Here are Balentien's numbers for 2009:
|2009 - Wladimir Balentien||56||155||18||33||10||0||4||13||13||43||1||0||.213||.271||.355|
Not that impressive, eh? His overall minor league numbers are much better, so there is hope. In just over 2400 career minor leauge PAs, he's hit .273/.345/.526, hitting over 20 home runs at three straight levels.
Honestly, I like this deal. Balentien was at one time considered untouchable. The fact that the Reds managed to get him for Manuel, who is good but not outstanding, is a good sign. Balentien just turned 25 and has the potential to provide the Reds with some right-handed pop that they need.