Rookie

Orem 6, Billings 4

21 year-old Chris Valaika (Reds #3 – 2006) went 2-4 with a 2B, BB, and a R, extending his Pioneer League record hitting streak to 30 games.  Valaika is now hitting .333/.397/.544.  Valaika is 4th in the league in 2B, OPS, AVG; 3rd in SLG; 1st in H, R, and RBI.

LOW A

Dayton & SW Michigan PPD.

HIGH A

Sarasota 10, Clearwater 5

23 year-old Paul Janish (Reds #5 – 2004) continues his hot hitting going 4 for 5 with an RBI.  Janish is now hitting .285/.360/.433 since being promoted to Sarasota.  In August he has been on fire hitting .341/.419/.549.

AA

Chattanooga 3, Birmingham 1

22 year-old Camilo Vazquez (Reds #4 – 2002) pitched 5 innings giving up just 2 hits and 3 BB, while striking out 5.  Since being promoted to Chattanooga he has a 3.71 ERA with 46 K, 19 BB, 54 H in 51 IP. 

AAA

Louisville 8, Columbus 5

26 year-old Brendan Harris (Cubs #5 – 2001) went 4 for 5 with 2 2B, a 3B, and 3 RBI.  Since coming over from Washington in the Kearns/Lopez trade Harris is hitting .312/.379/.520. 

One Response

  1. Matt

    actually I am not *THAT* discouraged. He does have a FANTASTIC walk rate which is a VERY VERY good sign for future production.

    Would I bet money that he will be good? no. But I love his BB rates.