Originally posted on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 2/8/13
David Vidal came into the 2012 season after a strong showing in Dayton where he solidified himself as a real prospect to keep an eye on, flashing both offensive and defensive tools at third base. The Reds sent Vidal to Bakersfield to man the hot corner for the Blaze to start the 2012 season. He got off to a slow start, hitting .250 over the first week of the season, but he was able to heat up in the next three weeks to finish out the month with a .295/.368/.538 with 8 walks and 16 strikeouts to go along with 7 doubles and 4 home runs in 87 plate appearances. Vidal got off to a slow start in May, hitting .256/.320/.465 through the 12th of the month with 5 walks and 10 strikeouts. At that point he was promoted to Pensacola to fill in for Henry Rodriguez. Things were rough for the next two weeks in Pensacola for the new third baseman of the Blue Wahoos as he hit just .193/.246/.281 over 57 plate appearances with 3 walks and 14 strikeouts. June was a bit of a rebound for Vidal, though h...
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