09/05/2005

Down on the Farm

AAA

Louisville 11, Columbus 10

35 year-old Pedro Swann went 4 for 5 with a HR, 3 R, 3 RBI. The 14 year minor league veteran is hitting .285/.355/.491.

AA

Chattanooga 3, Huntsville 1

25 year-old Bobby Basham, went 6 innings gave up 4 hits, no BB, no R. He struck out 7. After missing all of 2004, Basham has bounced back very nicely. At Chattanooga this year he has 51 innings 46 Ks, 9 BB!, with a 2.98 ERA.

A (high)

Sarasota 1, Fort Myers 0

25 year-old Edward Valdez went 5 innings gave up 2 hits, and a BB, and no R. In 69 innings this year he has 62 ks, 21 BB, and a 1.95 ERA.

A (low)

Fort Wayne 7, Dayton 0

UGLY

Rookie

Great Falls 5, Billings 4
24 year old J.D. Roberts went 2 for 4 with a double. He is hitting .290/.372/.487

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. I’m curious as to why Eddie Valdez hasn’t merited a promotion at some point this season? This is his 3rd, at least partial, season at High A. Last year he had 7 CG in 18 starts with a 4.06 ERA (1.31 WHIP), this year his WHIP is 1.13 and his ERA is 1.95. He only threw 69 inning this year but that’s because of the 75 pitch limit, which must not have been in effect last year at Potomoc.
    Is there that much good pitcing at AA or is it b/c he’s an undrafted FA?

  2. At the risk of sounding harsh, why is a 14-year-old minor league veteran still playing?

  3. What, you want him to work for a living? :mrgreen:

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Minors, Reds - General