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JaxRed
01-15-2007, 09:36 AM
Didn't see this posted before:

INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE AWARDS: Players receiving awards following the conclusion of the Redsí Instructional League included Outstanding Pitcher Derrik Lutz (15g, 3-1, 2.25, at Dayton/GCL Reds), Outstanding Hitter Juan Francisco (54g, .289, 3hr, 32rbi, 4sb at Billings/GCL Reds), Most Improved Player Pedro Viola (15g, 12gs, 3-5, 2.04 at DSL Reds), Gamer Award winner Justin Turner (60g, .338, 6hr, 41rbi, 12sb at Billings) and Dernell Stenson Most Valuable Player Award winner Denis Phipps (60g, .289, 4hr, 32rbi, 7sb at Billings/GCL Reds)

redsmetz
01-15-2007, 09:51 AM
I don't know the season lengths, but just glancing at the stats, they look like decent numbers. I presume we'll see most of the Billings players at Dayton this year and Lutz will be there or at Sarasota. Would those be correct assumptions you think?

JaxRed
01-15-2007, 10:14 AM
The stats were all for their regular season. The thing I find interesting is three of the winners are from the Latin ranks (Phipps, Francisco, and Viola). By and large those guys are just names to most of us.

So it looks like three of them bear watching.

lollipopcurve
01-15-2007, 10:50 AM
Thanks Jax. All I'd heard about was Lutz. AS you say, nice to see some of the young Latin players get props. Also, I'm prety sure that unless he has injury problems Justin Turner will be a Red.

Doc. Scott
01-15-2007, 03:30 PM
Viola's the only one who hasn't played in the US.

Phipps was a NDFA. Maybe a scrapper.

M2
01-15-2007, 05:20 PM
Viola was one of four intriguing pitchers on the Reds' DSL squad, along with Wirfin Obispo, Enerio Del Rosario and Ramon Geronimo.

Anyone know who won instructional league awards for the Reds in previous years. I'm curious to see if they've been any sort of precursor to breakout seasons.

lollipopcurve
01-15-2007, 06:37 PM
Anyone know who won instructional league awards for the Reds in previous years. I'm curious to see if they've been any sort of precursor to breakout seasons.

I haven't seen this tracked anywhere, and I doubt a consolidated source exists. All I recall from last year was that Lecure was the outstanding pitcher -- precursor to a nice breakout, and John Purdom was the hitter -- precursor to a fall, flat on the face.

JaxRed
01-15-2007, 07:43 PM
"Phipps was a NDFA."

He's from the Domincam Republic, you sure he was a NDFA?

Doc. Scott
01-15-2007, 09:08 PM
"Phipps was a NDFA."

He's from the Domincam Republic, you sure he was a NDFA?

Well, I guess he wasn't, then. I guess I assumed he was from the US.

JaxRed
01-15-2007, 10:17 PM
Crap..... I hate it when you misspell something and it gets quoted.....

Topcat
01-23-2007, 05:23 AM
Lutz that's my Boy:D . I am such a proud adopted prospect of a father :beerme: , My boy has game :cool: