I almost posted this in the minor league forum, then remembered we're talking about the Reds' #4 OF at this point. (I fully expect him to be no better than #5 to begin the season though and might still have to play some in Louisville.)
I find this hard to believe, but someone was saying Denis Phipps didn't start playing baseball until he was 17 or 18 and that's why he's such a late-bloomer. Any truth to that? I thought not playing baseball as a kid was illegal in the Dominican. (Kidding. Not really though.)
Anyway, I figured there would be many on here that could either confirm or shoot down. Fire away! TIA.