The Reds trade of C Devin Mesoraco for RH SP Matt Harvey wasn’t the only move in the Reds organization the last few days. The following are a several additional notable moves the Reds made recently down on the farm.
- 2B Dilson Herrera was recently promoted to the AAA Louisville Bats from the A+ Daytona Tortugas where he was hitting .298/.359/.429/.787 in 92 PA. He has been playing regularly at 2B and is off to .250/.333/.438/.771 start in 18 PA with the Bats.
- OF Sebastian Elizalde was hitting .254/.312/.423/.734 at AAA Louisville when he was loaned by the Reds to the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League.
- IF/OF Josh VanMeter joins the AAA Louisville club from AA Pensacola where he was hitting .284/.420/.421/.841 in 121 PA. The 23 year old versatile LH hitter can play LF/3B/2B/SS. VanMeter came to the Reds from the Padres in December of 2016 in exchange for Rule 5 selection Luis Torrens.
- CF Gabriel Guerrero was hitting .296/.336/.469/.806 in 107 PA at AA Pensacola when he got the call up to the AAA Bats. He has a 2B and a BB in his first 8 PA with the Bats.
- C Chris Okey was promoted to AA Pensacola from A+ Daytona where he was hitting .207/.281/.414/.695 in 32 PA since his return from the DL.
- OF Daniel Sweet joins the AA Penacola team from A+ Daytona where he was hitting .284/.390/.386/.777 in 105 PA. The 23 year old switch hitter spent the 2017 season in Daytona as well where he hit .270/.372/.325/.697
- CF Jose Siri was activated from the DL for the A+ Daytona Tortugas. The 22 year old RH hitter put up a .293/.341/.530/.871 line at A Dayton last season. He is just now returning from the thumb injury he suffered in spring training with the Reds.
Now let’s see what else is going on down on the farm.
AAA Louisville Bats
The Bats had a 11 – 18 record and in 4th out of 4 in the International League West.
International League hitters are hitting .249/.323/.376/.699.
- IF/OF Brandon Dixon, .326/.368/.494/.863, has split most of his time in the field at 2B, LF, and 1B. The 26 year old utility man leads the club with 9 2B.
- 2B/3B Nick Senzel, .271/.351/.459/.809, has yet to play again since leaving the Bats game on 05/03 with dizziness. The 23 year old has played 13 G at 2B and 8 G at 3B so far this year.
- 1B/3B D.J. Peterson, .311/.350/.446/.796, is second on the team with 7 2B. The 26 year old has split time between 3B and 1B this season.
- 1B/RF Steve Selsky, .218/.358/.364/.722, is off to a decent start at AAA. The 28 year old is back for his second stint with the Reds organization.
International League pitchers have a 3.71 ERA.
- LH SP Cody Reed, 2.25 ERA, has thrown 12 IP allowing 8 H and 8 BB with 10 SO over 3 GS with the Bats this season. The 25 year old is still struggling with his control thus far.
- LH SP Justin Nicolino, 4.00 ERA, has thrown 27 IP allowing 33 H and 10 BB with 21 SO. The 26 year old has allowed only 1 HR this season.
- RH SP Bob Stephenson, 4.40 ERA, has tossed 30.2 IP allowing 23 H and 22 BB with 34 SO. The 25 year old is still struggling to throw strikes.
- RH RP Tanner Rainey, 0.00 ERA, has tossed 10.2 IP allowing 3 H and 3 BB with 18 SO. The 25 year old is keeping his BB totals down and has recorded 2 SV.
- LH RP Kyle Crockett, 2.45 ERA, has thrown 14.2 IP allowing 15 H and 4 BB with 12 SO. The 26 year old has been a good addition to the Bats bullpen.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos had a 13 – 20 record and are 5th out of 5 in the Southern League South
Southern League hitters are hitting .253/.332/.390/.721.
- OF/1B Brian O’Grady, .255/.408/.527/.936, leads the club with 4 HR. The 26 year old LH hitter has 14 BB and 16 SO in 71 PA.
- 2B Shed Long, .308/.383/.439/.823, is tied for 2nd on the team with 9 2B. The 22 year old LH hitter is also tied for the club lead with 5 SB.
- OF/1B Nick Longhi, .284/.341/.392/.733, is tied for 3rd on the team with 14 RBI. The 22 year old has split time between LF an 1B for the Blue Wahoos.
Southern League pitchers have a 3.87 ERA.
- RH SP Keury Mella, 1.89 ERA, has thrown 38 IP allowing 32 H and 8 BB with 34 SO. The 24 year old has been teams best starter by far this season.
- RH SP Jesus Reyes, 4.78 ERA, has thrown 26.1 IP allowing 29 H and 5 BB with 27 SO. The 25 year old has only allowed 1 HR this season.
- RH RP Robinson Leyer, 3.00 ERA, has tossed 15 IP allowing 11 H and 5 BB with 18 SO. The 25 year old has allowed 1 HR.
- RH RP Alex Powers, 3.18 ERA, has tossed 11.1 IP allowing 8 H and 2 BB with 16 SO. The 26 year old has recorded 3 S.
High A Daytona Tortugas
The Tortugas had a 21 – 11 record and are 1st out of 6 in the Florida State League North.
Florida State League hitters are hitting .251/.322/.367/.689.
- C Tyler Stephenson, .340/.446/.500/.946, has played 21 G at C and has appeared in 7 G as the teams DH. The 21 year old has 18 BB and 17 SO in 121 PA.
- 3B Mitch Nay, .316/.375/.553/.928, leads the club with 5 HR, 10 2B, and 31 RBI. The 24 year old former 1st round draft pick is coming back strong from injuries that derailed his career.
- OF Taylor Trammell, .290/.403/.520/.923, has played 18 G in CF and 10 G in LF. The 20 year old will most likely see less time in CF with Jose Siri joining the team.
- 1B Ibandel Isabel, .315/.403/.500/.903, has 2 HR in 62 PA since being acquired by the Reds in the Ariel Hernandez trade with the Dodgers. The 23 year old has played 9 G at 1B and 6 G as the DH.
- OF T.J. Friedl, .308/.436/.430/.866, leads the team with 22 BB. The 22 year old LH hitter has played 17 G in LF and 13 G in CF.
Florida State League pitchers have a 3.71 ERA.
- RH SP Tony Santillan, 1.57 ERA, has thrown 34.1 IP allowing 30 H and 9 BB with 36 SO. The 21 year old has been very impressive at A+ so far this season.
- LH SP Wennington Romero, 1.98 ERA, has tossed 36.1 IP allowing 26 H and 2 BB with 26 SO. The 20 year old is showing immaculate control and leads the starters with a 0.77 WHIP.
- RH SP Ryan Olson, 2.06 ERA, has tossed 35 IP allowing 31 H and 9 BB with 36 SO. The 23 year old has nearly identical numbers as Tony Santillan.
- RH RP Aaron Fossas, 0.00 ERA, has thrown 5 IP allowing 0 H and 2 BB with 4 SO. The 25 year old has recorded 2 S.
- RH RP Ryan Hendrix, 1.72 ERA, has thrown 15.2 IP allowing 12 H and 10 BB with 23 SO. The 23 year old leads the bullpen with 23 SO.
- RH RP Jesse Stallings, 1.93 ERA, has thrown 14 IP allowing 10 H and 2 BB with 11 SO. The 23 year old leads the bullpen with 3 S.
Low A Dayton Dragons
The Dragons had a 17 – 12 record and are 3rd out of 8 in the Midwest League Eastern
Midwest League hitters are hitting .251/.337/.377/.713.
- C Hendrik Clementina, .397/.480/.794/1.274, leads the club with 6 HR. The 21 year old has played 10 G at C and 9 G at DH and is simply tearing the cover off the ball right now.
- RF Michael Beltre, .353/.476/.529/1.006, is on fire at the plate right now. The 22 year old switch hitter has 16 BB and 17 SO in 85 PA.
- OF Narciso Crook, .275/.350/.522/.872, has played 8 G in RF, 9 G in LF, and 5 G at DH. The 22 year old is second on the team with 9 2B.
- IF John Sansone, .272/.359/.506/.865, has played 3B, 2B, 1B, and DH for the Dragons this season. The 24 year old is tied for 2nd on the team with 3 HR.
- OF Stuart Fairchild, .294/.408/.431/.839, is tied for 2nd on the club with 9 SB. The 22 year old has played 13 G in CF, 10 G in LF, and 4 G in RF.
- 1B Montrell Marshall, .235/.369/.424/.792, leads the club lead with 10 2B. The 22 year old has spent all of his time in the field at 1B.
- SS/2B Jeter Downs, .284/.362/.414/.775, has played 16 G at 2B and 10 G at SS this season. The 19 year old middle infielder leads the team with 12 SB.
Midwest League pitchers have a 4.18 ERA.
- LH SP Packy Naughton, 3.93 ERA, has thrown 34.1 IP allowing 35 H and 8 BB with 34 SO. The 22 year old had a 3.15 ERA in 12 GS at R Billings last year.
- RH SP Hunter Greene, 13.97 ERA, has thrown 9.2 IP allowing 21 H and 10 BB with 18 SO. The 18 year old phenom has a ugly 3.21 WHIP.
- RH RP John Ghyzel, 1.64 ERA, has tossed 11 IP allowing 8 H and 7 BB with 17 SO. The 22 year old has also recorded 6 S for the Dragons.
- RH RP Cory Thompson, 1.65 ERA, has tossed 16.1 IP allowing 12 H and 2 BB with 16 SO. The 23 year old former middle infielder continues to pitch well in his quest to become a pitcher.
- RH RP Ryan Nutof, 2.00 ERA, has tossed 18 IP allowing 12 H and 3 BB with 24 SO. The 22 year old has a 0.83 WHIP.