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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    There's no decision on Mendez. There is ZERO chance the Reds protect a corner infielder who's career high in homers is 5. (and 0 so far this year).

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Yeah, Mendez won't be protected. If he were a slick-fielding middle infielder, there'd be no doubt about it, though.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Orenda View Post
    just checked the box scores and saw the Dayton game went 16 innings.

    They lost 8-5.

    Andrew Means somehow managed to draw 2 walks tonight, going 2-6 with 2bb's and a stolen base. M. Fleury also went 2-5 with a 2b and 2bb.
    Means also lost a ball in the lights in the 16th with 2 outs and the bases loaded that led to all 3 runs scoring on the play.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    You have to think Dorn is a more valuable player than Nix is. You could probably make a case for him being more valuable to the team than Gomes and Cairo also. If his splits transfer to the majors leagues talk about a valuable bench bat.

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    Ya Mendez won't be protected.

    Guys that will likely be protected are Klinker, Carroll, and Jake Kahulelio. Not sure about guys in A-Ball and who's eligible down there.

    A wild card may be Jerry Gil. He has really improved as a pitcher this year and pumps 95 and has a nasty change up.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Syracuse lost and the Bats are a game and a half back for the wildcard. And they are playing with the momentum of a freight train.

    These are the Bats we wanted to see this season.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    Ya Mendez won't be protected.

    Guys that will likely be protected are Klinker, Carroll, and Jake Kahulelio. Not sure about guys in A-Ball and who's eligible down there.

    A wild card may be Jerry Gil. He has really improved as a pitcher this year and pumps 95 and has a nasty change up.
    Hey Jerry glad to see you joined the board.

    He is soon to be 28 year old flyball pitcher, in AA who has a WHIP of 1.9ish. His BB Rate is worse this year than last. Not a chance. Sure he throws hard, but so did Marc Kroon. He will be lucky to be in the organization next year. To much talent in the way of bullpen arms in A+, A, and Rookie ball.

    Klinker, Cozart, Mesoraco, Frazier, Soto, Krebs, Kahaulelio, Horst, Hotchkiss and maybe even Partch take precedence My guess is the first 6 barring trades...
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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    He just converted about a year and a half ago. Every scout I've talked to is impressed with him. However he likely is a free agent so that will nullify his Rule V status so never mind.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    He just converted about a year and a half ago. Every scout I've talked to is impressed with him. However he likely is a free agent so that will nullify his Rule V status so never mind.
    Yeah. But to keep him from walking they'd have to add him, so the jist is the same. Just way to many other attractive options out there before him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis View Post
    Yeah. But to keep him from walking they'd have to add him, so the jist is the same. Just way to many other attractive options out there before him.
    Yea. lol I remember last year before the Rule V draft (on another forum) people were wondering who they'd protect and I said (I swear) Ondrusek, Valiquette, and Jordan Smith (among others) and one guy laughed in my face. Sorry, just the Rule V talk reminded me of it.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    I expect about seven or eight of these guys to be added to the 40-man roster:
    C Devin Mesoraco - no-brainer; is now arguably one of the top prospects in baseball
    C Chris Denove - good OBP
    C Wilkin Castillo - extremely versatile; makes contact
    1B Danny Dorn - very good bat
    2B Jake Kahaulelio - doesn't 'wow' you with skills but puts up solid numbers
    SS Zack Cozart - easy decision; above-average defense and bat
    SS Miguel Rojas - incredible defense but not much else
    SS Kris Negron - good speed, defense, and on-base skills
    OF Wladimir Balentien - good power potential
    OF Sean Henry - possibly a reserve outfielder at the major league level
    UT Todd Frazier - another no-brainer; finally rebounding after a rough start
    SP Daryl Thompson - was once one of the best pitching prospects in the organization
    SP Tom Cochran - has a future as a loogy?
    SP Scott Carroll - pitch-to-contact guy who has put himself back on the map
    SP Matt Klinker - looking like a future #3 starter
    SP Jordan Hotchkiss - does nothing but produce; is he for real?
    RP Jerry Gil - good stuff; lacking experience
    RP Ben Jukich - good curveball but not much else
    RP Lee Tabor - left-hander with solid K/BB ratio
    RP Joe Krebs - another lefty who gets guys out wherever he goes
    RP Jeremy Horst - amongst the several lefties, has the most potential

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    You have to think Dorn is a more valuable player than Nix is. You could probably make a case for him being more valuable to the team than Gomes and Cairo also. If his splits transfer to the majors leagues talk about a valuable bench bat.
    Agree 100% about Nix. Not sure I would go so far as to say he's more valuable than Gomes at this juncture, but definitely moreso than Nix.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    How many places do we see opening up? Thats probably harder to pin point than the people the Reds would actually put on the 40.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Agree 100% about Nix. Not sure I would go so far as to say he's more valuable than Gomes at this juncture, but definitely moreso than Nix.
    I would only say Gomes if his bat transfered to the major leagues. It also depends on the rest of the roster. Say Heisey is a good enough major leaguer over the next few years I think that makes Dorn probably more valuable than Gomes.

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    Re: Sunday, July 25, 2010, Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I expect about seven or eight of these guys to be added to the 40-man roster:
    C Devin Mesoraco - no-brainer; is now arguably one of the top prospects in baseball
    C Chris Denove - good OBP
    C Wilkin Castillo - extremely versatile; makes contact
    1B Danny Dorn - very good bat
    2B Jake Kahaulelio - doesn't 'wow' you with skills but puts up solid numbers
    SS Zack Cozart - easy decision; above-average defense and bat
    SS Miguel Rojas - incredible defense but not much else
    SS Kris Negron - good speed, defense, and on-base skills
    OF Wladimir Balentien - good power potential
    OF Sean Henry - possibly a reserve outfielder at the major league level
    UT Todd Frazier - another no-brainer; finally rebounding after a rough start
    SP Daryl Thompson - was once one of the best pitching prospects in the organization
    SP Tom Cochran - has a future as a loogy?
    SP Scott Carroll - pitch-to-contact guy who has put himself back on the map
    SP Matt Klinker - looking like a future #3 starter
    SP Jordan Hotchkiss - does nothing but produce; is he for real?
    RP Jerry Gil - good stuff; lacking experience
    RP Ben Jukich - good curveball but not much else
    RP Lee Tabor - left-hander with solid K/BB ratio
    RP Joe Krebs - another lefty who gets guys out wherever he goes
    RP Jeremy Horst - amongst the several lefties, has the most potential
    Mes isn't eligible yet.

    DT maybe, depends how the rest of his season goes.

    No on Henry, he's had a great year but I believe he's a FA
    No on Negron, (I wish though, he's a great guy and great clubhouse leader)
    No on Cochran. He's 29 and is a FA


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