Well, I can’t say that I expected this so soon.

JD informs us that Reds uber-prospect Homer Bailey will soon toe the rubber in Chattanooga, the Reds’ Class AA affiliate:

Homer Bailey is going to be promoted this week from Class A Sarasota to Class AA Chattanooga, and if manager Jerry Narron had his way the promotion would be an airline ticket to Cincinnati.

After hearing that Bailey struck out the side on 12 pitches during a one-inning appearances Saturday in the Florida State League All-Star game, Narron said, “I kid (general manager) Wayne Krivsky that when I get the minor-league reports every day and Bailey pitches, they white-out his results so I don’t see them.”

Said Krivsky, “Bailey’s next start will be in Chattanooga.”

Again, color me surprised. I thought Bailey would spend the entire season at Sarasota, but there’s no question that he has been exceptional in A ball. I can’t wait to see how he performs at Chattanooga.

I promise you that Redleg Nation will report from at least one of Bailey’s starts in AA this season, hopefully very soon.

2 Responses

  1. al

    i think we’ll see him in GABP this year. narron loves the guy, and if he has any success at AA he’ll get a call up.

  2. Phil Shrout

    The Lookouts come here to Huntsville on June 24-28. I will be there when Homer starts. Can’t wait to see it!