Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
MiLB.com has come out with their "Organizational All-Stars." I'm not sure it really makes sense to compare freshly drafted kids in rookie ball with veterans like Jeremy Hermida and AAA guys who made the big leagues this year, like Yonder Alonso. I guess anyone who was a minor leaguer in the Reds system was eligible.
In any case, Tony Cingrani got the nod for left-handed starting pitcher:
The Rice product dominated the Pioneer League, finishing 3-2 with a 1.75 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 51 1/3 frames for the Mustangs. He walked just six batters and allowed only one homer all season. The Reds' third-round pick this summer also earned league Pitcher of the Week honors on Aug. 29 and was nominated for a MiLBY Award as the Best Short-Season Starter of 2011.
"Tony had a great first pro experience. He really he showed a plus fastball, plus change and an average slider, and the only thing that held him back was he was coming off a college career where he pitched out of bullpen," said Graupe. "We're expecting him to take off next year."
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