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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 trade bait. Here's the excerpt regarding the right-hander from the ESPN Insider post: 4. Kyle Lotzkar RHP The Cincinnati Reds haven’t won a World Series since 1990 and haven’t been to the NLCS since 1995. In a very winnable NL Central and with two wild-card berths, it is likely that the Reds will go for it during this trade deadline. They first made the blockbuster trade for Mat Latos this past offseason, and after signing Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips to long-term deals, the Reds have made it clear they are in it to win right now while still thinking about the team's future. Remember that ...

Prospect reveals secret to success

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. 

Frazier forcing his way into Reds' plans

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. Manager Dusty Baker was short with reporters when asked about his...

Hamilton named to prestigious list

The folks at 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...

Video: Billy Hamilton legs out triple

Your browser does not support iframes. 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.

XKCD on baseball at the speed of light

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...

Minor League Game Review – 7/8/12

7/8 Game Review Louisville won 3-2. Box Score Henry Rodriguez went 1-4 with a run. Mike Costanzo went 2-3 with a walk and a run. Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk. Bill Rhinehart went 1-3. Cody Puckett went 2-3 with a run. Sean Gallagher threw 6 shutout innings with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jordan Smith threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Game notes The Bats got some help...

Series Review: Billy Hamilton

Over the past few days I sat down and watched some games on when Bakersfield was in San Jose. It was a three game series and Billy Hamilton made the most of it. He went 6 for 13 with 4 walks and 1 strikeout in the series. Observations Hamilton was incredibly patient at the plate in this series. He looked at plenty of strikes, but he swung at maybe 3 pitches outside of the...

Brandon Phillips' Gold-Painted Glove Provokes Lawsuit From 'Gold Glove' Creator Rawlings

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,"...

Daily Brief: Welcome to exhibition baseball

Last Game 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...

MINOR details 7/8/12: Bats, Dragons grab wins

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. Mobile 20 Pensacola 3 Blue Wahoos ...

Daily Brief: National League wins All Star Game

Last Game The National League trounced the American League in last night’s All Star Game: final score NL 8, AL 0. Joey Votto continued his 0-for-ASG streak, though the NL has won all of the ASGs he’s been in. Jay Bruce also didn’t get any hits, but caught the last out of the game. Aroldis Chapman only put in 0.1 innings, but he was pitching for Tony LaRussa after all. Next...

RLW Episode 17 – Sliding Head First with Richard and Greg

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 Midseason Awards We love you Scotty, but it’s time you beamed yourself into retirement. Don’t forget if you subscribe to our...

Pitching keeps Reds in contention

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...

Reds begin second half looking for a title

Anybody out there who believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to win the National League Central please raise your hands and if you are from the Pittsburgh area, put your hands down.Of course, the Chicago Cubs can be eliminated right now because the Cubs are usually eliminated on Opening Day and are so far out of it right now that they need Mount Palomar to see first place.And...

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