The Reds come out of the All Star Break still mired in rebuild limbo on the offensive side of the board. Hopefully they will be able to make some deals to move veteran players to open up spots for the likes of Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler, and Jesse Winker. Let’s check in on the action down on the farm.
AAA Louisville Bats
The Bats have a 44-47 record and are in 3rd place in the International League West.
The International League hitters are averaging .254/.320/.381/.701.
3B Jermaine Curtis (.286/.410/.424/.834) singled in 2 AB in the AAA All Star Game. OF Scott Schebler (.300/.353/.533/.886) has went down to AAA and performed very well. OF Steve Selsky (.296/.379/.485/.864) is exceeding everyone’s expectations and hopefully the Reds will take notice. OF Jesse Winker (.286/.381/.367/.748) is still on the DL with a wrist injury and is batting .462/.533/.923/1.456 over 15 PA in his AZL rehab assignment. OF Kyle Waldrop (.268/.314/.407/.721) has raised his numbers to above the league average.
The International League average ERA is 3.64.
SP Amir Garrett (2.89 ERA) and SP Robert Stephenson (3.89 ERA) continue to head up the Bat’s rotation. SP Tim Adleman (4.05 ERA) is on a rehab assignment with the Bat’s and will most likely be assigned there to help shore up the rotation once his rehab is completed. RP Chad Rogers (3.43 ERA) was activated from the DL. LH RP Wandy Peralta (2.29 ERA) has recorded 2 S in 35.1 IP of relief.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos have a 50-39 record and are in 1st place in the Southern League South. The Blue Wahoos are the First Half South Division Champions.
The Southern League hitters are averaging .254/.328/.371/.699.
OF Jeff Gelalich (.341/.381/.505/.887), who is a 25 year old 2012 1st round pick, has got hot in 98 PA after a promotion from Daytona (.677 OPS). OF Phil Ervin (.234/.346/.385/.731) has his numbers headed back in the right direction this week. SS Calten Daal (.310/.365/.379/.744) was placed on the DL with a shoulder strain. OF Beau Amaral (.280/.360/.420/.780) is hitting .263/.364/.263/.627 over 22 PA in his rehab assignment with Billings.
The Southern League average ERA is 3.78.
SP Rookie Davis (2.84 ERA) and SP Jackson Stephens (3.44 ERA) are the current leaders of the Blue Wahoos rotation. SP Tyler Mahle (3.74 ERA) has 24 SO and 7 BB in 21.2 IP over his first 4 GS at AA. SP Sal Romano (4.45 ERA) and SP Nick Travieso (4.07 ERA) have both had some recent strong outings. Barrett Astin (2.81 ERA) has pitched well in 57.2 IP over 26 G with 5 GS. RP Alejandro Chacin (1.36 ERA) now has 16 S.
High A Daytona Tortugas
The Tortugas have a 47-39 record and are in 3rd place in the Florida State League North.
The Florida State League hitters are averaging .248/.319/.355/.673.
RF Aristides Aquino (.288/.348/.509/.857) continues to rake in the FSL. 1B Gavin LaValley (.282/.349/.497/.846) continues to show big strides from the .702 OPS he put up last season at Dayton. OF/1B Brian O’Grady (.256/.392/.444/.837) leads the club in OBP. 2B Ty Washington (.274/.328/.445/.773) continues to hit well. OF Angelo Gumbs (.297/.335/.447/.782) has begun hitting the ball well again. OF Yorman Rodriguez is off to a hot start (1.071 OPS) over his first 7 PA in his rehab assignment with the Tortugas.
The Florida State League average ERA is 3.51.
SP Wendolyn Bautista (1.39) is pitching very well after 6 GS at Daytona. SP Keury Mella (3.08 ERA) continues to pitch well. SP Tejay Antone (3.78 ERA) has had two recent very strong outings. RP Jimmy Herget (1.69 ERA) is doing a great job as the closer and now has 16 S. RP Ariel Hernandez (2.19 ERA) is off to a good start in his first 12.1 IP since being promoted to Daytona.
Low A Dayton Dragons
The Dragons have a 27-61 record and are in 8th place in the Midwest League Eastern.
The Midwest League hitters are averaging .248/.317/.352/.669.
3B Nick Senzel (.350/.435/.500/.935) is off to a great start in his first 46 PA since his promotion to A ball. 2B Shed Long (.289/.375/.473/.848) is still hitting very well for the Dragons. C Chris Okey (.200/.250/.467/.717) now has 2 HR in his first 34 PA. C Tyler Stephenson (.196/.267/.272/.539) is now back from the DL and he hit .250/.348/.450/.798 over 23 PA in his rehab assignment with the AZL Reds.
The Midwest League average ERA is 3.53.
SP Jose Lopez (3.05 ERA) has become the leader of the starting rotation. SP Austin Orewiler (3.52 ERA) continues to pitch well for the Dragons. RP Jesus Reyes (1.77 ERA) and RP Sarkis Ohanian (2.84 ERA) are the leaders in the bullpen.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
The Mustangs have a 14-10 record and are in 1st place in the Pioneer League North.
The Pioneer League hitters are averaging .294/.365/.443/.808.
OF Jose Siri (.395/.418/.632/1.049) is off to a very hot start despite only 3 BB in 81 PA. OF Daniel Sweet (.308/.481/.487/.969) has 14 BB and 8 SO in 55 PA. SS Hector Vargas (.353/.348/.529/.877) has managed to not draw a walk in his first 71 PA. OF Taylor Trammell (.300/.364/.357/.721) has yet to show much power.
The Pioneer League average ERA is 5.25.
SP Ian Kahaloa (0.00), SP Andrew Jordan (2.42 ERA) and SP Antonio Santillan (3.91 ERA) are leading the Mustangs rotation. RP Jesse Stallings (0.00 ERA), RP Jesse Adams (0.00 ERA), RP Zac Correll (1.98 ERA), and RP Patrick Riehl (2.87 ERA) head up the bullpen.
Rookie AZL Reds
The Reds have a 7-10 record and are in 3rd place in the AZL Central.
The AZL hitters are averaging .256/.335/.369/.704.
C Derik Capitillo (.429/.478/.571/1.050) is off to a great start. OF Michael Beltre (.320/.382/.540/.922) leads the club with 4 3B. OF Daniel Jimenez (.372/.426/.442/.867) is off to a very good start. 2B Emmanuel Cruz (.288/.383/.442/.826) is hitting very well thus far. 1B Morgan Lofstrom (.265/.342/.412/.754) has cooled off a bit this week.
The AZL average ERA is 4.42.
SP Tyler Mondile (1.13 ERA), SP Wennington Romero (1.80 ERA), and SP Matt Blandino (2.79 ERA) lead the rotation. RP Darren Shred (0.00 ERA), RP Carlos Machorro (2.08 ERA), and RP Andrew Wright (2.25 ERA) are off to good starts in the bullpen.