Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

For Games played on June 29, 2013.

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield’s catcher, Chris Berset, went 3-3 with a double and a homer (3). He walked twice and scored 4 times. Berset is a 25 year old, former 20th round pick in 2010. Berset is enjoying his best offensive year, hitting .240/.336/.336/.712.

AAA

Indianapolis 5 – Louisville 3

Felix Perez was the only bat with more than one hit, going 2-3 with a walk.

Decent start by Daniel Corcino, throwing 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits, 3 runs (2 earned). He walked one and struck out two. Jose Arredondo pitched the last 1.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on a hit (homer) and a walk.

AA

Jacksonville 3 – Pensacola 2

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart, led the Blue Wahoos, going 2-3 with a walk. Yorman Rodriguez continued his hot start at AA, going 2-4 with a double and driving in both Blue Wahoos runs.

Chad Rogers started and threw 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits, but 4 walks and 2 runs. He also struck out 3. Josh Ravin took the loss, giving up a homer in his two innings of relief. Wilkin De La Rosa threw a hitless 9th.

High-A

Bakersfield 11 – Visalia 6

Juan Silverio went 4-5 with 2 doubles and drove in 4 runs. Chris Berset went 3-3 with a double and a homer (3), scored 4 runs, and walked twice. Juan Silva went 2-4 with a double and a homer (6). Ryan Wright went 2-4 with a walk.

Carlos Contreras got the win, going 5 innings, only giving up 2 runs on 2 hits (he did walk 5 and struck out 2). The best pitching performance was by Carlos Gonzalez, who threw 3 shutout innings, allowing two hits.

Low-A

Dayton at South Bend were rained out.

Rookie

Great Falls 4 – Billings 1

Avain Rachal was 2-3 with a walk, Taylor Terrasas was 2-4 with a double.

#1 draft pick, Phil Ervin did have his first hitless game, but he did walk twice.

Jose Guzman’s record evened at 1-1, but he threw a good game. He threw 4 innings, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 3. The run scored on a homer. Joey Housey threw 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits, but striking out 4. Nick Fleece threw a scoreless final inning.

AZL Reds had the day off.

2 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Did something happen to Hamilton? Second Down on the Farm in a row where I clicked on the Louisville box score and found out Hamilton hasn’t even played.

  2. BHam is hitting .247/.302/.343 with 25 BB, 65 SO, 5 HR, 49 SB & 9 CS in 339 PA at AAA this season. His SO% of 19% for the season is not good but it is not completely out-of-whack, but his SO% for the past month has been 25%, which is unacceptable. He has hit 3 HR during the same period, which may indicate he has been trying to focus on a more powerful swing during that period of time.

    Since being optioned back to AA, the Big Lutz is 5-10 with 1 BB, 1 SO, 2 SB in 11 PA and is now hitting .244/.330/.512 at AA for the season. Nice to have some regular playing time again!

    For the season, Jesse Winker’s is hitting .290/.376/.482 with 37 BB, 49 SO, 9 HR & 5 SB in 293 PA at Dayton. He has slowed down his torrid early pace during the past 6 series, 13 games, to a slash line of .200/.250/.273. His first full season of professional ball may be catching up with him.

    Robert Stephenson is pitching with a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 85 SO, 17 BB, 52 H & 4 HR in 12 starts (66+ innings),but has been on the Dl with a strained hammy since June 10th.

    Since joining Billings after the draft, Ervin is now hitting .387/.486/.645 with 5 BB, 7 SO, 2 HR & 2 SB in 37 PA.

    That’s not many top prospects in the Reds’ minor league system tight now. Let’s hope that those 5 prospects continue to develop to major league capable and that other prospects join them in their pursuit of the show.

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