First name is pronounced neff-TALL-ee...in 2011 was Southern League Player of the Week for 6/27-7/3 and 8/1-8/7...was Pioneer League Player of the Week for 6/16-6/22, 2008.
Spent most of the season at Louisville, where he ranked second on the club and ninth in the organization in hitting (.271)...during 3 stints with the Reds made 13 apps, including 8 apps as a pinch hitter and 5 apps as a defensive replacement at 1B...on 5/18 and 5/19 was on the roster for 2 days between starts by Tony Cingrani and Johnny Cueto, who came off the disabled list...from 7/19-7/22 was on the roster for 4 days while the Reds juggled their pitching rotation following the All-Star break...joined the Reds a final time in September...on 5/18 at Phi made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement for Joey Votto at 1B...was 1 of 7 Reds players to make his Major League debut (OF Derrick Robinson, RHP Justin Freeman, OF Donald Lutz, RHP Curtis Partch, RHP Nick Christiani, OF Billy Hamilton)...was not on the Reds' Wild Card playoff roster...from 4/4-4/10 was on Louisville's disabled list with a strained left quad...was the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for April (18g, .318, 2hr, 9rbi)...his 10-game hitting streak from 6/9-6/24 was the longest by a Louisville player all season...hit a grand slam on 6/11 vs Durham...for the Bats made 47 apps at 1B and 76 apps at 3B...played for Santurce in the Puerto Rican Winter League (35g, .292, 8 2b, 4hr, 22rbi).
Spent the season at Class AAA Louisville, where he led the Bats in RBI (59) and total bases
(186) and ranked second in HR (14) ... missed playing time in June with lower back spasms ... hit grand slams
on 5/20 at Lehigh Valley and 7/19 at Columbus ... made 113 apps at 1B, 1 appearance at 3B and on 9/3 vs
Indianapolis played RF in his first professional appearance at that position ... following the season played for
Cangrejeros de Santurce in the Puerto Rican Winter League (36g, .218, 3 2b, 1 3b, 4hr, 8rbi, 0sb) ... entered
the 2012 campaign rated the eighth-best prospect overall and the best power hitter in the organization.
Spent most of the season at Class AA Carolina, where he was
a 2-time Southern League Player of the Week (6/27-7/3, 8/1-8/7)...in 102 apps at
Carolina and 4g in September at Class AAA Louisville combined to hit .278 with 31hr
and 80rbi...became the first Reds farmhand to hit 30 homers in a season since Adam
Dunn hit 32 in 2001...tied Mobile's Paul Goldschmidt for the Southern League lead
in home runs while ranking second in HR ratio (1hr/12.63ab) and third in slugging
(.575)...led all Reds minor league batters in homers and ranked fifth in RBI...entered
the 2011 season rated the 24th-best prospect in the organization...on 11/18 was
added to the 40-man roster...played for Leones de Ponce in the Venezuelan Winter
League (35g, .240, 7 2b, 1hr, 6rbi).
At Class A Lynchburg ranked third among all Reds farmhands in HR (21)...
ranked among Carolina League leaders in at-bats (522, 2nd), games (134, 3rd), HR
(3rd), extra-base hits (56, 4th), total bases (240, 4th) and doubles (33, T4th)...made 10 starts at catcher...in
2g on 9/3 and 9/4 went 6-for-8 with 3 homers...over the final 34g of the season hit .310...following the season
played in the Puerto Rican League
At Class A Sarasota led the Florida State League in at-bats (505)
and finished third in apps (131)...following the season played for Caguas in the Puerto Rican League
In 67 apps for rookie Billings and Class A Dayton hit .340 (11hr, 47rbi)...overall appeared in 40g at 3B, 4g at
SS and 2g at 1B...at Billings reached base safely in all 15g and hit safely in 14g...was named Pioneer League
Player of the Week for 6/16-6/22 (6g, 13-27, .481, 4hr, 9rbi)...was promoted to Dayton on 7/6...for the Dragons
had a 12-game hitting streak from 7/28-8/9 (.389) and a 13-game hitting streak from 8/15-8/28 (.418)...on
7/30 at Burlington tied a Dayton franchise record with 5 hits...following the season was rated the 10th-best
prospect in the Midwest League and seventh-best prospect in the Reds organization...played for Santurce in
the Puerto Rican League
In his first professional season ranked among Gulf Coast League leaders
in triples (5, 2nd) and batting average (.303, 8th)...ranked fifth among all Reds minor leaguers in hitting...
following the season was named the eighth-best prospect in the GCL.