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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    The minor league season starts about a week after the Major League season does, so that plays a factor into it as well.
    Sure. I was merely make a statement that I find it ironic that the guys who need the most development show up later than the guys who don't. Heck if it were up to me I would want those minor leaguers to report to Arizona as early as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Sure. I was merely make a statement that I find it ironic that the guys who need the most development show up later than the guys who don't. Heck if it were up to me I would want those minor leaguers to report to Arizona as early as possible.
    While the actual number of minor leaguers who play winter ball is small, a lot more of them do play over the winter than there are Major Leaguers who play. That could be a reason behind it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Granted, baseball is Rodriguez' job, but expecting him to show up earlier than required is like asking an accountant to show up to his job at 7:50 AM instead of 8:00 AM. Is it really that big of a deal? Would you really judge someone negatively for that? They may play a game for a living, but they're also human beings.
    If that 10 minutes included some face time with the boss and some practical learning experience on the finer skills that will help you get into that senior accountant position, plenty of young accountants would show up. Especially when they see all the other accountants in the office, the ones he'll be fighting against for one of those few senior accountant spots, all showing up early. It may not be a requirement, but it is an opportunity wasted.

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    I don't think it's a big deal at all. The kid is 18 years old and is away from his family for most of the year. I can't blame him for wanting to spend a little more time with his family. As long as he shows up when he's supposed to, it's not a big deal.
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    Yea it really isn't guys.

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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    Depends on who you are asking.

    Mandatory reporting is today and hopefully he reports.

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    It said a few days ago he was going to report today. Wasn't at the complex so I couldn't tell you if he did or not.

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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Granted, baseball is Rodriguez' job, but expecting him to show up earlier than required is like asking an accountant to show up to his job at 7:50 AM instead of 8:00 AM. Is it really that big of a deal? Would you really judge someone negatively for that? They may play a game for a living, but they're also human beings.
    I know a minor leaguer with the Braves, Adam Milligan, and he left later than the MLBers reported also and I assure you he wants to make a good impression like any other minor leaguer. In fact I know another guy who is a coach in the Astros system, Stubby Clapp, and last year he stayed home until around March 1st because the lower minor leaguers wouldn't be there. This year he has moved up in the minor league system with the Astros and had to report in mid Feb. There is nothing abnormal about Yorman not being there when the "big boys" reported.
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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    There is nothing abnormal about Yorman not being there when the "big boys" reported.
    Point being that the Reds held an early camp for some of their top prospects -- starting weeks before the major leaguers were due in. It sounds as if Yorman could have attended that, but chose not to. The particulars of the situation are not known.
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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Point being that the Reds held an early camp for some of their top prospects -- starting weeks before the major leaguers were due in. It sounds as if Yorman could have attended that, but chose not to. The particulars of the situation are not known.
    It really isn't a big deal. But what you said is the way I feel. It would be nice to get all top minor leaguers in as early as possible.

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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    I've worked in minor league camp the last couple years. The club I was with didn't want some of the younger players there because they almost get in the way. I know Yorman is a different type of 'young player' though.

    Just the sheer number of players that would show up in February if allowed would be a huge cluster. My club invited a select few to an early minor league camp (though they were not non-roster invitees).

    These players would practice with the big leaguers to kind of get the feel of big league camp and get them ready for minor league camp. It was good for them, because once MiL camp started, it was all business for those guys, which would translate down to the other MiL'ers. They were also considered JIC's (just in case players). Towards the end of camp, all sorts of players started getting brought up for games.

    Also, although MiL games didn't officially begin til about a week ago, Yorman was probably getting 5-10 AB's against legit pitchers (Volquez??) in camp games.

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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    From John Fay's chat today:

    [Comment From Ethan: ]
    Was Yorman in big league camp this year?

    Tuesday March 22, 2011 1:09
    1:10 johnfay: No. He didn't arrive until March 8 or so. TheReds really worked him in Instructional League and he needed a break. Saw him take BP the other day. He hit one over the light pole in left.

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    How did Juan Duran look this spring?

    Tuesday March 22, 2011 1:01 Jared
    1:03 johnfay: He looked decent in his brief time. I was talking to Billy Doran about him Duran the other day. He says the kid has scary BP power and he's starting to hit some shots in games as well.

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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    So, does this pretty much kill Yorman's chances of starting the year at Dayton like I hoped? Sounds like he will back in Goodyear playing extended ST games. I really wanted to see him get a full year of low-A ball to see how he did. I fully thought he could hold his own and then some. Too bad it sounds like we won't see that. Maybe he can get to Dayton by May or June though.

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    Re: Where's Yorman?

    I don't see any reason to have him in extended.

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    Rodriguez might yet make it there. I think he and Torreyes are kind of joined at the hip, prospect-wise. (Good players who share a common language, similar cultures, similar abilities, and a similar age.) Whither one goest, like Ruth, so too shall the other.
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