Minor League assignments

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Chad Jennings managed to run down a list of where some key minor leaguers have been assigned. The notables:

Double-A Trenton: Phil Coke, Reegie Corona, Steven Jackson, George Kontos, Chris Malec, Dan McCutchen, Carlos Mendoza, David Robertson, Kevin Russo, Josh Schmidt, Eric Wordekemper, Chase Wright
That’s a decent infield, lots of versatility … I expect Marcos Vechionacci to man the hot corner full-time … they won’t be blowing many late game leads in Trenton this year, wowza is that a solid ‘pen … Wright was the victim of the rotation numbers crunch in Triple-A Scranton

High-A Tampa: JB Cox, Mike Dunn, Mitch Hilligoss, Jon Hovis, Mark Melancon, Ivan Nova, Braedyn Pruitt, Damon Sublett
Cox will be sent up to Scranton as soon as the weather warms up … looks like Hilligoss will continue to play short, which only ups his value … I suspect Pruitt will play his way out of the lineup by midseason, and could be replaced by Bradley Suttle at some point

Low-A Charleston: Austin Romine, Jesus Montero, Carmen Angelini
Romine and Montero will likely split time behind the plate and at DH, which will help keep them fresh both short and long term, but it’s not ideal developmentally for their receiving … Angelini’s just the man

Disabled List: Francisco Cervelli, Anthony Claggett, Christian Garcia, CJ Henry, Kevin Whelan
Whelan is out with a sore shoulder, ditto Garcia, who’s never been able to stay healthy for an extended period of time … not sure what’s up with Claggett or Henry … Cervelli’s out with the wrist obviously

None of the assignments are final, but for the most part they all seem reasonable. I’m curious to see how Charleston’s rotation shakes out, with guys like Dellin Betances, Jairo Heredia, Zach McAllister, Adam O. and Ryan Pope all legit candidates.

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  • Bob

    Ryan Pope is going to be on the Tampa roster. There is now an article on the Charleston Riverdogs website detailing most of the assignments to that team.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Damn, Chris Garcia struck out the side in his first (and only I believe) inning this spring in a minor league game. Hope this is just a sore shoulder, I am rooting so hard for this guy.

  • Joe

    Yeah, I’m really disapointed to see Garcia listed.

  • dan

    Pope should be on the Tampa roster. I can’t see him doing anything less than destroying Charleston’s competition if he’s there.

  • http://jeteupthemiddle.blogspot.com Jeteupthemiddle

    is Austin Jackson starting the year in Trenton?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Sorry for being so off topic but President Bush just got CLEARLY booed on his way to the mound during the first pitch, during the pitch, and all the way untill ESPN cut to commercial.

    And Jete, Action Jackson will start the year at AA along with Jose Tabata.


    Interesting to see how the catching situation in Charleston plays itself out… I didn’t like it at first but it does make sense in some ways.

  • dan

    Anyone going to the game tomorrow?


    And if Betances, Heredia, and McCallister are all in that Charleston rotation… Wow exciting to watch. I could also see guys like Cuello and A. Almonte making that team… imagine.

  • Rick in Boston

    So I missed on the fact that CJ Henry is back in pinstripes. It sounds like the outfield might be good for him, and coming back leaves him with a bit less pressure than before. He’s a great athlete, so hopefully he can put it together.

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