Originally written June 22, 2012 on Reds Minor Leagues:
The Major League Baseball Futures Game rosters have been released. The Reds have two representatives, one on each side. Billy Hamilton – SS – United States Hamilton is recognized as the fastest player in the game, and he probably is (though I think it is a whole lot closer than 99% of people out there think it is between him and the rest of the Top 10 fastest guys in baseball). He has 82 steals and a .331 average as of right now for the Bakersfield Blaze and is coming off of an MVP for the California League All Star squad after the Carolina vs California League All Star game. Baseball America said yesterday that he will be the most exciting player to watch in the game. Kyle Lotzkar – RHP – World Lotzkar has been through a whole lot in his career and yet he is still just 22 years old. He has a career high in innings already, with 68 innings pitched between Bakersfield and Pensacola where he has a 2.78 ERA to go along with 32 walks and 76 strikeouts. He is the only Canadian on the ...
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