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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Hamilton batting RH vs. RHP tonight. Hitting .169 as LHH this season.

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    With a runner on third and two outs, Hamilton just fielded a ground ball with both feet on the outfield grass directly behind second base and threw out the hitter. Have not seen that one for a while. In fact, can't say that I ever have.

    He was positioned in a normal shortstop location when the ball was hit.
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    Buck couldn't record an out in the fourth. Jeffords in now. 5-0

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Yorman tripled, Lutz double. 1-0 Dayton in the second.

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    After making a play that no one makes to end the first inning, Hamilton committed two errors on the same play in the second inning. That is Billy right now in a nutshell.

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    Dayton is back in it, 5-4, on homers by Vidal and Barnhart and a triple by Theo Bowe, who just joined the team a day or two ago. My understanding is that Bowe is extremely fast. He's batting ninth, ahead of Hamilton. Hamilton is followed by Jefry Sierra, whom I believe might also be very fast. 72, is Sierra exceptionally speedy? If so, those must be the fastest back-to-back-to-back hitters in baseball.

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Down by two runs in the eighth with the tying run at the plate and no outs, Hamilton gets picked off second.

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Sierra is fast but not exceptionally fast. Over the last two nights, he has thrown out three base runners from right field (two at third, one at home).

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    Tying run at the plate in the ninth, one out, Vidal at first. Barnhart flies out to right. Vidal apparently thinks there are two outs and runs around to third. Throws come back to first. Double play. Game over.

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by redsof72 View Post
    After making a play that no one makes to end the first inning, Hamilton committed two errors on the same play in the second inning. That is Billy right now in a nutshell.
    The downside is he's a work in project unfortunately. The upside is though he would only be a sophomore in college right now and he's playing against guys who are 2 to 4 years older than him. The same with Duran and Yorman, they are playing against guys who have played a lot more baseball than they have.
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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Hanigan/Hernandez is still a very formidable tandem behind the plate. I'd rather let him work out any kinks in AAA for now and then cut him loose next year. No need to rush IMO.
    I agree. If the Reds didn't have one of the best catching tandems in MLB, then it would be a discussion. As is, I say let Mes stay in Louisville the entire year unless Hernandez or Hanigan get hurt ... which very well might happen at some point. Corky got the call up last year when one of the catchers went down; this year the call will go to Devin.

    However, I like the idea of leaving him in AAA as long as possible for two main reasons:

    1. The catching situation is in very good hands with the Reds right now.

    2. Prevent Mesoraco from being arbitration-eligible too early.

    Also, as well as Mes is playing this year, it's not like he's completely tearing the cover off the ball. He's not going to "force" a call-up like Eric Hosmer did with the Royals, for example. Also, I hear Mesoraco is solid defensively, but he still has a lot of work to do in that area. So, I look for him to stay at AAA all year unless there is an injury to Hanigan or Razor Ramon.

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Your point about the youth is valid but it should be noted that of the four starting infielders on the team they were playing tonight (West Michigan), Hamilton was older than any of the four.

    Still, no arguing that he is one of the most interesting prospects in minor league baseball.

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Aside from the debacle itself last night, an interesting tidbit surrounding the Mudcats team. After last night's game, the teams equipment was loaded onto a bus, per Mudcats radio, and headed out to Birmingham, minus the players. For the first time in about 12 years, the Carolina Mudcats will fly to a road series. They're leaving out this evening on a five o'clock flight. They will bus from Birmingham to Mobile, their next series on this trip, and then fly back home from there. The Reds are picking up the tab for the the flights. This is one of the reasons the team was sold to the Pensacola interests. The location here demands way too many hours on the road during the course of the full season.
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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Hamilton batting RH vs. RHP tonight. Hitting .169 as LHH this season.
    Interesting. Please keep us posted on this one.

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    Re: Saturday 5/7/2011 Minor League Updates

    Bakersfield won 6-5. Eric Campbell went 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 HR. Henry Rodriguez and Ryan LaMarre also had HRs.


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