***MLB Extended Spring Training Camps close this week. Clubs are required to place those players on active minor league reserve rosters or disabled lists or release them. Most of these transactions are unannounced, but I'll do my best to resolve those players effected. The Reds had a dozen players sitting in Goodyear - most were injured or rehabbing from previous injuries.
AZL & BIL short-season rosters have been set (as their seasons have begun).
There are approximately 320 players in the system now, all but ~20 of them have been assigned. I'll try and figure out where those 20 are in the next week or two (and add in any late 2016 draft signees), once I've done that I'll update the Register.
To date, here is the complete list of unassigned players on the Register:
2B Ryan Wright, 1B Daniel Pigott, C Maikel Lopez, C Daniel Paula (he was suspended last season), OF Jon Martijn, OF Ed Charlton, LHP Mason Felt, RHP Keenan Kish (injured since drafted), LHP Rock Rucker, C Jake Turnbull (was injured in Australia in January), RHP Jon Perez (injured since signed), RHP Alex Perez, RHP Josue Caba (injured since signing), OF Erick Gabo, RHP Yoel De Jesus, RHP Dayrol Segura, RHP Ranfis Gomez, RHP Tyler Mondile, RHP Joel Kuhnel, 1B Bruce Yari
If I had to predict their whereabouts I'd say they are all injured, and are either at home or at the Reds Spring Training complex in Arizona.
I was updating my own less fancy, less detailed listing with predictions for who starts where in 2017, and something stood out to me. I found it was pretty easy to fill out Louisville, Pensacola, and Dayton's roster with suitable internal candidates, but I had lots of trouble finding players for fit for Daytona. That team will require lots of demotions (Gabriel Gurerrero and Eric Jagielo?), aggressive promotions (Okey?), and/or filler to construct a roster.
Nick Senzel and Shed Long will probably head to Daytona to start the year, but they might not even be there long. Brian O'Grady. Relievers Lucas Benenati, Ryan Hendrix, and Sandy Lugo. Starter Jose Lopez.
Many of the unpredictable low level relievers, and guys like Jeremy Kivel and Nick Howard, it isn't even worth venturing an educated guess where they'll begin the season, in my opinion.
After a 76-61 season the Daytona Tortugas are my early pick for the losing-est farm team - especially if Senzel and Long quickly get promoted out - with the pathetically bad 47-93 Dayton Dragons getting much better. The cause of a crummy Daytona Tortugas team in 2017 is largely the same issues that made the 2016 Dayton Dragons so bad.
I'm looking forward to the 2017 organization register.
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2016 12:12:32 GMT -5 by redsfanman