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.