REDS FARM REPORT: 6/6
REDS MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
The Reds yesterday announced that Henry Rodriguez (Bakersfield) and Daniel Corcino (Dayton) are the organization’s player and pitcher of the month, respectively, for May…in 29 games, Rodriguez batted .336 with 5 home runs, 21 RBI and a .529 slugging pct…Corcino went 3-1 in 5 starts with a 2.19 ERA (24.2ip, 6er, 6bb, 32k)…both players will receive $10 in arcade tokens and a chocolate cake baked by Reds VP/assistant GM Bob Miller.
YONDER MOUNTAIN HIT MAN
LF Yonder Alonso (Louisville) is working on a current 9-game hitting streak (17-for-38, .447, 2hr, 11rbi)…in 53 games overall this season, Alonso is batting .324 with 7 HR and 34 RBI (.381obp, .519slg).
COLUMBUS (INDIANS) 5, LOUISVILLE 11: RHP Scott Carroll (4-2) started for Louisville and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 8.0 innings (5bb, 2k, 1hr)…the Bats plated 11 runs on 18 hits…DH Danny Dorn went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and 5 RBI…3b Juan Francisco had 4 hits, including 3 doubles…C Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBI…LF Yonder Alonso (2-for-6) blasted a 2-run homer (#7).
CAROLINA 4, CHATTANOOGA (DODGERS) 10: LHP Lee Tabor (0-4) started for Carolina and was chased after 2.0 innings (2h, 5r, 5bb, 1k)…the Mudcats managed 4 runs on 6 hits…2b Cody Puckett and C James Skelton paced the offense with 2 hits each.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA (DODGERS) 6, BAKERSFIELD 1: RHP Curtis Partch (3-6) started for Bakersfield and allowed 6 runs (5er) on 9 hits in 8.0 innings (0bb, 6k, 4hr)…the Blaze pushed across a run on 7 hits…1b Chris Richburg and RF Ryan LaMarre led the offense with 2 hits apiece.
WISCONSIN (BREWERS) 4, DAYTON 1: LHP Tanner Robles (3-5) started for Dayton and was reached for 4 runs in 2.0 innings (4bb, 2k)…the Dayton bullpen provided 7.0 scoreless innings…the Dragons scored 1 run on 7 hits…SS Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a stolen base (#45).
FIRST YEAR PLAYER DRAFT
The 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft begins this evening and concludes Wednesday…the Redlegs will choose 27th, their lowest first-round pick ever and their lowest pick overall since RHP Brett Tomko was taken with the 54th pick in the second round in 1995…Cincinnati also will pick 84th, 114th and 145th…first-round draft pick information is on Page 195 of the Reds’ media guide…the player draft will be broadcast live at 7:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com