06/27/2007

DOTF

Richmond 6, Louisville 0

24 year-old Calvin Medlock continues to sit hitters down. He pitched two innings giving up 0 H, 0 BB, and 0 ER with 2 Ks.

31 year-old Ryan Freel went 1 for 3, and went a whole game without injuring himself or a teammate. In 3 games at Louisville, he is hitting .231/.231/.308

Chattanooga 10, Huntsville 1

20 year-old Jay Bruce went 2 for 5 with a 2B. He now has a 4 game hitting streak and is batting .435/.485/.913. Not a bad start.

21 year-old Johnny Cueto pitched 6 innings in his AA debut, giving up 5 H, 2 BB, and a ER with 6 Ks.

Sarasota 9, Vero Beach 1

24 year-old catcher Craig Tatum went 3 for 5 with a HR, and 2 RBI. He is hitting .320/.348/.525. That walk rate is not very good. Anybody know what his defense is like?

20 year-old Travis Wood pitched 5 innings giving up 4 H, 3 BB with 6 Ks. His ERA fell to 4.97 with 40 Ks, 24 BB, and 41 H in 38 IP. Looks like a Homer Bailey line.

South Bend 13, Dayton 5

22 year-old Carson Kainer went 2 for 4. He is hitting .286/.318/.381 in 5 games since his demotion.

21 year-old Chris Valaika went 2 for 4. He is hitting .320/.364/.509. He only has 15 BB in 296 PAs. He has only 1 SB in 5 attempts.

Billings 7, Great Falls 0

22 year old RHP — and Redleg Nation Spotlight Player/contributor — Matt Klinker made his professional debut going an inning giving up a H and striking out 2.

22 year-old Kyle Maunus went 4 for 5 with 3 2B and 2 RBI. In 29 PAs he is hitting .407/.433/.593

22 year-old Michael McKennon went 3 for 4 with 2 2B, and a 3B. In 33 PAs he is hitting .500/.543/.781

20 year-old Michael Jones went 3 for 4 with an RBI. In 27 PAs he is hitting .400/.429/.480

GCL Twins 1, GCL Reds 0

19 year-old 2007 1st round pick Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 4 in his professional debut with a 2B.

18 year-old shortstop Neftali Soto went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. In 22 PAs he is hitting .500/.478/.727. He must have a SAC to have an OBP below his BA.

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Join the conversation! 8 Comments

  1. Looking at the Billings gamelog, that sounds like an heart-racing debut inning for MattK:
    1st batter – strikeout
    2nd batter – strikeout
    3rd batter – single to RF
    4th batter – reaches on E-5
    5th batter – reaches on E-6, bases loaded
    6th batter – grounds out 6-4 to end the game and preserve the team shutout.

    Congrats on a successful debut Matt!

  2. Doug over at Reds Minor Leagues said Cueto hit 99 on the gun last night, but he thinks it might have been a juiced gun.

    Tatum’s defense is good. I saw him alot last year in Dayton and last week in Sarasota, he catches the ball well, good on low blocks, and throws well. I don’t know why he wasn’t promoted, except there are two guys at Chattanooga. But IMO, Hannigan should be in Louisville.

  3. And since I was touting Mike Griffin for promotion also, this note from today’s Enquirer:

    Since April 16, Griffind has gone 94-286 (has 103 hits on the year, most in the minors). In June he’s hitting .402/.423/.588.
    And wasn’t promoted.

  4. Morasco has a .500 SLG. Shouldn’t he be at A+? 🙂

    Even if Cueto was on a fast gun, 95 is pretty darn good, too.

  5. Bill,
    According to Travis Wood’s mom, Tatum was packing his bags last night after the game for Chattanooga. I would bet that means Hanigan gets the bump as well.

  6. According to Wood’s mother, doug? That’s great. You’ve got some inside sources, man. ❗

  7. Yeah, I have quite a few contacts with players and their families so I tend to get some information that others dont always get at the same time.

  8. Did the gun show 99 consistently or just the 1 time? If he’s normally in the mid-90’s, it’s possible he hit 99, right?

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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