Rochester everyday roster
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:02 PM
Tonight the Red Wings again started a lineup of all ex-big leaguers. They will do this most nights as 11 of the 12 players have MLB experience (Ray Chang the loner).
Most of us know that AAA is the AAAA league as few prospects spend much time there. You are usually on the fast-track to the bigs or on the way back down if you cant play.
I mentioned this in a thread a few weeks ago & Seth said its pretty common to have that many ex big leaguers. I looked up the INT Lg rosters tonight & while, yes, almost every team features mostly players with MLB time....nobody has more than ROC's 11.
Active players only
Columbus also has 11...but out of 13 players
Scranton Wilkes Barre has 10 out of 13
Buffalo also has 10 out of 13
Indianapolis 10 out of 13
Gwinnett 8 of 14
Lehigh Valley 8 of 13
Durham 8 of 12
Pawtucket 8 of 12
Norfolk 7 of 12
Syracuse 7 of 12
Toledo 6 of 13
Lousville 5 of 11
Charlotte 5 of 11
To me it just shows how depleted the team is with 'ready to go' everyday talent. They already have 2 guys in Benson/Tosoni with MLB experience in AA & nobody other than Chris Hermann who is scratching the door to AAA. Not like anybody is being 'blocked'.
It is what it is.....but does anyone else think thats too many guys who havent made it??
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:19 PM
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:00 PM
dont buy this at all. Benson was a top 100 prospect...Parmellee was a #1 pick and had a solid yr last yr...Hendriks is thought of very highly....Dozier had a great yr @ AA (shoulda been up in Sept).....DeVries I agree.
What may show the organziation is troubled (at least they are trying to remedy it) is the waiver claims/minor league FAs they've made (Mastro, Florimon, Komatsu, Burroughs, etc) because they know their own prospects cant cut it.
Next 2 levels....bad feeling that only Hermann, Hicks & Arcia are major league players (not counting pitchers) & Hicks is a HUGE maybe.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:33 PM