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RedLegsToday
07-19-2007, 09:17 AM
Brandon was the 7th round pick of the Reds in the 2007 draft. Here is his Wofford College writeup for the '07 season:

Brandon Waring

Profile
Class: Jr.
Hometown: West Columbia, SC
High School/Last School: Airport
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 195
Position: 3B
B/T: R/R

Made a splash with his outstanding offensive skills as a freshman shortstop . . . Finished fifth in balloting for Southern Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005 . . . Slated to be the third baseman this spring after two seasons at shortstop . . . Will be a prototypical third baseman with good size and power and could be a draft prospect.. . . Is very strong with good feet and good bat speed . . . Has outstanding arm strength with the ability to make plays . . . His father, Tom Waring, played baseball at Delta State . . . Played for the Spartanburg Stingers in the Coastal Plain League in the summer of 2005 . . . Member of the 2004-05 and 2005-06 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll . . . 2006: Sophomore season was off to a great start before being cut short by a wrist injury that required surgery . . . Was Wofford’s starting shortstop until breaking his wrist at Davidson (March 12) . . . Had a pair of hits, a homer and three RBI vs. the Wildcats before sustaining the injury . . . Put together a seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 12-25 . . . Collected a season-best five RBIs vs. Youngstown State (March 4) including the game-winning two-run homer . . . Had a two-run double vs. High Point (Feb. 15) . . . Named to the Academic All-Southern Conference team . . . 2005: Did not play in any of the first two series of the season before becoming the starting shortstop . . . Started the final 48 games of the year at short . . . Led the team with 10 home runs, 41 RBIs and 84 total bases . . . Made a season-high eight assists against Davidson (April 9) . . . Drove in six runs in a 14-12 win at The Citadel (April 2) . . . Was second on the team with 12 multiple hit games . . . Also topped the Terriers with 10 multiple-RBI games . . . Longest hitting streak of the year was four games . . . Went 5-for-14 with 10 RBIs in a three-game series at The Citadel . . . Went two-for-four with four RBIs against North Carolina A&T (March 23) . . . Had an RBI double against #2 South Carolina (March 15) . . . Had a pair of two-RBI games in the series sweep of Georgia Southern . . . High School: Named to the South Carolina Select All-Star Team after his senior year . . . Was also all-area and all-state . . . A two-time All-Region V-4A selection . . . Earned 4A Area Player of the Year honors as a senior . . . Posted a .560 average with a .657 slugging percentage . . . Had 11 doubles, 11 home runs and 33 RBIs . . . The 11 home runs set a new single-season school record . . . Named Airport’s Offensive Most Valuable Player . . . Was also selected to the Sandlapper Classic All-Tourney and All-Academic Team . . . Batted .300 his junior year with four doubles, a triple, home run and 12 RBIs . . . A four-year letterman for Airport . . . Received 2003 Cayce Post 130 Rookie of the Year honors when he hit .365 with six doubles, two triples, six home runs and 15 RBIs . . . Also had 11 stolen bases . . . A member of the 2002 Dixie Boys state runner-up team . . . Participated in Simply the Best and Diamond showcases . . . Personal: Born Jan. 2, 1986 . . . Son of Tom and Edie Waring.


And a few articles from the Wofford website
http://wofford.edu/athletics/content.aspx?id=29124
http://www.wofford.edu/athletics/content.aspx?id=29796
http://www.wofford.edu/athletics/content.aspx?id=29988

RedLegsToday
07-19-2007, 10:22 AM
Brandon's season stats so far:


2007 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
BIL PIO .305 27 105 28 32 10 2 4 21 58 14 34 1 0 .398 .552 .951
Minors .305 27 105 28 32 10 2 4 21 58 14 34 1 0 .398 .552 .951

RedLegsToday
07-23-2007, 08:21 AM
Thru July 23:


Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
BIL PIO .306 31 121 29 37 11 2 5 22 67 14 40 1 0 .388 .554 .942
Minors .306 31 121 29 37 11 2 5 22 67 14 40 1 0 .388 .554 .942

As you can see, he's hitting for average, power and will take a walk. However, he is striking out more than once a game. I don't know if that's something to worry about after only 31 professional games, but, it is something to watch.

BearcatShane
07-23-2007, 09:25 AM
I think he will K a ton his whole career. Maybe he'll be another Adam Dunn. He led all of college baseball in home runs.

Slyder
07-25-2007, 12:52 AM
And people on Redszone will hate him like they do Dunn, for striking out, and want him trade for whatever we can get our hands on. :rolleyes:

dougdirt
07-25-2007, 12:54 AM
Waring is hitting very well so far. Hopefully he keeps it up the rest of the year.

HumnHilghtFreel
07-25-2007, 11:31 PM
What was the write-up on his defense pre-draft? I noticed tonight that he has 10 errors already.

Nevermind, I see now, but I skimmed it first time.

Red Heeler
07-26-2007, 12:00 AM
Time to promote him. Somehow, the Reds seem to miss the fact that the point of drafting more polished players is that you can move them along rapidly.

RedLegsToday
07-29-2007, 10:39 AM
I am going to try to update my prospects' stats on a weekly basis. After his monster game on Saturday, Brandon is now hitting:


Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
BIL PIO .328 35 137 33 45 12 2 7 31 82 15 41 1 0 .404 .599 1.002
Minors .328 35 137 33 45 12 2 7 31 82 15 41 1 0 .404 .599 1.002

and in his last ten games all he's done is:

.425/.452/.775/1.227

Topcat
07-30-2007, 04:11 AM
And people on Redszone will hate him like they do Dunn, for striking out, and want him trade for whatever we can get our hands on. :rolleyes:


Not until he fields like crap and makes over 10 million though;)

RedLegsToday
08-06-2007, 09:51 AM
The past week or so has been a bit down for Brandon, season stats are:


2007 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
BIL PIO .301 43 166 36 50 13 2 7 32 88 15 52 1 0 .368 .530 .898

RedLegsToday
08-08-2007, 02:47 PM
found this at the Billings Gazette, from 7/31/07:

http://billingsgazette.net/articles/2007/07/31/sports/local/84-mustangs.txt

RedLegsToday
08-16-2007, 09:00 AM
The last 10 games have not been kind to Brandon Waring:


Last 10 Games: (Current team only)

Date OPP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS
Aug 04 @MIS .250 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aug 05 @HEL .250 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Aug 06 @HEL .500 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
Aug 07 @HEL .200 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Aug 09 IDF .333 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Aug 10 IDF .000 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Aug 11 IDF .000 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Aug 12 IDF .250 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aug 13 CAS .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Aug 14 CAS .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals .171 41 6 7 3 0 1 5 2 12 0 0

GoReds33
08-16-2007, 05:31 PM
I think he will K a ton his whole career. Maybe he'll be another Adam Dunn. He led all of college baseball in home runs.Yay. We need more dingers. Atleast he's right handed. Thats a step. This organization has too little power from the right side.

fearofpopvol1
08-16-2007, 09:11 PM
Still has pretty good season stats so far. Definitely looks impressive.

RedLegsToday
08-27-2007, 09:14 AM
yeah, it appears Brandon's dry spell was shortlived. He's hit .410 with a .923 slg % over his last 10 games.


Date OPP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS
Aug 16 @CAS .250 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Aug 17 @CAS .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Aug 18 @CAS 1.000 3 4 3 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Aug 19 @CAS .200 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Aug 20 @IDF .500 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aug 21 @IDF .500 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Aug 22 @IDF .250 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Aug 24 MIS .333 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Aug 25 MIS .500 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Aug 26 MIS .750 4 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
Totals .410 39 12 16 2 0 6 10 3 10 0 0

RedLegsToday
08-28-2007, 10:20 AM
Brandon had his second 2-hr game-in-a-row. That's 5 in his last 3 games and gives him 16 on the year.

http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2007/08/28/sports/local/20-waring.txt

Screwball
08-28-2007, 12:26 PM
Brandon's current line: .302/.362/.587/.949 with 16 HRs, 17 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 49 RBIs, 54 runs, 20 BBs, and 75 Ks (ouch).

Seems he's getting his professional career off to a terrific start.

RedLegsToday
09-04-2007, 05:23 PM
Brandon made Kevin Goldstein's season-ending Tuesday Morning Ten-Pack at Baseball Prospectus. As the article is behind the wall of BP's paid subscription, I won't post the comment, however, Kevin makes note of Brandon's domination of the Pioneer League, but, states that someone always puts up huge numbers in the Pioneer League and is never heard from again. Players such as Bobby Mosby, the previous Billings record holder for homeruns. Also, the 83 strikes in 267 at-bats is a huge red flag. In the end, Kevin states:


I’m not saying Waring is a fluke or a bust, I’m just saying that he’s upgraded his status to merely ‘keep an eye on him,’ as opposed to suddenly being a real power prospect.

dougdirt
09-04-2007, 05:31 PM
Brandon made Kevin Goldstein's season-ending Tuesday Morning Ten-Pack at Baseball Prospectus. As the article is behind the wall of BP's paid subscription, I won't post the comment, however, Kevin makes note of Brandon's domination of the Pioneer League, but, states that someone always puts up huge numbers in the Pioneer League and is never heard from again. Players such as Bobby Mosby, the previous Billings record holder for homeruns. Also, the 83 strikes in 267 at-bats is a huge red flag. In the end, Kevin states:

Thats pretty much sums up how I feel about Waring. I am definately going to keep an eye on him a little closer than I would have. Not a top prospect by any means, but certainly someone to watch and see with.

KittyDuran
09-07-2007, 10:30 AM
Saw him last night in Dayton for the 2nd playoff game. Slight of built and looks all of 14 years of age - absolutely angelic. I predict he'll start next year at Dayton and will have hordes of teenage girls sporting the name "Waring" on their backs in glitter...;)

RedLegsToday
04-15-2008, 09:22 AM
I predict he'll start next year at Dayton and will have hordes of teenage girls sporting the name "Waring" on their backs in glitter...

Can anyone who's been attending Dragons' home games comment on Kitty's prediction? :-)

RedLegsToday
04-15-2008, 09:31 AM
Brandon starts this year like he ended last year. Hitting homeruns and striking out:

2008 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
DAY MID .390 11 41 11 16 1 0 3 10 26 4 13 0 0 .435 .634 1.069
Minors .390 11 41 11 16 1 0 3 10 26 4 13 0 0 .435 .634 1.069

Last 10 Games: (Current team only)
Date OPP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS
Apr 04 @GLL .750 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0
Apr 05 @GLL .250 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
Apr 06 @GLL .250 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Apr 07 FTW .667 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0
Apr 08 FTW .333 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Apr 09 FTW 1.000 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Apr 10 FTW .500 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Apr 13 @WIS .500 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Apr 13 @WIS .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Apr 14 @BEL .167 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
Totals .405 37 11 15 1 0 3 10 4 11 0 0


One thing to notice: He's hitting 16-28, .571, on balls in play.

Spring~Fields
04-15-2008, 11:41 AM
Waring is hitting very well so far. Hopefully he keeps it up the rest of the year.

What is the normal or traditional time frame for players hitting this well to move up to the next level?

KittyDuran
04-15-2008, 01:09 PM
Can anyone who's been attending Dragons' home games comment on Kitty's prediction? :-):D I'll let you know after Saturday night's game...:thumbup:

RedLegsToday
04-15-2008, 01:09 PM
It depends somewhat on who they are. Brandon Waring played at a tiny college and was an 8th? round draft pick. I'm guessing he stays at Dayton through the end of the frst half of their season. If he's still hitting, you'll probably see him move to Sarasota for the 2nd half. Todd Frazier was a 1st round pick (supplemental) and probably should have been at Sarasota to start the season. Hopefully, the Reds will find a spot for him soon.

dougdirt
04-15-2008, 01:49 PM
One thing to notice: He's hitting 16-28, .571, on balls in play.
He is actually 13-25. Home Runs aren't 'in play'.

RedLegsToday
04-15-2008, 02:04 PM
ummm... I knew that, it's just been a long day at work, yeah, that's it.

dougdirt
04-15-2008, 02:23 PM
ummm... I knew that, it's just been a long day at work, yeah, that's it.

Those seem to be going around today.... on the bright side, its beautiful out and I am going to enjoy it later.

Edd Roush
04-15-2008, 03:16 PM
It depends somewhat on who they are. Brandon Waring played at a tiny college and was an 8th? round draft pick. I'm guessing he stays at Dayton through the end of the frst half of their season. If he's still hitting, you'll probably see him move to Sarasota for the 2nd half. Todd Frazier was a 1st round pick (supplemental) and probably should have been at Sarasota to start the season. Hopefully, the Reds will find a spot for him soon.

It says that he was a 7th round pick from Wofford earlier in this thread.

RedLegsToday
04-17-2008, 11:07 AM
Waring wears out Snappers' pitching
Homers twice, drives in five runs in Dragons' 9-2 victory
By Eric Justic / Special to MLB.com

Brandon Waring hadn't homered in six games coming into Wednesday's game against Beloit. For the Dayton Dragons slugger, that's a slump.

Waring broke out in a big way, homering twice and driving in five runs to power the Dragons to a 9-2 romp over the Snappers at Pohlman Field.

After going 1-for-14 in his previous three games, the 22-year-old designated hitter crushed a grand slam in the third inning, singled and scored in the fifth and launched a solo shot in the seventh.

"I didn't have too good of a series coming into today, so I was trying to establish something tonight," Waring said.

Waring is beginning to establish himself as one of the Midwest League's top sluggers. Selected by Cincinnati in the seventh round of the 2007 Draft, he shares the league lead with five homers and 15 RBIs.

Last season, he led the Pioneer League with 20 homers, including a stretch in which he homered twice in three of four games from Aug. 26-29.

"Last year was kind of up and down," Waring said. "It felt really good to have a really good season and take the mentality into this year. It's my first full season, so I just wanted to stay healthy and consistent. I don't let one day's performance affect the next."

With a shot at his first professional three-homer game, Waring struck out in the ninth. He settled for a 3-for-5 night that left his batting average at .373.

"I know what I can do. I know what I've done in the past, so I don't really worry," he said. "You just try to put together quality at-bats."

Denis Phipps fell a double short of the cycle for the Dragons (8-5), collecting three hits and three RBIs.

Dayton's Luis Montano (2-0) won his second straight start, yielding two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and two walks with a strikeout in five innings.

Snappers starter Michael Tarsi (0-3) was charged with eight runs on 11 hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

Jair Fernandez went 3-for-4 for Beloit (5-9).

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...milb&fext=.jsp

After last night's outburst, Waring is at .373/.411/.686 with 5hr and 15rbi

krm1580
04-17-2008, 01:30 PM
Hmm a right handed, power hitting, corner infielder. Now there is something you don't see everyday. Certaninly not in Cincinnati.

I do have some long term concerns about him though. He has really good production so far but also has 17Ks in 51AB. Now I, like everyone else would gladly live with that type of K rate if he is going to OPS at 1.100. The problem is at 22yo playing in low A I would expect that number would be better and am not confident it will improve as he moves up and sees better pitching.

If you go to MLB.com and look up the 2007 draft, there is some pretty good video footage of him in college. It looks like he has one of those long swings which leads to big power but a lot of Ks