With the 2013 minor league seasons wrapped up, let’s look at the top offensive performances of the Reds minor league prospects. The data below is from baseball-reference.com. The table summarizes the top 25 Reds minor league performers as ranked by OPS plus 5 additional players worth noting. The admittedly arbitrary cutoff that I used was […]

Games Played on 8/25/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 35 year old Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers and drove in 5 runs with a walk. On the season, Hessman slashline is .240/.326/.496 and hit his 24th and 25th homers. AAA Louisville 8 – Indianapolis 4 Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers […]

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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Games Played on 08/13/13 Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds RF Aristides Aquino: He went 4 for 6 with 2 3B. AAA Pawtucket 5 – Louisville 1 Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a BB. Emmanuel Burris went 2 for 4. Billy Hamilton went 1 for 3 with a BB. Nevin Ashley […]

Games Played on 8/11/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old Billings right hander, Jose Guzman, threw 5.1 innings of strong relief, allowing only an unearned run on 5 hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 5. Guzman is having a roller coaster season for hte Mustangs either being very good […]

Games Played on 7/21/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton’s 19 year old outfielder, Jesse Winker, went 2-5 with and double and a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th. The homer was his 13th of the season. One of the Reds 2012 supplemental first round picks (49th pick of 1st round), Winker […]

Most of this was recently posted on Lance McAlister’s blog (I’ve added some numbers and some of Lance’s numbers might be a bit off b/c of the delay in posting this): Louisville Bats/International League rankings BA .249 (13th of 14) Runs 377 (14th) OBP .313 (13th) SLG .370 (13th) OPS .683 (14th) BB 264 (12th) […]

Games Played on 7/3/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Leadoff hitter Juan Silva reached all five times he came to the plate and scored three times. He finished the day with a triple, a homerun, two walks, and was hit by a pitch.

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Louisville 4 – Indianapolis 3

Yohan Pino struck out 10 batters over 6.2 innings. All three of the runs were his (two earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks.

No Louisville player had more than one hit, but Josh Fellhauer was 1-for-4 with a BB, an RBI and a run scored.

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Pensacola 5 – Jacksonville 3

Josh Smith allowed just 2 runs in six innings on 7 hits and 1 walk.

Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-4 with a solo homerun and two runs scored.

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Games Played on 06/24/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 3B David Vidal: He went 2 for 3 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. AAA Louisville 4 – Rochester 2 Nevin Ashley went 2 for 3 with 2 2B. Jason Donald went 2 for 3 with a 3B and a SB. Neftali […]

For games played on June 15, 2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 24 year old, Travis Mattair, went 3-4 with 2 doubles and drove in a run. Mattair was the 2nd round pick of the Phillies in 2007. He came to the Reds organization before the 2012 season and played last season in Bakersfield […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Zach Vincej (Dayton Dragons) had a perfect 4-4 night at the plate.  Vincej’s 4-hits included 3 singles and a double.  He scored 3 runs, drove in 2 RBI, and also drew 2 walks making him a perfect 6 for 6 in reaching base.  The perfect night helped Vincej raise […]

Games Played on 06/04/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SP James Allen: He got the win as he went 8 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 3 K. AAA Louisville 8 – Norfolk 2 Henry Rodriguez went 4 for 5. Billy Hamilton went 2 for 5 with […]