Found May 21, 2012 on
Reds Minor Leagues:
A few guys have come up in discussion over the last week or two, mostly relievers, who haven’t had much information on them out there. So today I thought I would take a quick look at a two of those guys and give some mini scouting reports.
Wirfin Obispo – RHP
Obispo is a bit of an urban legend in some Reds prospect circles after he dominated the Dominican Summer League after a conversion to the mound from shortstop. He was, however, caught up in a marriage scandal that left him unable to obtain a work visa to enter the US and eventually wound up in Japan where he pitched for several years before finally being able to obtain a work visa when the Reds signed him this past offseason. Obispo throws a fastball, change up and slider. His fastball seems to work, in my limited time seeing him, in the 89-93 MPH range while touching 94. The pitch is a little straight, but he seems to hide the ball well with what I can best describe as, interesting mechanics that seem to have a little bit of...
BEST OF MAXIM
Soto had a big Bats blast.
Louisville 7 Lehigh Valley 3
-It was back-to-back wins for the Bats (15-30) as Pedro Villarreal (2-0) allowed just two earned runs in his 6.2 innings for the win. Jordan Smith got the save (3) tossing 1.1 scoreless innings.
-2B Willie Harris had two hits with a double and two RBI. 3B Chris Valaika added a double and an RBI as well. The big moment...
The 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft is now under three weeks away -- meaning you'll be seeing a whole bunch of mock drafts and projections until then.
The first notable one comes from ESPN.com's Keith Law. While projecting the MLB Draft is somewhat of an impossible and dubious task, it's still fun to see which players these 'experts' see going where...
A major league pitcher who defected from Cuba is being sued for $18 million by a Cuban-American man imprisoned on the communist island.
The lawsuit was filed recently in Miami federal court against Aroldis Chapman, a left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. The lawsuit claims that Chapman falsely accused Danilo Curbelo Garcia of involvement in human trafficking, leading to his...
Aroldis Chapman was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license early Monday, a few hours after it appeared he was in line to become the Cincinnati Reds' next closer.
General manager Walt Jocketty and manager Dusty Baker met with Chapman following a 4-1 win over Atlanta on Monday night to get details of the pitcher's arrest, which they didn't know about...
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who was arrested during a traffic stop early Monday morning, had other problems over the weekend, because he is being sued for $18 million in a lawsuit that accuses him of conspiracy to detain and torture the plaintiff, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported over the weekend. The lawsuit, which was filed Friday in Miami, is based on the...
A Reds fan named Caleb Lloyd caught back-to-back homers from Zach Cozart and Mike Leake in the fourth inning on Monday night in a game between the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds.What are the chances of that happening ever again? It was quite an evening for Lloyd who gave the first home run ball to his friend's uncle who got him the ticket to the game, and the second ball...
Left-hander Aroldis Chapman will get more chances to close games for the Cincinnati Reds.
Chapman picked up his second career save on Sunday by finishing off a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees. The Reds have been looking for someone to take the spot of closer Ryan Madson, out for the season with a torn elbow ligament.
The hard-throwing Cuban may be the answer.
Manager Dusty Baker...
The Bats blasted three homers in their victory, Saturday night.
Louisville 9 Lehigh Valley 2
-The Bats (14-30) got six innings of one-run ball from Sean Gallagher (3-3) in the win. Carlos Fisher tossed a scoreless ninth inning.
-SS-CF Kris Negron went 3-6, including a three-run home run (3), two runs scored, and a stolen base. 3B Chris Valaika was 3-4, with a solo shot (3...
CINCINNATI Ryan Ludwick was thrilled beyond comprehension his first appearance on FOX Sports Ohio as the Star of the Game for the Cincinnati Reds and first appearance on any Star of the Game Show for a long, long time.
For a guy seemingly locked in mediocrity, as least as far as his batting average was concerned, it was a special moment for the 33-year-old outfielder.
5/22 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Miguel Rojas went 1-4 with a double.
Danny Dorn went 1-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 2-3 with a double.
Brett Tomko allowed 1 run in 7 innings with 6 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Wirfin Obispo allowed an unearned run in an inning of work.
Brett Tomko lowered his ERA to 3.18 on the season. Cody Puckett raised his line...
Around 12:42 am Monday morning, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was stopped by Grove City, Ohio when he was caught doing 93 mph on Interstate 71 North near Interstate 270.
Police took Chapman into custody after they discovered that Chapman had a suspended Kentucky license.
Police cited Chapman for speeding and driving with a suspended license and released him after he posted bail.
Via: According to a police report, Chapman, 24, was caught driving 93 mph on I-71 at the 99.8 mile marker around 12:35 a.m. Monday. The speed limit is 65 mph. Chapman was driving a black 1999 Mercedes S63. During the traffic stop, police found that Chapman had a suspended license through the state of Kentucky. Let’s all realize that Grove City is a Columbus suburb. The Reds...
5/19 Game Review
Louisville won 9-2. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 3-6 with a HR (3), 3 RBI, a steal (15) and 2 runs.
Chris Valaika went 3-4 with a walk, HR (3), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Bill Rhinehart went 2-5 with an RBI.
Neftali Soto went 2-5 with a HR (4) and 3 RBI.
Danny Dorn went 2-3 with a walk, 2 doubles and 2 runs.
Sean Gallagher went 0-1 with 2 walks and 2 runs at the plate...
The Reds (21-19) and the Braves (26-16) will renew acquaintances for the second time in a week after splitting a brief, two-game set in Atlanta last week. The two squads will have a more traditional three-game meeting this time around, beginning with Monday's nationally televised game on ESPN. For all the info
Mike Leake (0-5, 6.21) vs. Mike Minor...
The Chipper Jones farewell tour is in full swing, with pretty much every town that the Braves third baseman is visiting for the final time honoring him in some way, be it with a video package, gifts from the team, or a combination of both. The Cincinnati Reds are going in a different direction this week, and it's one of the more unique tributes to Jones that we've seen so...