Posted by jfay October 22nd, 2009, 12:13 pm
Chris Heisey is crushing the ball in the Arizona Fall League. He’s leads the league OPS (1.732). He’s hitting .571/.625/1.107 in 28 at-bats.
“He’s been doing that since April,” player development director Terry Reynolds said. “He’s excited to be playing out there. He’s always had the tools. He’s certainly opened some eyes — not only in our organization but around baseball.”
You’ve got to think Heisey is a candidate to play left field for the Reds next season.
Here’s a look at some of other Reds players in AFL:
–Top pick Mike Leake: He’s 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA after two outings. “I saw his first outing,” Reynolds said. “It was a typical of a first pro outing. He was little nervous. His last outing was more of what we’ll see.”
Leake gave up four hits and a walk in tow innings the first time out. The second time out, he gave up three hits and a walk over two innings.
–Yonder Alonso: He’s hitting .190 but he has two home runs and eight RBI in 21 at-bats. “I think some of it is rust,” Reynolds said. “He missed a lot of time with hamate (break). I think when the league is finished, he’ll have put up good numbers.”
--Brad Boxberger, this year’s second pick: He’s 0-1 with 9.00 ERA in two outings. The Reds plan to use Boxberger as a starter, although he’ll be looked at as a reliever as well. “We may do with him what we did with Zach Stewart,” Reynolds said.
--Logan Ondrusek: He’s gotten hit hard. He’s allowed eight runs on 13 hits in the 3 2/3 innings. This from a guy who had a 1.74 ERA in 21 games with Louisville. “I think he gave up three runs over the last four weeks of the season,” Reynolds said. “He got the ball up in his first two outings and got whacked pretty good. It’s very good competition out here. He was better in his last outing.”