The view of the Cincinnati Reds farm system was clouded by a plethora of additional roster moves. The organization reached externally to replace multiple players lost through opt-out clauses and shuffled players up and down during the week. Now let’s see how all this player movement impacted the Reds minor league affiliates over the past week.

Triple-A Louisville Bats (International League – West Division)

The Triple-A Louisville Bats maintain a 20-31 record and reside in 4th place in the 4-team International League West Division. The Louisville Bats added some minor league depth with the acquisition of career minor league reliever, Tristan Archer, from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Roster Moves

Cincinnati Reds recalled Matt Bowman from Louisville Bats (05/24/19).
Johendi Jiminian assigned to Louisville Bats from Chattanooga Lookouts (05/24/19).
Cincinnati Reds optioned Phillip Ervin to Louisville Bats (05/24/19).
Juan Martinez assigned to Louisville Bats from Chattanooga Lookouts (05/25/19).
Wendolyn Bautista assigned to Louisville Bats from Chattanooga Lookouts. (05/26/19).
Cincinnati Reds recalled Cody Reed from Louisville Bats (05/27/19).
Tristan Archer traded from Milwaukee Brewers to Cincinnati Reds for cash (05/27/19).
Tristan Archer assigned to Louisville Bats (05/28/19).
Cincinnati Reds optioned Wandy Peralta to Louisville Bats (05/28/19).
Cody Reed returned to Louisville Bats from Cincinnati Reds (05/28/19).
Cincinnati Reds recalled Lucas Sims from Louisville Bats (05/28/19).

Injured List (IL)

Hernan Iribarren (04/03/19).
Luis Gonzalez (05/20/19).

Perspective on Louisville Bats Hitting

Brian O’Grady continues his assault on Triple-A pitching in the International League with a .296/.359/.732/1.091 slash line over the last three weeks that includes 8 home runs, 1 triple and 5 doubles.

Nick Longhi joined the offensive party since Josh VanMeter was promoted to the Cincinnati Reds major league roster.  Over the last three weeks, Longhi kicked in an even more impressive .421/.443/.684/1.127 slash line.

Pitchers

Pitchers in the Triple-A International League average a 5.04 ERA; 1.459 WHIP; 9.01 SO9; 2.34 SO/W and 1.3 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Triple-A Louisville Bats pitchers average a 5.34 ERA; 1.504 WHIP; 8.7 SO9; 2.06 SO/W and 1.2 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Bats pitching ranks 9th among 14 International League teams with a 5.34 ERA.

The Louisville Bats top pitchers

Cody Reed (RP) – 2.61 ERA; 1.016 WHIP; 10.9 SO9; 3.13 SO/W and 0.4 HR9 in 20.2 innings pitched.
Ian Krol (RP) – 2.79 ERA; 1.345 WHIP; 11.2 SO9; 3.43 SO/W and 0.9 HR9 in 19.1 innings pitched.
Jimmy Herget (RP) – 3.65 ERA; 1.459 WHIP; 10.6 SO9; 1.53 SO/W and 1.1 HR9 in 24.2 innings pitched.

Hitters

Hitters in the Triple-A International League average a .266/.344/.447/.791 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Triple-A Louisville Bats hitters average a .264/.336/.419/.755 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Bats hitting ranks 11th among 14 International League teams with a .755 OPS.

The Louisville Bats top hitters

Brian O’Grady (1B) – .329/.405/.705/1.109 in 174 plate appearances.
Nick Longhi (LF) – .310/.365/.535/.901 in 157 plate appearances.
Aristides Aquino (RF) – .303/.357/.539/.896 in 98 plate appearances.
Rob Refsnyder (RF) – .317/.387/.500/.887 in 163 plate appearances.
Christian Colon (3B) – .317/.387/.418/.809 in 221 plate appearances.

Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League – North Division)

The Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts maintain a 27-22 record and reside in 3rd place in the 5-team Southern League North Division.

Roster Moves

Wyatt Strahan assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Billings Mustangs (05/25/19).
Packy Naughton assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Daytona Tortugas (05/25/19).
Johendi Jiminian assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Louisville Bats (05/25/19).
Wendolyn Bautista assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Louisville Bats (05/28/19).
Chattanooga Lookouts activated Nick Howard from the 7-day injured list (05/29/19).

Injured List (IL)emerged 

Cassidy Brown (04/22/19).
Ryan Hendrix (05/02/2019).
Joe Mantiply (05/07/19).
Victor Payano (05/14/19).
Jordan Johnson (05/26/19).

Perspective on Chattanooga Lookouts Hitting

Chris Okey emerged from his offensive funk after moving to the Double-A Southern League.  While playing for the Chattanooga Lookouts over the last three weeks, Okey slashed a dazzling .318/.348/.955/1.302 with 4 home runs and 2 doubles.  More of this please.

Mitch Nay refused to allow Okey to grab all the accolades, contributing an equally sparkling .359/.409/.821/1.230 slash line over the last three weeks with 3 home runs, 2 triples and 5 doubles.

While not quite at the same glittering level, Tyler Stephenson contributed a very solid .283/.353/.457/.809 slash line over the last three weeks.

Pitchers

Pitchers in the Double-A Southern League average a 3.50 ERA; 1.276 WHIP; 8.9 SO9; 2.48 SO/W and 0.6 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts pitchers average a 4.15 ERA; 1.402 WHIP; 8.9 SO9; 2.17 SO/W and 0.8 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Lookouts pitching ranks 9th among 10 Southern League teams with a 4.15 ERA.

The Lookouts top pitchers

Tejay Antone (SP) – 3.08 ERA; 1.107 WHIP; 8.2 SO9; 3.00 SO/W and 0.5 HR9 in 49.2 innings pitched.
Tony Santillan (SP) – 3.44 ERA; 1.433 WHIP; 10.0 SO9; 2.32 SO/W and 0.9 HR9 in 52.1 innings pitched.
Scott Moss (SP) – 3.45 ERA; 1.426 WHIP; 11.1 SO9; 1.61 SO/W and 0.8 HR9 in 47.0 innings pitched.
Joel Kuhnel (RP) – 2.39 ERA; 0.987 WHIP; 7.9 SO9; 3.29 SO/W and 1.4 HR9 in 26.1 innings pitched.

Hitters

Hitters in the Double-A Southern League average a .236/.318/.351/.669 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts hitters average a .252/.334/.397/.731 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Lookouts hitting ranks 2nd among 10 Southern League teams with a .703 OPS.

The Lookouts top hitters

Mitch Nay (3B) – .278/.366/.595/.961 in 93 plate appearances.
Ibandel Isabel (1B) – .235/.296/.535/.831 in 186 plate appearances.
Brantley Bell (2B) – .266/.350/.424/.775 in 158 plate appearances.
Tyler Stephenson (C) – .270/.344/.417/.761 in 131 plate appearances.
Taylor Trammell (LF) – .240/.386/.351/.736 in 197 plate appearances.
Gavin LaValley (3B) – .233/.323/.388/.711 in 134 plate appearances.
Alfredo Rodriguez (SS) – .308/.349/.352/.701 in 170 plate appearances.
Jose Siri (CF) – .263/.320/.369/.689 in 198 plate appearances.

Advanced-A Daytona Tortugas (Florida State League – North Division)

The Advanced-A Daytona Tortugas maintain a 28-23 record and reside in 2nd place in the 6-team Florida State League North Division.

Roster Moves

Cincinnati Reds signed free agent Clate Schmidt to a minor league contract (05/24/19).
Clate Schmidt assigned to Daytona Tortugas (05/25/19).
Jared Solomon assigned to Daytona Tortugas from Dayton Dragons (05/25/19).

Injured List (IL)

Hunter Greene (04/02/19).
Ryan Olson (05/03/19).
Michael Byrne (05/19/19).

Pitchers

Pitchers in the Advanced-A Florida State League average a 3.47 ERA; 1.264 WHIP; 8.9 SO9; 2.75 SO/W and 0.6 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Advanced-A Daytona Tortugas pitchers average a 3.59 ERA; 1.238 WHIP; 8.7 SO9; 3.37 SO/W and 0.8 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Tortugas pitching ranks 7th among 12 Southern League teams with a 3.59 ERA.

The Tortugas top pitchers

Ryan Lillie (SP) – 3.46 ERA; 1.226 WHIP; 7.6 SO9; 2.88 SO/W and 0.1.5 HR9 in 54.2 innings pitched.
Ryan Nutof (RP) – 2.52 ERA; .920 WHIP; 11.2 SO9; 6.20 SO/W and 0.4 HR9 in 25.0 innings pitched.

Hitters

Hitters in the Advanced-A Florida State League average a .241/.313/.354/.667 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Advanced-A Daytona Tortugas hitters average a .246/.314/.357/.672 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Tortugas hitting ranks 8th among 12 Florida State League teams with a .672 OPS.

The Tortugas top hitters

Jonathan India (3B) – .262/.363/.448/.811 in 201 plate appearances.
Jose Garcia (SS) – .262/.333/.429/.762 in 141 plate appearances.
Mark Kolozsvary (C) – .216/.361/.386/.747 in 108 plate appearances.
Stuart Fairchild (CF) – .250/.333/.395/.728 in 141 plate appearances.
Alejo Lopez (2B) – .283/.347/.347/.694 in 195 plate appearances.
Bruce Yari (1B) – .237/.321/.364/.686 in 196 plate appearances.

Low-A Dayton Dragons (Midwest League – Eastern Division)

The Low-A Dayton Dragons maintain an 16-36 record and reside in 8th place in the 8-team Midwest League Eastern Division.

Roster Moves

Randy Ventura assigned to Dayton Dragons from Daytona Tortugas (05/24/19).
Carlos Machorro assigned to Dayton Dragons from Daytona Tortugas (05/25/19).
Zeek White released (05/28/19).
Shard Munroe activated from the 10-day injured list (05/28/19).
Alexis Diaz activated from the 7-day injured list (05/28/19).

Injured List (IL)

Ryan Campbell (04/19/19).
Jacob Heatherly (04/24/19).
Mariel Bautista (05/24/19).

Pitchers

Pitchers in the Low-A Midwest League average a 3.90 ERA; 1.354 WHIP; 9.3 SO9; 2.34 SO/W and 0.6 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Low-A Dayton Dragons pitchers maintain a 5.05 ERA; 1.577 WHIP; 9.8 SO9; 2.23 SO/W and 0.9 HR9 during the 2019 season.

The Dragons pitching ranks 16th among 16 Midwest League teams with a 5.05 ERA.

The Dragons top pitchers

Moises Nova (RP) – 1.04 ERA; 1.154 WHIP; 10.4 SO9; 2.50 SO/W and 0.0 HR9 in 8.2 innings pitched.
Connor Bennett (RP) – 3.13 ERA; 1.652 WHIP; 14.9 SO9; 2.71 SO/W and 0.4 HR9 in 23.0 innings pitched.

Hitters

Hitters in the Low-A Midwest League average a .241/.328/.36/.689 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Low-A Dayton Dragons hitters average a .223/.297/.338/.635 slash line during the 2019 season.

The Dragons hitting ranks 15th among 16 Midwest League teams with a .635 OPS.

The Dragons top hitters

Shard Munroe (LF) – .241/.374/.420/.794 in 139 plate appearances.
Juan Martinez (3B) – .270/.359/.421/.780 in 184 plate appearances.
Pabel Manzanero (C) – .281/.295/.456/.751 in 166 plate appearances.

12 Responses

  1. matthew hendley

    notice that all the Good AAA pitchers are relievers. Think we have reached the end of the line with the avalible talent this year. Considering the use of JVMR in the majors (or lack thereof), I don’t think any more position players are coming up short of a season ender. Reds will rely on the return of Scooter and Wood to provide an added boost.
    Good report. TFTU

    • Warren Leeman

      Three names that have been disappointing this season are: Vladimir Gutierrez, Tony Santillan & Scott Moss. Those three starters represented the next wave of upper minor league top prospects and their results have been average at best.

  2. David Diez

    Thank you for the update! As a personal request, would it be too much trouble to post the age of the player? It helps to see who is really the future or who is a young tradeable prospect. Really, thank you for all the work!

    • Warren Leeman

      Adding the age is no trouble at all. I will see what I can do to add a spreadsheet next week that includes the age and comparative age within the league for the significant or potentially significant prospects. I tend to forget that not everyone follows or reviews the minor league rosters regularly or even irregularly.

  3. Big Ed

    Cossack, you list Alfredo Rodriguez as “Gonzalez.” I hate to admit it, but I tend to confuse certain of the system’s various Latin players who have common surnames. I never actually get to see many of them play, so that I don’t associate a live image with the name.

    The OPS for Alejo Lopez is .694, not .394.

    There have been some very good turnarounds, with Stuart Fairchild at the top of that list. I was becoming skeptical, but the light seems to have come on for him. Mitch Nay, too, although he needs to extend his hot streak quite a bit longer. People forget that Nay was a first-rounder for the Blue Jays, albeit in a compensation-type segment of the first round.

    We’re only about two weeks out from the return of Rylan Thomas, etc.

    • Warren Leeman

      Thanks for the catch Big Ed. It’s always encouraging to realize that readers are actually reviewing the information and detail close enough to find my too-frequent lapses.

  4. Old-school

    Could Jonathan India be the only big position prospect promoted at the mid season mark? Trammell looks to be a year long player in AA and video from the Reds post game by manager Pat Kelley quoted him as saying he’s very raw and young but incredibly talented. His repeated use of the term “raw” would suggest he is in AA for the year. What happened to Jose Siri’s power?

    • jreis

      I agree with the assessment on Trammel. raw talent. may be a couple of years. I think with Siri we have a Ceasar Geronimo in the making and with TJ Friedl we have an Austin Kearns in the making. I wouldn’t mind seeing those 2 guys get called up in September.

      • RojoBenjy

        Interesting comparisons there. It would be fun to see them in September call-ups.

  5. Lwblogger2

    Where is Tom when we need him?

    I’m just kidding bud. This is great stuff and I appreciate it a ton. Me and the Ol’ Cossack need to hang out sometime. The ballgame a couple years ago with you, Jazzmanbbfan, and WVRedlegs nearby was a hoot.

    • WVRedlegs

      Yes, good times. It was a fun day. Too bad there hasn’t been a gathering since. I had a good time hanging out with you guys. And Mancuso was there too. It was good to meet him too.