While Walt Jocketty works from home trying to rebuild the Reds and the Reds give away every other game of a home series to the Cubs; we’ll take a look to see what’s going on down on the farm.

AAA Louisville Bats

Last night SP Robert Stephenson tossed 6 IP of shutout baseball allowing 2 H and 4 BB with 5 SO to lower his AAA ERA to 3.27.  In his 4 GS at AAA, Stephenson now has threw 22 IP allowing 7 H and 10 BB with 21 SO.  Stephenson is still giving up too many free passes, but his H and SO numbers are looking really good.  RH RP Jacob Johnson, 4.88 ERA in 51.2 IP at AA, was called up to help out in the bullpen.

Josh Satin, .250/.355/.367/.722, is still with the Bats, so it appears he either did not act on his opt out clause, or he did and nobody chose him.  Brennan Boesch is still hitting a very healthy .337/.420/.469/.889 in 113 PA with the Bats.  OF Juan Silva gets the call up from AA where he was hitting .176/.285/.264/.549 to help out on the Bats bench.

AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos

OF Juan Duran, .270/.319/.460/.780, has got hot and is showing his power at AA again as 9 of his 17 hits are for extra bases.  OF Jesse Winker, .261/.362/.382/.744, has cooled off over the last few weeks.  C Kyle Skipworth is slashing .256/.338/.560/.898 in 143 AA PA and has a club leading 9 HR.  2B Ryan Wright, .248/.320/.320/.641, was activated from the DL.

LH RP Joel Bender, who had a 3.69 ERA in 53.2 IP at A+, got the call up to help out in the Blue Wahoos bullpen.  Closer Zack Weiss now has a 3.68 ERA with 12 S and in 29.1 IP has allowed just 26 H and 8 BB while recording 36 SO.

High A Daytona Tortugas

OF Phil Ervin is slashing .252/.334/.411/.745 and leads the Tortugas with 12 HR.  Ervin’s 18 SB are second on the club to Junior Arias who has 24.  1B/OF Daniel Pigott was assigned to the Tortugas after coming off of Daytons DL and slashing .289/.325/.684/1.009 in a AZL rehab assignment.  Pigott has hit .272/.332/.380/.712 over the last two years at Dayton.

LH SP Amir Garrett tossed 7 IP of shutout baseball last night to lower his ERA to 2.69.  Garret has now thrown 97 IP allowing 85 H and 41 BB with 101 SO.  RH RP Alejandro Chacin, who has a 2.95 ERA in 21.1 IP was activated from the DL.

Low A Dayton Dragons

2B Ty Washington, .295/.358/.426/.784,  was activated from the DL.  OF Aristides Aquino .203/.256/.278/.534, has been struggling since being activated from the DL a week ago.  OF Jimmy Pickens, .249/.297/.365/.662, was activated from the DL and 2B Shedric Long was placed on the DL.

SP Tyler Mahle, 2.54 ERA, has now thrown 110 IP allowing 102 H and 15 BB with 103 SO.  LH RP Ty Sterner, 4.91 ERA at Billings, was added to the Dragons bullpen.

Rookie Billings Mustangs

3B Brantley Bell, .366/.429/.527/.955, is leading the Mustangs on offense.  Bell has yet to homer in 106 PA but does lead the team with 11 2B.  CF Ed Charlton, .301/.393/.521/.913, is the only other Mustang with an OPS over .900 in the high offense Pioneer league where the league average OPS is .801.

LH SP Ty Boyles allowed 1 R last night in 5.1 IP and now has a 2.01 ERA.  Note that the League ERA in the high offense Pioneer League is 5.46.  RH RP Carlos Macharro was promoted to Billings from the AZL Reds.  Macharro had a 1.50 ERA in 12 IP in the AZL.

Rookie AZL Reds

2B Blake Butler, 349/.373/.540/.913, is pacing the Reds offense.  1B James Vasquez, .266/.315/.516/.831, leads the Reds with 4 HR.  Jose Siri, .267/.267/.467/.733, has yet to draw a BB in 90 PA.

Wendolyn Bautista still leads the staff with a 1.07 ERA in 25.1 IP.  RH SP Adrian Rodriguez has 3.33 ERA in 27 IP.  2015 2nd round draft pick Antonio Santillan tossed 3.1 scoreless innings in his first outing.

14 Responses

  1. davidmp2

    It may not be fair to say that Winker has cooled off. His numbers are down from June, but his June numbers (.321/.408/476) were ridiculous. He’s still hitting .289/.398/.456 since the break.

    • Tom Diesman

      I was simply noting that he seemed to peak at about July 10th, and has hit .179 over his last 10 games with 7H and 4 BB to drop his OPS from .773 to .745. Which makes his slash line about .179/.273/.282/.555 over the last 10 days.

  2. Tom Gray

    The Reds don’t have many (any) Right Now Ready players in their MiLB system.

    Maybe a few by 2016. Stephenson, Winker, and a couple more.

    • RFM

      After they called several up, of course.

      • Tom Gray

        If you mean Lorenzen, Iglesias, and Moscot, they are doing OK as rookies.

        They may be solid in 2016.

      • Tom Diesman

        Suarez and Barnhart have done OK as well. Then you have Rodriguez, Stephenson, Waldrop, Winker, Duran, and Mejias-Brean could all contribute next season.

      • Tom Gray

        To each his own. Suarez yes (except defensively). Barnhart sort of (as back-up C not every day).

        I don’t see any of those others as either MLB Ready Right Now or major factors in 2016.

    • Gonzo Reds

      Yes, we’ll have some more soon I’d think. Astros out though as they took Kazmir for middle level talents. Hope we get more out of Leake than that, and I think they are of similar worth, otherwise we might as well keep him and take the compensation pick.

      • Gaffer

        Scary that Kazmir got the 19th and 22nd best prospects only. They also say they could likely have had Samadja but was less preferred. Wow, that makes the Latos deal look great!

  3. GeauxReds

    Sounding to me like we are going to deal with KC for a top prospect. I hope so. They are loaded.

      • tct

        You linking a P-doc article is about as unsurprising as you quoting Bobby Knight the other day.

        Paul is just ridiculous. Cueto is valuable not because he’s a “veteran gamer.” He’s valuable because he is talented and one of the best pitchers in baseball. Bringing in gritty, veterans who are great in the clubhouse, but are lacking on talent is how you end up with guys like Skip and Marquis on your roster. And how’d that work out?

        Nobody complains about “clubhouse culture” when you’re winning. The clubhouse was fine in 2012 and most of 2013. It was only a problem late in 2013 when they started struggling, and 2014. But they had basically the exact same guys.