Non-Roster Invitees of the Reds

Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB

81 Jon Adkins L/R 6-0 210 08/30/77
79 Jose Arredondo R/R 6-0 175 03/30/84
76 Mike Leake(R) R/R 6-1 190 11/12/87
62 Justin Lehr R/R 6-2 215 08/03/77
69 Alexander Smit L/L 6-3 215 10/02/85
46 Kip Wells R/R 6-3 195 4/21/77

Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB

26 Wilkin Castillo(Util) S/R 6-0 200 06/01/84
75 Chris Denove R/R 6-1 215 12/09/82
78 Devin Mesoraco R/R 6-1 220 06/19/88
37 Corky Miller R/R 6-1 245 03/18/76
74 Brandon Yarbrough L/R 6-2 180 11/09/84

Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB

16 Chris Burke R/R 5-11 195 03/11/80
43 Miguel Cairo R/R 6-1 210 05/04/74
73 Zack Cozart R/R 6-1 185 08/12/85

Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB

58 Josh Anderson L/R 6-2 195 08/10/82
80 Daniel Dorn L/L 6-2 190 07/20/84
70 Todd Frazier R/R 6-3 220 02/12/86
17 Laynce Nix L/L 6-1 220 10/30/80

Just a quick synopsis on these players:

The pitchers listed above shouldn’t have an impact at all with the big league team. Arrendondo is out for the season with an arm injury. Jon Adkins pitched for the Reds in 08 but did not play last season. Leake was the Reds 1st round pick last season and is expected to start at Sarasota or Carolina. And Lehr, Smit, and Wells are all destined for Louisville or release.

The Catchers:

Wilkin can play all over the field so, he should compete for a roster spot due to his durability. Corky Miller is a vet and could dethrone Hanigan or Hernandez as the back-up catcher. The other guys have a one way ticket to the minors. Devin Mesoraco is a Reds 1st rd pick but hasn’t developed the way the Reds had predicted.

The Infielders:

Burke and Cairo are competing with Wilkin Castillo as the utility player for Dusty. Whoever has the best spring probably gets the roster spot. Zach Cozart was the Reds 2nd rd pick in 07 and he has been success on the offense end of things. They are bouncing him between 2b and ss and his defense has suffered.

The Outfielders:

Out of this group, Laynce Nix should have the inside shot at the outfield. He is a good pinch hitter and had a decent season with Cincy last season. Josh Anderson is better defensively but lacks the pop of Nix’s bat. But, the Reds have one outfield position open and with a good spring one of these guys could capture it.

Tags: Baseball Cincinnati Reds Draft Free Agent Josh Anderson Laynce Nix Spring Training Roster Squad

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