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    Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/...s_cin&c_id=cin
    Dave Sappelt, OF: A ninth-round pick in the 2008 Draft, Sappelt was solid in his first year-plus of pro ball. In 2010 he really took off. Playing across three levels, he hit a combined .342/.395/.507, beginning in the Class A Advanced Carolina League and finishing in Triple-A. Not only did he lead the organization with his .342 average, that was good for seventh among all Minor League full-season players. His 174 hits put him in a tie for fifth in the Minors as well. He had 53 extra-base hits, and his 25 steals put him fifth in the Reds' system, as did his 74 RBIs.
    Jordan Hotchkiss, RHP: Taken in the 31st round of the 2007 Draft, Hotckiss had been used primarily as a reliever as he made his way ever so slowly up the Reds' ladder. He was in the bullpen again to start the year with Class A Advanced Lynchburg at the age of 24. After Hotchkiss had pitched 16 games and posted a 1.29 ERA as a reliever, there was a need in the Lynchburg rotation, and he ran with it, posting a 2.63 ERA over 15 starts and earning a bump up to Double-A Carolina near the end of the season. He pitched decently there as well, and his 2.43 combined ERA led the organization. He held hitters to a .216 average, and for his efforts with Lynchburg, he was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Year.

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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    Mesoraco was robbed.
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    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    Nah, not robbed. Certainly, he was in the discussion, but Sappelt's season was really good across the board, too.
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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    Awesome.

    Hotchkiss had a very impressive 2010. It's well-deserved.

    Looking forward to continued growth.

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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Mesoraco was robbed.
    I'm a big fan of Sappelt's, but I have to agree.

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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    it's gotta be a misprint Mesoraco won the POY

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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    These awards are Jonathan Mayo's selections for a story on mlb.com. The Reds name their official Minor League Player of the Year, known as the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award, and they also name a Hitter of the Year and Pitcher of the Year.

    Here is an article previewing this with a Dayton slant:

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...=.jsp&sid=t459

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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    Yeah, I should've been more specific about that. Sorry, guys.

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    Re: Dave Sappelt and Jordan Hotchkiss Chosen as Organizational POYs

    I envision Sappelt with the big league team sometime in '11, being that elusive lead-off, playing LF. But, I do dream sometimes..


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