Saturday, May 20, 2006

Paul Janish

Paul Janish a 6'2, 180 lbs, right handed shortstop who was drafted by the Reds in the 5th round of the 2004 draft. He was born in October of 1982, which makes him 23 right now. He was drafted out of Rice University where he helped win the College World Championship in 2003. He has hit 93 mph off the mound, but will stick at shortstop. He was ranked 74 out of the top 100 college players coming into the draft. He started out great with the Reds rookie league team in Billings, where he was named Reds MVP of the Instructional League and was ranked the 10th best prospect in the 2004 Baseball America Prospect Handbook. He was promoted to low-A Dayton, where he started in a slump and just as he was starting to come out of it he slid in to first and tore his elbow ligament. He has to have Tommy John surgery and was shut down for the rest of the year. The 2005 handbook also ranks him the best defensive infielder and the best infield arm in the system. He dropped to 14 in the 2006 handbook due primarily to the injury plagued season that he had in 2005. He was still ranked the best defensive infielder, but Adam Rosales was ranked the best infield arm. More on that later. He has been compared to Adam Everett. His bat will never be his strength, he has good plate discipline, but his swing tends to get long and lacks power. He is a very fluid, solid defender.


He has just been promoted to High-A Sarasota where Adam Rosales is also residing. This puts the Reds in a pickle. Rosales was ranked 15 in the 2006 handbook, one spot behind Janish. Rosales is also highly regarded by the team and it will be interesting what they do with both of them in Sarasota. I don't believe Rosales is readfy for AA. Janish was leading the league in AVG and OBP when he was promoted. It will be nice to see what he can do in High-A.


Paul Janish
Yr Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
04 R-Billings 66 205 39 54 11 0 2 22 45 45 7 3 .406 .346 .263
05 A-Dayton 55 208 30 51 10 2 5 29 29 38 5 2 .346 .385 .245
Totals 121 413 69 105 21 2 7 51 74 83 12 5 .355 .366 .254

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
06 A-Dayton 26 98 19 39 6 0 5 18 7 10 0 0 .435 .612 .398

2 Comments:

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Tim said...

Thanks for covering some of the minor league players. I try to check at least once a week on how the Red's farm teams are doing. I had not heard about Janish. It looks like he's putting up good numbers this year.

The Red's farm system is improving with the likes of Bailey, Votto, Bruce, Cueto, etc.

I am especially interested in seeing if any of the AA relief pitchers make it to Louisville this year. What do to you think? And is Homer going to make it to the Reds this year?

Tim

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger daryl at raising reds said...

Homer is going to let us know if that happens. If he keeps pitching the wayhe is capable of pitching, I think he will be a September call up. He could help us make a run at the playoffs as long as no one has a book on him. It will also depend on what the Reds are doing.
As far as AA pitchers goes, I have been impressed. I'm not sure how many spots on the 40 man are open. I think Coutlangus will get a shot since he is on the 40 man. Other than that I'm not sure. There are some deserving guys but I think Krivsky will want them to get some more seasoning.

 

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