Turn Off Ads?
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 66

Thread: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

  1. #31
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Fleury just singled in his first atbat today.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #32
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chapel Hill NC
    Posts
    3,258

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Go Heels!!!!!!!!!!!
    UNC Tar Heels 2009 National Champions 5 time NCAA Champs
    57, 82, 93, 05, 09
    Go Heels!!!!!

  4. #33
    I'm gettin paper Homer Bailey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,689

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Fleury: 2 for 4, R, RBI, BB.

  5. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Athens, OH
    Posts
    195

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    I am extra excited about this player as he and I share the last name. I've always wanted to buy a baseball jersey that said Fleury but w/o just using my last name. I realize I could purchase a hockey jersey, but who wants one of those. I'll be pullin for this kid extra hard
    Hey Homer! If you can put it together, you'll put the Reds over the top....think about it.

  6. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,173

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Fleury also has an unusual way of getting into his batting stance. He slides his left hand half up the bat as if he is getting ready to bunt. Then he pulls the bat back and settles into his somewhat crouched batting position. It's interesting, but no human rain delay, chicken wing flap, or Jay Bruce high sign.

  7. #36
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cincinnati/Athens
    Posts
    654

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Playing tonight against ASU and has a walk in his first AB.
    "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"

  8. #37
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Arizona State is about to beat Carolina. Hopefully Leake gets a chance to go out with a better performance than what we saw the other night.

  9. #38
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,304

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Arizona State is about to beat Carolina. Hopefully Leake gets a chance to go out with a better performance than what we saw the other night.
    I'd rather he just not pitch and sign the dotted line.

  10. #39
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chapel Hill NC
    Posts
    3,258

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Tough one for Fleury, havent seen a catcher have to block so many balls in one game. My Heels completely busted last night, dissapointing, but another great season for the team.
    UNC Tar Heels 2009 National Champions 5 time NCAA Champs
    57, 82, 93, 05, 09
    Go Heels!!!!!

  11. #40
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Man I forgot that Tatum was a third-round pick. I thought he was fifth-round for some reason. Reds have had crappy luck drafting catchers recently, college or pro. And by recently, of course I mean since Johnny Bench. ;-)

    Hopefully Fleury can change that.

  12. #41
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,304

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Man I forgot that Tatum was a third-round pick. I thought he was fifth-round for some reason. Reds have had crappy luck drafting catchers recently, college or pro. And by recently, of course I mean since Johnny Bench. ;-)

    Hopefully Fleury can change that.
    Every team has crappy luck drafting catchers. Less than 5% of catchers taken in the first 5 rounds of the draft turn into a starter.

  13. #42
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chapel Hill NC
    Posts
    3,258

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    I talked to FLeury when he got back in town Friday, asked how long a process he thought it would be before he signs, said he hasnt even thought about it yet, going to take a couple weeks to unwind and relax and then get into it all. Very nice guy, felt bad for him to go out the wya the Heels did.
    UNC Tar Heels 2009 National Champions 5 time NCAA Champs
    57, 82, 93, 05, 09
    Go Heels!!!!!

  14. #43
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    OK, how about "more bad luck than the average MLB team"? Is that better? I know what you're saying though DD... it's the hardest position to fill with a legit player. But wouldn't you agree that over the last 30 years the Reds have had worse luck than the average MLB team finding catchers in the draft? I think we've had Joe Oliver and that's it since JB moved from catcher to third (and then first). Dan Wilson had a decent MLB career with the Mariners, but I don't count him. Dane Sardinha was awful, Mesoraco is looking like a bust in the making, Tatum wasn't very good for a third-rounder... I could go on and on.

    I just hope Fleury helps end this trend. Then again, if we keep getting undrafted players like Ryan Hanigan that can play catcher well at the MLB level and hit well, I'll be all good. ;-)

  15. #44
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    Posts
    10,100

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Tatum wasn't very good for a third-rounder
    He's a good defender with a future as a big league backup. For a 3rd round draft choice, that's a win.
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

  16. #45
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    8,842

    Re: Mark Fleury (Catcher, UNC)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    OK, how about "more bad luck than the average MLB team"? Is that better? I know what you're saying though DD... it's the hardest position to fill with a legit player. But wouldn't you agree that over the last 30 years the Reds have had worse luck than the average MLB team finding catchers in the draft? I think we've had Joe Oliver and that's it since JB moved from catcher to third (and then first). Dan Wilson had a decent MLB career with the Mariners, but I don't count him. Dane Sardinha was awful, Mesoraco is looking like a bust in the making, Tatum wasn't very good for a third-rounder... I could go on and on.

    I just hope Fleury helps end this trend. Then again, if we keep getting undrafted players like Ryan Hanigan that can play catcher well at the MLB level and hit well, I'll be all good. ;-)
    While I wasn't a huge Jason LaRue fan...he was definitely league average (maybe slightly above) for most of his tenure with the Reds.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25