Found October 19, 2012 on
Reds Minor Leagues:
Kyle Lotzkar has dealt with a lot since being drafted by the Reds. He has had multiple injuries, including several arm injuries. In 2011 he threw a career higher 66.2 innings. Still just 22, he would go on to throw 112.2 innings in 2012 as he split his year between Bakersfield and Pensacola.
The Reds started the Canadian right hander out in Bakersfield where he made four starts in the month of April. He threw 21.2 innings in that span with a 1.25 ERA and 1.02 WHIP to go along with 9 walks and 21 strikeouts. The results were very good, particularly given that the California League is so hitter friendly. His walk rate was a tad high at 10.7% but his strikeout rate of 24.1% was quite strong.
After a strong April, Lotzkar took a step backwards in May. While he went 2-1 with a strong 3.86 ERA, his WHIP jumped up to 1.55 thanks to 19 walks in 30.1 innings pitched. He made six starts in the month, but only one of them came for Bakersfield as he was promoted to Pensacola on the 3rd. He stru...
BEST OF MAXIM
It was an old-fashioned wild west shootout between the Peoria Javelinas and the Salt River Rafters on Wednesday. The teams combined for 28 hits, 14 a piece, but it was the Rafters who emerged victorious by a score of 12-9 over the Javelinas.
The game saw six of the seven Reds prospects get playing time. It was a bag of mixed results regarding their performances.
It was a 3-2 win for Peoria as they outhit Surprise 10 to six. Every Reds pitcher was used in this one and two of the three hitters saw action as well. They all did their best to figure into deciding the game as well.
-CF Billy Hamilton went 1-4, with a run scored and a stolen base (5). He scored the go-ahead run in the 5th inning. He reached on a bunt, stole second, got to third...
Today marks day seven 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. 6
on the list:
With the minor league season being long over, the Reds Organizational All-Stars have been announced by MiLB.com. As you might expect, Billy Hamilton was the main focus. All he did was steal a record 155 bases this season and give Reds fans hope of a true leadoff man which they have lacked for so many years now.
Now, unless you followed closely, what you might not have expected...
Peoria got some great pitching as the Javelinas were able to grab a 3-1 victory over the Salt River Rafters. It was a lonely day for the one Reds prospect who played Thursday, but he did his best to make the most of it.
-SS Didi Gregorius batted 2nd and went 1-3 with an RBI (3). He's now hitting .320 during the 2012 AFL year.
Ryan Ludwick is coming off a superb year in Cincinnati where he hit .275/.346/.531 with 26 home runs in 472 plate appearances. He signed a one-year $2.5mm deal which included a $5mm mutual option for ‘13 last offseason.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com , Ludwick will decline his side of his mutual option. However, Heyman adds that the Reds and Ludwick are “very interested”...