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.
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:
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.
Game played on 09/07/13 Rookie Missoula 3 – Billings 0 Gabriel Rosa, Ronald Bueno, and Jhimmy Lopez collected the only three hits for the Mustangs and none were for extra bases. Luke Moran started and got the loss, going 5 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts. Fabian […]
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 8/21/2013
Minor League Pitchers of the Day: The Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitched a combined 11 shutout innings, where they scattered five hits and four walks while striking out eight. The team didn’t have any wild pitches, passed balls, or hit batters.
Minor League Hitter of the Day: Juan Silva reached base all 4 times at the plate with a walk, two singles, and a triple. He stole second base three times. Once after the walk and again after each single.
Louisville had the day off.
Pensacola 1 – Huntsville 0 in 11 innings
Josh Smith started and threw the first 6.1 shutout innings. He allowed just 4 hits, one walk, and struck out four. Jamie Walczak followed with 2.2 hitless innings, issuing two walks and striking out one. Drew Hayes and Trevor Bell each added a scoreless inning.
Leadoff hitter Ryan LaMarre (2-for-5) was the only Pensacola batter with more than one hit, collecting his second hit of the game while leading off the top of the 11th inning with a single. He was moved over to second base on a sac bunt before advancing to third base on a groundout. Just 90 feet away with two out, he scored on a wild pitch.
Shaun Ellis allowed just one unearned run, 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out two over 4 innings. Joey Housey pitched a perfect inning of relief.
Juan Silva (3-for-3, BB, 3B) had half of the team’s six hits, reached base in all four trips to the plate, and scored twice. Silva also stole second base all three times that he was on first base, upping his season total to 29. Nine of those 29 swipes have come in his last nine games.
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.
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.
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.
Games Played on 8/10/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2011 #1 draft pick, Robert Stephenson, recovered from a bad start, with 6 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only 1 hit and 1 walk, and struck out 9. He’s lowed his ERA to 3.05 since his promotion to Bakersfield. Stephenson is 20 and […]
Games Played on 07/29/13
Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola SP Daniel Renken: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 6 K. He also doubled.
Billy Hamilton went 2 for 5 with a 2B and 2 SB (63). Mike Hessman went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Ryan Ludwick went 1 for 3 with a 2B. Neftali Soto doubled.
Chad Rogers got the win as he went 5.1 IP and allowed 1 R, 0 ER, on 6 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Jose Diaz picked up his 7th save while allowing 1 ER over 1.1 IP of relief.
Ray Chang went 2 for 3 with a 2B. Yorman Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a HR. Theo Bowe went 2 for 4 with a SB. Daniel Renken doubled.
Daniel Renken got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 6 K. Lee Hyde added 2 IP scoreless relief. Trevor Bell picked up his 9th save tossing a scoreless 9th inning.
Games Played on 7/24/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: There were solid starting pitching performances at the top three levels of the organization, but I’m going to go with the guy they couldn’t get out. Jon Matthews was 3-for-3 with a walk for the Billing Mustangs. Matthews hit a homerun and also stole a base.
The Chiefs pitching scattered 6 singles and one double to limit the Bats to two runs. Billy Hamilton (1-for-4, RBI, CS) had an RBI single in the 3rd inning. Mike Hessman (1-for-4, 2B, RBI) added an RBI double in the 7th inning to give Louisville a 2-0 lead.
Louisville starter Chad Rogers threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4. Bats bullpen arms that have seen time with the Reds allowed a run in each of the final three innings: one run scored on Jose Arredondo in the 7th, and the other two runs belonged to Pedro Villarreal.
Daniel Renken allowed just two hits and two walks over 6 shutout innings while striking out four. Lee Hyde added a perfect inning of relief, striking out one.
Mike Costanzo (3-for-5, 2 2B, RBI) and Travis Mattair (3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI) had three hits each. Ryan LaMarre (2-for-3, BB, RBI) reached base three times.
Minor League Player of the Day: Kevin Garcia (AZL Reds) – 4-5, 3 Singles, 1 Double, 2 Runs Scored, 1 RBI.
Emmanuel Burriss went 2-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. Billy Hamilton had a hit and a run scored in 3 at-bats. He also stole 2 bases, giving him 54 on the season.
Chad Rogers improved his record to 2-2 in Louisville by pitching 5.1 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 5. Zach Duke pitched a scoreless inning to run his perfect scoreless streak to 13.1 innings this season. Pedro Villarreal recorded the save by going 2.1 innings. He allowed just 1 hit and struck out 2.
Chris Berset doubled and reached base via a walk in 4 plate appearances. He also scored a run. Mike Costanzo came in as a pinch hitter late in the game and managed to go 1-1 with a double, walk, and drove in an RBI.
Carlos Contreras picked up the loss by allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in 4 innings pitched. The Blue Wahoos bullpen of Chris Manno, Jamie Walczak, and Drew Hayes combined to go 5 innings of shutout ball. They allowed 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 9.
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For games played on July 7th. Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2012 14th round draft pick, Luke Moran, thew 6 innings of 5 hit, 1 run baseball, striking out 5 for a “no decision”. This was Moran’s 4th start of the season, he’s 2-0 with an ERA of 2.66 and a WHIP of […]
Games Played on 07/02/13
Minor League Player of the Day: Billings 2B Avian Rachal: He went 3 for 6 with a HR, a 3B, a BB, and a SB.
Denis Phipps went 1 for 3 with his 5th HR. Emmanuel Burriss singled and stole second to account for the Bat’s only other hit in the game.
Chad Reineke got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 2 R on 6 H and 3 BB with 7 K. Trevor Bell added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.
Donald Lutz, Marquez Smith, and Danny Vicioso each went 1 for 3 with a BB. Devin Lohman hit his 6th HR. Travis Mattair tripled.
Daniel Renken got no decision as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 5 K. Drew Hayes took the loss allowing 2 R over 1.1 IP of relief.
Games Played on 6/27/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: Chad Reineke pitched 8 innings of 1-run baseball for Louisville. He surrendered just 4 hits, no walks, and struck out 4.
Chad Reineke allowed just 1 run on a solo homerun over 8 innings. He gave up just 4 hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out 4. Logan Ondrusek tossed the final scoreless inning (1 hit, no walks or strikeouts.)
With the bases loaded in the 6th inning and the score tied at 1-1, Denis Phipps (2-for-4, 2B, SB, R, 3 RBI) unclogged the bases with a 3-RBI double. Felix Perez (2-for-4, R) scored one of those three runs and finished the game with a pair of hits.
Donald Lutz (2-for-3, HBP, SB) was back in action for the first time since being optioned back to AA. Yorman Rodriguez (1-for-4) has hit safely in all 9 games he’s played in Pensacola, and now has an 18 game hitting streak between Bakersfield and Pensacola. Marquez Smith‘s only hit was his first homerun in a Blue Wahoo uniform (11 games). It was his 9th homerun of the season.
Daniel Renken allowed 3 runs, 5 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings while striking out 6 batters. Drew Hayes followed with two shutout innings and Loek Van Mil pitched a scoreless 9th.