Usually there’s only so many times during the offseason in which it’s minor league related news that dominate the headlines. There’s only two times in which it’s a scheduled event – the 40-man roster addition deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, and then a few weeks later the actual Rule 5 Draft. […]

Last night on twitter I reached out to everyone for ideas on what to write about this week for my article here at Redleg Nation. There were a few good ideas that came through, but I ran out of time while doing some work on the Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect List that I’m releasing […]

As I wrote in my last column here at Redleg Nation, the winter league began last week for multiple leagues around the world. The Arizona Fall League, the Dominican Winter League, the Venezuelan Winter League and the Mexican Winter League have all started. The Australian Winter League gets started in a month. With Puerto Rico […]

The Major League Baseball playoffs began last night. Hopefully you watched at least some of the four hour game between the Twins and Yankees last night. The Yankees won, for those of you who didn’t. Playoff baseball is tough to beat, so if you aren’t watching, you really should be. With all of that said, […]

Every day throughout the year I focus on writing about, learning about, watching and reading about minor league baseball. I’ve been doing that, almost every day for the last 12 years. Yes, that probably makes me a crazy person. But it’s also led to learning things that when I first started writing about minor league […]

The 2017 minor league season is officially over for all of the Cincinnati farm teams. The Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos took home a Co-Championship in the Southern League after Hurricane Irma led to the cancellation of the finals. The Dayton Dragons lost in the second round of the Midwest League playoffs. The other teams failed […]

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Alex Blandino in the 1st round of the 2014 draft, 29th overall. His career started out well. He hit .283/.367/.480 between Billings and Dayton that first season in 2014. The next year he spent most of the year in Daytona. He went out and his .294/.370/.438 for the Tortugas that year […]

It’s been a nice month for several players on the Cincinnati farm. Two of the teams best prospects have been rolling through the month of August like they are wearing suits of fire. Top prospect Nick Senzel has been terrorizing Southern League pitching, hitting six home runs in 20 games so far. That’s come along […]

Before I jump into the whole topic for the day, I wanted to let everyone know that in the latest Redleg Nation podcast with Chad, that I made some comments about Amir Garrett and his being out of options. Well, it would seem that I was incorrect when I made that statement and that he […]

Last night in Tennessee, Jose Lopez took the mound for Pensacola. The 23-year-old right handed pitcher tossed a complete game, 7-inning shutout in game 1 of a double header. He allowed just one baserunner, giving up a single to Ian Rice in the 2nd inning. Lopez would also strike out seven batters. It was just […]

If you follow the minor league system at all you’ve probably been hearing a lot about Jose Siri lately. On Tuesday afternoon he doubled in the 1st inning to extend him hitting streak to 37 games. That extended the Midwest League record for longest hitting streak, which he broke on Monday night. Over his 37-game […]

Chicks dig the long ball, or so the old commercial tells us. I’m not a chick, but I’ll admit it: I dig the long ball. I’m guessing that you, too, probably enjoy watching a home run over watching a ground out to second base, but hey – maybe you are a weirdo and prefer the […]