John Fay has this item about last year’s first round pick, Yasmani Grandal. Most of it is pretty standard spring training fare, but it is interesting that Grandal’s been in Arizona getting ready since January 7th, and that the Reds say:

Bill Bavasi, director of player development, said Grandal probably will open the season with Double-A Carolina.

Huge news? No, but I would have started him in High A and if he looked better than the league, moved him quickly to AA. It’ll be interesting to see how he does there.