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Down On The Farm – 2012 Season Review

Below is a summary of how each of the Reds minor league teams fared this season with a list of their top performers this season. The top performers is a quick and dirty list of all of the players who performed above league average with a significant amount of playing time for the most part. These are great resources for Reds Organization statistics for pitchers and hitters if you are not already making use of them.

AAA

It was a rough year for the Bats who were the worst team in the International League. Off season trades and big league promotions left them depleted of young talent to begin the season. Horrible starts by Phipps and Soto, who both finished well, did not help. Look for much better things next season in Louisville as Rodriguez, Gregorius, and Puckett complete their adjustments to AAA and are joined by Mills, Fellhauer, and Hamilton up from AA. The pitching staff will be younger and much improved also as Redmond and Villarreal will be joined by Corcino, Cingrani, and Obispo up from AA.

Record

Louisville – 51-93
International League West – 4th/4, 38 GB
International League – 14th/14

Hitting

Name			AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Louisville 		.243 	.311 	.374 	.685
International League 	.258 	.330 	.392 	.722

Top Hitters

Name			AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Navarro, Dioner# 	207 	.319 	.382 	.449 	.832
Costanzo, Mike* 	313 	.262 	.355 	.412 	.767
Perez, Felix* 		392 	.301 	.348 	.401 	.749
Miller, Corky 		243 	.235 	.386 	.354 	.740

Pitching

Name			ERA	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Louisville 		4.71	1.518 	.276 	.788 	.322
International League 	3.92 	1.360 	.257 	.717 	.304

Top SP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Francis, Jeff* 		3.72 	77.1 	1.319 	.286	.742 	.347
Redmond, Todd		3.77 	43.0 	1.256 	.261 	.729 	.305
Tomko, Brett 		3.78 	66.2 	1.485 	.261 	.762 	.308

Top RP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Hoover, J.J. 		1.22 	37.0 	0.730 	.121 	.356 	.203
Texeira, Kanekoa 	2.72 	56.1 	1.314 	.232 	.629 	.269
Joseph, Donnie* 	2.86 	22.0 	1.409 	.259 	.667 	.344
Christiani, Nick 	3.34 	72.2 	1.555 	.299 	.800 	.328

AA

The Blue Wahoos had a solid, if unspectacular season. They held their own as they swapped out prospects leaving for AAA with those coming up form A+. Promotions for Puckett, Rodriguez, Gregorius, and Villarreal were back filled by promotions to AA for Hamilton, Lutz, Smith, Cingrani, and Rogers. With a core of Vidal, B. Smith, Lutz, Barnhart, Rogers, Lotzkar, and Obispo joined by Selsky, D’Anna, Mattair, Bowe, and J. Smith promoted from A+; the Blue Wahoos should enjoy another good season next year.

Record

Pensacola – 68-70
Southern League South – 4th/5, 6.5 GB
Southern League – 7th/10

Southern League South 1st Half – 34-35, 3rd/5, 5.5 GB
Southern League South 2nd Half – 34-35, 3rd/5, 4 GB

Hitting

Name			AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Pensacola 		.254 	.332 	.365 	.697
Southern League 	.255 	.337 	.382 	.719

Top Hitters

Name			AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Puckett, Cody 		123 	.268 	.372 	.488 	.860
Mills, Beau* 		206 	.272 	.343 	.495 	.839
Fellhauer, Josh* 	338 	.314 	.409 	.420 	.829
Rodriguez, Henry# 	132 	.348 	.385 	.439 	.824
Hamilton, Billy# 	175 	.286 	.406 	.383 	.789
Smith, Bryson 		153 	.307 	.333 	.425 	.758

Pitching

Name			ERA	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Pensacola 		3.69 	1.328 	.234 	.700 	.292
Southern League 	3.85 	1.373 	.252 	.709 	.303

Top SP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Rogers, Chad 		1.99 	31.2 	1.042 	.241 	.652 	.276
Cingrani, Tony* 	2.12 	89.1 	1.097 	.192 	.605 	.261
Obispo, Wirfin 		2.23 	76.2 	0.913 	.163 	.543 	.194
Corcino, Daniel 	3.01 	143.1 	1.228 	.216 	.644 	.267
Villarreal, Pedro 	3.57 	35.1 	1.047 	.240 	.680 	.284

Top RP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Joseph, Donnie* 	0.89 	30.1 	0.692 	.129 	.376 	.218
De La Rosa, Wilkin* 	2.49 	43.1 	1.454 	.224 	.649 	.277
Freeman, Justin 	2.91 	68.0 	0.956 	.198 	.594 	.244
Hayes, Drew 		3.41 	63.1 	1.437 	.235 	.659 	.307

High A

The Blaze are the Reds lone playoff team in the minors for the Reds this season. They qualified by winning the 1st half with outstanding performances by Hamilton, Lutz, Vidal, Barnhart, Cingrani, and Lotzkar. They then fell off sharply in the second half after promotions to AA of all of the aforementioned players. Selsky, Muller, Wright, Robles, Contreras, and Gerson will make up the core next season and may be joined by Silva, Waldrop, Rodriguez, Perez, Buckley, Quezada, and Allen from the Class A Dayton Dragons.

Record

Bakersfield – 72-68
California League North – 3rd/5, 3 GB
California League – 5th/10

California League North 1st Half – 41-29, 1st/5, 0 GB
California League North 2nd Half – 31-39, 4th/5, 8 GB

Hitting

Name			AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Bakersfield 		.270 	.347 	.421 	.768
California League 	.273 	.342 	.428 	.770

Top Hitters

Name			AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Selsky, Steve 		267 	.348 	.420 	.618 	1.038
Lutz, Donald* 		253 	.265 	.325 	.561 	.886
Vidal, David 		121 	.281 	.358 	.512 	.870
Hamilton, Billy# 	337 	.323 	.413 	.439 	.852
D'Anna, Dominic* 	300 	.277 	.386 	.430 	.816
Mattair, Travis 	492 	.274 	.344 	.465 	.809
Smith, Bryson 		211 	.313 	.376 	.431 	.807
Wright, Ryan 		96 	.271 	.284 	.521 	.805
Barnhart, Tucker# 	198 	.278 	.371 	.409 	.780
Bowe, Theo* 		373 	.314 	.391 	.383 	.774

Pitching

Name			ERA	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Bakersfield 		4.60 	1.457 	.267 	.770 	.317
California League 	4.74 	1.449 	.273 	.770 	.325

Top SP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Cingrani, Tony* 	1.11 	56.2 	0.918 	.189 	.514 	.278
Lotzkar, Kyle 		2.39 	26.1 	1.215 	.224 	.650 	.290
Robles, Tanner* 	2.50 	36.0 	1.278 	.239 	.650 	.300
Rogers, Chad 		3.15 	111.1 	1.275 	.263 	.708 	.307
Crabbe, Tim 		3.28 	57.2 	1.058 	.215 	.601 	.272
Smith, Josh 		3.80 	147.0 	1.286 	.254 	.720 	.309

Top RP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Pearl, Brian 		1.31 	34.1 	0.961 	.202 	.525 	.289
French, Justice 	3.94 	59.1 	1.534 	.291 	.752 	.317

Low A

The Dragons had a long, rough season that ended with them in the cellar. They had several solid players in Silva, Waldrop, Perez, Quezada, Allen, and Contreras that will move on to A+ Bakersfield next season. The Dragon’s fans should be excited though, because there are some good looking players in Billings this season, Winker, Mejias-Brean, Sanchez, Stephenson, and Guillon, that will be coming to help retool Dayton next year for what should result in a much better record.

Record

Dayton – 60-78
Midwest League Eastern – 8th/8, 22.5 GB
Midwest League – 15th/16

Midwest League Eastern 1st Half – 30-40, 8th/8, 17.5 GB
Midwest League Eastern 2nd Half – 30-38, 8th/8, 11 GB

Hitting

Name			AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Dayton			.249 	.311 	.369 	.680
Midwest League		.254 	.326 	.379 	.705

Top Hitters

Name			AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Muller, Kurtis 		76 	.329 	.414 	.526 	.940
Silva, Juan* 		380 	.271 	.380 	.413 	.794
Waldrop, Kyle* 		416 	.284 	.346 	.421 	.767
Wright, Ryan 		389 	.285 	.343 	.424 	.767
Rodriguez, Yorman 	258 	.271 	.307 	.430 	.737
Perez, Juan* 		482 	.253 	.336 	.398 	.734
Buckley, Sean 		426 	.244 	.307 	.413 	.720
Selsky, Steve 		228 	.281 	.322 	.395 	.717

Pitching

Name			ERA	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Dayton			4.18 	1.382 	.259 	.731 	.299
Midwest League		3.88 	1.335 	.254 	.705 	.305

Top SP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
French, Justice 	3.31 	32.2 	1.286 	.264 	.716 	.326
Quezada, Radhames 	3.35 	99.1 	1.450 	.244 	.714 	.277
Allen, James 		3.72 	113.2 	1.152 	.231 	.640 	.281
Gerson, Stalin 		3.76 	131.2 	1.291 	.267 	.770 	.292

Top RP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Dennhardt, Michael 	2.27 	47.2 	0.965 	.215 	.531 	.236
McMyne, Kyle 		2.59 	24.1 	1.151 	.215 	.578 	.271
Gonzalez, Carlos 	3.14 	51.2 	1.258 	.238 	.705 	.294
Contreras, Carlos 	3.20 	50.2 	0.947 	.158 	.544 	.183
Muhammad, El'Hajj 	3.23 	53.0 	1.396 	.246 	.752 	.297

Rookie – Pioneer League

Billings had a very good season, finishing with the best overall record in the Pioneer League North, but did not make the playoffs by finishing 2nd in both the 1st and 2nd half. They were led by Winker, Mejias-Brean, Sanchez, Dailey, Stephenson, and Guillon. They’ll retool next season with newly drafted college players and possibly some of Matthews, Paula, Rachal, Peterson, Reynoso, Rahier, Washington, Travieso, and Moran who may be promoted from the AZL.

Record

Billings – 42-34
Pioneer League North – 1st/4, 0 GB
Pioneer League – 3rd/8

Pioneer League North 1st Half – 21-17, 2nd/4, 3 GB
Pioneer League North 2nd Half – 21-17, 2nd/4, 2 GB

Hitting

Name			AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Billings		.275 	.344 	.423 	.767
Pioneer League		.279 	.354 	.419 	.773

Top Hitters

Name			AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Winker, Jesse* 		228 	.338 	.443 	.500 	.943
Mejias-Brean, Seth 	179 	.313 	.389 	.536 	.925
Sanchez, Carlos* 	237 	.308 	.346 	.574 	.920
Dailey, Brandon 	159 	.308 	.355 	.528 	.883
Vincej, Zachary 	143 	.336 	.393 	.434 	.826
Maddox, Robert* 	187 	.251 	.327 	.497 	.824
Pigott, Daniel 		146 	.308 	.348 	.452 	.800

Pitching

Name			ERA	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Billings		4.52 	1.459 	.265 	.724 	.341
Pioneer League		5.02 	1.513 	.279 	.772 	.343

Top SP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Stephenson, Robert 	2.05 	30.2 	0.978 	.195 	.555 	.270
Guillon, Ismael* 	2.29 	51.0 	1.235 	.210 	.581 	.311
Moscot, Jonathan 	2.88 	25.0 	1.000 	.213 	.590 	.274
Cisco, Andrew 		3.39 	58.1 	1.149 	.267 	.701 	.316

Top RP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Lucas, Sean* 		2.25 	24.0 	0.958 	.222 	.575 	.288
Moran, Jimmy 		2.37 	19.0 	1.263 	.257 	.605 	.365
Wiley, Matt 		2.45 	18.1 	1.036 	.200 	.672	.278
Langfield, Dan 		2.68 	37.0 	1.189 	.197 	.591 	.313
Chacin, Alejandro 	3.41 	29.0 	1.483 	.262 	.734 	.338
Adames, Jesus 		4.39 	26.2 	1.463 	.250 	.785 	.292
Amezcua, Jose 		4.65 	50.1 	1.391 	.231 	.686 	.281

Rookie – Arizona League

The AZL Reds pretty much live in the cellar of the AZL this season. They had some solid performances by the likes of Matthews, Paula, Rachal, Peterson, Reynoso, Travieso, and Moran. They will hope to restock for next season with newly drafted players and others brought in from the Dominican Summer League teams.

Record

AZL Reds – 18-38
Arizona League Central – 4th/4, 16.5 GB
Arizona League – 12th/13

Hitting

Name			AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
AZL Reds		.265 	.324 	.387 	.711
Arizona League		.266 	.347 	.392 	.739

Top Hitters

Name			AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
Matthews, Adam		117 	.325 	.407 	.470 	.877 	
Paula, Daniel 		85 	.341 	.391 	.435 	.827
Rachal, Avain 		118 	.297 	.364 	.415 	.779
Peterson, Brent 	141 	.291 	.377 	.383 	.760
Reynoso, Jonathan 	190 	.311 	.328 	.411 	.739

Pitching

Name			ERA	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
AZL Reds		5.27 	1.601 	.277 	.761 	.339
Arizona League		4.72 	1.494 	.266 	.739 	.334

Top SP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Travieso, Nicholas 	4.71 	21.0 	1.190 	.250 	.710 	.270
Moran, Luke 		4.75 	36.0 	1.389 	.279 	.760 	.366

Top RP

Name			ERA	IP	WHIP	AVG	OPS	BABIP
Saunders, Mike 		1.47 	30.2 	1.565 	.267 	.674 	.330
Salter, Michael 	2.15 	37.2 	1.142 	.218 	.563 	.278
De Los Santos, Abel 	2.86 	22.0 	1.455 	.233 	.660 	.380
Housey, Joseph		3.09 	11.2 	1.114 	.227 	.644 	.300
McCaffrey, Richard* 	4.44 	24.1 	1.438 	.304 	.762 	.403
Stephens, Jackson 	4.64 	21.1 	1.219 	.274 	.716 	.350

5 thoughts on “Down On The Farm – 2012 Season Review

  1. Thanks Tom! Very helpful overview, and thanks as well for all the posts over the season.

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