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The folks at BaseballAmerica.com released their Midseason Top 50 Prospects list late last week and one Reds farmhand made the cut. As you may imagine, that one prospect is none other than speedy shortstop, Billy Hamilton, of the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze. The switch-hitting Hamilton ranked as the 27th overall prospect on BA's list.Hamilton currently sports a slash line of .323/.413/.439 with 28 XBH (18 doubles), 79 RS, 30 RBI and a whopping 104 SB through 82 games played at Bakersfield. He's likely to receive a promotion to either Double-A Pensacola or Triple-A Louisville in the very near future.Cincinnati placed three players on the 2012 Preseason Top 100 including C Devin Mesoraco (16th), Hamilton (48th), and SS Zack Cozart (75th). Both Mesoraco and Cozart are no longer eligible to appear on the list as the two have already burned their minor league status. Nonetheless, the Reds have no shortage of young talent under their control for years to come.
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Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has been absolutely scorching minor league basepaths for two seasons now, and he says the secret to his speed comes from his favorite in-game elixir.
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Can this guy flat-out fly or what? Billy Hamilton has speed to burn, folks. His wheels were on full display on Sunday as the Reds prospect legged out a triple in the MLB Futures Game in Kansas City.
Free Todd Frazier!
As the Reds
closed out the mythical first half of the season with a win in San Diego on
Sunday to head into the All-Star Break, fans were left with the
all-too-familiar frustration of seeing Todd Frazier ride the bench while Scott
Rolen flailed away in the lineup.
Dusty Baker was short with reporters when asked about his...
Lotzkar pitching for Pensacola
There's a really good Canadian-born player on the Cincinnati Reds roster in Joey Votto, but the organization also boasts a pretty good Canadian-born prospect in the minor league ranks as well. His name is Kyle Lotzkar and he was recently mentioned in Jim Bowden's piece that featured a list of Futures Game players who could be used as...
And no, this isn’t a post about Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman.
Randall Munroe, the guy behind the web comic XKCD, has launched a new weekly feature where he will answer science questions submitted by readers. Today’s–the first one–just so happens to focus on baseball.
What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of … [visit site...
7/7 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Paul Janish went 1-3.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-3.
Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 6 innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Jordan Smith threw a shutout inning of relief.
Tough start for Villarreal who pitched a very good game but took the loss to fall...
Brandon Phillips is a three-time Gold Glove winner, but that doesn't mean he is actually allowed to wear a gold glove on the field. Rawlings, who has the naming rights to the Rawlings Gold Glove award, is suing glove manufacturer Wilson for giving the Reds second baseman a glove painted gold to play with. It has "metallic gold-colored webbing, stitching and lettering,"...
The Reds escaped San Diego with a win in their final game of the series, of the west coast road trip, of the first half. They roll into the All Star Break with a 47-38 record and in second place in the NLC behind the Pirates.
Johnny Cueto started out strong in last night’s game but didn’t end up lasting very long, pitching just 5.2 innings. He still got the win, though...
The Reds (46-38) wrapped up the first half of the season by getting their third win in a four game series against the San Diego Padres (34-52). The Reds finish up going 6-5 on their West Coast Trip. And every Redlegs fan knows that the West Coast is usually a gauntlet for the Reds, and things usually end pretty badly. But the Reds kept it above .500 on the back of back-to-back...
Louisville 3 Toledo 2
Bats (33-59), Last place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Sean Gallagher tossed six shutout innings. J.J. Hoover (W 3-0, 1.53) got the win, allowing one earned run in 1.1 innings. Jordan Smith got the save (11).
-3B Mike Costanzo was 2-3, with a run scored. DH Dioner Navarro recorded the only RBI.
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This week we’re joined by the hosts of the Head First Slide Podcast, longtime Reds fans Richard and Greg.
In this week’s show:
Week in Review, the West Coast trip that could have been, quality starts streak and Drew Stubbs
Redleg Weekly Poll Question
We love you Scotty, but it’s time you beamed yourself into retirement.
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All-Star Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick hit consecutive home runs, leading Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 4-2 Sunday.
The win put the Reds one game behind Pittsburgh for the NL Central lead at the All-Star break.
Bruce and Ludwick connected two pitches apart in the fourth inning to give Cincinnati a 3-0 lead.
The Reds hit seven home runs in winning...
MLB.com Reds reporter Mark Sheldon captured this image of Charlie Sheen catching balls during batting practice.Before the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San … [visit site to read more]
The Cincinnati Reds were pleased overall with their first half. They dropped out of first place in the National League Central last week, but at 47-38, they are within a game of the Pittsburgh Pirates and are in position to claim a wild-card playoff berth. "You always want more," manager Dusty Baker said. "We hoped our young guys would mature and improve, and they...
Todd Frazier continues to produce
Saturday's have been real kind to the Cincinnati Reds lately. The Reds entered last night's tilt against the Padres as winners of six of their last seven games played on Saturday, and made it seven out of eight by night's end. The Reds (46-38) edged out the host Padres (34-52), 6-5, due in part to receiving yet another quality...