The 4A Shuffle
Minors

The 4A Shuffle

It’s that time of year when long time minor leaguers become free agents and teams resign players from this pool to restock depth at the upper levels of minor leagues.  The Reds showed last year that they were not adequately stocked at this level to help back fill the many injuries they had to key … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

Let’s stroll across the farm and see what’s going on this week. AAA Louisville Bats Neftali Soto (.336/.378/.491/.869) has hit very well since being sent down to Louisville.  He’s positioned himself as the best option in the minors right now to help out at 1B with the big club in Joey Votto’s absence.  Ruben Gotay … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

Last week we looked at the roster shuffling that coincided with the startup of the Red’s two Rookie level teams.  This week we’ll check out how some of these players are faring thus far at their new levels. AAA Louisville Bats Juan Silverio (.360/.385/.440/.825) and Steve Selsky (.278/.409/.389/.798) are both off to very good starts … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

Various tidbits from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats Carlos Marmol was placed on the restricted list yesterday for leaving the Triple-A Louisville club without permission.  Marmol has posted a 7.36 ERA over 3.2 IP where he allowed 2H, 6 BB, with 6 K.  He obviously had not begun to solve the control issues … Continue reading