Reports from around the Reds farm system for yesterday’s games:

Louisville at Norfolk, PPD (AAA)

Montgomery 7, Chattanooga 6 (AA)

A 2-run ninth inning rally wasn’t enough as Chattanooga fell to the Biscuits. 24-year old shortstop Paul Janish (Reds #5 – 2004) was the offensive star, going 3-4, with an RBI and a BB. Thus far, Janish is hitting .308/.386/.333.

Sarasota 6, Tampa 3 (A)

22-year old pitcher Luis Montano (undrafted free agent – 2006) picked up the win out of the buljpen in his first appearance. Montano threw 3.2 scoreless innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 3.

26! year old 1B Jeremiah Piepkorn (undrafted free agent – 2004) continued to hit well, going 3-4 with 2 doubles, a R and a RBI. He’s hitting .407/.448/.519 on the season. Why they are playing a 26-year old over possible prospects like Logan Parker escapes me.

Craig Tatum (Reds #3 – 2004), a 24-year old catcher out of Mississippi State, also had a big day, going 2-4 with a HR and 2 RBI. On the season, Tatum is .192/.192/.385.

Dayton 8, Fort Wayne 1 (A)

21-year old starting pitcher Sean Watson (Reds #2 – 2006) was outstanding again, going 5 IP, giving up 5 H and 1 run, while striking out 2 to pick up the win. For the season, the University of Tennessee product now sports a healthy 1.80 ERA.

On the hitting side of the ledger, 22-year old CF Drew Stubbs (Reds #1 – 2006) picked up a couple of hits in five tries out of the leadoff spot. Stubbs is now .357/.379/.393 on the young season.

22-year old 2B Justin Turner (Reds #7 – 2006), out of Cal State Fullerton, went 2-3 with a 2B, 2 R, an RBI, and also drew a base on balls for good measure. For the season, Turner is hitting .273/.448/.364. Love that OBP.

Finally, 21-year old SS Chris Valaika (Reds #3 – 2006) continued his torrid hitting with a 2-3 day, including a HR and a BB. Valaika’s numbers: .360/.393/.520.

3 Responses

  1. Chris

    Watson really surprises me. I thought it was a waste to use a #2 pick on a college closer, but the Reds braintrust obviously had bigger plans for the guy. Anyone know which scout signed Watson?

  2. Bill

    I have two games this week at Dayton…Wednesday and Sunday. I’m looking forward to getting a peak of some of these guys.

    Watson looked horrendous last year in a brief time at Dayton, glad to see he’s pitching well.

  3. doug


    Perry Smith was the guy who signed Watson, per the Reds Media Guide.

    Bill, not sure if you saw or not, but Watson came into this season in MUCH better shape this year. He dropped 21 pounds in the offseason, and I think that is something that could really help him this season.

    For as bad as Logan Parker is hitting this year so far (1-14) He has an OBP of .381 thanks to his great plate discipline. When he starts hitting, and he will, look out.