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Thread: Wlad Balentien

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    Wlad Balentien

    Was one of the 10 Topps AAA All-Stars.

    He had a poor start to the season after a good Spring training and rebounded nicely. I know he will probably never get his shot in Cincy but seems like he'd could be a Nelson Cruz lite.

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    Re: Wlad Balentien

    I am hoping Balentien at least gets a chance, with Nix being released today he moved up one spot already.

    Guessing it is up to him if he wants to come back to the Reds or go the free agent route?

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    Re: Wlad Balentien

    Wladimir Balentien has told his usual Venezuelan Winter League team, the Leones de Caracas that he can't play this winter because he has signed with a team in Japan.


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    Re: Wlad Balentien

    Balentien is a hit or miss prospect. He either will, or he won’t. There really is no big-league future for him if he misses. So Balentien worked hard on patience at the plate, and learned to trust the speed of his bat much more, allowing him more time to examine the pitches. The free-swinging right-handed hitter is still swinging awfully hard and still chases balls out of the strike zone too often. Even with a vastly improved K/BB ratio, there is more improvement needed in this area.

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