Here is how the Reds prospects performed in the final official game of spring training:
- Billy Hamiton went 0-2.
- Zack Cozart went 0-2.
- David Vidal went 0-1 with a walk.
- Todd Frazier went 0-2.
- Ryan LaMarre went 0-1.
- Devin Mesoraco had a sac fly.
- Drew Hayes threw a hitless inning with a walk.
Today is a big day for me, as the Reds will have their ‘Futures’ game tonight. For a handful of guys, it may be my only chance to see them live this season (anyone who spends the full season in Bakersfield). As always, I will share tons of video from the game, though it may take a few days to get a bunch of it up. Assuming my batteries all hold up, I should have all of prospect batting practice (or at least of the guys with power) and the entire game. Any of you guys heading down? The game will be on the radio, but will not be on television.
With spring training officially over, you can check out all of the spring stats here.
Read that there were some injuries from spring. I don’t know the severity of most of them, but here is a list of the guys who are injured and will begin the year on the DL: Juan Duran, AJ Means, Robert Maddox, Dominic D’Anna and Blaine Howell.
Reds roster thoughts
Now that the Reds have set their roster, I will give my thoughts. I am glad to see that Frazier made the team. He fits a good role as a guy who can play all of the corners and shortstop in an emergency. Off the bench he also brings power that you don’t usually get from bench players. It will be interesting to see how many of the non-Rolen starts he gets at third base though. I wanted Chapman to be starting, just not in Cincinnati (at least not yet). He will begin the year in the bullpen. If he is only there for a few weeks until the bullpen gets healthy (Bray and Masset), then goes to the Bats and starts, I am fine with that move. If he remains in the bullpen, then I am back on the ‘what a terrible waste of talent’ train. The rest of the roster seems to have fallen how we imagined sans the injuries.