Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Wednesday, July 17: Ben Lively, Billings . . . 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. Yeah, three innings is a little light for MiLPOD, but it's the body of work. Lively still hasn't given up an earned run in his professional career, which covers 5 games and 15 innings. (We won't mention that his record is 0-1, a result of his three unearned runs.) The 4th-rounder out of Central Florida has 21 K in his 15 IP, with only 4 BB.
Also notable . . .
Jesse Winker: 2-3, 2B, HR #12, BB, 2 RBI. Some may be disappointed that his BA (.274) isn't higher (although the OBP is a sporty .368). But 12 HR ain't bad at all for a 19-year-old (20 next month) in the Midwest League.
Alejandro Chacin: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. A long outing for the 20-year-old Venezuelan, who has appeared in 94 games over his four seasons, offers a 2.54 career ERA, and has never made a start. Such things puzzle me.
Joe Hudson: 2-3.
Shaun Ellis (Southern League All-Star game): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K. What a nice thing for the former Indy Leaguer. And a nice signing for the Reds.
Tim Crabbe (SL AS game): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K. Unfortunately, it was the only hit the winning South team gave up.
Billy Hamilton (AAA All-Star game): 1-4, SB, R. Leading off the game for the International League, Sliding Billy did his thing. Infield single, stolen base, to third on ground ball, home on ground ball. Greg Reynolds got the win in spite of surrendering two runs in the first.
Ronald Bueno (Billings): 2-4, 2B, R. The slender shortstop sits at .341.
Taylor Terrasas: 1-2, HR, BB. First pro homer for the 3B out of Louisiana Tech.
Jon Matthews: 2-5, R, SB.
Jon Moscot: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. A decent line, but he's here because his record now stands at 1-13. Honestly, he hasn't been that bad (4.96 ERA in the California League). Rather remarkable.
Ryan Wright: 2-4.
Aristides Aquino (AZL): 3-5, 3B, 2 R, RBI for the 6-foot-4, 19-year-old OF.
Manuel Aybar: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 2 K.
Ty Boyles: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. The 270-pound lefty is off to a dazzling start, with 14 K in 10.2 IP and an 0.84 ERA.
Kevin Arico: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K. A reliever from the University of Virginia who was drafted back in 2010, Arico made his first appearance since his rookie season. He actually got the start. Bully.
Jose Duarte: 2-4, 2B, RBI.
Oswaldo Mieres: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K. Entered in a tough spot in the ninth inning, held the fort, and got the win.
Geraldo Valor (DSL Reds): 2-3, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI, SB (11, home).
Jose Siri: 2-3, 2 BB, 3 R, SB (10).
Miguel Mendez: 1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, SB (13). The apparently speedy second baseman checks in at .336.
Raynar Guerrero: 2-5, R, 3 RBI.
Maikel Lopez (DSL Rojos): 2-4, 2B, 2 R. A 19-year-old, switch-hitting catcher.
Cesar Mejia: 2-3, 3 RBI.
Alfredo Mateo: 3-4, R. Okay, this one's a little ambiguous. Alfredo Mateo is listed as a pitcher on the Rojos' roster. My guess is that this was actually Carlos Mateo, an 18-year-old outfielder.
"Give me the mace and I'll drive the pumpkin down Whitey Ford's throat." -- Ping Bodie, when asked in 1960 whether he could have hit contemporary pitchers.
Last edited by mace; 07-18-2013 at 12:23 PM.