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Could "Mez" become the first ROY the Reds have had since '99?
Keith Law of ESPN Insider recently published a list of the "Top 20 impact prospects for 2012" (click here to read the piece in its entirety). To no surprise catcher Devin Mesoraco, who's rated by many as the top prospect in the Reds organization, made the cut coming in at no. 2. Here's what Law had to say about the team's promising backstop:
2. Devin Mesoraco, C | Top 100 rank -- 8: He has a job, which is something few others on this list can say, and the Reds believe in his bat enough to trade their next-best catching prospect, Yasmani Grandal, in the Mat Latos deal. Mesoraco has present 20-homer power and enough patience to be an above-average catcher in the National League right away, with the chance to be a lot more down the road.
The 23-year old hit just .180 (9-50) in his brief stint (18 games) with the Reds in 2011. However, he did post a .289 average, .371 OBP, 15 homer...
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With spring training getting underway this Saturday for our Reds (well, the pitchers and catchers at least. Position players show up next Thursday) , I thought I would take a look at the prospects/minor leaguers who are heading to spring training and talk about their chances to break camp with the big league team. There are 21 players who still have prospect eligibility. Yesterday...
Everybody is talking about who is going to play left field for the Reds Chris Heisey or Ryan Ludwick. I don’t see why we can’t have both of them in the lineup most of the time. It seems Drew Stubbs has been anointed our center fielder no matter what and I don’t understand why. I understand his speed is nice to have in the lineup, but when you can’t get on base consistently...
Today begins a 5-day series of posts breaking down the 2012 version of the Reds position-by-position. Similar to last year's preseason preview, we'll do our best in breaking down each player at that position while providing an overall group grade and analysis at the end.
Here is a preliminary schedule of what days each position will be featured/published:
Day 1: Outfielders...
The ESPN Insider crew consisting of Keith Law, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden have put together a rather interesting series of posts projecting the pecking order of all 30 MLB franchises come 2017. After burning through 30-21 on Tuesday, they took a stab at 20-11 on Wednesday. Cincinnati came nestled in the middle-of-the-pack at no. 16.
Here's the excerpt on what they had...
What's not to like about this? Seen here is the Reds' very own Joey Votto posing for the cover of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Athlon Sports' Baseball Preview Magainze. To buy your copy of this collectible item please click here.
What are you expecting from Scott Rolen in 2012?
Back in 2009 when the Reds traded for Scott Rolen late in the summer just prior to MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline it left me scratching my head, why did they make this move? In fact, I wasn’t the only one thinking that, many of the so called “experts” were wondering the same thing. The Reds weren’t in contention, neither...
Mat Latos is making the unenviable switch from ultimate pitcher's park to ultimate hitter's park. Will his No. 1 status survive?Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
Since it’s Valentines Day and everyone is feeling the “love” I thought I’d ask Reds fans out there what do you “love” most about our team?
The thing that I love most about the Reds is listening to them on the radio. I grew up listening to Marty and Joe calling games each night. When I was little we had this old handheld radio that I’d hide under my pillow at night so...
Today marks the 26th birthday for SP Johnny Ortiz Cueto. And while I'm sure he'll receive plenty of birthday wishes from Reds country, I wouldn't expect the folks in St. Louis to be so thoughtful.
After missing nearly a month to begin the 2011 season, the Dominican native turned in a fine effort over the remainder of the year. He stifled opposing hitters with a league...
Have you gotten your copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide yet? Over 100 scouting reports on the Reds top prospects. Click on the image above for more information.
The rules are the same as always:
You get three questions.
Avoid questions with really long answers.
Avoid questions that I will have to do research on to answer.
Ask before midnight.
Simple enough, so get to it!
Cool commercial, and I’m hoping for a decent game out of 2ksports. I can’t stop playing NBA 2k12. I just unlocked the Larry Bird ’84 Celts the other night and I am running the point with Larry Legend. If they got anywhere close to their basketball rendition with the baseball game, then we’re onto something.
This is coming from a guy who understands all about ‘finger mechanics’...