I know some of you in Redleg Nation are big fans of Chris Denorfia. Kenny Kelly has a pretty good piece about Denorfia today, and his chances of sticking with Cincinnati.

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  1. Glenn

    Will, Denorfia’s rise be WMP’s ticket to an off-season trade?

  2. Tom

    Noted the following with interest from a Dayton Daily News Reds Notes column by Hal”f the story” McCoy.

    Denorfia, 26 and a September call-up, hit .236 at Class A Potomac in 2003, .249 at Class AA Chattanooga last year, then exploded this season — .330 in 46 games at Chattanooga and .310 in 91 games at Class AAA Louisville.

    In case anyone is interested, Denorfia didn’t exactly put up his first season with a over .250 BA this season, as old Hal”f the story” would lead the less informed, and now only half informed, to believe with the excerpt from above. The numbers below illustrate more clearly that this season was not at all totally out of context for Denorfia.

    Year Team Age Lvl AB AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2002 GCL Reds 22 Rk 200 .340 .425 .405 .830
    2002 Dayton 22 A 10 .000 .000 .000 .000
    2002 Chatt. 22 AA 7 .429 .556 1.000 1.556

    2003 Potomac 23 A 470 .236 .317 .304 .621

    2004 Potomac 24 A 269 .312 .416 .532 .948
    2004 Chatt. 24 AA 221 .249 .340 .394 .734

    Minor Lg Tot: 3 yrs 1177 .273 .362 .392 .754

    Note also, that in 2003, where he struggled in a full season at Potomac. Denorfia essentially made a two level jump to A+ from Rookie ball. He skipped over low A Dayton that season (Which could be why Hal”f the story” never heard of him until now.). I found it curious that his half season numbers from A+ Potomac in 2004 were omitted from the notes column.