I had actually meant to write this article for yesterday, but things got in the way of that happening so it got pushed to today.
Positional Player Breakout Predictions
When looking at guys who could potentially break out, I look at a lot of things and pick players for different reasons at times. My first pick already had a bit of a breakout season last year, but it went largely unnoticed...
A few weeks ago I was able to talk with Cincinnati Reds third base prospect Travis ‘Moose’ Mattair. He had a real breakout season in 2012 and hopes to build upon that for 2013. You can follow him on twitter @mooser3226
RML: Since being drafted in 2007 you have seen two organizations and gone on to play college basketball. Has that journey helped your career?
Travis Mattair: It...
Travis Mattair came into the 2012 season as a relative unknown prospect who the Reds plucked up in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft from the Phillies the previous offseason. A former 2nd rounder, he took off the 2010 season to play college basketball before returning for the 2011 baseball season.
Things got off to a rocky start in April for Mattair. He played in 18 games for...
Despite a four-run eighth inning, Peoria was unable to rally and lost to Surprise 11-8 on Friday. They tallied 11 hits to the Saguaros' 12 and both teams committed an error in the game. Reds players played a big part in this game, but weren't able to assist in a victory.
-SS Didi Gregorius went 1-4, with an RBI (7) and a walk.
-1B Travis Mattair was 0-3, with a strikeouts...
Wednesday night saw Peoria drop its fifth straight game as the Javelinas were defeated 6-4 by the Surprise Saguaros. Despite outhitting them 11-10, and the Saguaros committing four errors, the Javelinas were unable to come out wth a victory. The two Reds prospects who played had a nice day though.
-3B Travis Mattair went 2-4, with a strikeout in his first start.
9/10 Game Review
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Bakersfield lost 12-1. Box Score
Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a solo HR.
Dominic D’Anna went 1-3 with a walk.
Ryan Wright went 1-3 with a walk.
Danny Vicioso went 1-3.
Blaine Howell threw 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
Brooks Pinckard threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeouts...
Travis "Moose" Mattair. Once a minor league player in the Phillies organization (2007-2011), now a minor league player in the Cincinnati Reds organization (2012) with the Bakersfield Blaze. He plays 3B for the Blaze and is currently hitting .261 with 11 HR and 42 RBI.
Recently, we here at Redlegs Review had the pleasure to interview Travis Mattair and find out a...
I wanted to throw this one out there. The rules under the CBA state that college players must be protected after 4 seasons (anyone age 19 and older when drafted) and high school kids 5 years after they are drafted. By my quick estimation, that would mean all high school kids taken in the 2007 draft have to be protected, and all college kids from the 2008 draft have to go on the 40...