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    Boxberger Promoted

    Right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger has been promoted to the Triple-A Louisville Bats. Boxberger, a 2009 supplemental first rounder out of USC, threw a perfect ninth inning Monday night for the Carolina Mudcats, striking out the side. Boxberger made 30 appearances out of the Mudcats bullpen, going 1-2 with a 1.31 ERA and 57 strikeouts. Righty Brandon Hynick will take Boxberger's place on the Mudcats roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    Right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger has been promoted to the Triple-A Louisville Bats. Boxberger, a 2009 supplemental first rounder out of USC, threw a perfect ninth inning Monday night for the Carolina Mudcats, striking out the side. Boxberger made 30 appearances out of the Mudcats bullpen, going 1-2 with a 1.31 ERA and 57 strikeouts. Righty Brandon Hynick will take Boxberger's place on the Mudcats roster.
    Whoa. WHOA.

    WHOA!

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    Wow. I knew he was good, but I never knew he was dealing like that. As good as our bullpen is and slim as our 40-man spots are, I wouldn't mind him being fast-tracked at this point.

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    Would not shock me to see him in Cincy by year's end if he fares well in L'Ville

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    What is Boxberger's secondary stuff? And I have heard he has topped out at 97-98, is that true?

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    His slider and changeup are good. I don't know how it ranks within the system, but they are pretty nasty. I think Box sat more between 94-96

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    Well this is some good news. I've been looking forward to seeing this kid. And as good as the Bats are and have been all season, relief pitching is not their strong suit. I've grown tired of seeing Rick Sweet's best options being recycled AAA fodder like Stephen Jackson and David Johnson. I've actually found myself missing Danny Herrera since he departed... and that's sayin something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    His slider and changeup are good. I don't know how it ranks within the system, but they are pretty nasty. I think Box sat more between 94-96
    He sits there, but I have personally seen him throw 98 MPH on a team gun.

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    Louisville is absolutely loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Louisville is absolutely loaded.
    Yeah they are. Hopefully between this and the Grandal promotion, they will be catalysts to other promotions. I'm specifically thinking about Daniel Corcino and Josh Smith to Bakersfield.
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    I'm specifically thinking about Daniel Corcino and Josh Smith to Bakersfield.
    I'll be surprised if they send both up. I am pretty sure they want to keep this Dayton team playing meaningful games all year.
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    I'll be surprised if they send both up. I am pretty sure they want to keep this Dayton team playing meaningful games all year.
    You sound like Marc Katz

    I'm more concerned about prospect development than a minor league team's W-L record. Regardless, hopefully they'll have a healthy Kyle Lotzkar to anchor the rotation in the second half. Throw in Johnson, Tuttle, and Gerson (who belongs there IMO) and they should still have a decent staff. I could also see some of this year's college arms like Cingrani, McMyne, and Cole Green once signed there within a few weeks.

    Meanwhile, a big three of Corcino, Sulbaran, and Smith in Bakersfield would be pretty nasty in the second half.
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    You sound like Marc Katz

    I'm more concerned about prospect development than a minor league team's W-L record. Regardless, hopefully they'll have a healthy Kyle Lotzkar to anchor the rotation in the second half. Throw in Johnson, Tuttle, and Gerson (who belongs there IMO) and they should still have a decent staff. I could also see some of this year's college arms like Cingrani, McMyne, and Cole Green once signed there within a few weeks.

    Meanwhile, a big three of Corcino, Sulbaran, and Smith in Bakersfield would be pretty nasty in the second half.
    Yeah, I don't mean to sound like Katz, but I know I do.

    Big summer in Dayton, what with the sellout streak and all. And there has been a long streak of losing teams there. Could be the organization is going to reward its truly exceptional affiliate with as exceptional a team as it can reasonably put there.

    Smith, because of his age, is a better bet to go up than Corcino. I think you're right about Lotzkar -- if he can get it together, it could free them up to lose Smith. Good point also about Gerson -- he's been impressive so far. Hard to know what's up with Johnson and Tuttle -- but again, I think you're right that they're guys who could be placed back in the Dayton rotation. I doubt McMyne or Green goes to Dayton to start -- they've had full college seasons and I think the Reds will limit their innings.

    There is something to be said for building a winning expectation and a winning culture. Redsof72 has preached about it here re: the Dayton teams for a couple years now. With the premium prospects they've gathered there, you have to think the organization is going to make some kind of statement with its promotions, or lack of them, re: how important it feels winning is to development. And my guess -- just a guess -- is that they'll say winning is an important ingredient.
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    Re: Boxberger Promoted

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Whoa. WHOA.

    WHOA!

    He has only thrown 34.1 innings. It's not like he is being used like Scott Sullivan.

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    Probably a little off topic, but has the ship sailed on Boxberger being a starter?


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