The Reds are on a bit of a roll and have Anthony DeSclafani back in the rotation now.  The bullpen is about to get a boost as Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are due to return from their rehab assignments next week.  We also just had Jose Peraza called up to replace an injured Jordan […]

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 […]

We are now two weeks into the minor league schedule.  Let’s check in on a hitter or two from each of the four teams playing.  We’ll look more at the fringe type prospects rather than the top prospects you hear about all the time. AAA Louisville Bats Steve Selsky had a good game on Wednesday, […]

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 […]

There was a rash of midseason roster movement over the last week.  Let’s catch up on many of the comings and goings in the Reds organization. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats cleared some space on the AAA roster by releasing 3B Chris Nelson (.692 OPS, Age 28), SS Argenis Diaz (.604, 27), and 1B Shelley […]

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 […]

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 9/1/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RHP, Pedro Villarreal, threw 6 innings of shutout baseball against the Indians. He allowed only 2 hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out 8. That runs his record in AAA to 4-9 on the season and his ERA stands at 4.43. His WHIP […]

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.

AAA
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.

AA
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 8/8/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Logan Uxa went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double and two runs scored for the AZL Reds.

AAA
Columbus 9 – Louisville 3

Chad Rogers retired the first 10 batters that he faced, and kept the Clippers scoreless until a rough 5th inning, where he gave up 4 runs on 4 hits. An error led to one of the runs. Rogers helped himself out by picking a runner off 1st base for the final out of the inning. Overall, he finished with a line of 5.1 innings, 6 runs (4 earned) and 6 hits. He walked one and struck out 7.

Billy Hamilton (2-for-3, 2B, BB) had two of the team’s five hits, stole his 68th base, and scored two of the team’s 3 runs.

AA
Pensacola 6 – Jacksonville 4

Daniel Renken went 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, walking no one, and striking out 4. Trevor Bell faced 4 batters in the 9th inning, hitting one batter and striking out the other three.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 2nd inning, Mike Costanzo (2-for-3, 2B, BB) had a bases-clearing double in the 6-run frame. Travis Mattair and Ryan LaMarre each had a pair of singles and scored a run in 4 at-bats.

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Games Played on 8/7/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Jon Moscot delivered on multiple fronts last night. First, he tossed 7 shutout innings, scattering four hits, walking one and striking out five. He helped himself at the plate with a 1-for-2 night. The hit was a triple, and he scored one of the team’s two runs.

AAA
Indianapolis 9 – Louisville 1

Chad Reineke allowed 4 runs, 8 hits, 3 walks and struck out 2 over 5 innings. Jose Arredondo faced 7 batters: six of them reached base and four of those scored.

Billy Hamilton and Denis Phipps had 6 of the Bats 8 hits. Hamilton was 3-for-5, all singles, with his 67th stolen base. Phipps was 3-for-4 with a solo homerun in the 4th inning.

AA
Pensacola 2 – Jacksonville 0

Jon Moscot allowed just 4 hits, a walk and struck out 5 over 7 shutout innings. Moscot also hit a triple and scored a run. Lee Hyde and Trevor Bell each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Devin Lohman (2-for-4, R, RBI) and Mike Costanzo (2-for-3, BB) accounted for half of the Pensacola hits.

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Games Played on 08/05/13

Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton SP Amir Garrett: He got no decision as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 1 H and 1 BB with 4 K.

AAA

Louisville 6 – Indianapolis 4

Ryan Ludwick went 0 for 4 and now has a .045 BA in his rehab assignment. Jason Donald went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Nevin Ashley went 1 for 3 with a HR, a BB, and a SB. Mike Hessman went 1 for 3 with a 2B and 2 BB. Henry Rodriguez went 1 for 2 with 3 BB and a SB. Neftali Soto doubled.

Daniel Corcino got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 5 K. Jose Diaz picked up his 9th save with 1.1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 6 – Birmingham 2

Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. Travis Mattair went 2 for 4 with 2 2B. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Josh Smith got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Lee Hyde and Loek Van Mil each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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