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    In addition to what 72 said, I would just like to add that I see Ervin a lot and he just looks soft. He doesn't have the look of an elite player with his pedigree. Injury or not, it looks like he mailed it in the off-season and it carried over into the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruceFan View Post
    In addition to what 72 said, I would just like to add that I see Ervin a lot and he just looks soft. He doesn't have the look of an elite player with his pedigree. Injury or not, it looks like he mailed it in the off-season and it carried over into the season.
    Mailed it in? He had wrist surgery and wasn't healthy enough until the spring to do much in terms of training.

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    I am well aware of the wrist injury. I'm just saying that there are a lot of things you can do without using your wrist to get into/stay in shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruceFan View Post
    I'm just saying that there are a lot of things you can do without using your wrist to get into/stay in shape.
    This is a family board.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    I'm not even close to calling Ervin a Bust. Given the Reds track record in drafting success the past few years with first rounders I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Some guys just struggle early on. Look at Mesoraco: Granted he was learning the defensive aspects of a very important position and coming from High School whereas Ervin had College experience. Whatever the Case he had a setback year at A+ and I believe he has been okay ever since. If Ervin was just mailing it in that's one thing. But he was admittedly pressing and struggling with the pressure of being a first round pick. Then you add on wrist surgery as well. If he learns from this Season it can do nothing but help him. I just won't put the bust label on him yet. I worked for the Columbus CLippers for a few years, you wanna see a bust that's Mat Laporta no doubt in my mind. Still Early on Ervin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruceFan View Post
    I am well aware of the wrist injury. I'm just saying that there are a lot of things you can do without using your wrist to get into/stay in shape.
    Not much upper body training. I mean I guess you could run and do leg work in the gym.

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    He should have been putting his hand in a bucket of rice and clenching and unclenching his fist.

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    Post AS line developing very nicely: .255/.342/.520/.861. K'ing at a very low rate--roughly 1 in 7 PA--and with 14 W against 16 K's.

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    Yep, over 1 OPS in his past ten games. The first real "turning of the corner" he's had this year. Keep it up.

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    I figured since everybody's hating on YRod, why not point out an OF prospect who's hitting the cover off the ball.

    .340/.404/.638 so far.

    Getting a good bounce-back from a 1st-round pick would be a big boost for a system in need of some bats.

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    Wonder what the plan for Ervin is in regards to advancement if he continues to show off in Daytona. Would be pretty cool to see him and Winker in the same outfield in Pensacola.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Ervin and Hamilton on the bases would drive pitchers and catchers nuts. I've seen both Hamilton and Ervin in the minors, and Billy is faster, but Ervin reminds me of Larkin on the bases.

    Really hope he keeps hitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Wonder what the plan for Ervin is in regards to advancement if he continues to show off in Daytona. Would be pretty cool to see him and Winker in the same outfield in Pensacola.
    An OF of Winker, Ervin and Waldrop? Yes, please. (And yes, I know Waldrop is playing a lot of 1B too to add to his versatility.)
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    Another leadoff HR today for young Phillip. Yawn.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Phil Ervin

    If Ervin goes b-a-n-a-n-a-s bananas this season it would improve the Reds future quite a bit. He can play any outfield position and seems like a perfect 2 hole hitter. Also, and I know people don't like this thought - but, if Billy can't get on base, Ervin could step in and take over CF maybe as soon as next year (Prob 2017 though).

    With that said, if Billy figures out how to get on base at a consistent rate, a 1-2 punch of Billy and Ervin at the top of the lineup in front of Votto for years is enough to get one salivating.

    It also opens up a bunch of trade possibilities. If Ervin goes off it makes the likes of Waldrop and Yorman expendable if the Reds are in it come the deadline.

    Getting way ahead of myself here, though.

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