Minor League Player Of The Year Watch: July 26

 HOMER BAILEY rhpReds 
Homer BaileyWhile Bailey’s first full season was unremarkable statistically, he showed glimpses of his promise over the last month of 2005 at low Class A Dayton that included an 11-strikeout two-hitter. The Reds’ first-rounder in 2004 has come on strong from that point on, starting in high Class A Sarasota this year and earning a promotion to Double-A by midseason. Bailey has front-of-the-rotation stuff that starts with a lively fastball that tops out at 97 mph. He backs that up with a true 12-to-6 curveball. Bailey is athletic and repeats his delivery well, maintaining his velocity deep into games. While the Reds kept him under lock and key in the Midwest League last season, he’s moving quickly–and making it look relatively easy–in 2006.

Player Team Pos Age  
Jay Bruce Dayton (Reds) of 19 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Trevor Crowe Lake County/Kinston/Akron (Indians) of 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Stephen Drew Tuscon (Diamondbacks) ss 23 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Jacoby Ellsbury Wilmington (Red Sox) of 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Carlos Gonzalez Lancaster (Diamondbacks) of 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Alex Gordon Wichita (Royals) 3b 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Howie Kendrick Salt Lake (Angels) 2b 23 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Hunter Pence Corpus Christi (Astros) of 23 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Jose Tabata Charleston (Yankees) of 17 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Brandon Wood Arkansas (Angels) ss 21 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Pitcher Team Pos Age  
Homer Bailey Sarasota/Chattanooga (Reds) rhp 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Yovani Gallardo Brevard County (Brewers) rhp 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Matt Garza Fort Meyers/New Britain/Rochester (Twins) rhp 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Chuck Lofgren Kinston (Indians) lhp 20 Click HERE to see this player’s stats
Kevin Slowey Fort Meyers/New Britain (Twins) rhp 22 Click HERE to see this player’s stats

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