Sunday, May 26, 2013

Player Profile: Homer Bailey

I have one card of Homer Bailey, from 2008 Topps.

Playing career: Homer Bailey was the Reds’ first round draft pick in 2004. He has pitched in the majors since 2007, but had his first particularly good season last year, going 13-10 with a 3.68 ERA. He also threw a no-hitter last September.

Where he is now: In nine starts this season, he is 3-3 with a 3.08 ERA. This afternoon he beat the Cubs, allowing two earned runs in six innings in Cincinnati's 5-2 win.

My memories: I remember him as a high-profile rookie but had pretty much forgotten about him until his no-hitter last year.

Interesting facts: His name is David DeWitt Bailey. Homer is a family nickname. He has allowed 82 home runs in his career but has hit none. Homer Bailey Chardonnay is a wine whose sale benefits the charity Outdoors Without Limits, which helps the physically disabled enjoy the outdoors.

Google Autocomplete results: He is sixth when you type Homer, between Homer Laughlin, which manufactures fine china, HomeRunDerbyUS, an online baseball game.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Daniel Bard.

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