[Tom Diesman is out of town this week. We asked Warren Leeman (known here and the far eastern territory of Russia as Shchi Cossack) to pinch hit. Thanks, Warren!] With the Big Club’s season over from a competitive perspective and the minor league season winding down, a look back through the 2015 minor league season […]

With the two big trades last week we have some new top prospects to keep tabs of down on the farm.  We also have some players moving around between minor league teams.  Let’s take a look at what is going on down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats SP Robert Stephenson, who in 6 GS […]

The Reds first deadline trade has been completed and Johnny Cueto is off to Kansas City where he’ll get a shot at being in the post season this year.  The Reds got a pretty good haul of three LH SP in Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed in return.  I’ll touch on where these […]

The MLB All Star Break comes to an end today.  How about that Todd Frazier?  He hit a HR every 30.1 PA in the minors and now he is hitting them every 20.4 PA in the Majors and winning the MLB HR Derby.  Aroldis Chapman did all right for himself as well striking out the […]

Again this week, not much going on with player movement down on the farm.  That could change with the upcoming MLB trade deadline and the Reds being rumored to be on the sellers market.  If the Reds do pull the trigger on some deals it would most likely bring us some new prospects to follow […]

The Reds started out the week sending Devin Mesoraco and Jason Bourgeois down to Louisville on rehab assignments.  Then Brandon Phillips (groin) and Billy Hamilton (hand) promptly suffered nagging day to day injuries.  If that wasn’t enough, Zack Cozart appears to have suffered a knee injury that will most likely require a stay on the […]

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 […]

We are gearing up for another season of baseball here at Redleg Nation and I’m happy to be once again providing the weekly “This Week on the Farm” column. I’ll use this space to discuss the progress and personnel of the Reds minor league affiliates. I’ll try to provide you with some news and notes […]

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 […]

The Reds have announced two new farmhands for next season.  The Reds have obtained RH RP Kevin Shackelford and RHP Barrett Astin from the Brewers to complete the Jonathan Broxton salary dump.  If you were like me and concerned that waiting so long for the two PTNL to be announced would rob you of the […]

The Arizona Fall League is gearing up for the season that will begin on October 7.  Double A Pensacola Blue Wahoos manager Delino DeShields will manage the Surprise Saguaros, who will consist of prospects from the Reds, Red Sox, Padres, Mariners and Rangers.  The Reds have announced that OF Jesse Winker (.917 OPS, A+, AA), […]