The Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans takes a look at 2012's supplemental 1st round draft pick, Jesse Winker. If you've been following Farmer's Only, you know the kid's been off to a hot start in Dayton as just a 19 year old. He tore through Billings after being drafted last season, and to date, he's really the only hitter in the Reds system who has both been highly touted and performed to expectations this season. He's got a long way to go, obviously, but if he continues on his current path, we'll all be pretty damn excited.
Poor Chris Heisey. While on rehab assignment with the AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Heisey apparently was pulled after making a running catch in the 1st inning. Dang. While manager Delino DeShields downplayed it a bit, he also acknowledged that Heisey likely will miss at least a game. For residents of Lutzembourg, this is encouraging news, though, as it pretty much ensures that Donald Lutz will be kept around the big leagues for a little bit longer.
Since the Reds traveled to Miami before their off-day, the players got to spend some of their precious free time in hot, humid South Florida. While Todd Frazier took his wife out to dinner for her birthday, Mat Latos opted to go fishing. His day was not wasted. Mmmm...grouper fingers.
From the "Former Reds" files, here's FanGraphs' take on the interesting start to Chicago White Sox 3B Jeff Keppinger's season. He's been to the plate 125 times so far this season...and not walked yet. Fortunately, that is exactly what he gets paid for. Somewhere, the fluttering hearts of Paul Daugherty and Marty Brennaman high five.
From the "Foes of the NL Central" files, FanGraphs also breaks down the recently signed contract of Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo. They like the deal, as they should, and we now get to worry about pitching to him for years to come. Aroldis Chapman doesn't have to worry, though. He'll be just fine against Rizzo.