Tagged: Paul Janish

Players to watch

Here is a list of players on the Reds farm teams that I have my eye on right now:

Paul Janish [Bats]
Corky Miller [Bats]
Kanekoa Texeira [Bats]
Mike Costanzo [Blue Wahoos]
Joel Guzman [Blue Wahoos]
Brodie Greene [Blue Wahoos]
Brian Peacock [Blue Wahoos]
Cody Puckett [Blue Wahoos]
Henry Rodriguez [Blue Wahoos]
Pedro Villarreal [Blue Wahoos]
Justin Freeman [Blue Wahoos]
Donnie Joseph [Blue Wahoos]
Billy Hamilton [Blaze]
Devin Lohman [Blaze]
David Vidal [Blaze]
Kyle Lotzkar [Blaze]
Tony Cingrani [Blaze]
Yovan Gonzalez [Dragons]
Juan Silva [Dragons]
Daniel Jensen [Dragons]
Radhames Quezada [Dragons]
Tanner Robles [Dragons]

You can watch these players and others by going to baseball-reference.com


Reds roster and staff

Here is the 40-Man Roster for the Cincinnati Reds as of today. This of course is not counting Ryan Ludwick who is still not official yet.

        Cincinnati Reds 40-Man Roster
 #     Pitchers         B/T  Ht    Wt     DOB 
33 Jose Arredondo       R-R 6'0"  175  Mar 12, 1984 
61 Bronson Arroyo       R-R 6'4"  195  Feb 24, 1977 
34 Homer Bailey         R-R 6'3"  200  May 3, 1986 
   Andrew Brackman      R-R 6'10" 230  Dec 4, 1985 
45 Bill Bray            L-L 6'3"  225  Jun 5, 1983 
54 Aroldis Chapman      L-L 6'4"  195  Feb 28, 1988 
47 Johnny Cueto         R-R 5'10" 220  Feb 15, 1986 
46 Carlos Fisher        R-R 6'4"  225  Feb 22, 1983 
   Josh Judy            R-R 6'4"  200  Feb 9, 1986 
   Mat Latos            R-R 6'6"  225  Dec 9, 1987 
44 Mike Leake           R-R 6'1"  185  Nov 12, 1987 
63 Sam LeCure           R-R 6'1"  205  May 4, 1984 
   Kyle Lotzkar         L-R 6'4"  200  Oct 24, 1989 
   Ryan Madson          L-R 6'6"  200  Aug 28, 1980 
   Sean Marshall        L-L 6'7"  220  Aug 30, 1982 
40 Nick Masset          R-R 6'4"  240  May 17, 1982 
66 Logan Ondrusek       R-R 6'8"  230  Feb 13, 1985 
62 Jordan Smith         R-R 6'4"  220  Feb 4, 1986 
   Pedro Villarreal     R-R 6'1"  215  Dec 9, 1987 

 #     Catchers         B/T Ht     Wt     DOB 
29 Ryan Hanigan         R-R 6'0"  200  Aug 16, 1980 
39 Devin Mesoraco       R-R 6'1"  220  Jun 19, 1988 

 #   Infielders         B/T Ht     Wt     DOB 
43 Miguel Cairo         R-R 6'1"  220  May 4, 1974 
2  Zack Cozart          R-R 6'0"  195  Aug 12, 1985 
25 Juan Francisco       L-R 6'2"  240  Jun 24, 1987 
21 Todd Frazier         R-R 6'3"  220  Feb 12, 1986 
   Didi Gregorius       L-R 6'1"  175  Feb 18, 1990 
7  Paul Janish          R-R 6'2"  200  Oct 12, 1982 
   Donald Lutz          L-R 6'3"  235  Feb 6, 1989 
71 Kristopher Negron    R-R 6'0"  180  Feb 1, 1986 
4  Brandon Phillips     R-R 6'0"  205  Jun 28, 1981 
   Henry Rodriguez      S-R 5'10" 150  Feb 9, 1990 
27 Scott Rolen          R-R 6'4"  245  Apr 4, 1975 
   Neftali Soto         R-R 6'2"  180  Feb 28, 1989 
3  Chris Valaika        R-R 6'0"  210  Aug 14, 1985 
19 Joey Votto           L-R 6'3"  220  Sep 10, 1983 

 #   Outfielders        B/T Ht     Wt      DOB 
32 Jay Bruce            L-L 6'3"  225  Apr 3, 1987 
28 Chris Heisey         R-R 6'0"  225  Dec 14, 1984 
   Denis Phipps         R-R 6'3"  210  Jul 22, 1985 
6  Drew Stubbs          R-R 6'4"  200  Oct 4, 1984 


        Cincinnati Reds Coaching Staff 
Manager & Coaches 
 #     Name            Position 
12 Dusty Baker         Manager 
49 Brook Jacoby        Batting Coach 
38 Bryan Price         Pitching Coach 
   Mack Jenkins        Assistant Pitching Coach 
22 Billy Hatcher       First Base Coach 
41 Mark Berry          Third Base Coach 
35 Chris Speier        Bench Coach 
59 Juan Lopez          Bullpen Coach 
72 Mike Stefanski      Bullpen Catcher 

      Name             Position 
 Terry Reynolds        Director of Pro Scouting 
 J Harrison            Scout 
 Marty Maier           Scout 
 Jeff Morris           Scout 
 John Morris           Scout 
 Shawn Pender          Scout 
 Steve Roadcap         Scout 
 Mike Squires          Scout 
 Jeff Taylor           Scout 
 Dominic Viola         Scout 
 Jerry Walker          Scout 
 Joe Morgan            Baseball Operations Assistant 
 Paul Lessard          Athletic Trainer 
 Mark Riggins          Minor League Pitching Coordinator 
 Rick Sweet            Coordinator, Catching 


     Cincinnati Reds Broadcasters 

Marty Brennaman
Thom Brennaman
Chris Welsh 
Jeff Brantley
Jim Kelch
George Grande
Sean Casey
Kent Mercker


Big game for Joey Votto (06.25.11)

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with an Attendance of 38,976 people Joey Votto went on to hit 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 3 runs and one walk to help the Reds win 10 to 5 against the Orioles.

Cincinnati Reds @ Baltimore Orioles
       10                 5
    (40-38)            (34-40)

W: Bronson Arroyo (7-6)
L: Brian Matusz (1-3)
MLB.com boxscore | Baseball-reference.com boxscore

Batting                AB  R  H RBI BB SO   BA   OPS Pit Str
Chris Heisey  LF        5  1  1   0  0  3 .268  .807  23  15
Brandon Phillips  2B    5  2  3   1  0  1 .288  .735  18  14
Joey Votto  1B          4  3  3   5  1  0 .320  .951  27  16
Scott Rolen  3B         5  1  2   2  0  0 .266  .737  20  11
Jay Bruce  RF           5  0  0   0  0  3 .274  .853  16  12
Jonny Gomes  DH         3  1  1   1  2  1 .225  .784  21  10
Drew Stubbs  CF         5  1  2   1  0  1 .255  .733  10   8
Edgar Renteria  SS      2  1  1   0  2  0 .227  .566  19   6
Paul Janish  SS         1  0  0   0  0  0 .232  .535   4   2
Ryan Hanigan  C         4  0  0   0  0  0 .250  .654   7   6
Team Totals            39 10 13  10  5  9 .333 1.178 165 100

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/22/2012.

2B: Heisey (5, Matusz), Phillips, B (17, Matusz).
HR: Gomes, J (10, 2nd inning off Matusz, 0 on, 1 out), Votto 2 (11, 3rd inning off Matusz, 2 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Matusz, 1 on, 0 out), Rolen (4, 7th inning off Bergesen, 1 on, 1 out), Stubbs (11, 8th inning off Bergesen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Heisey 2; Phillips, B 4; Votto 9; Rolen 5; Gomes, J 4; Stubbs 5; Renteria.
RBI: Gomes, J (29), Votto 5 (49), Rolen 2 (32), Stubbs (32), Phillips, B (40).
2-out RBI: Phillips, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Votto; Janish.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

CS: Stubbs (3, 3rd base by Matusz/Wieters).

    In the top of the 1st inning with two out Joey Votto hits a 88 MPH fastball from LHP Brian Matusz into center field.
    Top of the 3rd inning with Heisey on second and Phillips on first, Votto hits an 8 pitch 3-2 count 73 MPH slider from Matusz for a home run to right center field for his first home run in the game.
    Top of the 5th inning starts with Brandon Phillips hitting a line drive double then has Votto hit a 4 pitch 2-1 count 85 MPH 4-seam fastball from Matusz to right center field for home run number 2 in the game. (Just short of the same spot in the 3rd inning.)
    In the top of the 7th, Joey Votto takes a 9 pitch walk from RHP Brad Bergesen to get on base for Scott Rolen, who hits a 3 pitch 1-1 count 90 MPH 4-seam fastball to left field for a home run.
    Top of the 8th inning Joey Votto grounds out softly to pitcher, LHP Mike Gonzalez. (2-2 count)

Is Walt Jocketty done?

After signing Ryan Ludwick and avoiding arbitration with Homer Bailey, Paul Janish and Bill Bray the question that comes to many Cincinnati Reds minds now is; are the Reds done making moves this offseason? I would love to see them get another solid hitting infielder but after reading what Homer Bailey got for one year I am not sure if they have any more money to do it. Even if they don’t make any more moves this offseason, fans have to walk away very happy with what the Reds got. They needed a top of the rotation starter and they got it with Mat Latos. They needed bullpen help and got it with Sean Marshall. They then set their sights on a closer and got a great bargain with signing Ryan Madson. Walt Jocketty then went after a right-handed LF bat and got it with Ryan Ludwick.

No matter what some fans might think about their chances this season you can not deny the team is better now then they were last offseason and their chances to take first in National League Central should be a lot better.

Happy New Year

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope 2012 brings everyone nothing but great health and happiness and of course another World Series Championship to the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati Reds roster as of the end of 2011:
Jose Arredondo, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Bill Bray, Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Carlos Fisher, Josh Judy, Mat Latos, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure, Kyle Lotzkar, Sean Marshall, Nick Masset, Logan Ondrusek, Jordan Smith, Pedro Villarreal, Ryan Hanigan, Devin Mesoraco, Miguel Cairo, Zack Cozart, Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Paul Janish, Donald Lutz, Kristopher Negron, Brandon Phillips, Henry Rodriguez, Scott Rolen, Neftali Soto, Chris Valaika, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Chris Heisey, Denis Phipps, Drew Stubbs.

Louisville Bats:
Scott Carroll, Nick Christiani, Tom Cochran, Jerry Gil, Brandon Hynick, Joseph Krebs, Chad Reineke, Clayton Tanner, Daryl Thompson, Travis Webb, Corky Miller, James Skelton, Jose Castro, Mike Costanzo, Daniel Dorn, Quintin Berry, David Cook, Michael Griffin, Felix Perez.

Bakersfield Blaze:
Tim Crabbe, Matt Fairel, Scott Gaffney, Tyree Hayes, Daniel Jensen, Christopher Manno, Ruben Medina, Daniel Renken, Doug Salinas, Mark Serrano, Clayton Shunick, J.C. Sulbaran, Mace Thurman, Jamie Walczak, Chase Ware, Julio Morillo, Jordan Wideman, Phillip Bauer, Alex Buchholz, Jorge Jimenez, Devin Lohman, Carlos Mendez, Chris Richburg, Stephen Hunt, Andrew Means, Welinton Ramirez, Dayne Read.

Dayton Dragons:
Mitch Clarke, Daniel Corcino, Pat Doyle, Stalin Gerson, Drew Hayes, Blaine Howell, Jacob Johnson, Luca Panerati, Brian Pearl, Tanner Robles, Chad Rogers, Josh Smith, Daniel Wolford, Tucker Barnhart, Chris Berset, Dominic D’Anna, Brandon Dailey, Billy Hamilton, Frank Pfister, David Vidal, Theo Bowe, Juan Duran, Josh Garton, Jaren Matthews, Brennan May, Kurtis Muller, Drew Poulk, Yorman Rodriguez, Jefry Sierra.

Billings Mustangs:
James Allen, Jason Braun, Tony Cingrani, Carlos Contreras, Nick Fleece, Aguido Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Cole Green, Ismael Guillon, Christopher Joyce, Ryan Kemp, Matt Leonard, Porfirio Martinez, Kyle McMyne, Erik Miller, James Moran, Wes Mugarian, El’Hajj Muhammad, Brooks Pinckard, Radhames Quezada, Patrick Quinn, Yovan Gonzalez, Danny Vicioso, Junior Arias, Sean Buckley, Sammy Diaz, Robert Maddox, Nick O’Shea, Juan Perez, Cristobal Rodriguez, Ryan Wright, Spencer Dickinson, Jon Matthews, Steven Selsky, Juan Silva, Bryson Smith, Kyle Waldrop,

(These rosters were taken off of the Reds affiliates web page and might be wrong now. Some of the links might not go to the right players. Please let me know if you find any that do not go to the right players and I will fix it.)

“The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”

I was thinking about doing a Best of 2011 post but then saw that everyone beat me to it. Instead of looking at the past I think it is best to forget about 2011 and think about what the Reds will do in 2012.

So instead of looking back and listening to “Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are” we will turn up “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” and get ready for one heck of a 2012 season.

Joey Votto should have another great season both at the plate and with the glove. Brandon Phillips will play the best he has ever played in order to prove he is worth an extension and Zack Cozart will show everyone he deserves to be on the roster. Scott Rolen will be injury free and helping the team become champions. Chris Heisey, Todd Frazier, Miguel Cairo, Paul Janish and Juan Francisco will get in some good playing time in 2012. Drew Stubbs will hit the ball on the ground and leg out some base hits then steal his way into scoring position. Jay Bruce will keep hitting well and getting a lot more RBIs. Ryan Hanigan will go on to become a great on base percentage threat in 2012 along with sharing some time with Devin Mesoraco who might have a rough start but should go on to become a great catcher for many years to come.

As for pitching I am very excited to see how well the starting rotation will take shape after spring training. Will Mat Latos become the next pitcher to throw a no-hitter in a Reds jersey? Will Johnny Cueto lock in the #1 spot after spring training and show everyone he is ready for the job? Can Bronson Arroyo bounce back and become the solid inning eating pitcher we all remember so well? Homer Bailey, Aroldis Chapman and Sam LeCure will have fun fighting for the last rotation spot during spring training. Mike Leake will become even more deadly in 2012 proving his is capable of becoming a solid top of the rotation starter also.

There are still a lot of question marks when it comes to the Reds roster as we head closer and closer to spring training but Walt Jocketty is getting the job done and I am very happy with the progress so far. Sean Marshall and Mat Latos are great players to have on the team and should help out a lot in 2012. I seriously did not ever expect Walt to get deals like this done this offseason. It was a gutsy call and I am looking forward to watching it pay off.

Cincinnati Reds Payroll

I found a great pie chart of the Cincinnati Reds Payroll and thought I would share the link on here so everyone can see where the money will be going. I will also add what I found on baseball-reference.com

                         2012      2013  2014        2015  2016      2017
Bronson Arroyo            12M     11.5M                                FA
Jay Bruce                  5M      7.5M   10M         12M 12.5M 1M [FA-*]
Francisco Cordero                                                      FA
Brandon Phillips          12M                                          FA
Joey Votto               9.5M       17M                                FA
Johnny Cueto             5.4M      7.4M   10M                 800k [FA-*]
Aroldis Chapman            2M        2M    3M   0 [Arb-*]   Arb        FA
Scott Rolen              6.5M                                          FA
Ryan Hanigan             1.2M     2.05M   Arb                          FA
Ramon Hernandez        signed       Arb                                FA
Nick Masset             Arb-3     Arb-4                                FA
Edgar Renteria                                                         FA
Miguel Cairo               1M                                          FA
Edinson Volquez         Arb-2     Arb-3                                FA
Fred Lewis              Arb-2     Arb-3                                FA
Jared Burton            Arb-3     Arb-4                                FA
Bill Bray               Arb-2     Arb-3                                FA
Jose Arredondo          Arb-1     Arb-2 Arb-3       Arb-4              FA
Drew Stubbs         Pre-Arb-3     Arb-1 Arb-2       Arb-3              FA
Homer Bailey            Arb-1     Arb-2 Arb-3                          FA
Paul Janish             Arb-1     Arb-2 Arb-3                          FA
Mike Leake          Pre-Arb-3     Arb-1 Arb-2       Arb-3              FA
Travis Wood         Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA
Chris Heisey        Pre-Arb-2     Arb-1 Arb-2       Arb-3 Arb-4        FA
Logan Ondrusek      Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA
Jordan Smith          Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3     Arb-4
Matt Maloney        Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA
Juan Francisco        Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3     Arb-4
Sam LeCure          Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/22/2011.