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Peoria continued its winning ways on Wednesday afternoon by beating Salt River 7-6. While the Rafters were able to match the Javelinas with eight hits, they fell just one run short in defeat. The Javelinas got big contributions from the three Reds players in the game.
-CF Billy Hamilton was 1-5, with a run scored and three RBI (4). He drove in all three runs on a crucial triple in the bottom of the four-run sixth inning.
-LF Donald Lutz finished 1-3, with a walk and two runs. He also swiped his second base of the season.
-RHP Josh Ravin was the first relief pitcher to enter the game and got a hold (2) with a strikeout in a scoreless inning.
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Next week I will unveil the 2013 Cincinnati Reds top 25 prospect list, but today, I wanted to review my end of the season Top 25 from last year.
1. Devin Mesoraco
Was I right or wrong: I was right. Yes, the 2012 season in the Major Leagues didn’t go nearly as well as you would have hoped. Still, I believe all of the tools are there for him to be an All-Star level catcher and if...
Today hasn't been a great day to be an executive of the Cincinnati Reds in years past. Both of those examples come as proof and are derived from Redleg Journal:
October 25, 1927 - Citing poor health and deafness, Garry Herrmann resigns as president of the Reds.
The 68-year old Herrmann had run the club for 25 years, winning one pennant and finishing first in...
The Javelinas improved their record to a league-best 9-4 on Tuesday. They did so by defeating the Scottsdale Scorpions by a score of 7-2. Peoria outhit their opponent 11 to 9. Four Reds prospects, two hitters and two pitchers, got on the field.
-LF Donald Lutz, fresh off being named the AFL Player of the Week, went 0-5 with two strikeouts, dropping his average to .395.
Today marks day nine of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot.
But for now, here is No. 4 on the list:
Peoria won its fourth game in a row to push its league-leading record to 11-4 on the season. They claimed an 8-2 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox yesterday behind some strong pitching from a Reds prospect. He was joined by four other players from the organization. Here's how they performed.
-RHP Tim Crabbe tossed four hitless innings, while walking one and...
Steve Selsky was a 2011 33rd round draft pick out of Arizona who crushed the ball in limited action that season with the AZL Reds before spending just over a week with the Billings Mustangs. He hit a combined .311/.413/.585 with 17 walks and 24 strikeouts.
The Reds started Selsky off in Dayton and struggled some early on. In the month of April he went to the plate 81 times in the...
Bell will be trading his Bats jersey in for a Cubs one.
It was only a one-year relationship between the Louisville Bats and David Bell as the 2012 manager has joined the coaching staff of the Chicago Cubs as third-base coach. He led the Bats to an awful 51-93 record during the 2012 season, in which the Bats seemed to be severely lacking in talent, in part due to offseason trading...
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Check out this video compiled by the fine folks at MLB.com which features some of the top moments from the 2012 season. Among the memorable Reds moments include:
+ Homer Bailey's no-hitter
+ Joey Votto's monster individual performance on Mother's Day
+ Todd Frazier's "no-hands" homer
+ Barry Larkin...
Now just over two weeks into the Arizona Fall League (AFL) season, the cream of the prospect crop is rising to the top of the statistical leader board, right? Well, not exactly. Jason Parks, of Baseball Prospectus, looked at some of the hitting leaders that he's received questions about. As he points out, the environment is conducive to hitting the ball well, and not all “prospects...