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They are ALIVE!!!! #Reds front office did something… Rule 5 Draft / 40 man roster full


Just when Reds fans thought the whole Reds front office went on holidays they go and make a move! Nothing like being one of the last teams out of the gate on getting ready for the Rule 5 Draft, but I am happy to see something was done. Both of these young players are important pieces in the Reds future.

#Reds Rule 5 Draft results


Cincinnati Reds had a full 40 man roster going into the Rule 5 Draft so they did not do anything. AAA portion though saw some results where Reds picked up a RHP and lost an OF. Reds got Mikey O’Brien from the Yankees and lost Theo Bowe to the Nationals.

Rule 5 Draft


I will be listening to the rule 5 draft today. I know Cincinnati Reds have said that they will not be doing anything in it but I still want to see what other teams do. Here is the link if you were wondering. And there is still no more news on Brandon Phillips trade.

Rule 5 Draft


The Reds got SS Travis Mattair from Philadelphia Phillies [Source] in the Rule 5 Draft. Mattair was drafted by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft.

At 18 years old in 2007 he played for the GCL Phillies in the Gulf Coast League. 54 games, 200 at bats with a .235 BA, .297 OBP. He then went on to play for Lakewood Blue Claws in the South Atlantic League. He played in 129 games, 460 at bats with a .254 BA and .321 OBP. 2009 he returned to Lakewood to play in 126 games and getting a .236 BA in 450 AB. In 2011 he played for Lakewood and Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League. He ended the season with a total of 90 games played with 312 at bats and a .231 BA. Looking at these numbers don’t do him much justice considering it was mostly single A but there must be something the Reds front office liked about him to get him.

From the looks of it on his minor league stats they had him playing 3B with 394 games and a 4 season total of .941 Fld% with a 2.56 RF / G.

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

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/20/2011.

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