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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 posted a 3.42 ERA & 1.16 WHIP. In 139.1 innings pitched, he struckout 156 batters with a decent walk rate of 2.2 per nine innings. This past year, he made the jump to Double-A Pensacola and posted some odd numbers. In the 143.1 innings he pitched, Corcino saw his ERA actually drop to 3.01 despite his WHIP going up to 1.22 due to a spike in his walk rate from 2.2 per nine innings to over 4. The logical conclusion was that he was missing more bats. Well, yes and no. His hit rate dropped from 8.3 per nine innings to 7.0, which should lead to strikeouts increasing, but Corcino's K rate actually dropped g...
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Baseball America released its list of the "Top 10 Reds Prospects" on Wednesday. This coming only a month after BA recognized Cincinnati as its Organization of the Year. Although author J.J. Cooper notes that the organziation doesn't boast the depth of minor league talent that it used to, due to various trades and promotions, he calls top prospect Billy Hamilton an ...
Well, that was a little uneventful. The list was supposed to go live on BaseballAmerica.com at some point this afternoon, but the NL Central Top 10 lists came out in Baseball America in print yesterday and the list was published all over the internet, including by John Fay at the Enquirer on his blog. Here is their list:
Billy Hamilton, SS
Robert Stephenson, RHP
Tony Cingrani, LHP...
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
@NTravieso21 on Twitter
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...
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...
by: Jon Davis
#3 Tony Cingrani LHP
Next on the list is another starting pitcher selected in the 2011 Draft -- third-round selection Tony Cingrani. This big lefty, standing 6'4" 200 lbs, was a closer at Rice, but since being drafted has made a seamless transition to the rotation. In two years, he has compiled excellent stats across three levels. In...
Does Homer Bailey have any upside? Photo by Keith Allison.
Just a few short months ago Friday Five was a weekly feature at Crackerjacks. Each week I’d share 5 fantasy baseball links that I thought were interesting or informative.
I got busy is the only excuse I have. I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to have a Friday Five ready to go each friday, but I have one today. Do I make...
After Aroldis Chapman, it’s easy to argue Tampa Bay’s Jake McGee was the league’s best left-handed relief pitcher last season. He recorded a 1.95 ERA (third behind Chapman and Eric O’Flaherty) and a 1.81 FIP (second behind Chapman) over 55.1 innings for the Rays. He racked up 73 strikeouts against just 11 walks (6.6 K/BB) in the always-tough AL East, and he did so with mastery...
Joey Votto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When it comes to fantasy baseball draft day, I have tried many different strategies over the years. Many people will tell you that you need a ‘big bopper’ at first base to have a truly balanced line up. Although you can win your league in a number of ways, having a big bat in the first base slot in your line-up really makes a difference....
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...