5. Yorman Rodriguez – OF – 18 years old – Low A
Background: NDFA – August 2008
The Good: Has all of the tools at his disposal and held his own as an 18 year old in a league where most teenagers don’t.
Needs to work on: As an 18 year old, he needs to round out just about every part of his game, including his day to day effort on the field.
4. Yonder Alonso – 1B – 24 years old – MLB
Background: 2008 Draft – 1st round
The Good: He is as polished of a hitter as you can come by, with outstanding discipline, ability to go to all fields and good power.
Needs to work on: The Reds look to play him in left field, so he will need to improve his speed and defense. In the long run though, he will be a first baseman.
3. Daniel Corcino – RHP – 20 years old – Low A
Background: NDFA – January 2008
The Good: An above average fastball, above average breaking ball and a solid change up to go along with good control at a young age.
Needs to work on: Like all pitchers in the minors, he needs to build up his innings pitched and work to refine his pitches.
2. Yasmani Grandal – C – 22 years old – AA
Background: 2010 Draft – 1st round
The Good: Has an above average bat across the board for the position and is advanced in his plate approach.
Needs to work on: Scouting reports on his defense were not as strong as they were coming out of college. Working on his receiving would be his biggest need.
1. Devin Mesoraco – C – 23 years old – MLB
Background: 2007 Draft – 1st round
The Good: About as polished at the plate as you could expect with a good hit tool and well above average power for the position to go along with solid skills behind the plate.
Needs to work on: Going the other way with the ball as he is rather pull happy. With that said, he has good power when he does go the other way.
There will be a chat held at 4pm today.