Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon posted a few hours ago on his blog about the Reds September call-ups, as the MLB rosters expand to 40 players today: The Reds will add 10 players to the big league roster now that rosters can expand for September. Recalled from Triple-A Louisville: RHP Carlos Contreras (#53) RHP Daniel […]

Unfortunately, we won’t be experiencing the dramatic month that the Reds and their fans had hoped, let alone October. Sure, the team still has 25 games left to play, mostly against NL Central rivals. But for those of us cheering for Bryan Price’s Reds, the expectation that the final four weeks would be a head-to-head […]

Final R H E Chicago Cubs (59-72) 3 8 0 Cincinnati Reds (63-69) 0 3 1 W: Wood (8-11) L: Cueto (15-8) S: Rondon (22) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Photos | Game Thread The Reds lost the first of a three game series against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night, 3-0. It was the Reds 12th shutout of 2014. The Reds have […]

A quick late season look at what’s going on down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds finally dipped down into their pool of good SP pitching prospects at AA and promoted Jon Moscot, who had a 3.13 ERA in AA, to the Bats.  He did well in his first start allowing just 2 […]

Here are some updates and observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds claimed Jake Elmore off waivers from the A’s and assigned him to the Bats. Elmore is a 27 year old RH hitting 2B/SS and has seen some time at 3B and even a few games in the OF. He […]

Various tidbits from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats Carlos Marmol was placed on the restricted list yesterday for leaving the Triple-A Louisville club without permission.  Marmol has posted a 7.36 ERA over 3.2 IP where he allowed 2H, 6 BB, with 6 K.  He obviously had not begun to solve the control issues […]

Some notes and observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds have made a recent rash of minor league player signings.  They’ve inked RHP Carlos Marmol, RHP Jair Jurrjens, LHP Matt Maloney, RHP Adam Russell, C Lou Marson, and 1B Shelley Duncan.  Recent departures are LHP Jeff Francis, C Max Ramirez, and […]

Some notes and observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats Recently promoted LF/1B Donald Lutz continues to swing a hot bat.  After slashing .360/.412/.685/1.098 in 97 PA at AA Pensacola, he has a .250/.357/.583/.940 line in his first 14 PA at AAA Louisville.  With the parent clubs star 1B going onto the DL, […]

With the big league club struggling to score runs, it would be nice to write that the farm teams were also out there obliterating the baseball, but outside of the Bakersfield Blaze, the offenses are off to slow starts. The starting pitching has been rather good, and when it comes from some of the top […]

Following up on yesterday’s look at the 2013 offense, today we summarize the Reds minor league individual pitcher performances.

To compile these pitching lists, I again limited it to players age 25 and younger. The “Lev” column indicates the highest minor league level a player attained during the season. I included columns for hit-by-pitch (HBP) and wild pitch (WP) totals as another measure to indicate potential wildness. A pitcher with an asterisk(*) next to their name indicates that they throw left-handed.

STARTING PITCHERS
Except for Tony Cingrani and Nick Routt, I looked at starting pitchers with double digit starts and high K/9 ratios. For those starters down the list, they either are or have recently been on various prospect lists and could still be seen at the major league level down the road. This gives us 18 starting pitchers sorted by K/9:

Player Age Lev GS IP ERA WHIP HR/9 HBP WP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
Tony Cingrani* 23 AAA 6 31.1 1.15 0.798 0.3 1 1 3.2 14.1 4.45
Ben Lively 21 A 13 41 0.88 0.878 0.0 1 1 2.9 12.3 4.31
Robert Stephenson 20 AA 22 114.1 2.99 1.111 0.8 3 12 2.8 10.7 3.89
Ismael Guillon* 21 A 26 121.1 4.75 1.566 1.0 1 26 7.0 9.9 1.41
Jeremy Kivel 19 Rk 12 50.2 3.91 1.441 0.7 4 11 4.1 9.9 2.43
Nick Routt* 22 Rk 9 22 2.86 1.455 0.0 2 4 2.5 9.8 4.00
Jon Moscot 21 AA 28 146.2 4.30 1.302 1.2 9 11 2.9 8.6 2.92
Luke Moran 21 Rk 15 74 4.74 1.419 1.0 4 5 1.9 8.6 4.44
Carlos Contreras 22 AA 26 132.1 3.47 1.270 0.7 8 9 4.2 8.3 1.97
Josh Smith 25 AA 28 160 3.26 1.238 0.9 7 5 2.8 7.8 2.78
Drew Cisco 21 A 24 130.2 3.86 1.255 0.8 2 3 1.1 6.8 6.19
Sal Romano 19 A 25 120.1 4.86 1.587 0.7 10 9 4.3 6.7 1.56
Nick Travieso 19 A 17 81.2 4.63 1.347 0.8 4 8 3.0 6.7 2.26
Chad Rogers 23 AAA 25 140 3.21 1.129 0.9 5 3 2.9 6.6 2.29
Tim Crabbe 25 AAA 26 153 3.06 1.268 0.7 4 6 2.5 6.4 2.53
Daniel Corcino 22 AAA 23 129 5.86 1.659 1.2 11 7 5.1 6.3 1.23
Junior Morillo* 21 Rk 13 64.2 3.06 1.284 0.6 4 7 1.4 6.1 4.40
Amir Garrett* 21 A 13 57.2 5.15 1.526 0.6 3 10 4.1 5.0 1.23

2013 4th round draft pick Ben Lively had an excellent professional debut. He issued just 13 free passes and struck out 56 while making all but one of his starts with Billings. Look for his innings limit to be extended past 3 innings per start next year, and potential for quick promotion through the system if he continues his dominant performance.

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