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Could LaMarre Be a Future Leadoff Hitter?

For years the Reds have searched for a leadoff hitter through both free-agency and players from within. At Pensacola this year outfielder Ryan LaMarre is showing strong leadoff skills with increased plate discpline and speed on the basepaths. The 2nd-round selection received a late-season promotion in each of his first two seasons and is set to see action at Lousville later this season.

Pensacola scored two in the seventh to win 5-3 in the rubber match of a three game home series against Birmingham. Their margin of victory was provided by a triple by Didi Gregorius after Ryan LaMarre was hit by a pitch. Gregorius then scored on a sac fly by Brodie Greene. The Wahoos had only five hits, but they benefitted from five Birmingham errors that led to three unearned runs. Their...

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