Roster Moves made today
Today the Reds sent Jay Bruce, Drew T Anderson, Josh Roenicke and Marcus McBeth to their respective minor league camps. It wasn’t really a surprise that it happened, but I would expect all three of them to start the season in Louisville with the Bats.
Mark Sheldon of Reds.com has a ‘Minors Report’ feature on Devin Mesoraco, last years #1 pick for the Reds. It talks about him getting acclamated to spring training and how his talk went with Johnny Bench.
Jonathon Mayo of Milb.com tabs Mesoraco (photo: Cliff Welch/MiLB.com) as one of the top 10 players to watch for in the Midwest League this year. Here is what he has to say on him:
5. Devin Mesoraco, C
Dayton Dragons (Reds)
Throughout the Draft season, the buzz coming from Groundhog country got louder and louder. Mesoraco, the catcher from Punxsutawney, began the spring as a so-so prospect, then exploded by showing five tools from behind the plate. His pro debut was less than thrilling, but rest assured he’ll learn from that experience and take it into his first full season. Dayton’s Fifth Third Field is reason enough to make a journey there, but watching this kid hit, hit for power and show off a cannon of an arm should provide even more incentive.