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Phillips / Infante


With the new rumors about Cincinnati Reds very interested in 2B Omar Infante, many are waiting for Brandon Phillips to be traded to another team. With Defense being the obvious difference between these two guys I wanted to share their career stats so then you can take a look and maybe compare them.

Brandon Phillips Career Stats:

                                                                       
Year   Age  Tm  Lg   AB    H  2B 3B  HR RBI  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2002    21 CLE  AL   31    8   3  1   0   4   3   6 .258 .343 .419 .762
2003    22 CLE  AL  370   77  18  1   6  33  14  77 .208 .242 .311 .553
2004    23 CLE  AL   22    4   2  0   0   1   2   5 .182 .250 .273 .523
2005    24 CLE  AL    9    0   0  0   0   0   0   4 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006    25 CIN  NL  536  148  28  1  17  75  35  88 .276 .324 .427 .751
2007    26 CIN  NL  650  187  26  6  30  94  33 109 .288 .331 .485 .816
2008    27 CIN  NL  559  146  24  7  21  78  39  93 .261 .312 .442 .754
2009    28 CIN  NL  584  161  30  5  20  98  44  75 .276 .329 .447 .776
2010    29 CIN  NL  626  172  33  5  18  59  46  83 .275 .332 .430 .762
2011    30 CIN  NL  610  183  38  2  18  82  44  85 .300 .353 .457 .810
2012    31 CIN  NL  580  163  30  1  18  77  28  79 .281 .321 .429 .750
2013    32 CIN  NL  606  158  24  2  18 103  39  98 .261 .310 .396 .706
12 Yrs             5183 1407 256 31 166 704 327 802 .271 .320 .429 .749
162 Game Avg.       627  170  31  4  20  85  40  97 .271 .320 .429 .749
                                                                       
CIN (8 yrs)        4751 1318 233 29 160 666 308 710 .277 .327 .440 .766
CLE (4 yrs)         432   89  23  2   6  38  19  92 .206 .246 .310 .556

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Generated 12/12/2013.

Omar Infante Career Stats:

                                                                      
Year   Age  Tm  Lg   AB    H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2002    20 DET  AL   72   24   3  0  1   6   3  10 .333 .360 .417 .777
2003    21 DET  AL  221   49   6  1  0   8  18  37 .222 .278 .258 .536
2004    22 DET  AL  503  133  27  9 16  55  40 112 .264 .317 .449 .766
2005    23 DET  AL  406   90  28  2  9  43  16  73 .222 .254 .367 .621
2006    24 DET  AL  224   62  11  4  4  25  14  45 .277 .325 .415 .740
2007    25 DET  AL  166   45   6  1  2  17   9  29 .271 .307 .355 .662
2008    26 ATL  NL  317   93  24  3  3  40  22  44 .293 .338 .416 .755
2009    27 ATL  NL  203   62   9  1  2  27  19  28 .305 .361 .389 .750
2010    28 ATL  NL  471  151  15  3  8  47  29  62 .321 .359 .416 .775
2011    29 FLA  NL  579  160  24  8  7  49  34  67 .276 .315 .382 .696
2012    30 TOT MLB  554  152  30  7 12  53  21  65 .274 .300 .419 .719
2012    30 MIA  NL  328   94  23  2  8  33  12  42 .287 .312 .442 .754
2012    30 DET  AL  226   58   7  5  4  20   9  23 .257 .283 .385 .668
2013    31 DET  AL  453  144  24  3 10  51  20  44 .318 .345 .450 .795
12 Yrs             4169 1165 207 42 74 421 245 616 .279 .319 .402 .721
162 Game Avg.       559  156  28  6 10  56  33  83 .279 .319 .402 .721
                                                                      
DET (8 yrs)        2271  605 112 25 46 225 129 373 .266 .305 .399 .704
ATL (3 yrs)         991  306  48  7 13 114  70 134 .309 .353 .411 .763
MIA (2 yrs)         907  254  47 10 15  82  46 109 .280 .314 .404 .717

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Generated 12/12/2013.

Two less to face in 2012


Prince Fielder and Francisco Cordero both found new teams today. Fielder went to Detroit Tigers in a huge deal and Cordero signed a one year deal with Toronto Blue Jays. These are big moves that will help the Reds in 2012. First off, the Reds will not have to worry about facing either one of these players in 2012. (I think the Reds will face the Tigers sometime in the season but that is only 3 games.)

Rumors are still flying high with Roy Oswalt being at the top of the list, along with Ryan Theriot and Jeff Francis. If Walt Jocketty was to sign someone like Roy Oswalt to a one year deal it would prove that they are really in it to win it this season. Most people don’t think Oswalt has much left in his tank but I think staying in the National League is a very smart move for him and it could really help both the Reds and himself for better deals in 2013. If Walt could pull off a one year deal that would not financially hurt the team he would be a lock for General Manager of the year in my books. He is already pretty close to winning it with the moves he has done this offseason.

The biggest question I have right now is, if Oswalt really wants to stay in the National League will he maybe give a discount to a team looking for another starter? And could that team be St. Louis Cardinals or another team in National League Central? I wonder if Oswalt’s agent contacted all National League teams or were the Reds the only one? I would like to think the Reds were the only ones but we all know that would not be true.

There are a lot of people who think if the Reds did sign him there would be to many starters on the Reds then. I would just like to remind those people of last season and what happened to the Reds with their starters. It is always nice to have more options just in case. I am sure that Walt is not really looking to far into getting Oswalt though but I do believe that there will be one or maybe two more pitchers signed to minor league deals before spring training comes.

If only the front office could see into the future


When I look over this list it makes me wonder what if the Cincinnati Reds front office could have seen into the future. Would they have picked differently? One thing to note is that Joey Votto was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft.

Brad Penny in Great American Ball Park


I did some searching today, trying to find a pitcher that would help the Cincinnati Reds out in 2012. I went through the list of pitchers that have done well in Great American Ball Park and also took into account ones that the Reds could maybe afford. Brad Penny hit my radar and looked very impressive in the Reds Ball Park. Getting a 5 and 1 record with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 7 games started and 45 innings pitched with only 4 home runs. Penny is at a price that the Reds could be able to afford and if he keeps doing well in Great American Ball Park he could do very well for the Reds. In 2011, Brad Penny played for Detroit Tigers and finished with a 11 – 11 record with a 5.30 ERA after 31 starts and 181.2 innings pitched.

Of course Brad Penny is not the top of the rotation pitcher they are looking for but with his numbers in their ball park it sure would help the rotation out a lot at home. Penny has 119 wins and 99 losses in 12 seasons with a 4.23 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. He has given up 187 home runs in 315 games started and 1871 innings pitched with 1250 strike outs. I think if he came back to play in the National League that would really help his career again and he is 34 years old so if the Reds could sign him to a 1 or 2 year contract they would be safe. He has a 101 – 80 record in the National League with 3.99 ERA with 260 games started and 1557.2 innings pitched. I really think it would be good for both the Reds and Penny. If the Reds could get 170 to 180 innings from him and have him pitch good in Great American Ball Park that might really boost the rest of the rotation.

I have listed other pitchers that have done well in Great American Ball Park. Most of them are already on the Reds team and some of the others are either way too expensive for the Reds to get or would cost them way too much in a trade.


Great American Ball Park

Player             W6  L  ERA  GS    IP  HR  SO WHIP
Bronson Arroyo     39 36 3.94 101 657.1 101 450 1.24
Aaron Harang       37 39 4.19 112 700.0 108 595 1.29
Johnny Cueto       20 14 3.71  53 327.2  39 276 1.24
Homer Bailey       14 11 5.11  43 244.2  31 207 1.49
Edinson Volquez    14  9 4.38  35 205.1  20 221 1.39
Mike Leake         14  7 4.22  28 172.2  23 118 1.35
Paul Wilson        11 11 4.02  36 226.0  32 147 1.28
Carlos Zambrano     9  3 3.15  14  91.1   9  75 1.29
Eric Milton         8 15 5.71  35 200.0  41 134 1.45
Brandon Claussen    8 14 4.78  31 173.1  27 132 1.47
Kyle Lohse          7  7 3.74  18 113.0  11  70 1.29
Ramon Ortiz         7  5 5.62  15  88.0  17  51 1.58
Roy Oswalt          7  1 3.57  11  70.2   9  57 1.29
Chris Carpenter     6  2 3.03  10  68.1  10  64 1.00
Josh Fogg           5  5 6.21  15  79.2  19  42 1.48
Jose Acevedo        5  4 5.05  15  87.1  15  65 1.32
Cory Lidle          5  4 4.70  11  69.0   7  40 1.29
Brad Penny          5  1 3.00   7  45.0   4  40 1.18
Matt Belisle        4  8 6.13  19 105.2  23  77 1.51
Oliver Perez        4  3 4.69  12  63.1  11  74 1.56
Jason Marquis       4  2 3.79  10  59.1   8  28 1.42
Doug Davis          4  3 3.48  10  62.0   8  41 1.39
Micah Owings        4  3 5.08   8  44.1   8  32 1.56
Kerry Wood          4  1 4.30   7  44.0   7  53 1.09
Ben Sheets          4  0 3.00   5  30.0   2  37 1.10
Kevin Correia       4  0 4.26   5  31.2   5  22 1.23
Travis Wood         3  6 5.48  13  70.2  10  60 1.53
Luke Hudson         3  6 6.42  13  61.2   8  41 1.57
Wandy Rodriguez     3  4 3.99  10  58.2   9  57 1.40
Randy Wolf          3  2 4.78   8  49.0   8  43 1.41
Cliff Lee           3  2 3.79   6  38.0   7  26 1.32
Chris Capuano       3  0 4.50   6  36.0   6  32 1.47
Victor Santos       3  2 7.94   5  22.2   4  23 1.90
Jake Peavy          3  0 3.16   5  31.1   2  25 1.28
Tomo Ohka           3  1 2.92   5  37.0   6  25 0.95
Cole Hamels         3  0 1.64   5  33.0   3  40 0.91
Aaron Cook          3  0 2.65   5  34.0   3  20 1.26
Javier Vazquez      3  1 3.21   4  28.0   4  25 0.96
Mike Pelfrey        3  0 4.33   4  27.0   5  12 1.22
Jeff Weaver         3  0 1.74   3  20.2   3  22 1.02
Rodrigo Lopez       3  0 4.08   3  17.2   5   9 1.36
Zack Greinke        3  0 2.45   3  22.0   2  28 0.86
Freddy Garcia       3  0 2.70   3  20.0   2  13 0.80

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Generated 12/12/2011.


Another veteran SS


I just read a tweet from Mark Sheldon that Walt Jocketty is on the look out for another veteran SS so I thought I would post who he can pick from. “Jocketty said #reds looking for veteran SS/INF. Had looked at free agent Ramon Santiago before he re-signed w/DET.” – @m_sheldon

Looking over this list I see many of them have been Reds before and I hope that Walt tries to get someone they have not had before. No offense to the ones that have already played for the Reds but there is a reason why they are free agents again.


SS / INF Free Agents

                       Age  WAR   G   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS                     Pos
Brian Bocock           27 -1.1   38 .134 .245 .146 .391                      SS
Anderson Machado       31 -0.6   24 .221 .333 .324 .657                      SS
Oswaldo Navarro        27 -0.1   18 .130 .286 .130 .416                      SS
Alex Gonzalez          35  6.6 1535 .247 .291 .399 .690                      SS
Niuman Romero          27 -0.2   12 .111 .158 .111 .269             SS-1B-3B-2B
Chin-lung Hu           28 -1.1  118 .176 .225 .259 .484                   SS-2B
Travis Dawkins         33 -1.0   55 .163 .241 .204 .445                   SS-2B
Ivan Ochoa             29 -0.7   47 .200 .244 .267 .511                   SS-2B
Sean Kazmar            27 -0.1   19 .205 .289 .231 .520                   SS-2B
Yuniesky Betancourt    30  4.2  962 .268 .292 .391 .683                   SS-2B
Jose Reyes             29 29.3 1050 .292 .341 .441 .782                   SS-2B
Rafael Furcal          34 33.1 1484 .282 .348 .408 .756                   SS-2B
Alex Cora              36  0.8 1273 .243 .310 .338 .648          SS-2B-3B-1B-OF
Chris Woodward         36  0.7  659 .239 .296 .365 .661 SS-2B-3B-1B-OF-RF-DH-CF
Jack Wilson            34 15.5 1330 .266 .307 .368 .675             SS-2B-3B-DH
Luis Hernandez         28  0.5  120 .245 .286 .298 .584             SS-2B-3B-OF
Felipe Lopez           32  7.1 1185 .264 .333 .391 .724  SS-2B-3B-OF-1B-DH-RF-P
Ronny Cedeno           29  0.0  701 .246 .286 .353 .639          SS-2B-3B-OF-CF
Edgar Renteria         35 31.7 2152 .286 .343 .398 .741             SS-2B-DH-1B
Orlando Cabrera        37 18.3 1985 .272 .317 .390 .707             SS-2B-DH-3B
Brent Dlugach          29 -0.1    5 .000 .000 .000 .000                   SS-3B
Gil Velazquez          32  0.0   13 .250 .278 .250 .528                SS-3B-2B
Angel Berroa           32  3.3  746 .258 .303 .374 .677                SS-3B-2B
Ramon Vazquez          35  0.1  696 .254 .328 .350 .678             SS-3B-2B-1B
Carlos Guillen         36 26.3 1305 .285 .355 .443 .798       SS-3B-2B-1B-DH-OF
Cody Ransom            36 -0.8  231 .220 .304 .383 .687          SS-3B-2B-1B-OF
Cesar Izturis          32  2.5 1185 .255 .295 .322 .618             SS-3B-2B-DH
Brendan Harris         31 -2.0  485 .260 .318 .383 .701          SS-3B-2B-DH-1B
Omar Vizquel           45 42.3 2908 .272 .337 .353 .690    SS-3B-2B-DH-RF-OF-1B
Jimmy Rollins          33 34.4 1636 .272 .329 .432 .761                SS-DH-2B
Freddie Bynum          32 -1.2  188 .234 .275 .379 .654          SS-OF-2B-CF-RF
Eddie Rogers           33 -0.3   30 .207 .200 .310 .510          SS-OF-3B-2B-RF

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Generated 12/3/2011.


Brandon Douglas up for grabs


I was doing some reading today about players that teams have added to their 40 man roster and players they did not. I came across a player that really caught my interest, Brandon Douglas. Detroit Tigers are leaving him open for the Rule 5 draft and this might be the player many teams jump for, including Cincinnati Reds.

Douglas was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 32nd round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft and the Detroit Tigers in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.

At 22 years old he played for four teams in four different leagues his first season. (GCL Tigers, Oneonta Tigers, West Michigan Whitecaps and Erie SeaWolves) He ended that season with a total of 68 games, 90 hits and a .328 batting average. Going from Rookie ball through A and right into AA all in one season. In 2009 he played for West Michigan Whitecaps in the Midwest League getting .322 BA, .384 OBP, and a .374 SLG. 2010 he played on two teams and ended with 72 games played getting a total of 97 hits. He played in AA in 2011 and after playing 124 games he got 140 hits with 22 stolen bases and a .281 BA. His 4 season total looks very impressive with .313 BA, .361 OBP, .406 SLG in 347 games. Of course he has not played in AAA yet but I think he could really help out teams looking for a utility infielder. He played 82 games at shortstop, (.922 Fld%) 238 games at 2B (.979 Fld%) and 9 games at third. (.923 Fld%)

The Reds tried to get him in the 2007 Amateur draft so I wonder if they might make a play for him this offseason. With their 40 man roster full it is doubtful but I would not mind seeing this kid on a AAA team next season.

                                                              
Year    Age   Tm   Lg Lev Aff   G   AB   H   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
4 Seasons                     347 1383 433 .313 .361 .406 .767
AA (3 seasons)             AA 164  663 197 .297 .338 .401 .739
A (2 seasons)               A  92  368 123 .334 .392 .397 .789
Rk (1 season)              Rk   7   27   9 .333 .387 .519 .906
A- (1 season)              A-  47  189  59 .312 .350 .407 .757
A+ (1 season)              A+  37  136  45 .331 .395 .426 .821

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Generated 11/20/2011.

200 hits and only 20


Being a 20 year old ball player in Major League Baseball can be tough. Not only do you have to worry about getting sent back to the minors but you have to learn how to stay productive against top players that might have five to fifteen years on you in the pro’s. Most young players are just happy to get their feet wet. While others jump in head first and make waves right away. Today I wanted to find out how many 20 year old baseball players got over 200 hits in a season. There are five to be exact and some might take you by shock.

Alex Rodriguez takes first place with 215 hits while playing for Seattle Mariners in 1996. Ty Cobb takes second with 212 hits for Detroit Tigers in 1907. Buddy Lewis got 210 hits in 1937 for Washington Senators. 205 hits helped Vada Pinson hit the list in 1959 for Cincinnati Redlegs and made him the only player to do it for the National League. And the only other 20 year old to get exactly 200 hits is Al Kaline who did it in 1955 for Detroit Tigers who were lucky enough to have two 20 year olds make the list. The next 20 year old only had 188 hits and that was done by Orlando Cepeda in 1958 for San Francisco Giants. The most recent 20 year old on the list is Jason Heyward who got 144 hits in 2010 for Atlanta Braves. The question remains, will there ever be another 20 year old to get over 200 hits in Major League Baseball?

20 year olds who got 200 or more hits. (1901 - 2011)
Rk           Player Year Age  Tm Lg   G  AB  H6   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
1    Alex Rodriguez 1996  20 SEA AL 146 601 215 .358 .414 .631 1.045
2           Ty Cobb 1907  20 DET AL 150 605 212 .350 .380 .468  .848
3       Buddy Lewis 1937  20 WSH AL 156 668 210 .314 .367 .425  .792
4       Vada Pinson 1959  20 CIN NL 154 648 205 .316 .371 .509  .880
5         Al Kaline 1955  20 DET AL 152 588 200 .340 .421 .546  .967

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Generated 11/18/2011.

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