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RE: Red's Minor Leagues IV - The Farm

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Posted: 12/13/2012 3:44 PM

RE: Red's Minor Leagues IV - The Farm 


Steve Selsky 13 | OF
Status: Active
MLB Parent Club: Cincinnati
Stats
AVG:
.348
HR:
15
RBI:
48
SB:
13
Full Name: Steven Garth Selsky
Born: 07/20/1989
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, CA
College: Arizona
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Bats: R
Throws: R
2012 Season
TeamLeagueAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSOBPSLGOPS
DAYMID.28159228276411332690124951.322.395.717
BAKCAL.34869267529321315481652662132.420.6181.038
Minors.31712849579157326187425538111183.377.515.892


Nice numbers  Dude has Power.

Last edited 12/13/2012 3:48 PM by cincykid

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Posted: 12/14/2012 4:11 PM

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A good piece on Jesse Winker:

I can’t recall an offensive prospect who had the kind of debut that Jesse Winker had for the Reds system since I started covering the minor leagues in 2004. Maybe I am forgetting about someone, but either way, he was fantastic.

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He was placed in a league hardly anyone his age gets placed in and went out and put up an OPS of .943 with nearly as many walks as strikeouts. 

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Winker posted the highest OPS by someone under nineteen in the Pioneer League since the 2004 season of Billy Butler

http://redsminorleagues.com/20...w-jesse-winker/


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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:28 PM

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Winker can just flat out hit.  He knows how to take walks at such a young age which is so impressive.


FiestaBuckeye wrote: A good piece on Jesse Winker:

I can’t recall an offensive prospect who had the kind of debut that Jesse Winker had for the Reds system since I started covering the minor leagues in 2004. Maybe I am forgetting about someone, but either way, he was fantastic.

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He was placed in a league hardly anyone his age gets placed in and went out and put up an OPS of .943 with nearly as many walks as strikeouts. 

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Winker posted the highest OPS by someone under nineteen in the Pioneer League since the 2004 season of Billy Butler

http://redsminorleagues.com/20...w-jesse-winker/
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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:42 PM

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Nice article thanks fb.  Kids turning heads.  The scouting dept continues to cook along well.  19 that's some stuff there. 
RDriesenUD wrote: Winker can just flat out hit.  He knows how to take walks at such a young age which is so impressive.


FiestaBuckeye wrote: A good piece on Jesse Winker:

I can’t recall an offensive prospect who had the kind of debut that Jesse Winker had for the Reds system since I started covering the minor leagues in 2004. Maybe I am forgetting about someone, but either way, he was fantastic.

--

He was placed in a league hardly anyone his age gets placed in and went out and put up an OPS of .943 with nearly as many walks as strikeouts. 

--

Winker posted the highest OPS by someone under nineteen in the Pioneer League since the 2004 season of Billy Butler

http://redsminorleagues.com/20...w-jesse-winker/
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Posted: 12/15/2012 12:32 PM

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8th round pick right up there with baby face winker.  He can see ther ball and hit it hard.  Has pop and good avg and obp, slg.

Seth Mejias-Brean   13 | 3B
Status: Active
MLB Parent Club: Cincinnati
Stats
AVG:
.313
HR:
8
RBI:
40
SB:
6
Full Name: Seth Mejias-Brean
Born: 04/05/1991
Birthplace: Tucson, AZ
College: U Arizona
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Bats: R
Throws: R
2012 Season
TeamLeagueAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSOBPSLGOPS
BILPIO.31346179355612284096212960.389.536.925
Minors.31346179355612284096212960.389.536.925
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Posted: 12/15/2012 2:21 PM

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This kid steps into professional baseball out of high school and posts 50/40 K/BB with a .943 OPS?  He gets knocked for being a below average runner but when you can hit like that, who needs to run?

The comparisons I've read at draft time were Logan Morrison and Brennan Boesch.  
cincykid wrote: Nice article thanks fb.  Kids turning heads.  The scouting dept continues to cook along well.  19 that's some stuff there. 
RDriesenUD wrote: Winker can just flat out hit.  He knows how to take walks at such a young age which is so impressive.


FiestaBuckeye wrote: A good piece on Jesse Winker:

I can’t recall an offensive prospect who had the kind of debut that Jesse Winker had for the Reds system since I started covering the minor leagues in 2004. Maybe I am forgetting about someone, but either way, he was fantastic.

--

He was placed in a league hardly anyone his age gets placed in and went out and put up an OPS of .943 with nearly as many walks as strikeouts. 

--

Winker posted the highest OPS by someone under nineteen in the Pioneer League since the 2004 season of Billy Butler

http://redsminorleagues.com/20...w-jesse-winker/
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Posted: 12/15/2012 4:57 PM

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Nice, I was wanting to deal for morrison back a while.  I don't care about his speed if he continues hitting like that, won't matter.  Wonder about him in left, lol, just kidding.  He has farm time due still but first returns are all thumbs up.  Definitely one I'm gonna keep my eyes on. 
OhioRaiderNation wrote: This kid steps into professional baseball out of high school and posts 50/40 K/BB with a .943 OPS?  He gets knocked for being a below average runner but when you can hit like that, who needs to run?

The comparisons I've read at draft time were Logan Morrison and Brennan Boesch.  
cincykid wrote: Nice article thanks fb.  Kids turning heads.  The scouting dept continues to cook along well.  19 that's some stuff there. 
RDriesenUD wrote: Winker can just flat out hit.  He knows how to take walks at such a young age which is so impressive.


FiestaBuckeye wrote: A good piece on Jesse Winker:

I can’t recall an offensive prospect who had the kind of debut that Jesse Winker had for the Reds system since I started covering the minor leagues in 2004. Maybe I am forgetting about someone, but either way, he was fantastic.

--

He was placed in a league hardly anyone his age gets placed in and went out and put up an OPS of .943 with nearly as many walks as strikeouts. 

--

Winker posted the highest OPS by someone under nineteen in the Pioneer League since the 2004 season of Billy Butler

http://redsminorleagues.com/20...w-jesse-winker/
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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:26 AM

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5th Round Pick Mason Felt Driver in Crash Killing his Father... Mason had to be airlifted to hospital where he's in critical condition

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports....in-fatal-crash/

Obviously hoping for a quick recovery for Mason but even when he does recover physically, I can't even imagine the guilt he's going to feel.  Get well soon
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Posted: 12/16/2012 10:32 AM

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Like what I see here in RBI's.........not good showing in AZL but 8 games, nbd.  Big boy has pop.  82 rbi's in 126 games.  Walks too.  Late bloomer?

Travis Mattair   17 | 3B
Status: Active
MLB Parent Club: Cincinnati
Stats
AVG:
.188
HR:
0
RBI:
3
SB:
0
Full Name: Travis Mattair
Born: 12/21/1988
Birthplace: Kennewick, WA
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 210
Bats: R
Throws: R
2012 Season
TeamLeagueAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSOBPSLGOPS
BAKCAL.2741264927313531319822295011936.344.465.809
Minors.2741264927313531319822295011936.344.465.809
2012 Offseason Leagues
TeamLeagueAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSOBPSLGOPS
PEJAFL.188932561003721000.250.219.469

Last edited 12/16/2012 10:35 AM by cincykid

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Posted: 12/16/2012 12:18 PM

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http://www.gosanangelo.com/new...ia-man-injures/



OhioRaiderNation wrote: 5th Round Pick Mason Felt Driver in Crash Killing his Father... Mason had to be airlifted to hospital where he's in critical condition

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports....in-fatal-crash/

Obviously hoping for a quick recovery for Mason but even when he does recover physically, I can't even imagine the guilt he's going to feel.  Get well soon
More. This is really, really sad.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 3:29 PM

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Yeah, this is so terrible.  Prayers to him and his family.


kots4mvp14 wrote: http://www.gosanangelo.com/new...ia-man-injures/



OhioRaiderNation wrote: 5th Round Pick Mason Felt Driver in Crash Killing his Father... Mason had to be airlifted to hospital where he's in critical condition

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports....in-fatal-crash/

Obviously hoping for a quick recovery for Mason but even when he does recover physically, I can't even imagine the guilt he's going to feel.  Get well soon
More. This is really, really sad.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 8:15 PM

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Woooo that is really sad.  God be with them.  I don't think I'd ever get over that.
RDriesenUD wrote: Yeah, this is so terrible.  Prayers to him and his family.


kots4mvp14 wrote: http://www.gosanangelo.com/new...ia-man-injures/



OhioRaiderNation wrote: 5th Round Pick Mason Felt Driver in Crash Killing his Father... Mason had to be airlifted to hospital where he's in critical condition

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports....in-fatal-crash/

Obviously hoping for a quick recovery for Mason but even when he does recover physically, I can't even imagine the guilt he's going to feel.  Get well soon
More. This is really, really sad.
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Posted: 12/18/2012 9:55 PM

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I was looking at Doug's redsminorleagues flick of fast billy hitting and I am not impressed by that double tap or front foot tap he shifts his weight back as if to coil or cocky (have to put the y or the word is banned lol) then steps, shifts weight forward.  Maybe too much shifting going on.  At times his hands are going back, directly behind his back shoulder.  I can see him having trouble with good high heat.  Maybe he can keep his bat back at the start, not as far as it sometimes ends up now though, say a happy medium, relax and stop shifting his weight back so much and then forward with the pitch.  A lot of movement going on in the box.  His bat cocks forward often ....so I guess it takes longer to get it back around.  Noticed his torso twist/turn backwards away from the pitcher to get his bat cocked into position.  It is like he knows he is upper body weak and trying to put more into it, I dunno.  I played football, very little bit o baseball.  So I am by no means touting myself an expert but I can see what the scouts are talking about.  I think the tap needs to go this year. I don't see your 290 Lex.  Nope, not right now anyway.  He has work to do imo.  But I bet he'll get her done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...player_embedded

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Posted: 12/18/2012 10:16 PM

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http://redsminorleagues.com/20...s-and-notes-56/
There really isn’t much as far as news go, but at least the one bit of news is good.

The good news comes from Ty Washington, who tweeted this Monday evening about Mason Felt:

UPDATED: Mason moved his legs and toes on command! #Progress! #prayformason

Washington was at the hospital, and may still be (I just don’t know if he still is or not), so you could follow him on twitter for updates if you would like.


cincykid wrote: Woooo that is really sad.  God be with them.  I don't think I'd ever get over that.
RDriesenUD wrote: Yeah, this is so terrible.  Prayers to him and his family.


kots4mvp14 wrote: http://www.gosanangelo.com/new...ia-man-injures/



OhioRaiderNation wrote: 5th Round Pick Mason Felt Driver in Crash Killing his Father... Mason had to be airlifted to hospital where he's in critical condition

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports....in-fatal-crash/

Obviously hoping for a quick recovery for Mason but even when he does recover physically, I can't even imagine the guilt he's going to feel.  Get well soon
More. This is really, really sad.

Last edited 12/18/2012 10:19 PM by cincykid

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Posted: 12/20/2012 11:34 AM

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That is great news. Thanks cincykid.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 4:12 PM

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I wondered what happenned to mattair in 2010, he retires cause he had stunk.  Hummm, sleeper city here.......the rbi's were no mayan mirage.

3B Travis Mattair, the Phillies 2nd round pick in the 2007 draft has made a decision to return to the baseball diamond after a one year “retirement”.  Excellent work over at http://www.phoulballz.com in picking up the story and interviewing Mattair.  Mattair, who is soon to be 22, spent both 2008 and 2009 in Lakewood and hit .236/.326/.333 in a disappointing 2009 campaign. In 450 AB’s, Mattair had 3 HR and 39 RBI to go along with 12 SB.

Mattair has placed himself behind the eight ball underperforming in 2009 and then with his self-imposed exile (trying to earn some minutes on the Boise State basketball team) last year, however, with that being said, he is a player who the Phils put a good deal of stock into at one point.  It should be interesting to see what Mattair can do to earn a minor league roster spot in 2011 after a full year away from the game.

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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:28 PM

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I'm hearing from a couple different sources that the Reds signed 7'1 RP Leok van Mil to a minor league deal. His Wiki page also says as much, but I can't find any other links for it. Can anyone confirm?
He was 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA between AA (CLE) and AAA (CLE/LAA) this season.


 


 

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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:03 AM

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Report: Reds sign 7’1″ pitcher Loek Van Mil


TheUnsinkableClevelandBrown wrote: I'm hearing from a couple different sources that the Reds signed 7'1 RP Leok van Mil to a minor league deal. His Wiki page also says as much, but I can't find any other links for it. Can anyone confirm?
He was 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA between AA (CLE) and AAA (CLE/LAA) this season.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 4:22 AM

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Thanks RD. He's an intriguing prospect, apparently his height gives him some trouble with his mechanics. I'd be interested to see what Brian Pryce could do with him, if anything, at this point in his career. He's already 28.


 


 

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Posted: 12/22/2012 10:01 AM

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cincykid wrote: I was looking at Doug's redsminorleagues flick of fast billy hitting and I am not impressed by that double tap or front foot tap he shifts his weight back as if to coil or cocky (have to put the y or the word is banned lol) then steps, shifts weight forward.  Maybe too much shifting going on.  At times his hands are going back, directly behind his back shoulder.  I can see him having trouble with good high heat.  Maybe he can keep his bat back at the start, not as far as it sometimes ends up now though, say a happy medium, relax and stop shifting his weight back so much and then forward with the pitch.  A lot of movement going on in the box.  His bat cocks forward often ....so I guess it takes longer to get it back around.  Noticed his torso twist/turn backwards away from the pitcher to get his bat cocked into position.  It is like he knows he is upper body weak and trying to put more into it, I dunno.  I played football, very little bit o baseball.  So I am by no means touting myself an expert but I can see what the scouts are talking about.  I think the tap needs to go this year. I don't see your 290 Lex.  Nope, not right now anyway.  He has work to do imo.  But I bet he'll get her done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...player_embedded
It's hard to say definitively if the toe tap is a problem without having the pitcher in the frame.  If he taps his toe as a timing mechanism for the "loading phase" of his swing (like when Brandon Phillips twists up on his front toe) then he's fine.  But, like you said, the more moving parts you have, the more that can go wrong.

The twist of the torso, for me, not a big deal either, in fact, I like to see that since you would be less likely to "fly open" early.  The troublesome part for Hamilton, like you said, is the wrap of the bat behind his head that goes with the torso twist.

Honestly, the biggest issue I see with his approach is his back elbow.  It starts high and during the "loading phase" goes even higher.  This is causing some of that wrapping behind his head.  When swinging, you need to roll your top hand over and push the bat through the zone while your bottom hand is pulling the bat through the zone.  Once you reach the point of contact your wrists will roll creating the "bat whip" that you always hear about.  Anyway, in order to roll your top hand over and push the bat, what is the first thing you have to do?  Drop your back elbow (Try it yourself).  Hamilton, from that video, seems to have trouble getting that elbow down, especially left handed.

I would try and calm that back elbow down a bit.  Maybe start it at a slightly lower angle so when "loads up" it won't be quite so high.  Of course, I'm a guy working a 40 hour a week job unrelated to baseball, so they have to know better than me, right?
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