Found January 19, 2013 on
by: Matt Bollmann
Justice French is a rising pitching prospect in the Reds organization. Drafted in the 25th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, the 23-year old will be entering his third season as a professional in 2013. French, a Georgia native, split time between Class-A Dayton and Bakersfield last year, which he compiled a 4-4 record, 3.72 ERA, and 1.446 WHIP in 92 innings pitched.
I recently got the chance to catch up with the right-hander. Here is the transcript for that Q&A session:
1. When you were drafted by the Reds what was your initial thought to be drafted by a team like the Reds?
Initially, I was just happy to continue my lifelong dream. I always knew I would do well if a team gave me a chance, and the Reds gave me that opportunity. I will always be thankful for that and the organization has been nothing but good to me.
2. Success for you personally in 2013 can be defined by what?
Success for me in 2013 would be st...
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Basically McCoy needs a ride to the games and is willing to trade a seat in the pressbox.
As most of you know, I am legally blind and unable to drive. For the past five years, my friend Larry Glass has been my driver from Dayton to Cincinnati...
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Here is a look at the figures from the Reds, courtesy of CBS Sports:
Homer Bailey: player $5.8M, team $4.75M
Shin-Soo Choo: player $8M, team $6.75M
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