It’s been a nice month for several players on the Cincinnati farm. Two of the teams best prospects have been rolling through the month of August like they are wearing suits of fire. Top prospect Nick Senzel has been terrorizing Southern League pitching, hitting six home runs in 20 games so far. That’s come along with 12 walks, 13 strikeouts and a .329/.424/.640 line. That’s just been building on a torrid month of July where he posted a .989 OPS with Pensacola.
In Dayton another one of the teams top prospects, Taylor Trammell, has been saving the best for last, too. In 20 games played in August, the 19-year-old is hitting .324/.430/.577 with 14 walks and 15 strikeouts. Last night he hit his 4th home run of the month, giving him 12 total on the season. If he steals two more bases this year he’ll reach 40 on the season. Two weeks ago I spoke with him about his season up to that point and some of the things he’s learned. Go check that out if you haven’t already done so.
Jose Siri joined a very exclusive club this past week. The center fielder hit his 20th home run of the season and stole his 40th base of the season. He’s the first player since 1982 to reach the 20/40 club in the Midwest League. If he can hone in his strikeout-to-walk ratio just a little bit more moving forward he’s got a chance to be an incredibly impactful player down the road.
Brandon Dixon hit three home runs in one game on Sunday for the Louisville Bats. He missed a fourth home run by a few feet, doubling high off of the wall in left. It was the first time a Bat had three home runs in a game since Austin Kearns. Did that make you feel old? Because it made me feel old.
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As long as things go as planned, Hunter Greene, the #2 overall pick in the draft by the Reds will make his professional debut on the mound on Sunday August 27th.. He’s played in a handful of games thus far with Billings as their designated hitter.