I'm not wanting to hold the tread hostage and change topic so this will be the last ill mention it. The reds are doing an exceptional job in producing major league quality players. The organization just seems to have a priority of developing lefties or even trading for them or signing them. The last righty that the reds signed or acquired that going Into the season everyone knew was going to be an impact player was Greg Vaughn in 1999. You could count bichette the next year but he was declining. Gomes and ludwick were sign and pray they pan out. Kearns never reached his potential. Juan Ecarnacion was not an impact player. Frazier as of now is feast or famine with low plate discipline and Mez hadn't gotten enough time to know what he is. So it seems to me the reds put a premium on left handed bats even when it comes to acquiring big league players
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.
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Pitching is likely to be first pick again....They should have their pick of a really good college reliever who can rise fast or a high potential HS arm.
Corcino and Hamilton are looking more like '15 or '16 now.
Maybe Sharky Rogers if he continues to surprise. It's almost like the organization doesn't give him much credit. They'll list Stephenson, Travieso, Corcino, etc. as top prospects, but all this guy does is put up sub 3.00 e.r.a.'s and this year a sub-2.00 e.r.a. so far.
As for hitters, I was impressed with Lutz size and speed last night when he batted. He wasn't fat at all and to me, looked somewhat imposingly impressive. I hope he pans out in his development.
So far this season, I'm kind of disappointed in our minor league hitters in general. Winker seems to be taking off, which is good to see. And about the time I questioned Soto's tenure he starts hitting for average. I know, small sample size so far.
It's early, but I was expecting some guys to make significant jumps this season.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
I'm liking the strides winker is making and ill agree that lutz looks imposing and looks speedy for a guy of his size.