Previously, I took a look at how each individual player fared this season relative to 2017. Today, we will focus on the overall team performance relative to the rest of the National League. As the Reds sputter towards the finish line of the 2018 season, it may seem like years ago that the offense was […]

As the season slowly and mercilessly winds down to an end, we can start to take a closer look at the one positive aspect of this Reds team: the offense. Other than a few lulls induced in part by injuries to key players, the bats showed up this year and continued to show steady improvement […]

Curt Casali was acquired from Tampa Bay this May to fill the backup catcher spot that was left empty when Mesoraco was traded to the Mets. Not much was made of the deal at the time considering Barnhart was off to a great start Casali’s career numbers did not inspire much discussion. Fast forward to […]

Earlier this year, Matt Wilkes gave us an in-depth look at the collective arsenal for Reds pitching.  Today, we will look at the Reds offense and see who has been most effective at hitting each type of pitch. A quick refresher on the metrics that I used. There are two Pitch Type Linear Weights that […]

After Jesse Winker joined the big-league team in July last year, he showed Reds fans what many had been waiting for since he was drafted in 2012. In 137 plate appearances, Winker smacked seven home runs, walked 15 times against 24 strikeouts, and slashed .298/.375/.529. It was the best that anyone could have asked for […]

Luis Castillo threw a gem today as the Reds helped out the Braves and Nationals big time this weekend, taking three out of four from the current division leaders and move to 10 games under .500. Final R H E Philadelphia Phillies (58-47) 0 8 1 Cincinnati Reds (48-58) 4 10 0 W: Castillo (6-8) L: Eflin (7-3) S: Iglesias […]

Yesterday, Chad gave us an encouraging update on the Reds young shortstop, Jose Peraza. Among all the positives the Reds offense has given us in the first half, Peraza certainly belongs among the discussion as his play of late has been pretty good. The improvement of his numbers so far, as well as his young […]

Heading into last Wednesday’s contest, the Reds team wRC+ stood at 99, good for 12th in all of baseball and 4th in the National League. That is above average on both accounts and feels like a good accomplishment considering where the team was after the first month of the season. There are three players in […]

After a rain delayed start, Tyler Mahle fought tough against a potent Braves lineup, with the bullpen holding on for five innings. They could not, however, make it a sixth, ending the 7-game winning streak and dashing all hopes for the elusive 117-win season. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (32-46) 4 6 1 Atlanta Braves (45-32) […]

Jesse Winker is a good baseball player. He has proven this by being drafted in the top 50, producing in the minor leagues and earning top prospect rankings in both the Reds organization and the entire league. He played very well for the Reds in his brief stint last year, and he played very well […]

Last week’s news that the four-man outfield rotation was over, or at the very least on hold, probably did not come as a surprise to anyone, given how poor the overall performance has been. It makes sense to give three guys consistent reps to try to find their rhythm. The surprise still came, however, as […]

The Reds have stumbled into some tough decisions that need to be made regarding the future of the middle infield. Several names been both added and subtracted from the list of candidates over the past year or two, leading us to the current state of the roster that features Jose Peraza and Scooter Gennett. With […]