07/27/2005

Down on the Farm

Last Night:

AAA
Durham 10, Louisville 1

29 year-old non-prospect Jimmy Serrano was pounded, 5 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3Ks. He now has a 3.92 ERA with 29 ks in 29 IP.

AA

Chattanooga 5, Carolina 4

Recently acquired Travis Chick started his career very unRedslike, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 Ks.

Javen Moran went 3 for 6 with a double, and RBI, and 2 SB. The 22 year-old CF, in his first 3 games at AA is hitting .375/.438 (no walks)

A (high)

Sarasota 6, Palm Beach 2

Joey Votto went 4 for 5 with a RS. The 21 year-old Votto is now hitting .339/.422.

24 year-old Ben Himes went 2 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI. 24 year-old at single A? WTF….he is hitting .377/.525. He’ll be coaching college baseball soon.

A (Low)

Dayton and Peoria rained out

Rookie League

Billings 6, Helena 1

12th round draft pick and SS, Adam Rosales went 2 for 5 with a double, 2 RS, and an RBI. In his first 143 pro PAs he is hitting. .392/.488

GCL Pirates 6, GCL Reds 4

First Round draft pick Jay Bruce went 1 for 3 with a double a walk and an RBI. The 18 year-old Bruce is now hitting .319/.477. In his first 47 pro PAs, he has 3 walks, 1 HR, and 4 doubles.

Join the conversation! 13 Comments

  1. Ben Himes started the year at Dayton and has played better at Sarasota than he did at Dayton.

    I looked at Dayton’s roster this morning…they have
    19: 1
    20: 1
    21: 4
    22: 13
    23: 6
    24: 8
    25: 1

    Which I would have assumed was old…so I looked at Kane County in the same league (farm team for the Oakland A’s)

    19: 1
    20: 3
    21: 3
    22: 4
    23: 11
    24: 4
    25: 2

    So, they have 17 players 23 and above, and Dayton has 15. So, what’s a fair age to be in low A ball?

  2. Also, I noticed that Votto was drafted in the ’02 draft and Himes in the ’03 draft.

  3. “Recently acquired Travis Chick started his career very unRedslike, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 Ks.”
    Unfortunately, I’d call 4 hits and 5 walks in 6 innings with only 2 K’s quite Redslike.

  4. hehe..good point…I was referring to the 1 ER, but I suppose you are right.

  5. My guess is anyone 23 or older at Single A has little or no chance to be a big league star. And would have a small chance of being a decent backup.

  6. Then the A’s system is headed for a decline also, since the Reds and A’s teams in the same league seem to have players of approximately the same age.

  7. who said anything about the Reds system declining? I said WTF about one player.
    I don’t think you could make a determination about a teams minor system by looking at the ages of ONE team. Are the young guys performing, etc.

  8. I agree, it would be better to look at all levels and ages (wonder if the Reds have the oldest AAA team?).

    I’m just saying the makeup of the two teams at the same level is about the same…so if it’s good enough for the A’s, it would seem it’s good enough for the Reds.

    Where are stats that show that a kid at 24 can’t be a productive ML players if he’s only progressed to High A by this age?

    As I said, Himes has been in the minors less time than Votto. Himes started the year in Dayton and has jumped to Sarasota, the way he’s playing, he might even get a call to Chattanooga before the year is over.

  9. Go find a 24 year old Single A player that has ever turned out to be a regular major leaguer.

    There aren’t that many.

  10. I looked at the roster in Sarasota and compared it to Vero Beach (used them b/c the Dodgers usually are known to have a good farm system).

    They are quite a bit younger than Sarasota. (17 players

  11. I was saying… 17 players

  12. Ok, I figured it out…

    17 players less than 23 for Vero, compared to 7 players less than 23 for Sarasota.

  13. Looked at all the Reds farm teams…

    Louisville:
    34: 1
    32: 1
    30: 2
    29: 4
    28: 3
    27: 5
    26: 2
    25: 5
    24: 2
    22: 3

    They have to be the oldest AAA team out there.

    Chattanooga:
    28: 1
    27: 5
    26: 6
    25: 7
    24: 4
    23: 4
    22: 1
    21: 1

    Not so young either.

    Sarasota:
    27: 1
    (Now, there’s your WTF, Matt)
    26: 2
    25: 7
    24: 9
    23: 7
    22: 3
    21: 4

    Billings:
    24: 1
    23: 4
    22: 16
    21: 8
    20: 5
    19: 1
    18: 1

    GCL:
    24: 3
    23: 3
    22: 6
    21: 13
    20: 5
    19: 5
    18: 4

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