Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games played on May 11, 2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Blue Wahoo’s CF, Ryan LaMarre, went 3-3 and hit his second homer of the season. The 24 year LaMarre was the Reds 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft. He’s in his second season in AA, where last year he amassed a slash line of .263/.356/.353. Thus far this year, he’s hitting .263/.341/.347.

AAA
Louisville 12 – Buffalo 2

Henry Rodriguez went 3-5 with 2 doubles and drove in 5, Josh Fellhauer went 2-4 with a double, Emmanuel Burriss went 1-3 with a homer (1), walk, and 3 RBIs.

Aramando Gallaraga went 7 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 6, lowering his ERA to 1.69. Mike MacDougal and Jose Arrednondo both gave up runs in 1 inning of work (though Arredondo didn’t walk anyone in this outing).

AA
Chattanooga 10 – Pensacola 4

Ryan LaMarre went 3-3 with a homer (2), Brodie Greene went 2-4 with 2 doubles, and Danny Vicioso went 2-3 with a walk.

Chad Rogers took the loss, going to 2-2, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 2. He also gave up 2 long balls. Drew Hayes threw 2 scoreless innings. Brian Pearl got hit in his first appearance of the season for the Blue Wahoos, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and a homer in 2/3 of an inning.

High A
Modesto 5 – Bakersfield 0

Juan Silverio went 1-4 and had the only extra base hit for the Blaze (who only had 4 hits), he had a double.

Jon Moscot’s record dropped to 0-6, he threw 7 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and a walk, while striking out 8. Kyle McMyne was ineffective in relief also, throwing 1.2, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk.

Low A
Ft. Wayne 13 – Dayton 7

Jesse Winker went 3-5, Jeff Gelalich went 2-3 with a walk, and Beau Amaral went 2-5.

Sal Romano took the loss (3-3) going 3.2 innings, giving up 8 hits, 2 walks, and a homer on route to giving up 8 runs (2 earned). Tony Amezcua also struggled, going 4.1, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits, a walk, and a homer while striking out 6.

5 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. The depth at Louisville is disturbing. But there are some notables:

    Felix Perez LF .304/.376/.512/.888 5 HRS in 125 ABs
    Neftali Soto 1B .270/.317/.400/.717 3 HRS in 115 ABs
    Henry Rodriguez 2B .264/.313/.350/.663 in 140 ABs with 6 errors
    Nevin Ashley C .250/.357/.389/.746 with 10 Stike Outs in 36 ABs
    Mike Hessman 3B .245/.325/.510/.835 with 7 HRs and 37 (yes 37) Strike Outs in 102 ABs
    Denis Phipps RF .239/.348/.363/.711 with 6 Stolen bases and 28 Strike Outs in 113 ABs
    Jason Donald 3B .238/.273/.365/.638 in 63 ABs with 4 errors
    Billy Hamilton CF .222/.281/.333/.614 with 19 stolen bases in 135 ABs
    Josh Fellhauer RF .221/.299/.294/.593 with 7 BBs in 68 ABs (No record on PAs)
    Kristopher Negron CF .213/.330/.333/.663 with 12 BBs and 4 stolen bases in 75 ABs. No errors
    Ray Chang .207/.281/.345/.626 in 29 ABs
    Emmanuel Burriss 2B .197/.291/.237/.528 in 76 ABs

    • The depth at Louisville is disturbing.But there are some notables:

      Felix Perez LF .304/.376/.512/.888 5 HRS in 125 ABs
      Neftali Soto 1B .270/.317/.400/.717 3 HRS in 115 ABs
      Henry Rodriguez 2B .264/.313/.350/.663 in 140 ABs with 6 errors
      Nevin Ashley C .250/.357/.389/.746 with 10 Stike Outs in 36 ABs
      Mike Hessman 3B .245/.325/.510/.835 with 7 HRs and 37 (yes 37) Strike Outs in 102 ABs
      Denis Phipps RF .239/.348/.363/.711 with 6 Stolen bases and 28 Strike Outs in 113 ABs
      Jason Donald 3B .238/.273/.365/.638 in 63 ABs with 4 errors
      Billy Hamilton CF .222/.281/.333/.614 with 19 stolen bases in 135 ABs
      Josh Fellhauer RF .221/.299/.294/.593with 7 BBs in 68 ABs (No record on PAs)
      Kristopher Negron CF .213/.330/.333/.663 with 12 BBs and 4 stolen bases in 75 ABs. No errors
      Ray Chang .207/.281/.345/.626in 29 ABs
      Emmanuel Burriss 2B .197/.291/.237/.528 in 76 ABs

      TC, I think it’s safe to say there isn’t a lot of depth at AAA right now for the Reds, thus Lutz making the jump from AA to the big club. Who might see time in the big leagues at some point?

      Maybe Perez, Soto…Hamilton and Fellhauer.

      Corey Miller must have passed thru waivers, as he was outrighted to Louisville, I believe it was yesterday.

  2. I am hopeful the Reds spend several of their picks in the first 10 rounds in the upcoming draft on some college power hitters, both R and L. Some corner OF, corner INF and SS.

    • @WVRedlegs: I completely agree with you. The system is stocked with pitching prospects. I don’t know if there are numbers 1s in the group, perhaps Stephenson and Garret (if he’d ever concentrate on baseball), but there are as many as 15 or 20 pitching prospects you can look at as say, “He might be good enough to get to the majors.”

      There are MANY holes in the system on the regular player side.

    • @WVRedlegs: My biggest concern is the lack of depth at SS. Zach Vincej has been a very nice surprise from the 37th round last year. But he has regressed a bit making the transition from rookie to A ball. Even with the regression his numbers look very nice. But I’m not seeing anyone else in the entire system at Short who is doing anything to separate themselves.

      I’m not overly concerned with corner outfielders. The Reds took 2 with both their first round supplemental picks last year. There are four corner outfielders in the system whom I think are future productive major leaguers: Jesse Winker, Felix Perez, Bryson Smith, and Donald Lutz. I realize Bryson Smith doesn’t meet your criteria of a power corner fielder, but the kid can hit. The prospect list would also have to include: Juan Duran, Josh Fellhauer, and Jeff Gelalich.

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