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.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Yea it really isn't guys.
Depends on who you are asking.
Mandatory reporting is today and hopefully he reports.
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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I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.
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.There is nothing abnormal about Yorman not being there when the "big boys" reported.
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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.
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.
And a question about Juan Duran:
[Comment From Jared: ]
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.
I miss Adam Dunn.
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.
I don't see any reason to have him in extended.
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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