Jim Misudek, Reds Media Relations Intern, has the Reds 2009 AFL attendees on his blog in today’s gamenotes.
The Peoria Saguaros club will include manager David Bell and Reds farmhands RHP Logan Ondrusek, LHP Phillippe Valiquette, RHP Sean Watson, IF Yonder Alonso, IF Zack Cozart and OF Chris Heisey.
Ondrusek and Watson are both currently pitching out of the AAA Louisville Bats bullpen. Ondrusek has been doing well as the Louisville closer in recent weeks. Chris Heisey also is in Louisville playing all three outfield positions.
The other three prospects play for the AA Carolina Meducats. Valiquette has spent more than half the season in the AA Mudcats bullpen. Zack Cozart has been the Carolina shortstop all season, while Alonso just returned from his GCL rehab assignment to the Mudcats lineup yesterday.
For those interested, a Saguaro is a tree-sized Cactus species.
(8-26-09) UPDATE: Baseball America has posted the current rosters for all the AFL teams. Players are most commonly in AA, between the age of 22 and 24. On the Saguaro’s roster, there are two pitchers spots assigned to Cincinnati as T.B.A. One of those is rumored to be 1st round pick Mike Leake.