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Projecting the Pensacola Roster

Lutz Ready for Return to Southern League

One year ago Bakersfield had the best first-half record in the California League. Now much of that core is getting ready to start the season at Pensacola. One year ago there was a talent void at the top of the Cincinnati development system left by trades and promotions. This group contains some of the top candidates to fill it and they're ready for AA action.

In forecasting organizational rosters things get more uncertain when going deeper in the system. For the Reds in 2013 there won't be many surprises at the MLB level. The AAA roster will be made up of holdovers from last year, veterans providing depth, and top AA performers. Typically it's at the AA level where many top prospects work on skills without competing for playing time with older...

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