Roster Moves

Craig Tatum and Daryl Thompson were optioned to AA.

Link Rundown 

Hal McCoy has up an article on Daryl Thompson.

James Avery is trying to help Canada qualify for the Olympics. He pitched well against South Korea.

Jonathon Mayo of Milb.com ranks the Reds as the 4th best system in baseball.  Mayo doesn’t say much that others haven’t, but its still nice that the club continues to get its recognition for such a strong farm system.

John Fay has an article on Joey Votto that has some interesting stuff in it from Dusty Baker, who says that he isn’t likely to make a decision based just on spring training numbers (which he shouldn’t either).

Updates on some minor league players

Travis Wood has been pitching well in spring training and doesn’t seem to be feeling any issues with his arm. He was working 89-92 MPH in his most recent game and his changeup is already looking in game shape. He has added a new pitch this year, he is throwing a slider (but is said that it reacts in the way of a cutter) that has looked good. His curveball that was showing signs of life last year before the injury is picking up where it left off last season.

Devin Mesoraco has been hitting the ball very well in spring training so far. I don’t have stats to back that up, but from what I am hearing, he is impressing people down there.

Coming up 

A look at each level and prospects who may be guys to watch at each level this upcoming season. Monday through Thursday I will do one daily for Dayton through Louisville.

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