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Reds' top 2 prospects among non-roster invites

Senzel to compete for roster spot; Trammell headed to first MLB camp
MLB.com @m_sheldon

CINCINNATI -- The Reds will have their top two prospects among the non-roster invitations to big league Spring Training next month.

Infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel and outfielder Taylor Trammell were two of the 18 non-roster invites announced by the club on Wednesday. MLB Pipeline ranks Senzel No. 1 in the organization (No. 6 in baseball) and Trammell No. 2 (No. 17 overall).

CINCINNATI -- The Reds will have their top two prospects among the non-roster invitations to big league Spring Training next month.

Infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel and outfielder Taylor Trammell were two of the 18 non-roster invites announced by the club on Wednesday. MLB Pipeline ranks Senzel No. 1 in the organization (No. 6 in baseball) and Trammell No. 2 (No. 17 overall).

Senzel, who will be in big league camp for the second time, will be competing for a spot on the Opening Day roster. There is an opening in center field that he would like to get, but he could also earn a place in a utility role that allows him to still play regularly.

This will be Trammell's first big league camp.

Video: Reds prospect Taylor Trammell on the Fall League

Also invited to camp were right-handers Anthony Bass, Odrisamer Despaigne, Vladimir Gutierrez, Alex Powers and Tony Santillan, catchers Juan Graterol, Chris Okey and Tyler Stephenson, infielders Christian Colon and Alfredo Rodriguez, and outfielders Aristides Aquino, TJ Friedl, Brian O'Grady, Jordan Patterson, Mason Williams and Kyle Wren.

Bass, Despaigne, Graterol and Colon have big league experience with other clubs and signed Minor League contracts that came with camp invites.

Minor League coaching staffs named
The Reds' Minor League affiliates announced their managers and coaching staffs on Wednesday. At Triple-A Louisville, Jody Davis will manage the team for the first time with pitching coach Jeff Fassero, hitting coach Leon Durham and bench coach Dick Schofield. Davis was manager at Double-A Pensacola last season. Schofield, who was the interim manager last season, returns to his previous role.

Tweet from @LouisvilleBats: BREAKING: Jody Davis Named 2019 Louisville Bats Manager Full Details on Coaching Staff ������ https://t.co/FFaNaQgptt pic.twitter.com/NxczY8HQtU

For Double-A Chattanooga, Pat Kelly will be manager with Danny Darwin at pitching coach, Daryle Ward as hitting coach and Darren Bragg as the bench coach. Last season, Kelly served as the Reds' interim bench coach and Darwin was their pitching coach under interim manager Jim Riggleman. Although most of the big league coaching staff was not retained, both Kelly and Darwin were promised they would have roles back in player development.

Tweet from @ChattLookouts: 🚨BREAKING🚨 Pat Kelly named #Lookouts 2019 Manager. Kelly returns to Chattanooga after managing the Lookouts from 1993 to 1994. 2019 Field Staff (L->R)Manager - Pat KellyP.C. - Danny DarwinH.C. - Daryle WardB.C. - Darren Bragg#RedsCountry Read ������https://t.co/6VYSuILvQm pic.twitter.com/kq9DlNeKWn

Here are the field staffs for the other Reds affiliates:

Class A Advanced Daytona
Manager: Ricky Gutierrez
Pitching coach: Tom Brown
Hitting coach: Alex Pelaez
Bench coach: Lenny Harris

Tweet from @daytonatortugas: ANNOUNCED: Here is your 2019 Daytona Tortugas Coaching Staff headlined by 2018 Florida State League North Division Champion Manager, Ricky Gutierrez! #DefendTheJack #KingsOfTheNorth 🔗: https://t.co/7gjAQkBqPC pic.twitter.com/99SwVJJDhD

Class A Dayton Dragons
Manager: Luis Bolivar
Pitching coach: Seth Etherton
Hitting coach: Mike Devereaux
Bench coach: Kevin Mahar

Tweet from @DragonsBaseball: Here is your 2019 Dayton Dragons coaching staff! Luis Bolivar - ManagerSeth Etherton - Pitching CoachMike Devereaux - Hitting CoachKevin Mahar - Bench CoachGet to know the coaches at https://t.co/9kiAChXGfN pic.twitter.com/1D7YtXsom6

Rookie-level Billings
Manager: Ray Martinez
Pitching coach: Chris Booker
Hitting coach: Darryl Brinkley
Bench coach: Bryan LaHair

Tweet from @Mustangs: The @Reds name 2019 Mustangs Coaching Staff, Martinez returns for his 4th season. https://t.co/XpltfKjt2a via @milb pic.twitter.com/FYdmwJePbG

Rookie-level Greeneville
Manager: Gookie Dawkins
Pitching coach: Derin Ebert
Hitting coach: Luis Terrero
Bench coach: Reggie Williams

Tweet from @greenevillereds: Greeneville Reds fans, Please help us in welcoming our 2019 Field Staff! We are very excited to have Gookie Dawkins and Reggie Williams returning for their second year in Greeneville.https://t.co/k4Au8wYuS4 pic.twitter.com/1BgDO7WRyb

Dominican Summer League Reds
Manager: Luis Saturria
Pitching coach: Luis Montano
Pitching coach: Luis Andujar
Coach: Cristobal Rodriguez
Coach: Jose Castro
Coach: Jefry Sierra
Coach: Edward Bens

Arizona League Reds
Manager/extended spring coordinator: Jose Nieves
Pitching coach: Elmer Dessens
Hitting coach: Todd Takayoshi
Bench coach: Donald Lutz

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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