Cincinnati Reds Friday Minor League Scouting Notebook

In the scouting notebook this week we will take a look at pitchers Drew Cisco, El’Hajj Muhammad and Ben Klimesh as well as outfielder Jesse Winker.

Earlier this week I was able to go see Drew Cisco pitch in Dayton for the Dragons. Coming into the game he had walked just one batter all season with 27 strikeouts in 26 innings pitched. He had flat out dominated the competition. His line for the game was solid, but unspectacular: 7ip, 6 hits, 4 earned, 0 walks and 3 strikeouts.  His fastball was working 88-92 MPH throughout the game and had good movement. There were a few times where he seemed to overthrow the ball and he would miss his location, but those times were few and far between. He was throwing two curveballs during the game. One was a traditional 12-6 breaking curveball. The other one was more of an 11-5 variety that swept across the zone. The righty also mixed in a good change up that had some nice fade and tumble. Overall, his control wasn’t as good as it was when I was able to watch him pitch on back on April 6th, but for the most part he was able to hit his spots and showed four good pitches during the game.

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