The Cincinnati Reds (47-56) have won four of their last six games against the top two teams in the NL Central. The Reds are using five rookies in the starting rotation and looking for their second straight series win against the St. Louis Cardinals (67-38). The Cardinals want revenge after being shut out in each […]

Mark Sheldon ( is reporting a source has told him that OF Kyle Waldrop has been called up to the Reds from Louisville. As Sheldon says, Waldrop could be a short-term placeholder for Mike Leake’s roster spot until Leake’s spot comes up to pitch on Sunday. They made a similar move a few days ago […]

With the final game of the first half of the season upon us, the Cincinnati Reds (39-46) will look to split the series with the Marlins and nab their 40th win before heading home to revel in the All Star festivities. After yesterday’s thrashing sponsored by the Reds’ bullpen, ace and final vote runner-up Johnny […]

There was not much player movement this week down on the farm, but we’ll check in with a few select players and see how they are faring. AAA Louisville Bats OF Brennan Boesch didn’t take long to get his stroke back after being sent down to AAA.  Boesch is slashing .389/.488/.444/.933 in 10 G and […]

Jesse Winker came into the season as the Reds best hitting prospect, and in spite of an up and down season, he remains the Reds best chance for an All Star caliber bat in the minor leagues. Winker dominated high A as a 20 year old in 2014, batting .317/.426/.580 in 249 plate appearances. He […]

The Cincinnati Reds (33-37) look to win the series tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-31) at PNC Park. The Reds are 6-2 against the Pirates this season, having won each of their previous two series. Aroldis Chapman is expected to return to the active roster from the paternity list in time for tonight’s game. STARTING […]

Both of the Red’s Rookie level teams started action last week, so for the first time this season we have a full slate of teams to talk about.  There have also been several recent moves made to add some depth to the Reds two top minor league teams.  Let’s see what’s going on down on […]

While the Reds are in Philadelphia inventing new ways for their bullpen to blow up, we’ll check out the farm system and see if there’s anything down there to spark our interest and maybe give us some hope.  Also remember the MLB Draft takes place next week and that the players selected there will go […]

How time flies when we are having fun.  We are already about one third of the way through the minor league season.  Hitters are fast approaching 200 PA and SP are right about 50 IP already.  Given the Reds recent 9 game losing streak, I ‘m glad to writing a column about the minors.  Here’s […]

Today we’ll check in down on the farm and see who got off to quick starts and how some of the top prospects did the first week of the season.  Remember, these are pretty small sample sizes, so one good game or start can change these numbers pretty quick. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats started […]

  Today is opening day for the Red’s four full season minor league teams. Let’s take a look at the opening day rosters for each of the teams and take note of how each teams opening day rosters are taking shape.   AAA Louisville Bats   The Bats open the season at home today at […]

As I type this on Monday night at 9:30pm we have been handed the rosters for the Dayton Dragons, Daytona Tortugas and Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Only the Louisville Bats have yet to release their official opening day roster, though until the games begin on Thursday evening things could still be fluid. Even without the Triple-A […]