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The Louisville Courier Journal had two articles run this weekend on Drew Stubbs and Matt Maloney. Its an interesting look into the life of a minor leaguer on the edge of the majors.

Yonder Alonso returned to the Carolina line up after a few rehab games in the GCL and FSL.

Mike Leake appears to be headed to the Arizona Fall League where he will be among several Top 10 draft picks to make his pro debut. I will know some guys who will be out there, so perhaps I will be able to score some footage and pictures (and when I say perhaps, I mean I will be able to as long as they still go).

Saturday night I took in a Dayton Dragons game with Mark Serrano and Donnie Joseph both pitching. It was my first time to see either of these guys in person. Here are my scouting reports on them.

Mark Serrano

Fastball – 88-91 MPH with good movement. Was able to locate it very well.

Slider – 79-82 MPH, above average pitch. Really overpowering some of the hitters with such an advanced pitch.

Change Up – 79-81 MPH, average pitch. Kept a good arm action for the pitch.

Donnie Joseph

Fastball – 88-92 MPH, hit 93 a few times. Tails away from lefties and in on righties.

Slider – low 80’s, very good movement. Potentially a plus pitch.

Change Up – Didn’t show it much, but it had the looks of an average offering.

John Sickels takes a look back at his preseason Top 20 prospects for the Reds. Go check out what he has to say on each player, but here is what his overall impression was:

I think the Reds have a pretty decent farm system. There have been some disappointments, and I’m not sure yet how they are going to fit Alonso and Frazier into the lineup in the medium and long runs, but they have material to work with. They could use additional arms, and the 2009 draft took some good steps in that direction with Mike Leake, Brad Boxberger, and Donnie Joseph all capable of advancing quickly. They seem to like the toolsy Latin hitters with power potential but poor strike zone judgment.

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