Here are some minor league performance trends that may have gone un-noticed.
1. Gary Majewski is going good. In has last 10 appearances (starting April 20) has 12 IP, 2ER, 7K, 3BB, 10H and no extra base hits. Throw out April 20 and its 9 appearances for 11IP, 1ER, 7K, 3BB, 9H and no extra base hits. His last 5 appearances (starting May 1) 6.66 IP, 1ER, 4H, 7K and 1BB. He may be making himself marketable. If so, I hope the Reds deal him for some one younger. I just don't think he'll ever do well in Cincy.
2. Adam Rosales last 10 games. 34 ABs, 11H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3BB. He is slowly climbing back to respectability after an real awful start. His OBP over that stretch is .378. He needs to start hitting for a little more power.
3. Paul Janish is in a mini-hot streak. 8 for his last 16 with a 2B, 3B and a HR over his last 4 games. Over-all .294/.328/.445/.773. He may be a viable option as a defensive minded infielder with those numbers.
4. Andy Phillips in his last 10 games - 41AB, 15H, 3 doubles, 3HR, 4BB. Overall he is at .316/.378/.469/.847. He has played 1B, 3B and DH mostly. He is looking like that RH bench bat with a little pop that the Reds are looking for. The fact that he can play 3B makes it an option IMO (3 first basemen is not ideal) time to DL or dump Javy or Ross and get Phillips up to the big team.
5. Tonys Gutierrez in his last 10 games. 35 AB, 17H, 5 2b, 10BB. He is looking like he may have some prospect value. He's a LH bat who plays 1B. Overall he is at .327/.455/.439/.894. He needs more pop and a LH 1B isn't really a Reds need, but if he could get to AAA and get some ABs under his belt with carry-over success, he may be able to fill Hatte's role in 2009.
6. Carlos Fisher's overall line looks awful mostly because of an outing April 16 where he gave up 5 ER in 1.333 IP. In his last 7 appearances starting April 22 - 11.666 IP, 11H, 1ER, 9K, 2BB. Three of the hits and one of the BB's came in his May 2 outing where he gave up the run over 2 IP. He looks like a guy who may be useful in middle relief to go multiple innings with a high GB % and a decent K rate.
7. Jordan Smith this year. 56 IP, 1.45 ERA. 7/1 K/BB ratio.
8. Denis Phipps last 10 games. 41AB, 18H, 5 2B, 1HR, 2BB. He has hit in all 10 games and had at least 2 hits in each of his last 7 games. .325/.352/.525/.877 for the season. This is a kid who has limited experience. He's 22. Do we have a monster developing?
Feel free to chime in with others or comment on these. These guys are not talked about as much as some other prospects.