Charlotte 10, Louisville 5

27 year-old Jeff Keppinger went 3 for 3 with 2 BB, HR, and an RBI. Keppinger is hitting .359/.428/.469 at Louisville this year. Does this make Philips trade bait at the trade deadline?  Reader Dan pointed out that Philipps is YOUNGER than Keppinger…please scratch my last idea.

Chattanooga 7, Jacksonville 2

25 year-old Richie Gardner showed once again why he was once a top prospect. Gardner threw 6.2 innings giving up just 2 H, 2 BB, and 0 ER while recording 7 Ks. Since arriving in Chattanooga he has a 2.14 ERA with 24 Ks, 20 H, and 7 BB in 21 IP.

24 year-old Drew Anderson returned to the DOTF report by going 3 for 4 with a HR, 2 R, and 4 RBI. .288/.335/.468

St. Lucie 10, Sarasota 7

23 year-old Michael Griffin went 2 for 4 with a 2B, HR, and an RBI. He is hitting .289/.325/.407

20 year-old Jay Bruce went 2 for 4 with a 2B and an RBI. He is hitting .323/.374/.585

24 year-old Adam Rosales smacked a 3-run HR in 3 ABs. He is hitting .303/.409/.514

22 year-old Danny Dorn, who skipped a level, went 3 for 4 with a 3B. He is hitting .260/.336/.431 While the numbers aren’t as impressive as some of his draft mates in Dayton, what he is doing at a higher level means he has a better shot of being a productive major leaguer. Go Danny!

West Michigan 8, Dayton 4

19 year-old Dominican, Juan Francisco went 2 for 4 with HR and an RBI. He is hitting .279/.331/.491. Mr. Francisco may just be our next ‘A’ prospect. This is pretty impressive numbers for a 19 year-old.

21 year-old Chris Valaika smacked a 2-run HR in 4 abs. He is hitting .315/.358/.505

22 year-old Logan Parker smacked a solo-HR in 4 abs. He is hitting.239/.324/.308

4 Responses

  1. Dan

    Phillips is one year YOUNGER than Keppinger! No, I think Brandon is here to stay for a while. He’s good enough to be part of a “Reds-turn-the-corner” team, and he’s young enough to be part of a “Reds-are-rebuilding-now” team.

    By the way, kudos to you, Matt, for always listing the age w/ each player you name. That’s a huge part of evaluating “prospect-hood.”

  2. Matt

    WOH you caught me! I lose track of the major leaguers. to me the minor leaguers are much more fun. Keppinger certainly isn’t a prospect anymore, but he could be useful at the ML level.

    scratch my “trade Philipps” idea

  3. Sultan of Swaff

    Why is Kep in the minors when Castro is hitting .169????? I don’t know how many runs you have to save to make up for that lack of production, but i do know Castro will never get enough at bats to find out. DTMFA.

  4. Phil Rizzuto Parmesan

    Why is Kep in the minors when Castro is hitting .169?????

    Because apparently the most pressing item on Krivsky’s agenda once last season was over was to make certain that we had Castro’s age 35 and age 36 seasons locked down with an option for his age 37 season. You just can’t have too much Veteran Presenceâ„¢.

    I honestly think it’s this move that pisses me off the most – even more than The Trade. You could argue that something needed to be done about the bullpen (even if Wayne effed it up). But there’s absolutely no justification for throwing away $2M on Castro. And it looked even worse the minute Gonzalez was inked.