Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Games Played on 8/25/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2012 #1 draft pick, Nick Travieso threw 6 innings of 6 hit, 2 run (none earned) baseball. He gave up 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. The 19 year old Travieso has struggled at Dayton this season, with a 4.81 ERA and a WHIP of 1.383. He made the jump from the AZL to the Midwest League and is still very young.

AAA

Toledo 4 – Louisville 1

The Bats collected only 5 hits, Mike Hessman had 2 of them (1 a double).

Reasonable first AAA start for Tim Crabbe. He pitched 7.1 innings, allowing only 1 earned run (3 overall) on 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4. Jose Arredondo gave up a run on 2 hits in 1.2 innings of work.

AA

Birmingham 2 – Pensacola 0

Pensacola got shutout on 5 hits, Yorman Rodriguez and Devin Lohman both had two.

Jon Moscot worked in and out of trouble, throwing 6 shutout innings, allowing 8 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 7. Parker Frazier took the loss, giving up both runs on 3 hits in an inning of work. Michael Lorenzen and Lee Hyde threw scoreless innings.

High A

San Jose 4 – Bakersfield 2

Junior Arias was 2-4 and Julio Morillo was 2-3 with a walk.

Shane Dyer took the loss, going 6 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk. He also struck out 6. Kyle McMyne threw 2 hitless innings, striking out 2 and Pat Doyle threw a hitless inning.

Dayton 5 – Lansing 4 11 innings

Joe Hudson’s 2 out single in the top of the 11th sent the Dragons on to victory. The Dragons remain 2 1/2 games back of a playoff spot with 7 to play.

Beau Amaral went 3-5 with a triple and 2 stolen bases (and an error). Seth Mejias-Breen went 2-5 with a double and Daniel Pigott went 2-5.

Good start by #1 draft pick, Nick Travesio, who pitched 6 innings without giving up an earned run (2 unearned). He gave up 6 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 2. Nick Fleece followed with a hitless inning. Alejandro Chacin got both the blown save (giving up the lead in the bottom of the 9th) and then the win (4-2), going 2.1 allowing 4 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Jesus Adames threw a hitless 11th, picking up his first save.

Rookie

Ogden 8 – Billings 3

Carlos Sanchez went 3-4 and Adam Matthews went 2-4 with 2 doubles.

The only pitcher that escaped without giving up a run was Roman Fabian, but in his 2 innings of work, he gave up 3 hits while striking out 2.

AZL Reds 5 – AZL Cubs 1

Cory Thompson went 2-4 with a double, Shedric Long went 1-3 with a homer (1).

Nick Routt started and went 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 3. Franderlyn Romero got the win in relief, going 5.1 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 3.

2 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. With just 8 games remaining for the Bats, the individual season results are virtually complete and I can only see one AAA position player being projected as even a possible addition to the major league roster for 2014, and it’s not BHam.

    For the season, BHam is slashing .259/.311/.348 with a 7% BB%, but prior to the all-star break, BHam slashed .243/.300/.331 with an 8% BB% and since the all-star break, BHam slashed .297/.338/.386 with a 6% BB%. BHam has obviously made a significant adjustment and improvement, but his results still do not yet translate to major-league ready. Every pitcher he faces fears his speed but no pitcher he faces fears his hitting. The pitchers at AAA have much better control than those in lower levels and will groove pitches rather than risk walking BHam. The pitchers at the major league level will be even better. BHam must hit better if he is going to be effective against major league pitching and that will require more time at AAA.

    For the season, Henry Rodriguez is slashing .274/.313/.336, but prior to the all-star break, HRod slashed .243/.283/.318 and since the all-star break, HRod slashed .349/.399/.380. His 2nd half performance will play at the major league level, but HRod is an IF who can only play 2B effectively and the Reds have someone playing 2B next season making $11MM.

    Those are the only 2 position players in the Reds’ minor league system even close to contributing at the major league level and the Reds will lose their CF/leadoff hitter extrordinare after this season and still do not have an effective #2 hole hitter. The Reds will be right back where they were after the 2012 season with no top of the order hitters avaiable.

  2. With few games left and both players on the DL with joint injuries, it looks like the season is over for Jesse Winker and Phillip Ervin, but what impressive early performances both young players have put on the books.

    .338/.443/.500 for Winker in RK ball during 2012
    .281/.379/.462 for Winker in A ball during 2013
    .326/.416/.597 for Ervin in RK ball during 2013
    .349/.451/.465 for Ervin in A ball during 2013

    Could we see both start the 2014 season in A+? Ervin had little experience at Dayton, but I’m not sure he has anything to prove in A ball and Winker spent the entire season playing A ball.

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