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LOUISVILLE SERIES

The Chiefs 10-game homestand begins tonight with a four game set versus the Louisville Bats, who come to town with a record of 9-10.

Here is a look at who to watch for on the Louisville team.

PITCHING

Bailey_homer1The Reds #1 Prospect Homer Bailey comes to Syracuse with a 1-1 record and 1.69 ERA in four starts.  Bailey is considered one of the next great Pitchers-in-the-making along with the Yankees Phil Hughes, who we just had a chance to watch in Syracuse last week.  Left-hander Phil Dumatrait leads the IL with 4 wins and a 0.38 ERA in four starts.

Former SkyChiefs’ pitcher Jason Kershner is 1-1 with a 0.87 ERA in 10 appearances out of the bullpen.

POSITION PLAYERS

Votto_joey1 Reds #3 prospect Joey Votto is off to a slow start hitting just .215 with 2 HR and 11 RBI after connecting for 22 HR’s at AA Chattanooga last season. 

Red Sox fans will get a chance to see infielder Mark Bellhorn who is hitting .283 with 2 HR and 12 RBI.  Yankee fans will be disappointed to see that OF BellhornBubba Crosby is currently on the DL.  Infielder Earl Snyder, an IL veteran, is off to a slow start hitting .120 with 0 HR and just 3 RBI but always hits well at Alliance Bank Stadium.

Aaron Herr, son of former Major Leaguer Tommy Herr, is second on the Louisville team with a .303 average and leads the team with 8 doubles.

Former SkyChiefs’ OF Dewayne Wise is off to a nice start hitting .308 with 3 triples, 3 HR and 5 RBI.  He is joined in the Louisville outfield by Tyrell Godwin, who reached AA with the Blue Jays before being selected in the 2006 Rule V Draft.

 

MANY FORMER CHIEFS INVITED AS NON-ROSTER PLAYERS

With Spring Training starting for many major league teams this week we glanced through major league baseball rosters and below is a list of former Chiefs players invited to major league camps as non-roster players:

Brewers – Corey Thurman, Vince Perkins
Cardinals – Mike Smith, Miguel Negron
Devil Rays – Gary Glover
Diamondbacks – Rich Thompson
Dodgers – Ken Huckaby, Sandy Martinez
Giants – Luis Figueroa
Mariners – Aaron Small
Nationals – Chris Michalak, Wayne Lydon
Twins – Glenn Williams
Padres – Adrian Burnside, Todd Greene
Phillies – Brent Abernathy
Pirates – Kip Bouknight, John Wasdin
Rangers – Bruce Chen
Red Sox – Kevin Cash
Reds – Jason Kershner, DeWayne Wise
Royals – Alex Gonzalez

In addition the Blue Jays added John Ford Griffin and Erick Kratz to their spring training roster as well as Rob Cosby and Ryan Roberts who were designated for assignment in January and taken off the major league roster.  Only Figueroa, Lydon and Burnside are from the Chiefs 2006 roster.

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