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    2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Some of this season's bright spots are obvious- Mez and Cueto, Chapman with 100 k's in 51 innings for instance. Other signs of hope are less obvious but maybe if you have noticed something it can come here.

    I will throw up Billy Hamilton and pitch counts.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/stats/ba...incinnati-reds

    On the season Billy has average 3.79 pitches per plate appearance. Before the all star break he saw 3.68 p/pa but after the break it has been 3.94 after having seen 4.12 p/pa in Aug and 4.00 p/pa in September coming into tonight. He actually saw the most p/pa in June when he had his best month by far at the plate but regressed in July. NL average is 3.81 p/pa.


    His walk rate while still not good has improved from .047 before the break to .068 afterwards. On the season he sits at .056 which is 51st out of 65 qualified hitters. But his second half rate would move him up to 39 if he stayed at that level. Not great but a start. http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/batting...pe/sabermetric
    He still has less than 3/4 the walks that Votto had on his brief season but if he can continue to improve his patience and draw more walks it will improve the chances for him to get on base enough to stay at the top of the lineup and be effective enough to justify it.
    Last edited by klw; 09-24-2014 at 09:41 PM.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Jumbo Diaz has been a bright spot. Also Pena.
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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Skip Schumaker's pitching

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Frazier is the best third baseman in baseball.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Noodles Simon. Plugged a serious hole in the rotation.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Frazier is the best third baseman in baseball.
    Especially when he plays 1st.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Frazier is the best third baseman in baseball.
    Josh Donaldson

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Josh Donaldson
    The Rendon kid is pretty good too.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    I think Negron may have proven that he can be a tolerable, low-cost utility option. Could save a few bucks down the road.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Votto will be healthier next year..

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Frankly, Donaldson and Rendon are pretty clearly a step down from the complete game of Frazier's.

    Failing to appreciate Frazier is a bit of a Redszone crime, IMO.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    I have noticed any, I think they hid too well.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Santiago was a step up from what we've seen of Reds backup IF of yore. Negron wasn't half bad. Pena was OK. Jumbo was better than Hoover and Ondrusek.

    That's all I got.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Frankly, Donaldson and Rendon are pretty clearly a step down from the complete game of Frazier's.

    Failing to appreciate Frazier is a bit of a Redszone crime, IMO.
    Ok thanks.

    Josh Harrison and Kyle Seager coming into mention.

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    Re: 2014 Reds Hidden Bright Spots

    The rest of the Reds' bullpen did an excellent job of keeping Aroldis Chapman's arm fresh for 2015 by reducing the number of potential Save situations.

    The OP did say "hidden"...
    "The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer

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