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This Week on the Farm

The Reds sweep the Brewers who are a team in the playoff hunt. That’s nice, but it’s not helping the Reds outlook in next years draft. They are now on pace for a 70 -92 record for the season. This would currently be good for the 7th spot in next year’s draft. They’re going to need to step it up a bit to get back 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 next seasons versions of Scott Feldman and Bronson Arroyo toil away on the mound.

Race for the number one pick:

1 San Francisco Giants 54 -87 .383
2. Philadelphia 53 – 85 ..384 0.5 GB
3. Chicago White Sox 54 – 83 .394 2 GB
4. Oakland A’s 59 – 80 .424 6 GB
5. Detroit Tigers 59 – 79 .428 6.5 GB
5. New York Mets 59 – 79 .428 6.5 GB
7. Cincinnati Reds 61 – 79 .436 7.5 GB

It’s time to see what is happening down on the farm.

 

AAA Louisville Bats

The Bats had a 56 – 86 record and in 4th out of 4 in the International League West.

International League hitters hit.258/.325/.396/.721.

IF Brandon Dixon, .264/.327/.457/.783, led the Bats with 58 R, 31 2B, 16 HR, 64 RBI, and a .457 SLG. OF Sebastian Elizalde, .277/.329/.377/.707, led the team with 140 H, and 6 3B. OF Phillip Ervin, .256/.328/.380/.709, led the club with 23 SB. OF Jesse Winker, .314/.395/.408/.803, led the Bats with 38 BB, .314 BA, and .395 OBP. IF Alex Blandino, .270/.390/.444/.834, led the team with a .834 OPS.

International League pitchers had a 3.97 ERA.

RH SP Jackson Stephens, 4.92 ERA, led the Bats with 7 W, 25 GS, 139 IP, and 110 SO. RH SP Tyler Mahle, 2.73 ERA, led the team with a 2.73 ERA (SP). Bob Stephenson, 3.79 ERA, led the club with a 0.992 WHIP, and 6.0 H/9. RH SP Rookie Davis, 4.77 ERA, led the Bats with a 1.9 BB/9. RH RP Kevin Shackelford, 1.53 ERA, led the club with a 1.53 ERA (RP), 12 S and 11.7 SO/9.

 

AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos had a 74 – 66 record and are 1st out of 5 in the Southern League South. The Blue Wahoos are the Southern League South first half division champions. They beat the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2-0 on Wed. to take a 1-0 lead in the best of five South Divison playoff series. Due to hurricane Irma, the Blue Wahoos will host the first three games of the series, and if necessary, games four and five will played at Biloxi. The 2017 Southern League Championship Series has been canceled. Each of the winners of the best-of-five North and South Division Series will be declared Co-Champions for the 2017 Southern League season.

Southern League hitters hit .247/.324/.371/.696.

OF Gabriel Guerrero, .273/.320/.379/.700, led the team with 61 R, and 137 H. 2B Josh VanMeter, .255/.326/.352/.678, led the club with 29 2B, 15 SB, and 53 BB. OF Aristides Aquino, .216/.282/.397/.678, led the club with 6 3B, 17 HR, and 56 RBI. 3B Nick Senzel, .340/.413/.560/.973, leads the team with a .340 BA, .413 OBP, .560 SLG, and .973 SLG.

Southern League pitchers had a 3.60 ERA.

RH SP Austin Ross, 1.87 ERA, led the team with 9 W. RH SP Deck McGuire, 2.79 ERA, led the club with 9 W, 27 GS, 168 IP, and 170 SO. RH SP Tyler Mahle, 1.59 ERA, led the team with a 1.59 ERA (SP), and 0.871 WHIP. RH SP Luis Castillo, 2.58 ERA, led the team with 1.5 BB/9. RH RP Jimmy Herget, 2.73 ERA, led the club with 16 S and 13.3 SO/9. RH RP Ariel Hernandez, 2.18 ERA, led the club with a 2.18 ERA (RP), and 4.9 H/9.

 

High A Daytona Tortugas

The Tortugas had a 53 – 80 record and are 5th out of 6 in the Florida State League North.

Florida State League hitters hit .250/.320/.361/.680.

SS Alfredo Rodriguez, .253/.294/.294/.588, let the Tortugas with 52 R, and 122 H. 3B Nick Senzel, .305/.371/.476/.847, led the team with 26 2B. OF Reydel Medina, .240/.289/.402/.691, led the club with 7 3B. 1B Gavin LaValley, .288/.332/.538/.870, led the team with 15 HR, and 45 RBI. OF Daniel Sweet, .270/.372/.325/.697, led the club with 22 SB and 42 BB. 2B Shed Long, .312/.380/.543/.922, led the team with .312 BA, .380 OBP, .543 SLG, and .922 OPS.

Florida State League pitchers had a 3.51 ERA.

RH SP Vladimir Gutierrez, 4.46 ERA, led the Tortugas with 7 W, and 94 SO. RH SP Jose Lopez, 2.84 ERA, led the team with a 2.84 ERA (SP). RH SP Jonathon Crawford, 5.65 ERA, led the club with 22 GS. RH SP Wendolyn Bautista, 4.49 ERA, led the team with 108.1 IP. LH SP Seth Varner, 5.31 ERA, led the club with 1.6 BB/9. RH RP Brian Hunter, 2.38 ERA, led the club with a 2.38 ERA (RP). RH RP Tanner Rainey, 3.80 ERA, led the team with 9 S, 0.956 WHIP, 4.2 H/9, and 15.4 SO/9.

 

Low A Dayton Dragons

The Dragons had a 71 – 69 record and are 4th 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. The Dragons lost 3-2 last night to the West Michigan Whitecaps and are now 0-1 in the best of three game first round playoff series.

Midwest League hitters hit .250/.323/.379/.702.

OF Jose Siri, .293/.341/.530/.871, led the Dragons with 92 R, 146 H, 24 2B, 11 3B, 24 HR, 46 SB, .293 BA, .530 SLG, and .871 OPS. OF Taylor Trammel, .281/.368/.450/.819, led the team with 24 2B, 77 RBI, and 71 BB. OF T.J. Friedl, .284/.378/.472/.850, led the club with a .378 OBP.

Midwest League pitchers had a 3.93 ERA.

LH SP Scott Moss, 3.36 ERA, led the Dragons with 13 W, 26 GS, and 156 SO. RH SP Tony Santillan, 3.38 ERA, led the team with 3.38 ERA (SP). LH SP Wennington Romero, 5.10 ERA, led the club with 26 GS, and 136 IP. RH SP Matt Blandino, 5.48 ERA, led the Dragons with 1.1 BB/9. LH RP Andy Cox, 1.64 ERA, led the club with 1.64 ERA (RP). RH RP Ryan Hendrix, 2.36 ERA, led the team with 0.845 WHIP, 5.0 H/9, and 16.0 SO/9.

 

Rookie Billings Mustangs

The Mustangs have a 33 – 38 record and are 2nd out of 4 in the Pioneer League North. Their last regular season game is on 09/09.

The Pioneer League hitters hit .292/.369/.455/.823.

2B Alejo Lopez, .289/.384/.456/.840, leads the Mustangs with 44 R, 6 3B, and 29 BB. LF Andy Sugilio, .342/.389/.476/.865, leads the club with 77 H, 18 SB, and .342 BA. RF Miles Gordon, .321/.394/.536/.929, leads the Mustangs with 14 2B, .394 OBP, .536 SLG, and .929 OPS. 1B Montrell Marshall, .274/.328/.458/.785, leads the team with 14 2B. 3B Leandro Santana, .277/.341/.445/.786, leads the team with 10 HR, and 40 RBI.

The Pioneer League average ERA is 5.60.

RH SP Luis Alecis, 4.84 ERA, leads the Mustangs with 6 W. LH SP Packy Naughton, 3.38 ERA, leads the team with 3.38 ERA (SP), and 58 SO. RH SP Jhon DeJesus, 5.79 ERA, leads the club with 15 GS, and 58 SO. RH SP Tyler Mondile, 4.62 ERA, leads the club with 64.1 IP. RH RP Moises Nova, 3.13 ERA, leads the club with 3.13 ERA (RP), 1.074 WHIP, and 6.3 H/9. RH RP Connor Ryan, 5.21 ERA, leads the team with 8 S. RH RP Tyler Buffett, 4.14 ERA, leads the club with 2.0 BB/9. RH RP Connor Bennett, 3.47 ERA, leads the club with 13.9 SO/9.

 

Rookie AZL Reds

The Reds had a 22 – 33 record and are 4th out of 5 in the AZL Central.

The AZL hitters averaged .256/.340/.381/.721.

CF Reshard Munroe, .290/.401/.419/.821, led the team with 31 R, 22 BB, .401 OBP, and .821 OPS. LF Mariel Bautista, .320/.353/.395/.747, led the club with 47 H, 16 SB, and .320 BA. 3B Juan Martinez, .220/.323/.305/.628, led the team with 10 2B. RF Raul Wallace, .281/.301/.430/.731, led the club with 6 3B. 1B Justin Bellinger, .282/.369/.444/.812, led the club with 4 HR, 26 RBI, and .444 SLG.

The AZL average ERA is 4.38.

RH SP Ricardo Smith, 3.33, led the team with 4 W, 54 IP, and 61 SO. LH SP Jacob Heatherly, 2.93 ERA, led the club with a 2.93 ERA (SP). RH SP Jose Castillo, 6.45 ERA, led the club with 8 GS. RH RP Edward Escoboza, 4.33 ERA, led the team with 1.9 BB/9. RH RP John Ghyzel, 1.74, led the team with 1.74 ERA (RP), 3 S, 0.968 WHIP, 6.1 H/9, and 13.1 SO/9.

 

7 thoughts on “This Week on the Farm

  1. The wife and I traveled from Panama City to see the Blue Wahoo game. What a beautiful park and great atmosphere. Deck was a pitcher last night and Weiss was fantastic. Love that they have a pitch clock in the minors and the game moves at a nice clip. Wish the majors would have the clock.

  2. The end of the minors seasons seems almost anticlimactic in many ways. The two teams that have made the playoffs did so in the first half. Crucial pieces from each have since moved on up the chain.

    Louisville was nothing more than a waiting room for the next guy up to MLB; and of course that meant the pitching sucked the worse.

    Pensacola lost pitching but got a big bump from gaining guys from A+ led by Senzel but now he is out for playoffs; and, Shed Long is just coming back from an extended DL stay.

    Daytona was almost a playoff club earlier but the loss of the guys promoted from there doomed that team to a poor second half.

    Dayton lost Tyler Stephenson to injury and Freidl to promotion; and, despite Siri’s exploits faded as a team.

    I guess this is life in the minors, particularly with a team rebuilding at the top.

    • Just reflects how much baseball is a team game. The weak players can overshadow even strong players.

      • Or….it’s better to have a whole team of solid and unspectacular players than to have superstars mixed with weak players in baseball. ESPECIALLY for a small revenue/small market team. The overpaid superstars leave NO room for error on all other fronts for the revenue challenged.

        See 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals for most recent blueprint to follow.

  3. Great work all season Tom. Thank you. I can’t believe it is a week into September already. The minors season went by quickly. Too quickly.
    Great season by my man Scott Moss in Dayton this year, even though he had a short stretch of time where he struggled.
    Any Hunter Greene junkies out there? Richard Fitch had a great article yesterday on him.
    View story at Medium.com

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