2017 Reds / Minors / This Week on the Farm

This Week on the Farm

The Race for the Top Draft Slots

In the race for the top draft picks next season, the Reds have moved back up to the 5th slot.

Race for the number one pick:

1 San Francisco Giants 57 -91 .385
2. Philadelphia 56 – 89 ..386 .5 GB
3. Chicago White Sox 58 – 87 .400 2.5 GB
4. Detroit 60 – 85 .414 4.5 GB
5. Cincinnati Reds 63 – 83 .432 7 GB

 

Off Season Direction and Moves for the Reds

For an outside view of what the Reds need to do to improve, check out MLB Trade Rumors Three Needs series for the Reds. I fully agree with with number one to stay the course with the young arms. I would not be against their second suggestion of shopping Raisel Iglesias for a significant return. I’d again be fully behind their last item of not offering Zack Cozart a qualifying offer and letting him go into free agency. It’s a good read, please check out the full article.

 

Baseball America Classification All Stars

Baseball America has listed their yearly Classification All Stars and the Reds had four players make the list.

AA – RH SP Tyler Mahle – AA 1.59 ERA, AAA 2.73, MLB 2.70 ERA

A – OF Jose Siri – .293/.341/.530/.871 and OF Taylor Trammell – .281/.368/.450/.819

DSL – 3B Debby Santana – .302/.356/.448/.804

 

Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League opens on Oct. 10 and runs through Nov. 18. The following are the players the Reds have assigned thus far to play there for the Scottsdale Scorpions.

LH RP Joel Bender – A+ 2.12 ERA
LH RP Brennan Bernardino – AA 4.46 ERA
RH RP Jake Ehret – A+ 5.95 ERA, AA 9.14 ERA

C Chad Tromp – A+ .311/.351/.412/.763, AA .204/.302/.239/.541
2B Brantley Bell – A .240/.309/.332/.640, A+ .223/.276/.265/.541
3B Taylor Sparks – A .226/.319/.452/.771, AA .129/.260/.258/.518
SS Blake Trahan – AA .222/.311/.275/.585

 

8 thoughts on “This Week on the Farm

  1. One more need to be addressed is CF. Certainly Reds cannot continue playing Billy Hamilton and his subpar OBP out of lead-off spot, so a decision shall be made on those regards. Schebler is not the answer either, at least not in CF, and Winker must be slotted somewhere to hit lead-off.

    • Hamilton has value to the Reds as a CF, just not as a lead off hitter. And who knows maybe he will figure out how to bunt.

  2. The MLBTR article allows that the Reds might be well served to pick up a mid range starting pitcher to add stability to the rotation while the kids continue to sort out. Therefore I also agree with it on all three points.

  3. This is one of the least impressive groups I’ve seen the Reds send to AFL. Senzel (if healthy), Shed Long, LaValley all AA position players that could benefit from additional playing time. Tanner Rainey would have been a nice AA pitcher to challenge. At A+ we had Friedl, Okey and Rodriguez that could use additional development.

    Has anyone heard DW provide an explanation for why the Reds elected to bypass their better prospects in the AFL this year?

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