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.