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by: Jon Davis
#16 Donald Lutz 1B
@braunerhulk on Twitter
Next on the list we have Donald Lutz, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound first baseman, who was a non-drafted free agent, signed in July of 2007 out of Germany. He was born in New York, but raised in Germany and still retains dual citizenship. He is "a flip flopper", just like No. 11 Ryan LaMarre, but he hits left handed and throws right handed, the opposite of LaMarre. Now to the numbers, 2011 was the first year he played more than 55 games in a season. In 123 games, all with Low A Dayton, his bat really came alive hitting .301, with a .358 on base, .492 slugging, 20 homers and 75 RBI's. Last year, splitting time between High A & Double A, he hit .269, with a .336 on base, .517 slugging and 22 homers, in 50 less AB's than the previous year.
Donald Lutz is very similar to No.15 Neftali Soto in that he has great power, but just like most young power hitters needs to work on pl...
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It has been rumored that the Reds have been trying to work out a long-term deal with several of their players this offseason. Namely, Mat Latos and Homer Bailey. The practice of signing younger players before they blossom into stars is one used all across the big leagues. It's designed to not only lock players into place for many years down the road, but it's designed to...
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A report states that the Queen City will be awarded the 2015 MLB All-Star game. Cincinnati was the home for the first professional baseball team back in 1869.
Veteran third baseman Scott Rolen still hasn’t decided if he’ll
return for the 2013 season or call it a career, but if he does elect to play
his first choice is to re-sign with the Cincinnati Reds, according to Jayson
Stark of ESPN.
Scott Rolen still hasn't made a final decision but has told people that if he plays, his 1st choice is to return to #Reds
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Reds Gold Glove second basemen Brandon Phillips says he's honored to play for Team USA and under manager Joe Torre in the World Baseball Classic. Phillips is among 27 players who will be wearing the red, white, and blue when the WBC kicks off in early-March.
Team USA is 7-7 all-time and is looking to advance to the semifinals...
by: Jon Davis
#17 Jeff Gelalich OF
@jeffgelalich on Twitter
As we march towards Opening Day, we have gotten to No. 17 on our countdown, with Jeff Gelalich a 6-foot-1, 185-pound outfielder. Apparently, not as strange as I thought, and definitely more common, we have another "flip flopper" in Gelalich. He too is a left...
We all know that the 2012 version of the Cincinnati Reds bullpen was really good. Heck, Reds relievers led all other Major League League clubs with a tidy 2.65 ERA last year. Their dominance even struck up a debate around Cincinnati as to whether or not they were better than the 1990 Reds 'pen.
Well, at least one respected ESPN writer has chimed in on his opinion. As good...
From the first day he sat down behind his executive desk in Great American Ball Park in 2005, one of the many missions of Cincinnati Reds PresidentCEO Bob Castellini was to snag the All-Star Game for his team, his fans and his city.The All-Star game has not been in Cincinnati since 1988, at old Riverfront Stadium, and it never has been played at Great American Ball Park, which unlocked...
Fresh off the Reds press release, ummmm, press....
CINCINNATI (Jan. 21, 2013) -- Reds fans can choose their seats for the 2013 season at the annual Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.
“The Select-A-Seat event is the best way for fans to sit in different seats around the ballpark...
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the All-Star Game will be coming to Cincinnati in 2015. It’s about damn time.
Back when Great American Ball Park opened in 2003, it seemed like the Reds would be hosting an All-Star Game at any moment. But then, what with one thing and another, three years passed.
Then comes the new ownership, and surely Major League Baseball...
The Reds currently have six current arbitration eligible players
Mat Latos – he wants $4.7 million, the Reds offered $4.15 million.
Homer Bailey – he wants $5.8 million, the Reds offered $4.75 million
Shin-Soo Choo – he wants $8 million, the Reds offered $6.75 million
The other players who filed for arbitration are outfielder Chris Heisey, Mike Leake and reliever Alfredo Simon...
The Cincinnati Reds will play host to the 2015 All-Star Game, commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday. Cincinnati has not had an All-Star Game since 1988, long before Great American Ball Park was built in 2003. It will be the city's fifth time as the host. The game was previously played in old Crosley Field in 1938 nd 1953 and in Riverfront Stadium in 1970 and 1988. The...
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Cincinnati Reds. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other 2013 Projections: Angels / Astros / Athletics / Blue Jays / Brewers / Cubs / Giants / Mets / Nationals / Phillies / Pirates...
While the Delmon Young rumors are cooking up, Jeff Schuler of the Morning Call reports that pitcher Tom Cochran will be returning to the Phillies organization as will Brian Bass who pitched in Lehigh Valley during the 2011 season. Also in the mix is outfielder/third baseman Joe Mather who got...
As spring training nears the Reds will once again look to move Aroldis Chapman into their rotation. He started a few spring training games last season but injuries in the bullpen eventually kept him a reliever. He turned into a dominant closer and now Cincinnati wants to see him stretched out over more innings.