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    Who wins the Chief Bender Award?

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    The toughest thing for the Reds to do this year is pick one player for the Chief Bender Award as the club's top minor-leaguer.

    Do you go with Joey Votto ? He was hitting .313 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI going into the weekend. Add in .395 on-base and .558 slugging percentages and you get an idea of what kind of year he's having at Double-A Chattanooga.

    Do you go with Jay Bruce ? He was hitting .305 with 41 doubles, 16 homers and 76 RBI for Single-A Dayton.

    Do you go with Homer Bailey ? He has combined to go 8-5 with a 2.44 ERA in stops at Single-A Sarasota and Chattanooga. He has allowed 80 hits and struck out 127 in 118 innings.

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    Re: Who wins the Chief Bender Award?

    Gotta be Bailey.
    Votto is having a great year, so is Bruce. Gotta hand it to Bailey at this point though. Votto has been a very good hitter, Bailey has been flat out dominating though.

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    Re: Who wins the Chief Bender Award?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt
    Gotta be Bailey.
    Votto is having a great year, so is Bruce. Gotta hand it to Bailey at this point though. Votto has been a very good hitter, Bailey has been flat out dominating though.
    I think I'd have to agree, but it's really nice to have a three way race between legitimate prospects.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Who wins the Chief Bender Award?

    FWIW: Here are my rankings:

    1. Homer Bailey
    2. Jay Bruce
    3. Joey Votto
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Who wins the Chief Bender Award?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    FWIW: Here are my rankings:

    1. Homer Bailey
    2. Jay Bruce
    3. Joey Votto
    Agreed.

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    Re: Who wins the Chief Bender Award?

    Joey Votto. He has done it at AA the whole year. Bruce has run out of gas down the stretch and Bailey struggled his first 2 months.

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    Re: Who wins the Chief Bender Award?

    I would give it to Votto before Bruce, Votto performed at a higher level, and is more likely to be in the bigs next year. Bruce has at least 1.5 more years to earn the title. But Homer seems the odds-on favorite. It would be odd if he is considered one of the top prospects in baseball based on this season, and he doesn't even get the award for top organizational minor leaguer.
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