REDS News from down on the farm 7-28-10


Here are some clips from REDS minor league news:

Burton, who has spent most of the last three seasons playing at the major-league level with Cincinnati, has not allowed an earned run during the entire month of July, a span of eight appearances and over 11 innings of work.

Burton, a six-foot-five, 230-pound right-hander, spent the first month of the season on the disabled list for thyroid testing, putting him behind the curve and forcing him to start the year with Louisville. Although Burton has spent the entire season with the Bats after spending the majority of the last three years in Cincinnati, he hasn’t let the reassignment affect his performance. In 25 games, Burton has posted a rock solid 2.48 ERA, holding opponents to a meager .189 batting average. During his outstanding July run, Burton has even played the role of closer on a few occasions, netting three saves, his first since the 2007 season.

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Sappelt got a hit in his first at-bat with the Mudcats and hasn’t cooled off. He batted .333 in May, nearly matched that with a .323 average in June and is up to .403 for July with 11 hits in his last 22 at-bats.

That gives Sappelt a league-leading .352 mark. It isn’t a soft average, either. The 5-foot-9 right-handed hitter is slugging a league-best .527 with 13 doubles, seven triples and seven home runs. He has 49 RBIs in 74 games and has struck out just 38 times while posting a .399 on-base average — third in the league.

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now here is a quick look at the Louisville Bats Batting and Hitting stats (obviously some of these player are already on the REDs team or our no longer with the team aka Matthews Jr):

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