If you’re playing in a keeper league, you’ll have plenty more options including these top 3 prospects according to MLB Pipeline.
If you’re a die-hard Pete Rose fan, this collection of Topps cards all PSA Graded 8 (NM-MT) is for you.
Cincinnati Reds' (and OBP stud) Joey Votto chasing after Ted Williams record, rookie card garnering interest
As of last night, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto reached on base at least twice for 20 consecutive games putting him one shy of tying Ted Williams’ MLB record.
Frank Robinson has had a storied professional baseball career, having won the MVP honors in both the American and National leagues.
Let’s give credit where it’s due.
Anytime a player can accomplish an incredible feat like hitting four homeruns in one game like Cincinnati Reds Scooter Gennett did last night, it needs to be recognized.
Becoming only the 17th player to do so, Gennett also hit a grand slam being one of those four homeruns and racked up 10 RBIs.
Once a promising prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Gennett could never play up to the level of expectation scouts had for him. Eventually he was claimed off waivers by the Reds earlier this year.
Read More »Holy canoli! Cincinnati Reds Scooter Gennett hits four homeruns in one game
Like this article on the Sports On Earth website states, whenever anyone speaks of the best first basemen of the game today, Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto isn’t usually in the top 3…or even top 5.
Unless you play fantasy baseball, which accounts for OBP, Votto isn’t a player many people target.
But check his career stats out and it’s pretty impressive.
Read More »Is Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto underrated?
There are all different kinds of baseball players that make the big leagues.
Sure, the top players in the game are well-rounded in their skill set, which include great power potential, high consistent batting average, speed and great on defence.
But there’s always room for those specialists who excel in just one category – like Billy Hamilton.
His extraordinary speed masks some of his other liabilities as a player (like his batting average) that it’s worth it for the Cincinnati Reds to roster him.
Read More »What's a one-category player like Billy Hamilton worth?
Saw this article on mlb.com about the first homer Ken Griffey Jr. hit in his professional baseball career 28 years ago and I was reminded about how great his swing was.
For such a slender guy, Griffey Jr. used his smooth swing to drive the ball and when all was said and done, he hit 630 homeruns from 1989 to 2010.
I tried to copy his swing as much as possible when I played ball despite Griffey Jr. being a tall lefty and me being a short right-handed bat.
Click the link in the first paragraph to see a clip of his first homerun, which he hit opposite field by the way.
Read More »Looking at Ken Griffey Jr.'s first homer 28 years ago and the cool story behind his rookie card