIRC). Maybe Janish makes the same play, maybe Cozart.

    Gonzalez doesn't, for sure.

    Valaika is a true SS, friends and neighbors.
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