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 at AAA. Rey Navarro (.235/.316.412/.728) is doing just fine also, as he is a middle infielder hitting above the International League average of .718 OPS. Justin Freeman (0.00) has yet to be scored on over 5.1 IP of relief. Brett Marshall (8.10) is struggling thus far coming back from the DL. David Holmberg (6.88) is showing signs of life as he has posted a 2.61 ERA over his last four starts.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Ben Lively (7.36) allowed 3 ER over 3.2 IP in his first AA start. He was done in by an uncharacteristic 5 BB. Carlos Gonzalez (0.00) is unscored on over 3 IP of relief. It’s only 27 PA, but Jesse Winker (.158/.370/.158/.528) has had a tough introduction to AA pitching. Kyle Waldrop (.231/.286/.308/.593), Marquez Smith (.154/.154/.154/.308), and Ryan Wright (.095/.136/.143/.279) are all off to very slow starts as well. Seth Mejias-Brean (.250/.500/.438/.938) has continued to hit well in his first week at AA.
High A Bakersfield Blaze
Sebastian Elizalde (.211/.348/.263/.611) is off to a slow start at the A+ level. Sean Buckley (.318/.318/.409/.727) who was struggling at the plate and with injuries at Dayton before his promotion is doing well so far. Ismael Guillion (17.18) had a rude introduction to the California League as he allowed 7 ER over 3.2 IP, including 3 HR, in his first start at A+.
Low A Dayton Dragons
Jackson Stephens (6.75) allowed 3 ER over 4 IP in his first start at Dayton this year. Radhames Quezada (6.75) has allowed 2 ER over 2.2 IP in two relief appearances. Jonathan Reynoso (.316/.381/.316/.697) is off to a decent start and Ronald Bueno has yet to reach base over 14 PA.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
Jeremy Kivel (2.16) and Tyler Mahle (3.60) are both throwing well after their first two starts. RF Aristides Aquino (.333/.353/.697/1.050), LF Aex Greer (.421/.450/.579/1.029), C Garrett Boulware (.357/.471/.500/.971), and 3B/1B Brian O’Grady (.333/.471/.500/.971) are all off to hot starts.
Rookie AZL Reds
Junior Arias (2.25), no this is not the same player as the Junior Arias who plays OF for Bakersfield, had a nice 4 IP start. Jacob Constante was unscored on in a 3 IP relief outing. 3B Robert Ramirez (.286/.444/.714/1.159), C Chadwick Tromp (.444/.500/.556/1.056), LF Jonathan Martijn (.500/.500/.500/1.000), and LF Dalton Carter (.333/.429/.500/.929) are the quickest out of the gate in less than a week of games in Arizona.