I know, the Reds losing is pretty painful. But they are now on pace for a 68 -94 record for the season. This would currently be good for 4th place in next year’s draft. There are 5 other teams within 4 games of the Reds however, so they’re going to need to step it up a bit to stay in the top five. Yeah, I know, but it’s something to look forward to. At least we’ll have another top prospect to track next season while all the Reds pitchers are off getting MRIs.
Race for the number one pick:
1. Philadelphia 46 – 79 .368
2 Chicago White Sox 49 – 76 .392 3 GB
3 San Francisco Giants 52 -77 .403 4 GB
4. Cincinnati Reds 53 – 74 .417 6 GB
Enough of this glass half full stuff. Let’s see what is happening down on the farm.
AAA Louisville Bats
The Bats have a 51 – 77 record and are 4th out of 4 in the International League West. Their last regular season game is on 09/04.
International League hitters are hitting .257/.325/.396/.722.
IF Alex Blandino, .265/.381/.444/.825 in 182 PA at AAA and .259/.374/.462/.836 in 236 PA at AA, is a player I’d like to see get some playing time with the Reds in September. OF Tyler Goeddel, .286/.371/.364/.735 in 160 PA at AAA, started off the year hitting .190/.209/.214/.424 in 42 AB at AAA in April. Goeddel was then demoted to AA where he hit .243/.367/.393/.760 in 214 AB. Goeddel was then promoted back to AAA in July where he has since hit .327/.431/.429/.860 in 98 AB. Goeddel doesn’t appear on anyone’s radar right now, but I’d like to see him get a call up in September as well. IF Brandon Dixon, .254/.319/.446/.765, had a 3 HR game last week and leads the Bats with 15 HR. OF/IF Darnell Sweeney, .278/.343/.412/.755, has 8 SB with 9 CS.
International League pitchers have a 3.97 ERA.
RH SP Tyler Mahle, 2.73 ERA, has 51 SO and 13 BB in 59.1 IP at AAA. LH SP Cody Reed, 3.77 ERA, has 100 SO and 61 BB in 100.1 IP with the Bats. LH SP Amir Garrett, 5.96 ERA, has allowed 65 H in 51.1 IP, while with the Bats. RH SP Rookie Davis, 5.31 ERA, has 38 SO and 9 BB in 42.1 IP at AAA. RH RP Jimmy Herget, 3.62 ERA, now has 23 SO and 7 BB in 27.1 IP with 7 S at AAA. RH RP Ariel Hernandez, 4.91 ERA, has 14 BB and 16 SO in 14.2 IP at AAA.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos have a 67 – 60 record and are 1st out of 5 in the Southern League South. The Blue Wahoos are the Southern League South first half division champions. Their last regular season game is on 09/04.
Southern League hitters are hitting .248/.325/.374/.699.
3B Nick Senzel, .328/.402/.554/.956, looks like he’ll start next season at AAA and if all goes well there could be up with the Reds by sometime in May. 2B Arismendy Alcantara,.240/.345/.480/.825, is off to a good start in his first 7 games back in AA. OF Gabriel Guerrero, .284/.329/.389/.718, leads the team with 55 R. 2B Josh VanMeter, .265/.339/.372/.711, leads the club with 29 2B. OF Aristides Aquino, .212/.278/.398/.675, leads the club with 16 HR and 133 SO.
Southern League pitchers have a 3.65 ERA.
RH SP Austin Ross, 1.59 ERA, has allowed only 67 H in 85 IP at AA. RH SP Jose Lopez, 2.50 ERA, has 82 SO and 30 BB in 86.1 IP at AA. RH SP Deck McGuire, 2.63 ERA, has allowed only 116 H in 157.1 IP for the Blue Wahoos. RH SP Jesus Reyes, 3.22 ERA, has 35 SO and 12 BB in 36.1 IP with the Blue Wahoos. Carlos Gonzalez, 2.37 ERA, has allowed just 23 H in 30.1 IP. RH RP Tanner Rainey, 2.61 ERA, has 15 SO in 10.1 IP since his promotion to AA.. RH RP Zack Weiss, 3.98 ERA in 20.1 IP, has 9 S since joining the club from A+.
High A Daytona Tortugas
The Tortugas have a 47 – 75 record and are 5th out of 6 in the Florida State League North. Their last regular season game is on 09/03.
Florida State League hitters are hitting .251/.321/.362/.683.
OF Daniel Sweet, .270/.372/.325/.697, leads the club with 42 BB and 22 SB. 1B James Vasquez, .261/.322/.367/.689, is doing all right since his promotion from Dayton. IF Luis Gonzalez, .276/.286/.401/.687, has only 4 BB in 231 PA since joining the Tortugas. SS Alfredo Rodriguez, .251/.289/.293/.583, has only 16 E in 108 G at SS.
Florida State League pitchers have a 3.52 ERA.
RH SP Wyatt Strahan, 3.79 ERA in 12 GS, has 49 SO and 13 BB in 61.2 IP. LH SP Ty Boyles, 3.93 ERA, has allowed 66 H in 71 IP. RH SP Vladimir Gutierrez, 4.46 ERA, has 19 BB and 94 SO in 103 IP. LH RP Joel Bender, 2.45 ERA, has 17 SO and 5 BB in 14.2 IP with Daytona.
Low A Dayton Dragons
The Dragons have a 63 – 66 record and are 5th out of 8 in the Midwest League Eastern. The Dragons clinched a wildcard berth in the Midwest League East Division with their first half finish. Their last regular season game is on 09/04.
Midwest League hitters are hitting .250/.324/.381/.705.
OF Jose Siri, .295/.343/.523/.866, leads the Dragons with 21 HR and 40 SB. OF Taylor Trammel, .284/.368/.458/.826, leads the team with 10 3B and 63 BB. 1B Bruce Yari, .250/.335/.392/.728, is having a good year for the Dragons. OF Randy Ventura, .267/.328/.400/.728 in 68 PA with the Dragons, is off to a good start with the Reds organization.
Midwest League pitchers have a 3.95 ERA.
LH SP Scott Moss, 3.36 ERA, has 145 SO in 126 IP. RH SP Tony Santillan, 3.41 ERA, has 121 SO in 118.2 IP. RH RP Aaron Fossas, 2.54 ERA, has saved four games. RH RP Carlos Machorro, 2.30 ERA, has allowed 28 H in 47 IP. RH RP Aaron Fossas, 2.56 ERA, has 16 BB in 63.1 IP. LH RP Jesse Adams, 2.67, has 75 SO and 10 BB in 64 IP of relief.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
The Mustangs have a 26 – 32 record and are 3rd out of 4 in the Pioneer League North. Their last regular season game is on 09/09.
The Pioneer League hitters are averaging .291/.369/.451/.819.
RF Miles Gordon, .318/.400/.531/.931, leads the Mustangs with 12 2B. 2B Alejo Lopez .315/.402/.494/.896, has 25 BB and 22 SO in 204 PA. LF Andy Sugilio, .339/.389/.489/.878, leads the club with 13 SB.. CF Stuart Fairchild, .294/.388/.393/.781, is slumping a little over the last week. SS Jeter Downs, .246/.342/.396/.737, has 19 BB in 158 PA. SP/DH Hunter Greene, .231/.231/.385/.615, has struggled at the plate in his first 26 PA as the Mustangs DH and will make his pitchnig debut next Monday.
The Pioneer League average ERA is 5.56.
RH SP Mac Sceroler, 4.08 ERA, has 31 SO in 28.2 IP. LH SP Packy Naughton, 4.28 ERA, has 42 SO in 40 IP. RH SP Luis Alecis, 4.17 ERA, has 45 SO in 45 IP. RH SP Tyler Mondile, 4.85 ERA, leads the club with 55.2 IP. RH RP Cory Thompson, 2.84 ERA, has 27 SO and 13 BB in 25.1 IP. RH RP Connor Bennett, 3.26 ERA, has 47 SO in 30.1 IP.
Rookie AZL Reds
The Reds have a 19 – 28 record and are 4th out of 5 in the AZL Central. Their last regular season game is on 09/02.
The AZL hitters averaged .258/.340/.385/.725.
CF Reshard Munroe, .311/.432/.466/.898, leads the AZL Reds with 21 BB. 1B Justin Bellinger, .250/.345/.427/.773, leads the club lead with 4 HR. SS Miguel Hernandez, .313/.333/.434/.768, has 2 BB in 102 PA. LF Mariel Bautista, .330/.361/.393/.754, has just 3 BB in 120 PA. RF Raul Wallace, .276/.298/.431/.729, leads the club with 6 3B.
The AZL average ERA is 4.44.
LH SP Jacob Heatherly, 2.93 ERA, has 26 SO in 30.2 IP. RH SP Ricardo Smith, 3.07, has 52 SO and 14 BB in 44 IP. RH SP Jared Solomon, 4.03 ERA, has 32 SO in 29 IP. Stephen Keller, 3.38 ERA, has 16 SO in 13.1 IP. RH RP Edward Escoboza, 4.03 ERA, has 50 SO in 38 IP.