Found October 24, 2011 on Redleg Nation:
Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning in the Arizona Fall League this afternoon: Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance in an Arizona Fall League game on Monday, pitching one scoreless inning of relief. Chapman, who was pitching for the Phoenix Desert Dogs against Salt River, did not allow a hit while walking one batter and striking out one. He threw 16 pitches, with eight strikes. The Reds have Chapman transitioning to become a starter next season. The plan is to gradually build his innings and prepare him to play winter ball in Puerto Rico later in the offseason. Yes, there is a dearth of Reds news right now and I’m going crazy.

Chapman Throws One Scoreless, Dogs Win

The Phoenix Desert Dogs beat the Salt River Rafters 4-1 yesterday in a game that saw Aroldis Chapman make his AFL debut, as he prepares for winter ball, and the transition back to becoming a starting pitcher. -Brodie Greene was the DH and went 1-4 on the day. He was caught stealing second after his lone single. -Aroldis Chapman did not start, but came in to pitch a scoreless...

State of the Farm – Second Base

Ronald Torreyes may have spent the first half of the season in extended spring training, but what he was able to do over the second half of the season puts him at the top of my list at second base. The 18 year old burst onto the scene last year after demolishing the Venezuelan Summer League before coming to the US and hitting .349/.379/.494 for the AZL Reds as a 17 year old. Despite...

I will never complain about Dusty Baker again

Ron Washington may be the worst manager I’ve ever seen, and he is in his second straight World Series. Clearly, the manager has far less impact on a team’s success than I thought. Sheesh.

Chapman tosses hitless inning in AFL debut

Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance in an Arizona Fall League game on Monday, pitching one scoreless inning of relief.

Aroldis Chapman to make first start

FYI. Aroldis Chapman will go two innings tomorrow, then he’ll make his first start in the Arizona Fall League on Monday. I expect nothing less than a complete-game, two-hit shutout.

Wednesday news and notes

Top Prospect Alert released their Top 15 prospects for the Reds on Tuesday. The list starts off fairly solid, even with Hamilton ranking so highly, but the lack of Yorman Rodriguez on the list is a bit or a surprise. Brad Boxberger also missing the list is a slight surprise. The list doesn’t give much info aside from stats, so gathering why a player was or wasn’t ranked there...

Reds in Other Winter Leagues

We've spent a lot of time focusing on the Arizona Fall League and how Reds' prospects are performing there, but there are of course other players within the Reds' organization honing their skills in the various fall and winter leagues around baseball. This is a summary of those players, as well as a Spanish lesson. Aroldis Chapman - First off, we already know the Cuban...
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