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.
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
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!
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
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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