It’s that time of year when long time minor leaguers become free agents and teams resign players from this pool to restock depth at the upper levels of minor leagues.  The Reds showed last year that they were not adequately stocked at this level to help back fill the many injuries they had to key […]

I’m going to take a look at the Reds top level minor league depth at seasons end.  Last two weeks I covered the pitchers. This week I’ll look at the catchers and infielders.  This will be more of a who is closest to helping in the majors type of ranking rather than who has the […]

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 […]

Time once again to check out what is going on down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds have released OF Ryan LaMarre to make room on the 40 man roster for Cuban P Raisel Iglesias who was assigned to the AZL Reds.  LaMarre is a 25 year of CF who was a 2nd […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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.

AAA

Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 1

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.

AA

Jacksonville 6 – Pensacola 5

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.

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Minor League Player of the Day: Marquez Smith (Pensacola): 2-4, HR, 2B, 1 RUN, 3 RBI

AAA
Charlotte 8 – Louisville 3

Henry Rodriguez provided most of the offense by going 2-4 with a homerun, 3 RBI, and a run scored.  The homerun was a solo shot in the 1st inning for his 4th of the season.

Yohan Pino allowed 7 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings pitched.  Pino did not walk a batter and struck out 6 in the loss.  Yohan fell to 2-5 on the season. with a 3.81 earned run average.

AA
Pensacola 7 – Mississippi 6

The Blue Wahoos took a 7-1 lead after 4 innings and then held on in the end for a 1-run victory.  Marquez Smith led the way with a 2-4 game including a homerun, double, 3 RBI, and 1 run scored.  The homerun was his 2nd of the season.  Devin Lohman was 2-3 with a homerun, single, and a walk.  Lohman scored 2 runs and drove in 2.  Travis Mattair only had 1 hit in 4 at-bats but it accounted for his 11th homerun of the year.  Donald Lutz scored a run and drove in a run by going 2-4 with 2 singles in the contest.

Josh Smith improved his record to 6-6 on the season with the win.  Smith allowed a run on 5 hits and a walk over 6 innings of work.  He struck out 5 and lowered his ERA to 3.50 on the season.

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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.

AAA
Louisville 5 – Charlotte 1

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.

AA
Mississippi 3 – Pensacola 2

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.

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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 […]