"I've followed him since high school, and we always knew he could swing the bat,'' Snipp said. "I told him he could be a pioneer in baseball. He has all this energy, and we hope he can transfer it over to the baseball field."
And this will come true right away, as I'm thinking the Reds will start Kainer at Billings. Chances are Kainer will dominate the Pioneer League much the way major-college bats like Danny Dorn, Chris Valaika, and Justin Turner did, but waiting for short-season ball also gives him some time to get his strength back.