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New Cincinnati Reds players for 2012


I had fun last night chatting with a friend of mine who does not follow the Cincinnati Reds. She kept asking me what the big deal was this offseason. Of course to many that do not follow Reds news like I do, they don’t know about all of the moves that the Reds and General Manager Walt Jocketty have made this offseason. To Reds fans though, (especially those going to see the 2012 Reds Caravan right now) know exactly what transactions have been made and are very excited about the team and although not all of us see the Reds winning National League Central, everyone must admit, the team sure looks way better now, then it did at the end of the 2011 season.

There are always going to be those fans that say, I will believe it when I see it. And of course there are the fans that still think the Reds should magically increase their payroll so then they can sign better players, then magically release some players that are not doing well. (I love listening to some of these fans sometimes, it is quite funny.) I, like many other Reds fans, was excited about the 2012 season when Walt Jocketty pulled the trigger and made the first trade for Mat Latos this offseason. That move showed me that this year was not going to be like the others. So, here is a list of all the players that the Reds have traded for, signed or invited to spring training this year.

Players traded to Cincinnati Reds.

                       From Team
Mat Latos                 SDP
Sean Marshall             CHC
Wilson Valdez             PHI

Players signed to Cincinnati Reds.

                       From Team
Corky Miller              CIN
Chad Reineke              CIN
Sean Gallagher            PIT
Luis Atilano              WSN
Kanekoa Texeira           NYY
Brian Esposito            HOU
Andrew Brackman           NYY
Clay Zavada               ARI
Ryan Madson               PHI
Willie Harris             NYM

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/27/2012.

Players invited to Cincinnati Reds Spring Training with Minor League contracts.

Jeff Francis
Tucker Barnhart
Tim Gustafson
Sean Gallagher
Ron Mahay
Rafael Vera
Nick Christiani
Kenekoa Tazeira
Josh Judy
John Holdzkom
Jean Duque
Donnie Joseph
Daryl Jones
Daniel Corcino
Corky Miller
Clayton Tanner
Clay Zavada
Chad Reineke
Brian Esposito
Andrew Brackman
Ryne Reynoso
Joel Guzman

Not sure if this list has everyone that has been invited but it is pretty close so far. Let me know if I am missing anyone.

Do you know these players?


It is time to have some fun and put faces to the names we have been reading about. Cincinnati Reds have a few new faces (and some old) coming to spring training in 2012. For more information about these players, please feel free to click on their pictures. All pictures used are from MiLB.com. If you have seen any of these players play before please leave a comment telling us about them. As most of you already know I am a big Corky Miller fan and I can’t wait to see him at Spring Training.

Tucker Barnhart

Tucker Barnhart

Tim Gustafson

Tim Gustafson

Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher

Ron Mahay

Ron Mahay

Rafael Vera

Rafael Vera

Nick Christiani

Nick Christiani

Kanekoa Texeira

Kanekoa Texeira

Josh Judy

Josh Judy

John Holdzkom

John Holdzkom

Jeremy Horst

Jeremy Horst

Jean Duque

Jean Duque

Donnie Joseph

Donnie Joseph

Daryl Jones

Daryl Jones

Daniel Corcino

Daniel Corcino

Corky Miller

Corky Miller

Clayton Tanner

Clayton Tanner

Clay Zavada

Clay Zavada

Chad Reineke

Chad Reineke

Brian Esposito

Brian Esposito

Andrew Brackman

Andrew Brackman


Other related posts: ‘Oh Mo!’ – LeCure better look out, More Minor League Transactions: #Reds, Cincinnati Reds Spring Training non-roster invitees.


Cincinnati Reds Spring Training non-roster invitees


RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP Donnie Joseph, C Tucker Barnhart, RHP Sean Gallagher, LHP Jeremy Horst, RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Clayton Tanner, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, C Brian Esposito, C Corky Miller and OF Daryl Jones will be the Cincinnati Reds 2012 non-roster invitees. [Source] and also here [Source]


Cincinnati Reds non-roster invitees Minor League stats 2011

Pitchers

Name            Level Age   W  L     IP ERA  WHIP
Nick Christiani AA/AAA 23   4  3   61.1 3.82 1.34
Daniel Corcino       A 20  11  7  139.1 3.42 1.16
Donnie Joseph       AA 23   1  3   58.1 6.94 1.66
Sean Gallagher     AAA 25   5 12  132.0 5.11 1.49
Jeremy Horst       AAA 25   1  4   51.1 2.81 1.07
Chad Reineke       AAA 29   9  7  126.2 3.84 1.44
Clayton Tanner  AA/AAA 23   6 10  122.2 4.18 1.29
Kanekoa Texeira    (*) 25   0  3   30.2 8.80 2.25
(*) - Rk/AA/AAA

Position Players

Name             Level Age   PA    BA   OBP   SLG
Tucker Barnhart      A  20  372  .273  .344  .387 
Brian Esposito  AA/AAA  32  168  .197  .227  .255 
Corky Miller       AAA  35  182  .200  .348  .303 
Daryl Jones     AA/AAA  24  308  .260  .360  .400 

All stats are from baseball-reference.com/minors/

Walt Jocketty has a gambling addiction


So far the Cincinnati Reds have signed Corky Miller, Chad Reineke, Sean Gallagher, Luis Atilano and Kanekoa Texeira. There are also rumors that they signed Andrew Brackman. I like the Corky Miller deal the most right now.

Most of these guys will be in AAA or AA in 2012 with one or two maybe getting a call up if the Reds get injured like they did in 2011. They are not huge moves that will break the bank and of course they are not moves that will fill the seats in Great American Ball Park either.

Some people think Walt Jocketty is very close to making a deal that will get the Reds a top of the rotation starter. While others, including myself, think they won’t do anything huge besides what they have already done. Look for more minor league contracts to players I have dubbed, ‘Players to be named later.’

Walt is a gambler! He likes to gamble on players and see if he can find a diamond in the rough. Some times that gamble does work but it does not pay off for long. (Jonny Gomes) If one of these players does shine bright I just hope Jocketty will pull the trigger and get rid of the player for good value before that shine starts to fade quickly.

While it is true, Walt Jocketty likes to gamble on signing young players, he does not like to trade away top prospects for one player and hope that gamble pays off. I really can not see him trading away three or four prospects for a starting pitcher this offseason. I can see him signing three or more starting pitching prospects that have not proven themselves at the major league level yet though. So keep your eyes on guys like Matt Torra, Mike Ballard, Ryan Edell, Dallas Trahern, Brian Baker, Chorye Spoone, Rey Gonzalez, Kyler Newby and Jose Quintana.