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|August 5, 2003||Stephen Smitherman roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.|
Career highlights: Enters the 2004 season as the organization's seventh-best prospect as rated by Baseball America...in 2003 received the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award as the organization's Minor League Player of the Year, was a Southern League All-Star, was the TOPPS Southern League Player of the Month for June and participated in the RadioShack All-Star Futures Game at U.S. Cellular Field...also was selected to play in the 2003 Class AA All-Star Game...in 2002 was a California League All-Star, a Baseball America High Class A All-Star, Stockton's Most Valuable Player and the California League championship MVP...in 2000 was a Pioneer League All-Star.2002 In an All-Star season at Class A Stockton hit .313 with 19hr, 99rbi and 17sb in 128g...ranked among California League leaders in doubles (36, 2nd), RBI (2nd), total bases (246, 3rd), hitting (3rd), hits (151, 4th) and extra-base hits (56, 5th)...among all Reds minor leaguers ranked second in RBI and sixth in hitting...hit a grand slam on 4/12 vs San Jose. 2001 At Class A Dayton produced one of the best seasons of any Reds minor leaguer...hit .280 with 20hr, 73rbi and 16sb in 134g...led the Midwest League with 45 doubles and 67 extra-base hits...also ranked among the league leaders in games played (134, T2nd), total bases (248, T3rd) and runs (89, T4th)...enjoyed his best game of the season on 5/10 vs West Michigan, when in an 18-5 victory he reached base in all 6 plate apps (4-4, 5r, 2 2b, 1rbi, 2bb, 1sb)...was voted Most Valuable Player of the organization's fall instructional league. 2000 In his first professional season hit .316 with 15hr, 65rbi and 14sb in 70g at Billings in the Pioneer League..ranked second among all Reds minor leaguers in batting...ranked among the Pioneer League leaders in hits (95, 1st), at-bats (301, 1st), RBI (65, 2nd), total bases (166, 2nd), home runs (15, T2nd), extra-base hits (36, T2nd) and triples (5, T5th)...from 7/6-7/18 put together a 10-game hitting streak (.409, 4hr, 13rbi), then from 7/20-8/1 had a season-high 12-game hitting streak (.386, 3hr, 14rbi)...hit a grand slam in an 11-3 victory on 8/3 at Butte...in an 18-9 win on 9/2 vs Ogden had 2hr and a season-high 5rbi...in that game missed the cycle by a single and tied a season high by scoring 4 runs.