Found October 18, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
With the minor league season being long over, the Reds Organizational All-Stars have been announced by 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 is that almost the entire roster of the organization's best minor league players this past year was comprised of Hamilton's teammates from Bakersfield. Only the designated hitter/utility player role was filled by a player who didn't appear for the Blaze at some point this season. Below you will find the list of players. I've included a couple of the blurbs written by Danny Wild of below. To read the full article and find a short summary of each player's season accompanied by a quick evaluation of each player by Reds Senior Director of Scouting, Chris Buckley, visit the link h...

Busy day for Reds prospects as Javelinas lose

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. -CF Billy...

Three Reds prospects help Javelinas get the win

The Peoria Javelinas continued their hot start, toppling the Mesa Solar Sox 4-2 to move their record to a league-best 5-2 on the season. All three Reds hitting prospects on the the roster played in the game, and all three of them made significant marks on the stat sheet. -CF Billy Hamilton went 0-3 at the plate, but he did walk once and score a run. He also notched an outfield...

No. 8: Reds and Rockies combine for nine homers

Today marks day five 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. 8 on the list: May...

Is Dusty Baker the right man for the job?

Feelings were mixed around the Reds fan base when the team announced it had extended the contract of manager Dusty Baker for another two seasons. Some were clamoring for the organization to replace Baker with a new skipper, while others were adamant about bringing the 63-year old back. The difference in opinion obviously leaves several questions up for debate. Among them includes...

2012 Season in Review: Kyle Lotzkar

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...

Ludwick Will Decline $5M Option, Could Sign Multi-Year Deal To Stay With Reds

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that outfielder Ryan Ludwick will turn down his side of the $5 million mutual option on his contract with the Reds, However, Heyman adds that the Reds will discuss a new multi-year deal with Ludwick in the hopes of keeping him in Cincinnati. Over the weekend, Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News, reported that Ludwick will receive multi-year offers...

Didi Gregorius contributes in Peoria victory

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.

Ludwick set to decline option, interested in new deal with Reds

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 , Ludwick will decline his side of his mutual option. However, Heyman adds that the Reds and Ludwick are “very interested”...

Donald Lutz homers as Javelinas edge out Saguaros

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...
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