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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Didi hit .243 and had a .288 OBP in Louisville this year. He is also an automatic out, just a younger version of it right now.
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    I was wondering if I'm crazy, because I seriously can't remember Valdez hitting one out of the infield in a long time. His chart shows that he's only hit 6 balls farther than 300 feet all season at home...and 5 of those were outs. Checked all his road games, and he only has 2 total balls farther than 300 feet, both outs.

    I'm not picking on him, but I honestly didn't know he was such an extremely weak hitter. He really makes Janish appear Herculean.
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    ^ Yeah, I cannot believe the guy actually hit 5 HR's in 2010-2011.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Didi hit .243 and had a .288 OBP in Louisville this year. He is also an automatic out, just a younger version of it right now.
    At least he can play defense.
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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post

    I'm not picking on him, but I honestly didn't know he was such an extremely weak hitter. He really makes Janish appear Herculean.
    Good post, and I know you're not picking on him. But I do think too much blame is being directed to Valdez. He cannot hit, no dispute. But he's a fringe backup player.

    There are so many posts on RedsZone directed to Valdez. They really should be directed to the REGULAR players who have fallen into September swoons so far.

    Funny thing is the only game the Reds won this weekend, Valdez got a key hit, albeit a swinging bunt, but it produced two runs. And he fouled off a gazillion pitches, a very fine at bat in a key spot.

    Valdez is what he is, a versatile backup player who can't hit. More of the guys who CAN hit need to do so.
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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Valdez knows his role. His filling in for CF during a big road trip (was it the west coast trip?) might have been his most important job this season so far.

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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Dusty should have considered moving the pitcher up a spot.
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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    Valdez knows his role. His filling in for CF during a big road trip (was it the west coast trip?) might have been his most important job this season so far.
    It was at CitiField. I was at one of the games. LOL, CF could be his best position!

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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    I was wondering if I'm crazy, because I seriously can't remember Valdez hitting one out of the infield in a long time. His chart shows that he's only hit 6 balls farther than 300 feet all season at home...and 5 of those were outs. Checked all his road games, and he only has 2 total balls farther than 300 feet, both outs.

    I'm not picking on him, but I honestly didn't know he was such an extremely weak hitter. He really makes Janish appear Herculean.
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    At least he can play defense.
    I'm with Dusty on this one: after losing two out of three to the Astros, needing to get back on track in the win column and with a chance to finish off the Pirates, I go with the vet over the rookie.
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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    At least he can play defense.
    That's my thinking too. Valdez did hit one to the warning track in cf in the Astro series. I believe that was the furthest he has hit one this season.
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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    That's my thinking too. Valdez did hit one to the warning track in cf in the Astro series. I believe that was the furthest he has hit one this season.
    Out of 397 MLB players with >125 abs this year....the Reds have the 2nd and 5th worst OPS performers in Valdez (#2) and Cairo (#5)
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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    Out of 397 MLB players with >125 abs this year....the Reds have the 2nd and 5th worst OPS performers in Valdez (#2) and Cairo (#5)
    Really, when you think about it, it's amazing how well the Reds have done this season with such a putrid bench and considering the injuries they have had.
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    Re: 9/10/2012 Pirates at Reds

    Wandy has pitched very well his last two times out against Houston and before that Cards. Both were at home.

    Latos has been tremendous since June, except for that recent outing against the Cards.

    I only posted this to try and end the discussion of Valdez for awhile, as fascinating as Wilson may be.
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