Louisville 4, Ottawa 2

20 year-old (he turns 21 on Thursday) Homer Bailey (Reds #1 – 2004) pitched 6 innings, giving up 4 BB, 4 H, and 2 ER while striking out 5.  His ERA is a fantastic 1.98 in 27.1 IP, with 13 BB, 16 H, and 18 Ks.

23 year-old, first baseman, Joey Votto (Reds #2 – 2001) went 2 for 3 with a HR, BB, and 2 RBI.  He is hitting .210/.363/.395

Chattanooga DNP

Sarasota 5, Lakeland 3

23 year-old Adam Rosales (Reds #12 – 2005) went 2 for 3 with a R and an RBI.  Rosales still playing first base also added his 6 SB in as many attempts.

24 year-old Carlos Fisher (Reds #11 – 2005) pitched 6 solid innings giving up 4 H, 2 BB, and 2 ER.  Fisher from THE Lewis & Clark State College struck out 9.  He has 33 Ks, 7 BB, and 28 H in 35 IP.  He needs to be in Chattanooga.

Dayton 10, Wisconsin 4

21 year-old Sean Watson (Reds #2 – 2006)  notched his 5th good game in as many attempts going 6 innings giving up 4 H, 0 BB, and 0 ER, while striking out 10.  He has  2.08 ERA with 25 H, 3 BB, and 33 Ks in 26 IP.  Time for a promotion.

19 year-old Juan Francisco went 1 for 4 with 4 RBI, a BB, and his 5th HR of the year, he is hitting .292.323/.529.

21 year-old Chris Valaika (Reds #3 – 2006) 2 for 5 with an RBI and a R.  He is hitting .390/.422/.549

I pound on Wayne Krivsky quite a bit for his Major League moves, but you have to be thrilled with his first draft.  I am not in love with Stubbs, but Watson #2, and Valaika #3 appear to be major leaguers in the making.  That draft also got us Jordon Smith, Justin Turner, Travis Webb, Logan Parker, Derrik Lutz,  all of which have shown flashes.  Good job Wayne and staff.