Originally Posted by Kc61
I don't know where Francisco fits into Walt's "plan," but I cannot remember a Reds power prospect with a streak like this in the longest time.
Bruce and Heisey had periods of great all around hitting in the minors, but for sheer power Francisco is hitting like he did in the Dominican last winter. Awesome.
This guy's ability to hit the ball with authority and power is off the charts. He's not a polished all around player yet, but the Reds have to be thinking where he fits in.
If I recall, Dunn was terrorizing AA and AAA pitching in 2001 when he got called up.
Checked it out - he spent 2000 in Dayton and started 2001 in Chattanooga. He had 12 homers in 39 games before going to Louisville. He then had 20 homers in 55 games there, not including a homer in the Futures game. He made his debut with the Reds on July 20th and ended up hitting another 19 homers in 66 games.
That's 52 homers in 161 games over three levels at 21 years of age.
Those were the days when we thought that Griffey, Dunn & Kearns (who came up in 2002) would dominate the league.