Down on the Farm / Minors

Down On The Farm

Games Played on 08/12/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton 3B Seth Mejias-Brean: He went 2 for 3 with 2 2B and 2 BB.

AAA

Louisville – No game scheduled.

AA

Pensacola – No game scheduled.

High A

Bakersfield 8 – Visalia 3

Junior Arias went 3 for 4 with a BB and 2 SB. Juan Perez and Ryan Wright each went 2 for 4 with a 2B. David Vidal went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Steve Selsky went 2 for 4. Juan Silverio went 2 for 5.

Fabian Williamson got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 3 R on 3 H and 2 BB with 4 K. Joey Housey and Ben Klimesh each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

Low A

Fort Wayne 8 – Dayton 5

Seth Mejias-Brean went 2 for 3 with 2 2B and 2 BB. Daniel Pigott went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Sammy Diaz went 3 for 6. Beau Amaral went 2 for 6 with 3 SB (31). Jeff Gelalich and Zach Vincej each walked twice. Brandon Dailey tripled.

Sal Romano got the loss as he went 3.2 IP and allowed 6 R, 5 ER, on 10 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Joel Bender added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Rookie

Billings 4 – Helena 2

Jose Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Robert Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a HR.

Junior Morillo got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Oswaldo Mieres picked up his 1st save with 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AZL Angels 8 – AZL Reds 3 (10 Innings)

The AZL Reds managed only four singles in the game, three of with came in the 4th inning where they scored all three of their runs. No player had more than one hit. The four hits also matched the number of errors they committed.

Manuel Aybar got no decision as he went 4.1 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 2 K. Ty Boyles allowed one unearned run over 3 IP of relief. Juan Martinez took the loss allowing 5 R, 2 ER, over 2.2 IP of relief.

12 thoughts on “Down On The Farm

  1. That’s two games in a row where Phil Ervin wasn’t in the lineup for Dayton. He’s not hurt or anything, right?

  2. Brandon Dailey has had 5 triples in each of the previous 2 seasons. This is his first triple of the year. Hard to get triples when you are below the Mendoza Line. Additionally, he hit well in the rookie leagues. However in Dayton he’s not hitting well at all. He’s hit at or around .195 for 2 half seasons.

  3. Hey TC (or anyone else), maybe you can help me understand what is going on with Seth Mejias-Brean. He played 3B all last season at Billings and he started the season at 3B for Dayton, but after the 1st 2 weeks, he has played almost exclusively at 1B with only very sporadic appearances at 3B. He seems more polished defensively at 3B than the other options at Dayton. Do the Reds consider Mejias-Brean a 3B prospect with 1B just used to get everyone playing time and AB?

    • @Shchi Cossack: Total guess, but maybe it’s partly due to Soto being switched from 1B to 3B, so they decided they need another 1B prospect instead of another 3B? He also seems to have been pretty poor defensively at 3B.

    • @Shchi Cossack: Not sure, Sensei. But I imagine it was so that Tanner Rahier could play 3rd as he was a 2nd round draft choice whereas Seth was an 8th rounder. Neither have great numbers at 3rd. Sammy Diaz has been playing around the diamond with no place more in particular than another, but he is also listed as a 3rd baseman.

      I imagine with the number of 3B players on the team and the lack of 1B someone had to be moved. Tanner and Seth are two highly valued prospects so its a way to get both in the lineup.

      I will say this (and Bill can agree or disagree) Tanner is a very good fielder regardless of the errors. The kid can pick it. I really think he has the highest ceiling at 3rd than anyone in the system.

      • @TC: @ToddAlmighty: Thanks guys. Both prospects (Rahier & Mejias-Greene) are a ways from any impact at the major league level, but the Reds have this Joey Votto factor at 1B and I wouldn’t want to be a minor league 1B prospect in the Reds farm system. You’re right TC, the errors by Rahier may be very misleading, especially in the lower minors.

    • @Shchi Cossack: One qualification… I say neither had great numbers, but both are way ahead of where Joey Votto and Todd Frazier where at this point in their minor league careers.

  4. Tanner Rahier was a SS in high school. Here is what scoutingbook says about him.
    “An infield prospect with more wood-bat experience than most high-schoolers, Reds prospect Tanner Rahier’s numbers don’t pop out as a result, but scouts seem impressed with his maturity and skill-set nonetheless. A nominal shortstop who may outgrow the position sooner rather than later, Rahier is a line drive hitter with gap power that could bloom into unqualified power in years to come. In the field, his range is so-so but his arm is strong, further argument for a move to third base.”
    He is 19 years old. They didn’t have anything on SM-B as he was not in the top 20 Reds prospects. Scoutingbook isn’t by scouts. At first glance it looks so. But it is a blog, I guess, that puts scouting reports together from other sources. It’s a decent place to get some very basic info on or an introduction to top 20 prospects on the Reds and the other MLB teams.

    • @WVRedlegs: That sounds like a great resource! Thanks!!

      I will say, based on my own scouting, I really like Tanner’s range at 3rd. I don’t remember seeing any errors personally, but the numbers speak to lapses.

  5. One more thing, Tanner is hulk with a lot of quickness. He kind of looks like a college halfback. He’s not tall, but he looks like a 3B.

    He’s got a lot of work to do at the plate, but if he isn’t on your track sheets he should be.

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