The 2018 MLB Draft is completed and the following are the Reds picks in the first 10 rounds.

2018 Reds Draft Picks Rounds 1-10

1 (5) Jonathan India, 3B, Florida
2 (47) Lyon Richardson, RHP, Jensen Beach (Fla.) HS
CB (72) Josiah Gray, RHP, Le Moyne College
3 (82) Bren Spillane, RF, Illinois
4 (109) Mike Siani, CF, Penn Charter School (Pennsylvania)
5 (139) Ryan Campbell, RHP, Illinois-Chicago
6 (169) Yomil Maysonet, RHP, PJ Education School (Puerto Rico)
7 (199) Jay Schuyler, C, San Diego
8 (229) Matt Pidich, RHP, Pittsburgh
9 (259) Andrew McDonald, RHP, Virginia Tech
10 (289) A.J. Moore, RHP, Kennesaw State

 

These players, and the remaining players selected through the 40 round draft, will help stock the three Reds Rookie level teams in the US which begin play over the next few weeks.

The Rookie Billings Mustangs begin play on June 15th.
The Rookie Greeneville Reds begin play on June 19th.
The Rookie AZL Reds begin play on June 18th.

Now let’s see what is going on down on the farm.

 

AAA Louisville Bats

The Bats had a 21 – 34 record and in 4th out of 4 in the International League West.

International League hitters are hitting .249/.321/.383/.704.

  • 2B/3B Nick Senzel, .264 /346/.436/.783, is 2nd on the team with both 6 SB and 14 BB. The 23 year old has played 18 G at 2B and 10 G at 3B.
  • 3B/1B D. J. Peterson, .279/.309/.442/.750, is tied for the club lead with 16 RBI. The 26 year old also leads the team with 13 2B and 50 SO.
  • 2B Dilson Herrera .280/.330/.419/.749, has 6 BB and 24 SO in 101 PA with the Bats. The 24 year old has played 4 G at 3B since Senzel has rejoined the team.

International League pitchers have a 3.80 ERA.

  • RH SP Bob Stephenson, 3.52 ERA, has tossed 53.2 IP allowing 37 H and 31 BB with 62 SO. The 25 year old leads the team with 62 SO and 31 BB.
  • LH SP Justin Nicolino, 3.79 ERA, has thrown 59.1 IP allowing 64 H and 15 BB with 34 SO. The 26 year old has allowed just 2.3 BB/9.
  • RH RP Kevin Quackenbush, 0.53 ERA, has tossed 17 IP allowing 14 H and 1 BB with 19 SO. The 29 year old has recorded 8 SV.
  • RH RP Tanner Rainey, 2.21 ERA, has tossed 20.1 IP allowing 9 H and 13 BB with 36 SO. The 25 year old has an amazing 15.9 SO/9 and a bad 5.8 BB/9.

 

AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos had a 23 – 34 record and are 5th out of 5 in the Southern League South

Southern League hitters are hitting .250/.330/.387/.717.

  • 2B Shed Long, .258/.333/.435/.769, leads the team with 3 3B and 8 SB. The 22 year old LH hitter is also 2nd on the club with 6 HR.
  • CF C. J. McElroy, .284/.347/.413/.760, leads the team with 8 SB. The 25 year OF has played 22 G in CF, 8 G in LF, and 4 G in RF.
  • OF/1B Brian O’Grady, .217/.336/.396/.732, has 18 BB in 128 PA. The 26 year old LH hitter has played 2 G at 3B this year which he hasn’t played since he was there for 3 G in 2014.
  • RF Aristides Aquino .242/.296/.434/.730, leads the team with 8 HR and 11 2B. The 24 year old slugger has been placed on the DL with a right knee injury.

Southern League pitchers have a 3.93 ERA.

  • RH SP Keury Mella, 3.56 ERA, has thrown 60.2 IP allowing 55 H and 21 BB with 63 SO. The 24 year old has a 8.52 ERA over his last 3 GS.
  • LH RP Seth Varner, 3.03 ERA in 10 G/2 GS, has thrown 29.2 IP allowing 24 H and 7 BB with 32 SO. The 26 year has a 1.05 WHIP.
  • RH RP Alex Powers, 3.57 ERA, has tossed 17.2 IP allowing 13 H and 5 BB with 23 SO. The 26 year old has recorded 4 S.

 

High A Daytona Tortugas

The Tortugas had a 31 – 23 record and are 1st out of 6 in the Florida State League North.

Florida State League hitters are hitting .251/.324/.370/.694.

  • 1B Ibandel Isabel, .257/.339/.593/.932, leads teh team with 11 HR. The 23 year old has played 17 G at 1B and 15 G at DH.
  • OF Taylor Trammell .304/.412/.476/.888, is tied for the team lead with 3 3B. The 20 year is 2nd on the club with 6 HR and 30 BB.
  • OF T.J. Friedl, .307/.417/.432/.850, leads the team with 10 SB and 32 BB. The 22 year old LH hitter is tied for the team lead with 3 3B.
  • C Tyler Stephenson, .281/.378/.443/.821, has played 39 G at C and has appeared in 7 G as the teams DH. The 21 year old is 2nd on the team with 10 2B.

Florida State League pitchers have a 3.81 ERA.

  • RH SP Tony Santillan, 2.81 ERA, has thrown 57.2 IP allowing 55 H and 14 BB with 47 SO. The 21 year old leads the club with 47 SO.
  • LH SP Wennington Romero, 2.95 ERA, has tossed 61 IP allowing 48 H and 10 BB with 42 SO. The 20 year old leads the starters with a 0.95 WHIP.
  • RH RP Ryan Hendrix, 1.52 ERA, has thrown 23.2 IP allowing 19 H and 15 BB with 36 SO. The 23 year has a very good 13.7 SO/9 and has recorded 4 S.
  • RH RP Jesse Stallings, 1.69 ERA, has thrown 16 IP allowing 11 H and 4 BB with 11 SO. The 23 year has 3 S.

 

Low A Dayton Dragons

The Dragons had a 29 – 28 record and are 4th out of 8 in the Midwest League Eastern

Midwest League hitters are hitting .252/.332/.379/.710.

  • C Hendrik Clementina, .336/.412/.648/1.061, leads the club with 9 HR. The 21 year old has played 26 G at C and 12 G at DH.
  • OF Stuart Fairchild, .296/.389/.480/.868, is 3rd on the club with 12 2B, 6 HR, 15 SB, and 24 BB. The 22 year old is tied for 2nd on the club with 3 3B.
  • RF Michael Beltre .297/.411/.443/.854, leads the club with 29 BB. The 22 year old switch hitter has 29 BB and 36 SO in 192 PA.
  • 2B/SS Jeter Downs, .260/.333/.434/.767, has played 33 G at 2B and 18 G at SS this season. The 19 year old middle infielder is 2nd on the team with 16 SB and is 2nd on the team with 7 HR.

Midwest League pitchers have a 4.07 ERA.

  • RH SP Andrew Jordan, 2.81 ERA in 5 GS, has thrown 25.2 IP allowing 22 H and 11 BB with 17 SO. The 20 year old has allowd just 7.7 H/9.
  • RH SP Hunter Greene, 6.32 ERA, has thrown 31.1 IP allowing 39 H and 15 BB with 44 SO. The 18 year old phenom has a 12.6 SO/9.
  • RH RP Cory Thompson, 2.25 ERA, has tossed 28 IP allowing 31 H and 4 BB with 24 SO. The 23 year old has 3 S and 1.3 BB/9.
  • RH RP Ryan Nutof, 2.56 ERA, has tossed 31.2 IP allowing 33 H and 15 BB with 43 SO. The 22 year old has a 12.2 SO/9.
  • RH RP John Ghyzel, 2.66 ERA, has tossed 20.1 IP allowing 12 H and 14 BB with 30 SO. The 22 year old has also recorded 11 S for the Dragons.

 

Join the conversation! 5 Comments

  1. Let’s hope things get better. Our top position player is hitting
    .264 and top pitching prospect has an ERA of 6.32.

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    • Thats one way to look at it or you can say the top hitting prospect after 3 plus week layoff is still well above league average and after a rough start the best pitching prospect is settling in and has a sick so per 9 and 3/1 k/bb average.

      I think the best way to look at the last two drafts is

      2016: 1st and 2nd pick are doing very well and are showing signs of having the ability to be above average mlb players.

      2017: The first three picks are showing great promise but are a couple of years away (which they should be since they are barely a year into the system.

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    • That is one way to look at it. Or you can look at the best hitting prospect after a 3 plus week layoff is still well above league average and the best pitching prospect in his last three starts had 14.1 innnings, 9 hits, 5 bb, 18ks and 3 er.

      The top of the last two drafts is showing great promise with combination of young guys in greene, jeter and trammell and college guys with senzel and fairchild.

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  2. Nice wrap up as usual.
    Who gets called up from AAA to replace Wandy Peralta in the bullpen? The Reds can’t keep running him out on to the mound. Nicolino, Crockett, K-Quack, or Stephens maybe?
    Shed Long must have had a very tough May. He has crashed back to earth.
    Friedl is having a very nice rebound this season after adjusting to A+. He might slip into the top-10 or top-12 in the prospect lists by mid-season.
    Mella was having a nice season, but as you noted he has hit a very rough patch recently.
    Ty Stephenson still having a nice and healthy season cementing a top-10 spot. Wonderful to see that continue.
    Trammell, Fairchild and Beltre week in and week out just do what they do. Play good baseball. Trammell is a solid top-5, Fairchild a solid top-10, and Beltre should jump up into the top-15.
    You can’t say enough about what the Reds got in return for Tony Cingrani (Clementina) and Ariel Hernandez (Isabel). The Dodgers were generous on both trades.
    Now that the draft is over it will be interesting to see how the players are disbursed through the rookie teams and how the Reds utilize their new affiliate in Greeneville. Just for 1 game only, but I’d like to see the Reds demote Hunter Greene to Greeneville to start in their home opener, and then be returned to Dayton. It would be quite the draw in their town and a nice jumpstart for the new affiliate. And to have this year’s 1st round pick there too, Jonathan India. That would be a big night.

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  3. For some reason my post is not uploading. Lets try this again. Bill that is one way to look at it or you can say the best hitting prospect after a 3 week layoff is still well above league average at AAA and the best pitching prospect has 14.1 innings, 9 hits, 5 bb, 18k and 3 er in his last 3 starts.

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