Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 5/15/17 Doug Gray May 15, 2017 16 Comments If you aren’t signed up to support the site through Patreon yet, you can do that today and start getting emails each morning with notes and updates from each game (and other perks). Louisville lost 5-3. Box Score Zach Walters went 1-4 with a double and a run. Jesse Winker went 2-3 with a walk and a run. Rob Brantly went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Dilson Herrera went 1-4 with an RBI. Beau Amaral went 1-3 with an RBI. Jackson Stephens allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Pensacola lost 4-3. Box Score Alex Blandino went 1-4 with a walk and a run. Blake Trahan went 2-4 with a run and a steal. Josh VanMeter went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Adrian Nieto went 2-4. Brian O’Grady went 1-3 with a walk and a solo home run (5). Luis Castillo allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. Domingo Tapia allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. Daytona lost 7-3. Box Score Shed Long went 2-3 with a walk, home run (5) and 2 RBI. Reydel Medina went 1-4 with a run. Blake Butler went 1-3 with a run. Vladimir Gutierrez allowed 3 runs in 5.0 innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw a hitless inning with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Dayton won 4-2. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a double. Jose Siri went 2-4 with a run. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with a run. Brantley Bell went 1-4 with an RBI. Hector Vargas went 2-4 with a solo home run (2). Scott Moss was charged with an unearned run in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Andy Cox threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. 5/16 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 12-25 N/A 10:35am TBA Here Here Here Pensacola 20-18 N/A 7:05pm Mella Here Here Here Daytona 20-18 N/A 7:05pm Reyes Here Here N/A Dayton 26-11 N/A 10:35am Romero Here Here Here Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel A+ DNP 2 Jesse Winker AAA 2-3, BB, run. 3 Robert Stephenson MLB DNP 4 Amir Garrett AAA DNP 5 Sal Romano DL DNP 6 Taylor Trammell A 0-3, BB, K. 7 Aristides Aquino AA 1-4, K. 8 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ 5IP, 5H, 3ER, 1BB, 7K. 9 Luis Castillo AA 5IP, 6H, 2ER, 2BB, 1K. 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Nick Travieso DL DNP 12 Chris Okey A+ 0-4. 13 Tyler Mahle AA DNP 14 Tyler Stephenson A 1-4 with a run. 15 Phillip Ervin AAA DNP 16 Ian Kahaloa Susp DNP 17 Shed Long A+ 2-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI. 18 Keury Mella AA DNP 19 Austin Brice MLB DNP 20 Jimmy Herget AA DNP 21 T.J. Friedl A 1-4, 2B. 22 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 1-4. 23 Zack Weiss DL DNP 24 Ariel Hernandez AA DNP 25 Michael Beltre A 0-3, BB, run. 16 Responses Hoyce May 15, 2017 So disappointed w tj freidle. Thought he would kill it this year. Aquino has fallin off the earth too. But I do have some trade sceneries for u Doug. 1 Iglesias to nats for Robles. (+). 2 Suarez to mets for Rosario. 3 Duvall to rays for snell. What says u Doug? Doug Gray May 16, 2017 Disappointed? He’s hitting .279/.367/.457 right now with good plate discipline. I’m not sure exactly what you expected. He’s playing better than he did last year, but he doesn’t have a .420 BABIP this year. That’s the real difference. I’m not getting into the trade stuff right now. I’m not looking up the info and contract details for the other guys, but I’m not looking to trade Suarez right now. Hoyce May 16, 2017 I kept an eye out for Friedl all last year and this year also. I thought he’d be 330/425/550. An absolute beast. And be top 100 prospect overall. I understand that’s steep but that’s what I envisioned. He will step it up tho. Imo Wes May 16, 2017 Your setting yourself up for major disappointment if those are your trade expectations. MK May 16, 2017 Two things to consider with Friedl and Aquino. Few players have come from the hitter friendly Pioneer League to the Midwest League to see their numbers improve. What you hope to see is consistency and I think if you get into the numbers you actually see improvement, especially considering the competition. In Aquino’s case the jump from High A to AA is probably the toughest players face in their development. It is actually the league where pitchers start adjusting to hitters strengths. It is certainly a learning process. The season is at the 25% point. If he is still struggling at the 75% point then maybe expectations were too high. Hoyce May 16, 2017 Couple other I would propose is cozart and Robert Stephenson to Marlins for Braxton Garrett And b ham (+) to Cleveland for Francisco mejia. The Duke May 16, 2017 Cocaine is a hell of a drug William Kubas May 16, 2017 Alex Blandino raises his on base percentage to .374 with a hit and a walk. GO STANFORD CARDINAL BASEBALL kevin z May 16, 2017 anyone no why Senzel DNP after a off day? Doug Gray May 16, 2017 That was only his second off day of the year. It was just a scheduled off day. kevin z May 16, 2017 glad to see long keep hitting, I’m on his hype train, I don’t believe he to small just short.. ill get killed for this, but I think long is on Senzel’s level as a hitter. I really like long’s serious mentality it votto like, even in pics long looks angry lol sultanofswaff May 16, 2017 No argument here in the sense that both look to be future productive major leaguers. Ray Durham is an excellent comp for Shed. Ray-Ray had a long and productive career with the ChiSox and was small in stature as well. He played AA as a 21 year old, had some pop in his bat, and knew how to take a walk. Seems like they’re both on the same trajectory. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/durhara01.shtml kevin z May 16, 2017 hmm like it swaff thanks a lot can get down with that comparison… Steve May 16, 2017 Don’t really understand the Chavez to Pensacola move when Goeddel went on the DL. Many more candidates that are deserving even if it’s only for a week. The Duke May 16, 2017 Legitimate prospects you don’t really move up for just a week, you move them up when they are ready to move to the next level and stay there. Temp assignments are what you do with org guys. kevin z May 16, 2017 very nice night so at for Senzel and Long AA for both in the near future..