There’s been a flurry of activity affecting the top two levels of the organizations so let’s take a look at what is going on down on the farm.
AAA Louisville Bats
Recently signed Cuban prospect Raisel Iglesias has been assigned to the Bats roster but has yet to pitch. The Reds signed 31 year old LH reliever Ryan Rowland-Smith (4.91 ERA with Arizona and 5.14 ERA at AAA Buffalo this season) who has already tossed a scoreless inning for the Bats. The Reds announced yesterday that they have traded RH SP Jair Jurrjens (4.46) to Colorado for AA 1B Harold Riggins. OF Felix Perez (.302/.353/.522/.876) and 2B Ruben Gotay (.278/.337/.473/.810) have been named to represent the Bats at the International League All-Star game.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Reds have three newly signed pitchers that have been assigned to the Blue Wahoos. Scott Maine is a 29 year old LHP who has a 5.59 ERA over 50 IP with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians from 2010 – 2012. Fabio Castillo is a 25 year old RHP who has a career 4.62 ERA over 154 IP at AA and a 6.07 ERA in 75 IP at AAA. Hector Nelo is a 27 year old RHP who has amassed a 3.70 ERA in 146 IP at AA. Recent trade acquisition Harold Riggins is not yet assinged to a roster but may well end up here at Pensacola. The 24 year old RH swinging 1B has put up a .263/.351/.447/.798 slash line in 205 PA at AA Tulsa this season. Last year he put up a .247/.353/.472/.825 line in 482 PA with 22 HR for A+ Modesto in the California League. He has shown good power and a good eye at the plate throughout his minor league career. Previously acquired C Lou Marson made his first appearance for the Reds last night at Pensacola. The 28 year old RH batter has a major league career line of .219/.309/.299/.609 over 882 PA with the Phillies and Indians.
High A Bakersfield Blaze
Recently promoted Sebastian Elizalde (.286/.400/.405/.805) has began to hit at the A+ level. DH Sean Buckley (.421/.410/.605/1.016) continues to stay hot at A+ since his promotion as well.
Low A Dayton Dragons
Phil Ervin (.227/.300/.363/.663) is coming around at the plate. After a dismal .561 OPS in April and a .593 OPS in May, he rebounded by slashing .268/.358/.512/.870 in June. Nick Travieso has a 3.74 ERA over 14 GS.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
C Garrett Boulware (.333/.467/.458/.925) and 3B/1B Brian O’Grady (.344/.463/.563/1.026) continue to lead the Mustanges at the plate.
Rookie AZL Reds
LF Dalton Carter (.357/.471/.500/.971) is still very hot in the AZL. LHP Jacob Constante is still unscored on after 8 IP in the AZL