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    Official New Britain Rock Cats roster

    http://www.newbritainherald.com/arti...2862426364.txt



    2012 NB ROCKATS ROSTER

    Pitchers

    Andrew Albers
    David Bromberg
    Logan Darnell
    Luke French
    Deolis Guerra
    Steve Hirschfeld
    Brett Jacobson
    Bobby Lanigan
    Blake Martin
    Lester Oliveros
    Luis Perdomo
    Daniel Turpen
    Alex Wimmers

    Catchers - Chris Herrmann, Danny Lehmann
    1B - Chris Colabello, Nate Hanson
    2B - Estarlin De Los Santos, Darin Mastrioianni
    SS - James Beresford, Pedro Florimon
    3B - Deibinson Romero
    OF - Evan Bigley, Mark Dolenc, Aaron Hicks
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    Excited to see Wimmers on the roster.
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    That's the roster I have for New Britain, but was told that it is subject to change. I was surprised (somewhat) yesterday to hear that Bromberg will be pitching out of the bullpen, at least to start the season. So, I would guess the starting 5 would be: Darnell, French, Hirschfeld, Lanigan and Wimmers?

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    Guerra still not good enough to be at AAA....bummer.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Guerra still not good enough to be at AAA....bummer.
    Possibly, and they have so many givens in Rochester that it just makes sense to leave him where he first started experiencing success just a couple of months at the end of last season.

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    Thats a lot of pitchers

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    So...Mastrioianni is being moved from the OF to 2B?

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    Looks to me like a very good pitching staff, with solid defense. At first glance, the hitting looks a bit marginal, expecially after having Benson, Parmelee, Dozier and Solarte last year. But after looking at it for awhile, Herrmann, Mastrioanni, Dolenc and Bigley all should be solid. Beresford gets on base a lot and Colabello tore the cover the ball last year in an Independant league. Expect Herrmann will see half his time in the outfield or DH with Lehmann, then Lehmann will DH alot when Herrmann catches. If Hicks can step forward and hit close to .300 with a little pop, could be another team that will battle for a playoff spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosey View Post
    So...Mastrioianni is being moved from the OF to 2B?
    Yes, but with just three OF on the roster, he'll get plenty of time out there too, I'm sure.

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    I suppose in a perfect world, Herrmann isn't there past midyear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    I suppose in a perfect world, Herrmann isn't there past midyear?
    Yeah, that would be great... although certainly not mandatory (see Parmelee)... the issue will be that if the Twins don't keep 3 catchers, Rochester will have Butera, Towles and Rivera. Herrmann would split time up there. He'll play almost daily in New Britain, which is important.

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    So this puts 25 guys on the New Brit roster. Am I wrong or is the minor league roster limit 24?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Guerra still not good enough to be at AAA....bummer.
    Twins have promoted a lot of guys from AA to majors, esp bullpen arms. I'm not concerned about that at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    So this puts 25 guys on the New Brit roster. Am I wrong or is the minor league roster limit 24?
    Changed to 25 this year.

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    John, Seth ... Are Butera and Rivera holding back Herrmann and Lehmann's development at the AAA level? When is the time to cut whose 2 lose, and give the kids a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmart View Post
    John, Seth ... Are Butera and Rivera holding back Herrmann and Lehmann's development at the AAA level? When is the time to cut whose 2 lose, and give the kids a chance?
    Last year. I don't mean to be flip, but I don't understand the catching situation at all with this organization. Herrmann, Lehman, and Rohfling (Rohlfing?) have the chance to be at least above average overall. Rivera and Butera do not. At all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmart View Post
    John, Seth ... Are Butera and Rivera holding back Herrmann and Lehmann's development at the AAA level? When is the time to cut whose 2 lose, and give the kids a chance?
    I think that Herrmann, assuming things go well in New Britain, should be the primary starter in Rochester by the middle of this year, although it doesn't hurt him at all to spend this full year at New Britain. He'll be fine, but he didn't dominate AA last year, so it's good for him to get another half-season there. Lehmann is already about 27, so I don't know if he's got any more development. Personally, he's so well respected by pitchers in the organization. He's been the Twins minor league catcher of the year the past three years. In my opinion, he's on par with the three in Rochester, but i want him working with better prospects.

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    That's a problem solved easily enough. When Herrmann is ready, they just drop/demote one of the other guys - and that's if the Twins don't call up a 3rd catcher, which I can also see happening. I can argue it's wise two different ways...

    1) When the primary catchers for the major league team are Mauer & Doumit, two guys with SIGNIFICANT injury histories, an organization should probably be cautious about discarding catchers.

    2) Herrmann had a monster AFL, but it certainly isn't clear from his numbers that he mastered AA. Or at least, with a .258 BA and a .392 SLG, it looks like he could still learn a few things there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrinaldi View Post
    http://www.newbritainherald.com/arti...2862426364.txt



    2012 NB ROCKATS ROSTER

    Pitchers

    Andrew Albers
    David Bromberg
    Logan Darnell
    Luke French
    Deolis Guerra
    Steve Hirschfeld
    Brett Jacobson
    Bobby Lanigan
    Blake Martin
    Lester Oliveros
    Luis Perdomo
    Daniel Turpen
    Alex Wimmers

    Catchers - Chris Herrmann, Danny Lehmann
    1B - Chris Colabello, Nate Hanson
    2B - Estarlin De Los Santos, Darin Mastrioianni
    SS - James Beresford, Pedro Florimon
    3B - Deibinson Romero
    OF - Evan Bigley, Mark Dolenc, Aaron Hicks

    By the way, how do you construct a lineup with this roster? I am pretty skeptical of de Los Santos, Romero, and Dolenc. Bigley might be on the downward slope as well. Mastrioianni-Herrmann-Hicks-Romero-Bigley-Hanson-Colabello-Lehmann-Beresford?

    At least the pitching staff looks quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    That's a problem solved easily enough. When Herrmann is ready, they just drop/demote one of the other guys - and that's if the Twins don't call up a 3rd catcher, which I can also see happening. I can argue it's wise two different ways...

    1) When the primary catchers for the major league team are Mauer & Doumit, two guys with SIGNIFICANT injury histories, an organization should probably be cautious about discarding catchers.

    2) Herrmann had a monster AFL, but it certainly isn't clear from his numbers that he mastered AA. Or at least, with a .258 BA and a .392 SLG, it looks like he could still learn a few things there.
    I understand what you and Seth are saying. I would just greatly prefer prospects getting time and thus would rather have Lehmann catching most of the time at AAA, Herrmann at AA, and so on to start.

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