I'm surprised no one's brought this up yet. The Dragons are dominating the MWL. They're hitting (.822 OPS, almost 7 runs a game) and they're pitching (1.38 ERA). This is where the organization can take a massive step forward. Not since the 1998 crew has a Reds draft class made a big splash in its second year. Drew Stubbs, Chris Valaika, Justin Turner, Chris Heisey, Jordan Smith, Sean Watson and Jamie Arneson are all 2006 draftees off to hot starts for Dayton.
It's also nice because Dayton fans haven't had much to cheer about since Edwin Encarnacion, Noochie Varner, Jesse Gutierrez, Chris Williamson, Bobby Basham, Nate Cotton, Todd Coffey, Brad Salmon and Daylan Childress comprised the core of the 2002 team.