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    Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    Time to promote Danny Dorn?

    From www.redsminorleagues.com

    By Doug Gray | July 26th, 2007


    Danny Dorn was the Reds 32nd round draft pick in 2006. He was the lone 2006 position player to begin in Sarasota this year and it didnít get off to the start he would have liked. He struggled in April big time, but he seemed to make adjustments and he has been very good ever since. Dorn has played both LF and RF this season, although mostly it has been LF.

    The Florida State League is notoriously known as the most pitcher friendly league in the minors and for good reason. The parks are big and the ball doesnít seem to carry much. Lots of good prospects have come through the league and looked not so good, but once they left they began looking very good again. Lets take a look at what Dorn has done, month-by-month so far.

    Mon..AVG...OBP...SLG...OPS
    April .190 .274 .286 .559
    May .310 .377 .540 .917
    June .299 .394 .517 .911
    July .388 .434 .571 1.005
    RISP .345 .404 .543 .948


    Since his early struggles in April, Dorn has been great each month since. He is doing everything well. He is hitting for a good average, he is getting on base at a very good rate and he is slugging well over .500.

    The Chattanooga outfield currently consists of Tyrell Godwin, Jay Garthwaite, Marland Williams and Michael Griffin. Maybe there isnít room for him in Chattanooga right now if you plan on playing two 26 year olds and a 28 year old over Griffin who is 23. Honestly though, do you want to keep Dorn down for someone like Tyrell Godwin who is 28 years old and in AA?

    Highlights:

    Played with Rookie-level Billings, where he led the Pioneer League in average (.354) and slugging percentage (.573) while finishing second in on-base percentage (.457)...hit eight home runs and accumulated 40 RBIs over 206 at-bats...went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, two home runs, four RBIs and four runs scored against Ogden on Aug. 28...drove in a season-high five runs against Ogden on Aug. 29.

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    Position: OF Full Name: Daniel C. Dorn
    Born: July 20, 1984 San Dimas,California
    Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Bats: L Throws: L
    College: California State University, Fullerton

    Transactions:

    Drafted - Selected by Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 23rd Round (688th overall) of 2005 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) ... Selected by Cincinnati Reds in 32nd Round (954th overall) of 2006 amateur entry draft (June-Reg)

    Awards:

    2003 - Freshman 1st team All-America OF
    2006 - College World Series All-Tournament Team OF

    In 206 AB's in Billings last year, immediately following his College World Series performance, Dorn hit .354/.457/.573/1.030 scoring 48 runs with 40 RBI's. That's a lot of runs in only 206 AB's. He walked as often as he struck out.
    Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."

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    Re: Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    It seems he has done well enough to deserve a promotion.I think he should be brought to Chatanooga ahead of one of the other outfielders.

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    Re: Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    It seems he has done well enough to deserve a promotion.I think he should be brought to Chatanooga ahead of one of the other outfielders.
    Add to that he went 4 for 4 last night with a walk and 2 runs scored.
    Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."

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    Re: Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    Sounds like an offensive force. Send him up!
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    Re: Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    Hearing alot of good things about Danny Dorn...give him a bump up to see what he can do
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    Re: Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    Hearing alot of good things about Danny Dorn...give him a bump up to see what he can do
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    Re: Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    sorry for the double post...happened during the maintenance update
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    Re: Your starting REDS' outfielder for mid-2009: Danny Dorn

    He's certainly responded well.
    Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."


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