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Jaime Garcia part 2


The Reds have faced Jaime Garcia already this early season and hopefully they can get the win against him again tonight.

In two games this season he has thrown his 81 mph change-up 41 times (24.4%) 53.7% of them being strikes, 46% swing, 24% whiff and only 7% foul while 14.6% were put in play. He has also thrown a 4-seam fastball 20% of the time, slider 19%, 2-seam fastball 18.5%, cut fastball 9.5% and a curveball 8.3%. His season at-bat results are single 26.5%, strikeout 14%, groundout 14%, flyout 14%, walk 6%, pop out, double and grounded into DP 4%, sac bunt, sac fly, forceout, fielder choice out, lineout and triple are at 2%.

Last game Garcia’s at-bat results vs. the Reds were very interesting. Single 40%, Strikeout 16%, Groundout 12% and Walk, Sac Fly, Pop Out, Grounded Into DP, Sac Bunt, Forceout, Double and Flyout were all at 4%. [Source]

                                                                
                AB  H 2B RBI BB SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS SH SF
Jay Bruce        2  1  0   1  0  1  .500  .333  .500  .833  0  1
Zack Cozart      3  2  0   0  0  0  .667  .667  .667 1.333  0  0
Ryan Ludwick     2  0  0   0  1  1  .000  .333  .000  .333  0  0
Drew Stubbs      3  1  0   0  0  1  .333  .333  .333  .667  0  0
Wilson Valdez    3  3  0   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000  0  0
Joey Votto       3  3  1   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333  0  0
Johnny Cueto     1  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000  1  0
Ryan Hanigan     2  1  0   0  0  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000  0  0
Total           19 11  1   3  1  4  .579  .571  .632 1.203  1  1

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Generated 4/18/2012.


Jaime Garcia career vs. Reds

                    PA  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
Drew Stubbs         24  6  1  0  1   2  4  6 .300 .417 .500  .917
Brandon Phillips    23  5  1  0  1   4  0  6 .217 .217 .391  .609
Joey Votto          21  5  2  0  0   2  2  5 .263 .333 .368  .702
Jay Bruce           20  3  0  0  0   1  1  4 .167 .200 .167  .367
Scott Rolen         15  2  0  0  0   1  2  3 .154 .267 .154  .421
Ryan Hanigan        14  4  0  0  0   1  1  1 .308 .357 .308  .665
Chris Heisey         8  1  1  0  0   0  0  2 .125 .125 .250  .375
Ryan Ludwick         7  0  0  0  0   0  1  2 .000 .143 .000  .143
Zack Cozart          6  3  0  0  0   0  0  1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Wilson Valdez        6  4  1  0  0   1  0  0 .667 .667 .833 1.500
Bronson Arroyo       4  1  0  0  0   0  0  3 .250 .250 .250  .500
Homer Bailey         4  1  0  0  0   1  0  1 .250 .250 .250  .500
Johnny Cueto         4  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000 .000  .000
Willie Harris        3  2  0  0  0   0  0  0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Todd Frazier         2  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total              161 38  6  0  2  13 11 34 .259 .308 .340  .648

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Generated 4/18/2012.

New Cincinnati Reds players for 2012


I had fun last night chatting with a friend of mine who does not follow the Cincinnati Reds. She kept asking me what the big deal was this offseason. Of course to many that do not follow Reds news like I do, they don’t know about all of the moves that the Reds and General Manager Walt Jocketty have made this offseason. To Reds fans though, (especially those going to see the 2012 Reds Caravan right now) know exactly what transactions have been made and are very excited about the team and although not all of us see the Reds winning National League Central, everyone must admit, the team sure looks way better now, then it did at the end of the 2011 season.

There are always going to be those fans that say, I will believe it when I see it. And of course there are the fans that still think the Reds should magically increase their payroll so then they can sign better players, then magically release some players that are not doing well. (I love listening to some of these fans sometimes, it is quite funny.) I, like many other Reds fans, was excited about the 2012 season when Walt Jocketty pulled the trigger and made the first trade for Mat Latos this offseason. That move showed me that this year was not going to be like the others. So, here is a list of all the players that the Reds have traded for, signed or invited to spring training this year.

Players traded to Cincinnati Reds.

                       From Team
Mat Latos                 SDP
Sean Marshall             CHC
Wilson Valdez             PHI

Players signed to Cincinnati Reds.

                       From Team
Corky Miller              CIN
Chad Reineke              CIN
Sean Gallagher            PIT
Luis Atilano              WSN
Kanekoa Texeira           NYY
Brian Esposito            HOU
Andrew Brackman           NYY
Clay Zavada               ARI
Ryan Madson               PHI
Willie Harris             NYM

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Generated 1/27/2012.

Players invited to Cincinnati Reds Spring Training with Minor League contracts.

Jeff Francis
Tucker Barnhart
Tim Gustafson
Sean Gallagher
Ron Mahay
Rafael Vera
Nick Christiani
Kenekoa Tazeira
Josh Judy
John Holdzkom
Jean Duque
Donnie Joseph
Daryl Jones
Daniel Corcino
Corky Miller
Clayton Tanner
Clay Zavada
Chad Reineke
Brian Esposito
Andrew Brackman
Ryne Reynoso
Joel Guzman

Not sure if this list has everyone that has been invited but it is pretty close so far. Let me know if I am missing anyone.

Major League Baseball most active team in 2012 offseason #reds


In the past few days there have been more moves by Cincinnati Reds and it is hard to believe Walt Jocketty when he says he is finally done. It feels like the man has done more transactions this offseason then he has in the last five seasons combined. First, they made a trade with Philadelphia Phillies for 2B/SS Wilson Valdez for LHP Jeremy Horst. They signed Nick Masset to a two-year contract to avoid arbitration and they signed LHP Jeff Francis to a minor league deal to add more pitching depth. They also signed RHP Ryne Reynoso, INF Joel Guzman and before that, they signed utility player Willie Harris and are still waiting for the official signing of OF Ryan Ludwick. Let us not forget signing Ryan Madson and trading for Sean Marshall and Mat Latos and other minor league and spring training invites to players that will help bring competition to some of the younger guys. [Source – MLB.com]

This offseason has to go down as the most exciting one I have ever experienced as a Reds fan. (Close to 20 years) No matter the outcome right now I have to say Walt Jocketty has really done a great job on finding players that will help the team win in 2012. With a tight budget he had to be very clever in who he traded for and signed but after all the smoke clears I think he got the best players for what he had available. With upgrades in the starting rotation, bullpen and as closer along with a solid bench upgrade the team is looking great for spring training which is just around the corner.

Another hot topic in the past few days was the Top 100 Prospects of 2012 on mlb.com where Catcher Devin Mesoraco was No. 14 and shortstop Billy Hamilton rated at No. 34.

Coco came back the very next day


As we wait for word on if closer Francisco Cordero will return to Cincinnati Reds, I thought I would share some information about what he did in 2011 for the Reds. A lot of people say that he is starting to decline but I think he still has a few more good years left in the tank. Everyone thinks the Reds are the top guys right now and that he should sign the one year deal (not sure if there is an option on this contract offer) that would bring him back. I think the Sean Marshall and Mat Latos trades might have a big impact on if he re-signs with the Reds.

Out of his 37 saves in 2011 he only gave up one home run, which was against Colorado Rockies on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Great American Ball Park. Seth Smith hit it off of Cordero in the 9th inning with 0 on and 0 out to deep RF.

Another thing about his 37 saves that caught my interest was that he only came into one game where he had inherited runners. (2) That game was on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Great American Ball Park against St. Louis Cardinals. The two inherited runners both came in to score that game.


Francisco Cordero 2011

Pitches:
4-seam Fastball
Slider
Change-up
Curveball
Fastball


Francisco Cordero threw his 4-seam fastball 394 times in 2011. (36.5%) The velocity got up to 93 MPH and 61.4% were strikes. 38.8% were swung on (5.1% whiff) 18% foul and 15.7% in play.

He also threw his 86.1 MPH slider just as much. (382 times, 35.4%) 62.3% were strikes, 47.1% swung on with 14.7% whiffs. 11.5% fouled off while 20.9% were in play.

239 times Cordero threw his 86.4 MPH change-up. (22.2%) 58.6% were strikes with 46.4% were swung on. (13.4% whiff) 10.9% foul and 22.2% in play.

He threw his curveball 53 times (4.9%) which was clocked at 78.7 MPH. 73.6% strike, 9.4% whiff, 15.1% foul and 18.9% in play.

He also threw a 93.1 MPH fastball which saw the strike zone 40% of the time with 20.% swung on and 20% in play.

Cordero’s at-bat results were great in 2011. 25.18% groundout, 16.06% flyout, 15.33% strikeout, 11.68% single, 8.03% walk and 2.19% home run.


You can find all of this information at Pitch f/x. Where you can even check out the break down for every game he pitched in 2011.



Who hit off of Francisco Cordero in 2011

                                                   
                      AB  H    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Neil Walker            2  2 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Nyjer Morgan           3  2  .667  .667 1.333 2.000
Mark Kotsay            4  2  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Yuniesky Betancourt    5  2  .400  .400  .400  .800
Casey McGehee          2  2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
James Loney            4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Jeff Baker             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Carlos Pena            4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Willie Harris          2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Jon Jay                2  1  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Blake DeWitt           4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Carlos Gomez           3  1  .333  .333  .333  .667
Ross Gload             1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Wilson Valdez          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matthew Joyce          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Gerardo Parra          2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Shelley Duncan         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Josh Wilson            1  1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Eliezer Alfonzo        1  1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jordan Schafer         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
David Freese           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Darwin Barney          3  1  .333  .333  .333  .667
Tony Campana           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Ryan Doumit            1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Alfonso Soriano        3  1  .333  .333  .667 1.000
Orlando Hudson         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Pablo Sandoval         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Alex Gonzalez          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matt Holliday          4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Nick Punto             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Ian Desmond            1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Danny Espinosa         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Logan Schafer          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Kosuke Fukudome        2  1  .500  .667  .500 1.167
Stephen Drew           2  1  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Aubrey Huff            2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Yadier Molina          4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Osvaldo Martinez       1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Clint Barmes           2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Orlando Cabrera        1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Greg Dobbs             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Seth Smith             1  1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Ryan Howard            1  1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Gaby Sanchez           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000

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Generated 1/4/2012.