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.

6 Responses

  1. Chad Dotson

    Great to have you back, Matt.

    Frazier and Alonso in LF; Valaika at 3B. Interesting night in the minors.

    And great start by Matt! Get that kid up to AAA!

  2. Chad Dotson

    @Greg Dafler: I know. I’m no scout, just a dumb guy talking about baseball on a computer in his mom’s basement…but from my vantage point, all Dorn has done is hit. I can’t imagine why some AL team wouldn’t want to leverage the next few years of Dorn’s career for some very low-cost production.

  3. Matt Malott

    Mark in CC…..I don’t quote batting average when I do the DOTF. I only quote OBA and SLG

  4. zjr1717

    Love the DOTF Matt, been reading it for a long time and glad your back. But I have one qualm. I know Batting Average is an archaic stat and i believe that just as any other fan whose been blessed to have discovered more advanced stats. But I would love it if you would post their batting averages just so we could see the difference in their BA and OBP. This is helpful, it helps to determine the kind of hitter they are and how dependent their OBP is on walks or contact. For instance, in 2005 Adam Dunn had an OBP of 387, and in that same year Vlad Guerrero had an OBP of 394. Now, if I just looked at that without knowing anything about either player, I would assume Vlad is a more patient hitter than Adam. This assumption would be quite far from the truth. Its useful to know how much of a given players OBP comes from contact in my opinion. When we’re talking about minor leaguers, especially in the lower levels, its often that many of us know little about them, and i find it helpful to see the BA. Just to see what their level of patience is relative to contact, and to inform me in a complete way of what type of hitter they are. Love the reports, keep it up, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside that I get to follow these minor leaguers now, without doing any research myself 😉