I’m going to take a look at the Reds top level minor league depth at seasons end.  The last three weeks I covered the pitchers, catchers, and infielders.  Now I’ll take a look at the outfielders.  This is more of a who is closest to helping in the majors type of ranking rather than who […]

All of the Reds minor league teams except for Billings have ended their regular season.  So let’s take a look at how each team finished up. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats finished the year with a 68-75 record.  They finished in last place in the International League West 10.5 games back.  The Bats offense put […]

The Arizona Fall League is gearing up for the season that will begin on October 7.  Double A Pensacola Blue Wahoos manager Delino DeShields will manage the Surprise Saguaros, who will consist of prospects from the Reds, Red Sox, Padres, Mariners and Rangers.  The Reds have announced that OF Jesse Winker (.917 OPS, A+, AA), […]

[This post was written by Warren Leeman, better known in these parts and the frozen tundra as Shchi Cossack. He’s decloaked for a moment at our request to elaborate on a comment he wrote a few days ago. — spm] The Old Cossack never throws in the towel on a season until the Reds are […]

Here are some of the happenings down on the farm this week. AAA Louisville Bats Felix Perez (.296/.342/.498/.840) went 2 for 2 with a 2B and a 3B in the AAA All Star game.  Ruben Gotay (.273/.343/.457/.801) went 0 for 2.  Chien-Ming Wang opted out of his contract with the Reds and became a free […]

There’s been a flurry of activity affecting the top two levels of the organizations so let’s take a look at what is going on down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats Recently signed Cuban prospect Raisel Iglesias has been assigned to the Bats roster but has yet to pitch.  The Reds signed 31 year old […]

The Reds are out of the gate this year with a 6-9 start that has them sitting in 4th place in the NL Central.  This week let’s take a look across the minors to see how each of the Red’s full season minor league teams have fared to start the season. AAA Louisville Bats   […]

The Reds are off to a slow start and struggling at the plate.  So this week we’ll scan the Reds farm system and take a look at a few players who are off to hot starts with the bat the first week of the season. AAA Louisville Bats Ruben Gotay is off to sizzling start […]

Games Played on 08/26/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings SP Luke Moran: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 7 K. AAA Louisville 2 – Columbus 1 Neftali Soto and Felix Perez hit back to back solo HRs in the […]

Games Played on 8/17/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 1B, Carlos Sanchez, went 3-5 with a double and a homer. He also drove in 3 runs. The 22 year old started the season in Dayton, but after a couple weeks was sent back to Billings. It’s his second year in Billings, his 5th […]

Games Played on 8/15/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Nick Travieso allowed just two hits over 6 shutout innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 6.

International Signing: The Reds added an international free agent yesterday. Ben Badler at Baseball America has the full details. The highlights:

The Reds have signed 20-year-old Cuban outfielder Reydel Medina for $400,000.

At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Medina runs above-average times in the 60-yard dash. He’s a lefthanded hitter with a quick bat and projectable power, although there are concerns among some scouts about his crudeness at the plate despite his performance at the World Championship. Given how little time is left in the 2013 season, Medina might not make his debut until next year, at which point he’ll probably start in one of the lower levels of the system, perhaps low Class A Dayton.

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Pawtucket 4 – Louisville 2

The Louisville Bats have dropped 8 games in a row, and are now a season low seven games below .500.

Greg Reynolds pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits while not walking anyone and striking out five. It was Reynolds 4th straight quality start.

Billy Hamilton had two triples in four at-bats and scored once. Hitting two triples in a game ties the Louisville Bats record for triples in a game, now shared with 14 former players including former Reds outfielder Deion Sanders.

Henry Rodriguez and Nevin Ashley each had a pair of singles in 4 trips to the plate. Felix Perez hit a solo homerun in the top of the 8th inning to temporarily tie the score at 2-2.

AA
Mississippi 4 – Pensacola 3
The Blue Wahoos have dropped 5 straight games ans sit at two games below .500.

The Wahoos took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning on a 3-run homerun off the bat of Yorman Rodriguez (2-for-3, HR, BB).

However, Pensacola starter Josh Smith (7 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 1 BB, 8 K) gave it back with a run in the 5th, a run in the 6th, and two more in the 7th. Parker Frazier struck out two over two perfect relief innings.

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Games Played on 8/14/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Kyle Waldrop had a hit every time to the plate. Waldrop was 4-for-4, with a double, a homerun and scored twice. His 21st homerun of the season was also his 4th homerun over his last 7 games.

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Pawtucket 6 – Louisville 5

In his Louisville Bats debut, Derrick Robinson went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. He also had an outfield assist from left field, doubling a runner off first base (Robinson-to-Negron-to-Soto for the 7-6-3 double play.)

Billy Hamilton, Neftali Soto and Felix Perez each had a pair of hits. The first 4 hitters in the Bats lineup (those three, along with Robinson) finished the game 9-for-18.

Chad Rogers surrendered all six runs in his 5.1 inning start. The damage was done by a 3-run homerun in the 3rd inning and a 3-run homerun in the 6th inning. Rogers only gave up 4 hits, but walked 3, hit a batter and struck out just one.

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Mississippi 3 – Pensacola 2 in 14 innings

Tim Crabbe started and pitched 6 innings, allowing just 1 run, 7 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 9.

That was the only run of the game until Pensacola briefly took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning. Josh Fellhauer (1-for-6) had the only Blue Wahoos extra base hit with a 2-RBI double in that 8th inning. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Tucker Barnhart (2-for-5, BB) reached base three times and was the only Pensacola player with more than one hit.

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