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RE: Red's Minor Leagues IV - The Farm

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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:28 AM

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Minor  Moves: Indians, Reds, Brewers, Rockies

By Zach Links [January  2 at  9:57pm  CST]

We'll keep track of tonight's minor moves right here..

  • The Indians signed second baseman Matt  Antonelli to a minor league deal, according  to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter).  The 27-year-old had a rough Triple-A  season for the Yankees and Orioles, but hit .297/.393/.460 for the Nationals'  Triple-A affiliate in 2011.
  • The Reds signed right-hander Jeff  Marquez, outfielder Derrick  Robinson, and right-handed reliever Kevin  Whelan, Eddy tweets.  Whelan posted a 3.55 ERA with 12.8 K/9 and 5.7  BB/9 with the Yankees' Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Triple-A partner last season.
  • The Brewers signed right-hander Jim  Hoey, shortstop Ozzie  Chavez, and outfielder Rene  Tosoni to minor league deals.  Tosoni is  a former Futures Game MVP and spent 60 games on the Twins big  league roster in 2011.
  • The Rockies inked left-hander Erick  Threets and right-hander Tim  Gustafson to minor league deals, according to  Eddy (on Twitter).


Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#hu4abry9pvcdtkWY.99

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Posted: 1/3/2013 10:55 PM

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Doug Gray has a piece on fast billy's swing.........

http://redsminorleagues.com/20...billy-hamilton/

Last edited 1/3/2013 10:55 PM by cincykid

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:30 AM

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whelan seems to be able to make guys miss as look at his innings vs hits.  At first glance I think oh baby might have something, then look at his walks and era.  Shew, control issues.  Who knows, maybe power helps him.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:22 PM

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Baseball America ranks our top prospects heading into 2013:

http://www.baseballamerica.com...13/2614529.html
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:44 PM

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Thanks fellow bearcat. 
UCbengal985 wrote: Baseball America ranks our top prospects heading into 2013:

http://www.baseballamerica.com...13/2614529.html
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:58 PM

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Sickles top 20 Reds kids.  HRod, Brean I think will move up the list this year.  http://www.minorleagueball.com...spects-for-2013
I think selsky belongs much higher, top 20.  Also, I think felly gets overlooked for skinny kids that are athletic, tools types with a lot of potential, possible potential that is.  He belongs top 20 too imo.  I would bet he will out hit stubbs, lol, damn hope so.  I want him to get his due.  No love for sleeper Bryson Smith, expect him to move up.   


Slim pickins' as far as our kids in winter leagues go.  Most hitters el stinko in their handful of games.  Very few have done well, like off the top, 1-3 or so is it.  Lots of 222's and even worse.

I guess Lotzkar is coming outta the bully now.  He stayed off the dl, knock on wood.  He could be good long relief.

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Posted: 2/14/2013 12:23 AM

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Fire up that wagon of beer, kick her knut.
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Posted: 3/23/2013 11:45 AM

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Reds minor league side to see Robert Stephenson. RT @ FakeDannyMitz: @ keithlaw what games are you at today???... # HugeFan

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Posted: 3/23/2013 12:04 PM

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Yeah, I saw that too.  Hopefully he tweets some info on how Robert looks.


kots4mvp14 wrote:

Reds minor league side to see Robert Stephenson. RT @ FakeDannyMitz: @ keithlaw what games are you at today???... # HugeFan

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Posted: 3/23/2013 12:16 PM

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I love Keith Law so this was pretty cool to me. Agreed

RDriesenUD wrote: Yeah, I saw that too.  Hopefully he tweets some info on how Robert looks.


kots4mvp14 wrote:

Reds minor league side to see Robert Stephenson. RT @ FakeDannyMitz: @ keithlaw what games are you at today???... # HugeFan

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Posted: 3/23/2013 1:24 PM

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According to CTrent on Twitter, Cody Puckett traded to the White Sox for PTBNL or Cash

Last edited 3/23/2013 1:25 PM by OhioRaiderNation

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Posted: 3/30/2013 8:14 PM

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It looks like Arias has been moved to the OF. I really like Dayton's pitching staff and OF.

cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2013...rleaguerosters/
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Posted: 3/31/2013 1:07 PM

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yep rd, I was thinking the same thing.  Some bats in the OF.
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Posted: 4/4/2013 1:20 PM

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Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Cincinnati Reds

www.baseballamerica.com/minors...incinnati-reds/


I like having 3 of our top 4 prospects in AAA. Very good and young ML team with help in AAA. Not too many teams have that.
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Posted: 4/4/2013 8:09 PM

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Cingrani doing pretty good in game 1 ;).

www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats....=g_box&sid=milb
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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:58 AM

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Cingrani, WOW! This guy has simply dominated at EVERY level he's played at.
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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:28 AM

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RDriesenUD wrote: Cingrani doing pretty good in game 1 ;).

www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats....ox&sid=milb
jeeeeeeepers no hits, 1 bb, 14......ya 14 K's.  OMG  btw Toledo is a good team.  Look out leake.  6 x 3 = 18 outs  14 were K's.  That's unreal.  Get your bag ready kid, one more like that and you're coming north.  Bet that sent a rumble thru redsland.
Louisville Bats
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tony Cingrani          6.000011400.00

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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:42 AM

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Cingrani fans 14 in Triple-A debut for Bats
Bats' Perez hits the foul pole for Opening Day walk-off homer
By Danny Wild / MLB.com
04/04/2013 10:30 PM ET




Tony Cingrani stuck with basically one pitch in his Triple-A debut on Thursday night. Not one batter came close to touching it.

 

"I was just throwing it up there, and they couldn't hit it," Cingrani said of his fastball. "I felt pretty good, the ball was coming out of my hand pretty well."

The Reds' top-ranked lefty prospect struck out 14 batters over six hitless innings in his Bats debut and Felix Perez broke a late tie with a walk-off homer off the foul pole to send Louisville past Toledo, 4-3, on Opening Day.

Cincinnati's Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2012, Cingrani threw 55 of his 84 pitches for strikes and allowed just one baserunner, a leadoff walk to Jordan Lennerton in the sixth. He struck out Quintin Berry to end that frame and his debut, coming up one strikeout shy of a career high.

"I wanted to be the best I could," said Cingrani, who whiffed 15 with Double-A Pensacola on June 26, 2012. "I just threw a bunch of fastballs and located wherever I wanted, just kept putting up zeros."

Cingrani, who made his Major League debut out of Cincinnati's bullpen late last year, went 10-4 with a 1.73 ERA in 26 games (25 starts) at Class A Advanced Bakersfield and Pensacola in 2012. He was in the mix for a spot in the Reds' rotation this spring, but with a crowded staff at the big league level, he knew he was likely ticketed for Louisville.

"I knew I was going to Triple-A before the season started, my mindset was already Triple-A [during Spring Training], but I was competing for a starting spot," he said. "It was good to get back on the mound, I didn't get a chance to attack hitters all winter long."

The Mud Hens were the victims of Cingrani's pent-up strikeout cravings, going down in order in each of the first five innings. Cingrani, 23, struck out the side in the first, second and fifth.

He said he began thinking about a no-hitter in the second.

"That doesn't play into your mind, but you go out and do what you do," he said. "I was getting a little tired [in the sixth], but it wasn't that big of a deal, I knew I was going to hit my pitch limit."

 

The Reds want Cingrani to continue building confidence in throwing his off-speed pitches for strikes, with the hopes of him remaining a starter. But on Thursday, Cingrani just kept things simple.

"I was just using the fastball, locating it -- I didn't have to go to anything else," he said. "There were some changeups and sliders, but mostly just the fastball."

Cingrani's 10 strikeouts were more than any Bats pitcher totaled in a game in 2012. He fell one K shy of the franchise record, set twice -- Ken Hill struck out 15 on May 10, 1990 against Indianapolis, and more recently, current Reds starter Homer Bailey did it on April 26, 2009, also against Toledo.

Ranked as the Reds' No. 3 prospect this year behind shortstop Billy Hamilton and right-hander Robert Stephenson, Cingrani said he's excited about where his second full season will lead.

"I think we can win the championship. We look like a good team, we have some good pitchers," he said. "We'll see how it goes."

As for Hamilton, who stole a professional baseball record 155 bases last year, the shortstop went 1-for-4 with a double in his Louisville debut.

"It's awesome," Cingrani said of playing with Hamilton. "He's one of a kind, he's the fastest man I've ever seen play baseball."

The game, for all Cingrani's mound domination, also featured some long balls. Veteran first baseman Mike Hessman, a long-time slugger with the Mud Hens, went deep twice in his Louisville debut before Perez, who hit just four homers last year, broke a 3-3 tie with a home run off the right field foul pole against Toledo's Luis Marte. Hessman's two homers marked the second straight year the Bats have had a player hit a pair of dingers on Opening Day -- Paul Janish did it last year.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:31 AM

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Good to hear.
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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:52 PM

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Ranked as the Reds' No. 3 prospect this year behind shortstop Billy Hamilton and right-hander Robert Stephenson, Cingrani said he's excited about where his second full season will lead.

"I think we can win the championship. We look like a good team, we have some good pitchers," he said. "We'll see how it goes."

As for Hamilton, who stole a professional baseball record 155 bases last year, the shortstop went 1-for-4 with a double in his Louisville debut.

Uh - Hamilton played CF and is now a CFer. Donald played SS in the opener.

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats...ox&sid=t416

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