Originally Posted by HokieRed
Good list, fun to think about. Two names I think belong somewhere. One would be Aaron Herr, the other James Avery. Herr put together a solid season offensively and was doing very well at Louisville until he got hit rather badly by a pitch and missed some time. Avery's overall numbers are a lot less impressive than his performance in stretches. He was FSL Pitcher of the Week at least twice, showed at times he could be just dominant. Anybody know more about him?
Aaron Herr will be 26 at the start of next season and he performed decent to good in AA, but nothing was mind blowing, so I left him off becuase of his age and not overly impressive performance.
James Avery had a 4.43 ERA or so and doesnt really strike anyone out. He had some good games in there, but overall his body of work was not impressive.
Originally Posted by Superdude
crap. Wasn't he throwing low 90's out of high school? I guess he still might be an okay pitcher. I'm really let down now.
He was, or at least he was said to be throwing that hard. Here is where I referenced him throwing in the high 80's.
One American League scout thinks the Reds may have found a usuable lefty in 2002 fourth-round pick Camilo Vazquez, who was recently promoted to Double-A Chattanooga. "I realize his numbers aren't great, but he's a bit of a sleeper for me as a potential No. 4 or 5 starter," he said. "The curve is a real out pitch, and his fastball is only in the upper 80s but has really nice movement with some tailing action, and the change is usable. He's got a chance to break through."