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by: Jon Davis
#6 Jesse Winker OF
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The run on pitchers is concluded for the sixth best prospect in 2012 supplemental first round pick Jesse Winker. Winker is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound left handed outfielder, who was drafted out of Olympia High School in Florida, and will be only 19-years old come next April. Last year, in his professional baseball debut playing for Billings, he had a slash line of .338/.430/.500 in 275 plate appearances, showing off his offensive tools against much older competition.
Winker can hit the ball hard to all fields and his power potential is expected to develop as he gets more experience. He has a very good approach at the plate, as seen by his 17.5 percent walk rate, and his 78 percent contact rate in his time in the Pioneer League. Now the negative; he lacks the ideal speed or athleticism to play center and is all but certainly destined for a corner outfield spot. He has an above aver...
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Corcino after tossing a dual no-hitter
last July for Pensacola
by: Jon Davis
#4 Daniel Corcino RHP
Now we see a trend starting to develop with another pitcher at four: Daniel Corcino. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound, right hander was signed as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2008. In 2011, he jumped onto the scene pitching for Dayton and...
There is a reason why the Reds gave up four players in exchange for the services of Mat Latos last offseason. The club fully expects Latos to blossom into one of the most dominant starting pitchers in the league. After 2012, he appears to be on the right track.
The right-hander posted career-highs in wins (14), innings pitched (209.1), starts (33), and complete games (2) in...
It's no secret, folks, the Reds MLB roster is loaded with young talent under the age of 30. Jay Bruce, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco, Mike Leake, Jonathan Broxton, and Zack Cozart are just a few of the players who fit that bill. Hey, don't worry, I didn't forget about 24-year-old Aroldis Chapman. And neither did ESPN's...
You know the drought of baseball news is about to break when you start hearing about the Reds Caravan. A couple weeks after that it’ll be pitchers and catchers reporting, then the drama of who’s going to make the roster, then, before you know it, Opening Day.
The dates, stops, and players on the tour have been announced, and it is an impressive line-up. Kudos to the Reds for...
by: Jon Davis
#5 Nick Travieso RHP
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The streak continues at number five with another pitcher in the form of 2012 first round pick Nick Travieso. For the second year in a row, the Reds selected a high school pitcher with their 1st round pick. Travieso is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound righty, who was drafted out of Archbishop...
Only 30 days stands between now and Feb. 12, which is the day pitchers and catchers are slated to report to spring training. There really hasn't been a whole of Reds-related news lately, and there probably won't be too much more before spring training begins either. Nonetheless, there are a few noteworthy nuggets floating around out there on the internet. Here is my attempt...
Ryan Wright came into the 2012 season with some intrigue after a good showing in 2011 after being drafted in the 5th round. The Reds sent him to Dayton where he was the regular second baseman to begin the season.
Wright began the season with a 5 game hitting streak before going hitless over the next two games. He would go on to hit .277/.346/.362 during the month with good plate...