Earlier this week Baseball America released their draft report cards for the NL Central and you can read about the Reds here if you are a Baseball America subscriber.
Baseball Prospectus put up another entry from “Dollar Sign on the Muscle”, which is a book about scouting in baseball. You should go give it a read, it is fantastic.
MLB.com is coming out with some cool new stuff now that they have Jim Callis to pair up with Jonathan Mayo to cover prospects. Earlier this week Mayo wrote an article about who will have more impact between Billy Hamilton and Delino DeShields Jr. Callis and Mayo state their respective case in a video within the article. Mayo makes his case for Hamilton because of the havoc he can create on the basepaths and what he will provide for the hitters behind him, not only with run scoring opportunities but with helping provide them with more fastballs to see when he is on the bases. Go give the entire article a read and watch the video.
Walt Jocketty was on 700 WLW yesterday and talked about the Reds and he covered a whole bunch of different things from the hiring of Price to Brandon Phillips to Joey Votto….. go give it a listen, there is some really interesting things in there that make you just sit back and go “hmm” and make you want to try and read between the lines on some players.
Speaking of podcasts, Redleg Nation Radio recorded a new episode with Chad Dotson and Joel Luckhaupt. They discussed the hiring of Bryan Price and the future of Brandon Phillips among other things. Go give it a listen or a download for listening to later.
That is all for today.