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    Instructional League Awards

    Didn't see this posted before:

    INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE AWARDS: Players receiving awards following the conclusion of the Redsí Instructional League included Outstanding Pitcher Derrik Lutz (15g, 3-1, 2.25, at Dayton/GCL Reds), Outstanding Hitter Juan Francisco (54g, .289, 3hr, 32rbi, 4sb at Billings/GCL Reds), Most Improved Player Pedro Viola (15g, 12gs, 3-5, 2.04 at DSL Reds), Gamer Award winner Justin Turner (60g, .338, 6hr, 41rbi, 12sb at Billings) and Dernell Stenson Most Valuable Player Award winner Denis Phipps (60g, .289, 4hr, 32rbi, 7sb at Billings/GCL Reds)
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    Re: Instructional League Awards

    I don't know the season lengths, but just glancing at the stats, they look like decent numbers. I presume we'll see most of the Billings players at Dayton this year and Lutz will be there or at Sarasota. Would those be correct assumptions you think?

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    Re: Instructional League Awards

    The stats were all for their regular season. The thing I find interesting is three of the winners are from the Latin ranks (Phipps, Francisco, and Viola). By and large those guys are just names to most of us.

    So it looks like three of them bear watching.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Thanks Jax. All I'd heard about was Lutz. AS you say, nice to see some of the young Latin players get props. Also, I'm prety sure that unless he has injury problems Justin Turner will be a Red.
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    Re: Instructional League Awards

    Viola's the only one who hasn't played in the US.

    Phipps was a NDFA. Maybe a scrapper.

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    Re: Instructional League Awards

    Viola was one of four intriguing pitchers on the Reds' DSL squad, along with Wirfin Obispo, Enerio Del Rosario and Ramon Geronimo.

    Anyone know who won instructional league awards for the Reds in previous years. I'm curious to see if they've been any sort of precursor to breakout seasons.
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    Anyone know who won instructional league awards for the Reds in previous years. I'm curious to see if they've been any sort of precursor to breakout seasons.
    I haven't seen this tracked anywhere, and I doubt a consolidated source exists. All I recall from last year was that Lecure was the outstanding pitcher -- precursor to a nice breakout, and John Purdom was the hitter -- precursor to a fall, flat on the face.
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    Re: Instructional League Awards

    "Phipps was a NDFA."

    He's from the Domincam Republic, you sure he was a NDFA?
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Instructional League Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    "Phipps was a NDFA."

    He's from the Domincam Republic, you sure he was a NDFA?
    Well, I guess he wasn't, then. I guess I assumed he was from the US.

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    Re: Instructional League Awards

    Crap..... I hate it when you misspell something and it gets quoted.....
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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