23 year-old, first baseman,Ã‚Â Joey Votto (Reds 2nd – 2002) went 2 for 5 in his AAA debut. Last year, the 2008 starting 1st baseman for the Cincinnati Reds hit .319/.408/.547 at AA Chattanooga.
24 year-old, starting pitcher, Bobby Livingston (Mariners 4th – 2001) was knocked around a bit in his debut going 5.1 innings giving up 4 ER, 9 H, 1 HR with a BB. Last year in AAA Tacoma, Livingston struck out 69 in 135 innings with a 4.59 ERA.
27 year-old, relief pitcher,Ã‚Â Brad Salmon (Reds 31st – 1998) picked up the win, going 1.1 innings with a K. Last year at Louisville and Chattanooga, Salmon struck out 96 in 81 innings with a combined 2.44 ERA.
24 year-old, center fielder,Ã‚Â Chris Dickerson (Yankees 32nd – 2000) went 5 for 5 with a 2B and a SB. Last year Chris hit .242/.355/.424 at Chattanooga.
23 year-old, starting pitcher,Ã‚Â Carlos Fisher (Reds 11th – 2005) pitched a 7 inning gem in his 2007 debut. Fisher, from Lewis-Clark State College, recorded 3 Ks and 1 BB while allowing only 3 H. Last year at Dayton Fisher had 122 Ks in 150 IP, with a 2.76 ERA. If he is doing this at Chattanooga by the end of the year, we might have something.
21 year-old, right fielder, Denis Phipps (Reds Free Agent 2005) went 3 for 4 with a R. The Dominican outfielder hit .315/.367/.423 in 17 games at Billings last year.
22 year-old, starting pitcher,Ã‚Â Sean Watson (Reds 2nd – 2006) opened the season going 5 innings, with 6 Ks, while allowing 7 H and 0 BB. Last year, Watson struggled in his 14 innings at Dayton after recording a 1.52 ERA at Billings in 23 innings.