Mark Sheldon has a little bit of an introduction on Denis Phipps over at Reds.com. While most of you guys probably know this, there may be some who have missed it:
Reds outfield prospect Denis Phipps was 18 years old when he was signed by the organization out of the Dominican Republic in 2004. Remarkably, he had only been playing baseball for one year at the time because he grew up playing basketball as a point guard. His athletic idol was forward Dennis Rodman.”I started baseball when I was 17,” said Phipps, who is now 26. “In my hometown, everybody played baseball and I didn’t.”
From an age perspective, he is much younger than most guys when it comes to baseball experience.
John Fay has up some notes from spring training in the Enquirer. He has a few notes on Nick Christiani and Didi Gregorius. Go check it out.
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