21 year-old Drew Stubbs (Reds #1 – 2006) went 3 for 4 with 3 2B, and 3 R. Stubbs raised his average up to .247/..374/.370 on the young season.
20 year-old Jordan Smith (Reds #6 – 2006) pitched 6 innings giving up 3 H, 0 ER, while striking out 5. He now has a 1.80 ERA with 20 K, 3 BB, and 19 H in 25 IP.
20 year-old Daniel Guerrero (Undrafted Free agent -2005) pitched 5 innings giving up 4 H, 1 BB, and 1 ER while striking out 6. In 3 games at Dayton he has a 4.50 ERA with 11 K and 7 BB in 12 IP.
25 year-old Marland Williams (Diamondbacks #36 – 2001) went 4 for 5 with 2 2b, 3B, and a HR. He is now hitting .238/.305/.419.
22 year-old Joey Votto (Reds #2 -2002) went 2 for 4 with 2 R, and a BB. For the season Votto is now hitting .324/.401/.582. 30 2B, 19 Hr, 15 SB, 45 BB, 58 RBI, 80 K in 397 PAs.
25 year-old Ray Olmedo (Reds undrafted FA – 1999) went 2 for 4 with a HR and 2 R. Olmedo has put together a nice season .315/.363/.420
Miguel Perez is hitting about .370 with an OPS over .900 this month. If this guy has finally figured out what he’s doing with the bat, then he could be a fine prospect.
by the way, John Sickel’s assessment of the Reds Top 20 prospects is up at minorleagueball.com
I think Royce Clayton was a veteran throw-in because, ultimately, the Nats were taking on far more salary than the Reds. Krivsky and Narron said the right things because Clayton is going to be on the major league roster and you don’t just dismiss a guy as a budget balancer.
Lets admit it for them though….he was a budget balancer and Brandon Phillips should be at short, with Freel at 2b, EdE at 3d, and Aurilia at 1b.
Can anyone explain to me why Narron sucks so bad, and why he changes the frickin’ lineup so much. How are guys supposed to get in a groove?
And if the answer is for defense, he needs to realize…that’s not working!!
Oh god, not Marlon Anderson. My question is why Narron and Krivsky seem so reluctant to turn SS over to Phillips. Is it Castro’s .316 average since the trade or just a little insanity? Or could it be that the Rangers had reason to fire Narron years ago?