It's that time of the year again, where hope springs eternal and optimism about the upcoming season is high. The Reds have lots of reasons to be hopeful entering the season. They have the makings of a good pi... Read More...
From Lance McAlister's blog:
Today the Reds optioned to Class AAA Louisville RHP Sam LeCure, LHP Matt Maloney
and RHP Robert Manuel; optioned to Class AA Carolina 3B Juan Francisco;
reassigned to minor league ... Read More...
I think this is a better list than the BA list b/c it doesn't include the teenagers that are on the list solely b/c they got a ton of cash...
The list is:
Todd Fr... Read More...
From John Fay:
Dusty Baker likes prospect Juan Francisco a lot.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He can hit,Ã¢â‚¬Â Baker said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what you want young hitters to be. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s aggressive. You want a young hitter that... Read More...
From Baseball America:
Best Hitter for Average Yonder Alonso
Best Power Hitter Juan Francisco
Best Strike-Zone Discipline Yonder Alonso
Fastest Baserunner Theodis Bowe
Best Athlete Yorman Rodriguez
Best Fastba... Read More...
From John Fay:
1. Yonder Alonso, 1B
2. Todd Frazier, SS
3. Drew Stubbs, OF
4. Chris Valaika, SS
5. Yorman Rodriguez, OF
6. Kyle Lotzkar, RHP
7. Neftali Perez, 3B
8. Juan Francisco, 3B
8. Juan Duran, OF
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Doug reports that one of the Reds' top prospects, Juan Francisco (who was also named Reds Minor League Hitter of the Year, you will recall), is playing very well in the Dominican Winter League. Most exciting i... Read More...
Kudos to a nice-looking prospect:
Nothing in professional baseball has seemed to slow down shortstop Chris Valaika.
In a span of three years in the Reds organization, Valaika has risen from third-round Draft ... Read More...
Reds in Winter Ball
Here is a link for viewing how all of the Reds players are faring in winter ball this off season. Below is a summary of how some of the players are doing.
The Arizona Fall League is wrapp... Read More...
From today's Enquirer, comparing the Reds hopes for a turn around to Tampa:
Tampa Bay had more room for defensive improvement than the Reds, but it's still a sound strategy. The Rays changed players everywhere ... Read More...