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Farmers Only: Let's stop and ponder the near futures of Alonso and Chapman, shall we?

Yesterday we saw 'credsfan debut the SS OPS Tracker to much ovation and a little controversy.  In that same vein, I present to you its sister statistic:

The Reds LF OPS Tracker (through games of 6/9):

Jonny Gomes: .716
Fred Lewis: .556
Chris Heisey: .783
Yonder Alonso: .911
Todd Frazier: .881

At first glance, I'm wondering what the hell Fred Lewis is doing on this team.  I'm also wondering why Heisey hasn't been given more of a shot than he has.  But honestly, Yonder is absolutely raking.  This is the second year he's done this.  He's got nothing left to prove.  You are currently getting jack shit production from your 3-headed LF monster.  Why does this team insist on carrying dead weight when there are better options in the system and already on the 40-man roster?
  • Louisville lost 4-3 to Syracuse.  Chad Reineke gave up all 4 runs in 4 2/3 innings of work, and Sam LeCure saw his first rehab outing go well, with a scoreless inning.  Yonder Alonso was 2-for-3 with a homer.  Up next: They take on Syracuse at 7, starter to be determined.
  • Carolina lost 9-3 to Tennessee.  Pedro Villarreal struck out 8 in 5 innings, but gave up 5 runs in that span.  The story here was Aroldis Chapman getting another rehab stint.  He ended up pitching 1 2/3 innings, with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.  Reports from the team suggest he was over 100 for much of his outing on the stadium gun, hitting 105 at one point.  Unfortunately, that doesn't mean much when you can't hit the plate, and he couldn't, only throwing 17 strikes out of his 37 pitches.  I'm not really sure what the answer is at this point, but it's hard to argue that he could contribute at the major league level right now.  Maybe he'll find some control, but if he doesn't I'm at the point where I don't see the harm in leaving him in AAA for the rest of the year to start.  This whole "try him as a reliever" thing was mostly contingent on him contributing at the big league level, and that isn't happening.  We can only watch and wait at this point to see if he can get his shit together.  Up next: Matt Klinker's back in AA, and will start at 7:15 against Tennessee.
  • Bakersfield lost to Stockton 4-2.  Josh Ravin had a good start, going 5 innings of 1-run ball with 4 strikeouts.  Yasmani Grandal homered (his 9th of the year) to drive in both Blaze runs, and nobody else did anything of note.  Up next: Mark Serrano takes the hill at 10:30.
  • Dayton lost 7-4 to Clinton.  Daniel Corcino pitched well, giving up 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings with 8 strikeouts, but his bullpen let him down.  Devin Lohman and Dominic D'Anna had 2 hits each, with D'Anna slugging his 4 homer of the year.  Billy Hamilton was 1-for-5 with his 49th stolen base.  Mercy.  Up next: Dragons take on Kane County at 8 ET.