DOTF returns!


Louisville 5, Toledo 3

24 year-old left fielder Todd Frazier (1st – 2007) went 2-4 with 2B, R, and an RBI.  In 3 minor league seasons, Frazier has hit (.367/.491).  I like him in left field, I LOVE him at SS.   

25 year-old first baseman Danny Dorn (32nd – 2005 Draft) went 2-4 with a HR, R, and 2 RBI. In 4 minor league seasons, Dorn is batting an impressive (.375/.509) 

24 year-old second baseman Chris Valaika (3rd – 2006) went 2-3 with a 2B and a R.  In 4 minor league seasons he has hit (.339/.440)

WOW, its great to be back. It’s been 2 years for me, and back in 2007 there certainly weren’t this many talented 24 year-olds at AAA!


Carolina 4, Birmingham 2

25 year-old starting pitcher Matt Klinker (15th – 2006) started 2010 with a stellar performance. Matt pitched 5 shutout innings, giving up just 2 hits, while striking out 3.  Last year, the DOTF favorite and Redleg Nation contributor pitched in 108 innings, striking out 112, while walking 34. 

23 year-old left fielder Yonder Alonso (1st – 2008) went 1-3 with a BB, 2B, R, and an RBI.  So far in two minor league seasons Yonder has hit (.378/.459).

24 year-old DH, Sean Henry  (20th –  2004 Mets) went 2-4 with  HR, R, and 3 RBI.  Henry, acquired by the Reds in the Jeff Conine trade, has hit (.352./.436) in 6 minor league seasons.

High A+

Lynchburg Hillcats rained out

Low A

Dayton 6, Lansing 5, 11 innings

20 year-old Dutch shortstop Julius Gregorius (free agent 2008) went 4-6 with a R, and 3B .  “Goldmember” Gregorius,  doesn’t speak freaky deaky dutch, and he hasn’t hit much either, in two minor league seasons he has hit just (.314/.312).

22 year-old catcher Kevin Coddington (44th – 2008) went 2-5 with a HR and an RBI.  In two seasons of minor league baseball, Coddington has hit (.336/.362).

24 year-old first baseman Chris Richburg (23rd – 2009) went 2-4 with a 2B, BB, and 2 RBI.  Last year, Richburg hit (.380/.395) in 46 games at Billings.