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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Hope Dorn gets protected. I think he could strike a few "quandrangular ones" for the Reds in the coming years.

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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    McDonald keeps rolling. Nov 1: McDonald 2 for 3 with a double, HR and a BB. So far in Mexico, McDonald in 74 ABs has 8 BB and 10 K with 6 HR and has a line of .378/.429/.703/1.131. There is no room for him now, but he's better than Willy and I wouldn't mind him back on a minor league deal as depth at AAA.

    Rosales went 0 for 4 in the same game but he's at .325/.419/.475/.894. My favortite part is 12 BB with only 9Ks on 80 ABs..
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    With an 0 for 4 on Nov 1, Dorn must have the Redszone jinx. He's 0 for his last 10 and his line is now down to .250/.400/.500/.900 in 52 Abs with 8 BBs and 14 Ks and 4 HR.
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Francisco looks like his bat is waking up. 5 for 14 over his last 5 games with a double, triple and a HR. But he is a notorious slow starter wherever he goes.

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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    Francisco looks like his bat is waking up. 5 for 14 over his last 5 games with a double, triple and a HR. But he is a notorious slow starter wherever he goes.
    Jukich struck him out tonight though.
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    Danny Dorn hasn't played since November 1. Anyone have any ideas why?
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Rosales has cooled a bit. He's just 3 for 22 in November with no extra base hits. His line is now .296/.405/.418. Nothing special for the Mexican Pacific League.
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    The PR League starts today. Reds include:

    Todd Frazier (listed as OF)
    Federico Baez
    Juan Silva

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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    The PR League starts today. Reds include:

    Todd Frazier (listed as OF)
    Federico Baez
    Juan Silva
    Also Jose Castro, Alexis Oliveras and Camilo Vazquez
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Baez pitched 1.2 innings

    3 H
    2 R
    2 ER
    1 K
    Last edited by GOYA; 11-12-2009 at 08:54 PM.

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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Adam Rosales went 3 for 3 with a BB and a double last night and is now at .300/.400/.427/.827 in about 130 PAs in the Mexican Pacific league. Rosales historically takes a little time to adjust to a new level. I wouldn't write him off as useless just yet. He's versatile (he played LF last night) and has some hitting ability. Last night he played LF and he is the best defensive 3B in the organization not named Rolen.
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Adam Rosales went 3 for 3 with a BB and a double last night and is now at .300/.400/.427/.827 in about 130 PAs in the Mexican Pacific league. Rosales historically takes a little time to adjust to a new level. I wouldn't write him off as useless just yet. He's versatile (he played LF last night) and has some hitting ability. Last night he played LF and he is the best defensive 3B in the organization not named Rolen.
    Agree on Rosales and I think it's way too early to give up on Sutton either. I think we'll get some very creditable work as backups from both. Actually I wish they'd given Rosales to catcher at least a look about three years ago.

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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Adam Rosales went 3 for 3 with a BB and a double last night and is now at .300/.400/.427/.827 in about 130 PAs in the Mexican Pacific league. Rosales historically takes a little time to adjust to a new level. I wouldn't write him off as useless just yet. He's versatile (he played LF last night) and has some hitting ability. Last night he played LF and he is the best defensive 3B in the organization not named Rolen.
    Agreed, as well. Rosales could be a major surprise this year. It wouldn't be a shock if Rosales' 2010 looks a lot like Hairston's 2008.
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Adam Rosales went 3 for 3 with a BB and a double last night and is now at .300/.400/.427/.827 in about 130 PAs in the Mexican Pacific league. Rosales historically takes a little time to adjust to a new level. I wouldn't write him off as useless just yet. He's versatile (he played LF last night) and has some hitting ability. Last night he played LF and he is the best defensive 3B in the organization not named Rolen.
    I have to say I'm sure there is a reason (I would guess range since his glove and arm are capable) but the limited time I saw him at SS he looked pretty good. Him at starting SS with Janish for late inning defensive replacement would be intriguing. And I think his bat would play there and eventually much better than he has shown to this point. He had 15 XBH's in 266 pa's which isn't great but I think he has enough pop and we know he can take a walk (right at 10% this season) all he'd have to do is get a bit better at bat control to up his BA and I think he'd easily put up a .750 OPS.
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    Re: Winter Ball '09-'10.

    I saw it mentioned on FanGraphs earlier today that high OBP, low ISO guys in the minors don't tend to suceed in the majors unless they have substantial speed -- think Luis Castillo, Chone Figgins, or Ryan Freel. I think Rosales sort of fits that profile; he hit for power in the minors, but it was very much gap power, not HR power. I'd want him to get the first crack at the 2B job if Phillips were traded, but not convinced he's going to hit enough to stick.
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