One of the biggest stories for the Dragons in 2018, and one of the biggest stories in our team’s history, is going to be the arrival of highly touted pitcher Hunter Greene, an 18-year-old phenom from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. Greene attended the same high school as MLB slugger Giancarlo Stanton, former […]

The second baseman for the Dayton Dragons is speedy, athletic, quick with a smile and is one of the best players on the team. He has excellent range and a strong arm. He leads or is close to leading the Dragons in virtually every offensive category. That description may sound like a younger Brandon Phillips. […]

Narciso Crook was drafted in the 23rd round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2015. One of four outfielders listed on the Class A Dayton Dragons roster, Crook was on the disabled list with a shoulder injury as Dayton opened a three game series on the road in Burlington, Iowa. Crook was hitting just .244 when […]

For the second straight year, the Dayton Dragons finished one victory short of qualifying for the Midwest League playoffs, completing their season with an overall record of 71-68 under third-year manager Jose Nieves.  The 2015 season was the 16th year of operation for the Dragons as they extended their all-time sports record for consecutive sold-out […]

As a 20-year-old in his second season of professional baseball, Gavin LaValley has emerged as one of the more consistent bats for the Low-A Dayton Dragons. Through Monday’s games, LaValley ranks first on the Dragons in hits, doubles, RBI, and total bases while sporting an on-base percentage of .344. LaValley has scorched the ball in […]

Since he began playing baseball around his hometown of Batavia, Ohio — a village roughly 25 miles due east of downtown Cincinnati — Seth Varner has spent the crux of his playing days in Southwest Ohio. Varner played his high school ball at Clermont Northeastern in Batavia, suited up for the Miami Redhawks during his college […]

The Dayton Dragons have completed the first 33 games of their 140-game season, posting a record of 18-15.  The Dragons play a split-season format featuring two distinct 70-game championship seasons.  They can qualify for the playoffs by finishing first or second in the eight-team Eastern Division of the Midwest League in either half.  The Dragons are currently tied […]

Tom Nichols has been busy writing previews for the Dayton Dragons players, broken down by position: starting pitcher, bullpen, catcher, first base, second base. Today, he added shortstop. Also, here is Tom’s preview of the Dragons’ spring training schedule. If you follow the Dragons, the Reds Class A affiliate, you know they have a long streak of […]

Our friend Tom Nichols of the Dayton Dragons has written an 8-part preview for their 2015 season. The first segment, which was about the Dragons starting pitchers, went up today. Here’s the introduction: On Thursday, March 5, Minor League camp for the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Arizona will come alive when pitchers and catchers report. All […]

This is part three of a recap of the 2014 Dayton Dragons. In part one, we reviewed the seasons of blue-chip pitching prospects Nick Travieso, Amir Garrett, and Sal Romano. In part two, we looked at 2014 first round draft picks Nick Howard and Alex Blandino as well as several “under the radar” prospects. Today, […]

This is part two of a recap of the 2014 Dayton Dragons.  In part one, we reviewed the seasons of blue-chip pitching prospects Nick Travieso, Amir Garrett, and Sal Romano.  Today, we will look at 2014 first round draft picks Nick Howard and Alex Blandino as well as several “under the radar” prospects. For the […]

[We’re really pleased that Tom Nichols, the Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the Dayton Dragons, has agreed to write a three-part series reviewing the Dragons’ 2014 season. — Thanks, Tom! — spm] The Dayton Dragons finished the 2014 season with an overall record of 68-70, falling one win short of qualifying for the […]