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OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 02:44 AM
Herrera promoted

Chattanooga reliever Danny Herrera was promoted to Triple-A Louisville after picking up Wednesday’s victory. In 10 appearances with the Lookouts, Herrera is 3-0 with a 2.55 ERA.

Joining the Lookouts today will be reliever Lee Tabor, who is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in six appearances at high Single-A Sarasota.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/apr/24/chattanooga-lookouts-defeat-mobile-morning-matchup/

Degenerate39
04-24-2008, 07:37 AM
How long until we see Herrera with the Reds? Next year maybe?

OesterPoster
04-24-2008, 09:41 AM
Is Herrera the one who throws the screwball?

NorrisHopper30
04-24-2008, 09:52 AM
Is Herrera the one who throws the screwball?

Yeah, the little guy.

SunDeck
04-24-2008, 10:11 AM
How long until Thompson is in Louisville?

RedlegJake
04-24-2008, 10:43 AM
How long until Thompson is in Louisville?

... oh say about the time Homer heads to Cincy

Benihana
04-24-2008, 11:17 AM
... oh say about the time Homer heads to Cincy

Yep, I think both those moves happen at the same time. And I'm hoping it's not for at least another month.

I'd also like to see Josh Roenicke promoted to Louisville very soon.

Caveat Emperor
04-24-2008, 01:52 PM
Call me crazy, but I'm not going to put much faith in a gimmick-pitch reliever.

dougdirt
04-24-2008, 01:53 PM
Call me crazy, but I'm not going to put much faith in a gimmick-pitch reliever.

Crazy. However I agree with you.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 01:54 PM
Call me crazy, but I'm not going to put much faith in a gimmick-pitch reliever.

also agreed.

_Sir_Charles_
04-24-2008, 01:59 PM
Herrera....isn't that the second guy we got in the Hammy deal?

Sea Ray
04-24-2008, 01:59 PM
I just can't get past his size. Does he really only weigh 145 lbs? I'm picturing a jockey from Keeneland throwing a baseball.

Is he throwing a lot of groundballs in AA?

dougdirt
04-24-2008, 02:14 PM
Herrera....isn't that the second guy we got in the Hammy deal?

Yes he was.

Sea Ray, yeah he was. 58% groundballs this year so far.

rotnoid
04-24-2008, 02:51 PM
Call me crazy, but I'm not going to put much faith in a gimmick-pitch reliever.

agreed. But, as a throw in on the Hamilton deal, I wasn't expecting much. Still he may be worth a look. Especially if he keeps up those groundball numbers.

Doc. Scott
04-24-2008, 05:56 PM
Four of the five earned runs the guy (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Danny%20Herrera&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502609) gave up were in one appearance (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&gid=2008_04_15_cngaax_hunaax_1&cid=498&t=g_box).

Without that he's got 1 ER in 16.2 IP. One thing I did notice is that his strikeout rate is down a tad from last year- in the Texas League he whiffed 64 in 52.1 IP. He's only got 10 in 17.2 in the Southern. His groundball rate is down some too, although batters are hitting just .211 overall.

SMcGavin
04-24-2008, 05:57 PM
Good for Herrera. Hopefully Roenicke will joining him in AAA shortly.

Sea Ray
04-24-2008, 08:07 PM
How are they using him? One inning guy? LOOGY? I would think a screwball guy would not be a LOOGY. Can he go multiple innings?

TRF
04-24-2008, 08:26 PM
Call me crazy, but I'm not going to put much faith in a gimmick-pitch reliever.

The Padres seem to think a gimmick-pitch reliever is worth a spot on the 25 man roster.

Sea Ray
04-24-2008, 09:22 PM
The Padres seem to think a gimmick-pitch reliever is worth a spot on the 25 man roster.

Easy to do when they're on the DL. I'd like to see him pitch, myself

TRF
04-24-2008, 10:24 PM
They are stashing him. But they think he's worth keeping. BTW, Browning threw the same trick pitch.

LoganBuck
04-25-2008, 12:10 AM
Herrera's pitch can best be described as Bugs Bunny slow with crazy downward movement. I saw him pitch in college on FSN. He was dominate pitching at speeds of 59-82.

lo ryder
04-25-2008, 12:21 AM
How long until Thompson is in Louisville?

How long until Coffey is in Louisville?

Screwball
04-25-2008, 04:06 AM
They are stashing him.

How so?

mth123
04-25-2008, 05:03 AM
Herrera could be the nasty "mess the opponent up" guy. A LH, double soft tosser with an uncommon pitch coming in before and after some hard throwers might just work and give the next guy a little advantage as well.

Sea Ray
04-25-2008, 10:01 AM
Herrera could be the nasty "mess the opponent up" guy. A LH, double soft tosser with an uncommon pitch coming in before and after some hard throwers might just work and give the next guy a little advantage as well.

Are you describing a starter or a reliever? It seems like they're projecting him as a reliever, maybe an innings eater. We could sure use a LH Scott Sullivan.

However I am a believer that our starting rotation lacks a LH junkballer. I think with all our power arms we'd be well served to get a Jamie Moyer, Tom Browning, Randy Wolf, Bob Knepper type in there. I'd love to see Maloney or Livingston pull it together and grow into that role.

marcshoe
04-25-2008, 01:46 PM
Are you describing a starter or a reliever? It seems like they're projecting him as a reliever, maybe an innings eater. We could sure use a LH Scott Sullivan.

However I am a believer that our starting rotation lacks a LH junkballer. I think with all our power arms we'd be well served to get a Jamie Moyer, Tom Browning, Randy Wolf, Bob Knepper type in there. I'd love to see Maloney or Livingston pull it together and grow into that role.

Or a Fred Norman type, even.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-25-2008, 02:47 PM
I wonder why Guevara and his "gimmick" pitch wasn't rewarded with a much deserved promotion?

TRF
04-25-2008, 05:25 PM
How so?

He's a Rule V pick. Burton had at least one trip to the DL last year. Hamilton too. good way to season a guy a little bit at AAA, then ease him into low pressure situations. The Padres like him, and I think they have a good eye for pitching over there.

Screwball
04-25-2008, 05:47 PM
He's a Rule V pick. Burton had at least one trip to the DL last year. Hamilton too. good way to season a guy a little bit at AAA, then ease him into low pressure situations. The Padres like him, and I think they have a good eye for pitching over there.

Ah, makes sense now. At first I thought you were talking about Herrera.

mth123
04-25-2008, 07:40 PM
Are you describing a starter or a reliever? It seems like they're projecting him as a reliever, maybe an innings eater. We could sure use a LH Scott Sullivan.

However I am a believer that our starting rotation lacks a LH junkballer. I think with all our power arms we'd be well served to get a Jamie Moyer, Tom Browning, Randy Wolf, Bob Knepper type in there. I'd love to see Maloney or Livingston pull it together and grow into that role.

As a reliever. Say after Volquez, Cueto or Bailey and ahead of Roenicke, Burton or Cordero.

I don't think he'd do well multiple times through a line-up.

lollipopcurve
04-25-2008, 10:51 PM
Danny Ray's my man. Nice extra piece in a trade. See also Darrel Thompson and, from the looks of things early in AA, Shaun Cumberland. Lotta credit to Krivsky and his scouts on what were generally dismissed/ignored aspects of 3 deals.

camisadelgolf
04-26-2008, 03:50 AM
Wayne Krivsky always maintained that Daryl Thompson wasn't just some 'extra piece' in The Trade. I think the Reds knew what they were getting and that the Nationals didn't really know what they (well, Bowden, anyway) were letting go.

Tony Cloninger
04-26-2008, 10:54 AM
This guy harkens me back to when Rafael Juan Castro Landestoy was traded for a minor leauge LHP, pitching in San Antonio.....

klw
04-28-2008, 05:32 PM
How long until Thompson is in Louisville?

Or how long until he skips Louisville and is with the big league team for a spot start?

RedsManRick
04-28-2008, 06:07 PM
Call me crazy, but I'm not going to put much faith in a gimmick-pitch reliever.

Faith? Maybe not. But I sure hope he gets a chance to fail. I don't want to see him strung along like Guevara was.