Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 6/16/17 Doug Gray June 17, 2017 20 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 2-1. Box Score Darnell Sweeney went 1-4 with a run. Jesse Winker went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Cedric Hunter went 1-4 with a double. Stuart Turner (rehab) went 1-3. Zach Vincej went 1-3. Dilson Herrera went 1-2 with a walk. Austin Ross allowed a run in 6.0 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Ismael Guillon allowed a run in 2.1 innings with a strikeout. Pensacola won 9-3, lost 1-0 in a double header. Game 1: 9-3 win. Box Score Tyler Goeddel went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run. Josh VanMeter went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Gabby Guerrero went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a run and 2 RBI. Angelo Gumbs went 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs. Alex Blandino went 1-4 with a 3-run home run (5). Adrian Nieto went 3-4 with a solo home runs (3). Blake Trahan went 1-3 with a walk, double and 2 RBI. Brandon Finnegan (rehab) threw 4.0 shutout innings with just 1 hit allowed and 4 strikeouts. Ariel Hernandez threw a hitless inning with 2 walks. Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score Blake Trahan went 1-2 with a walk. Angelo Gumbs went 1-3. Leon Landry went 2-3. Alberti Chavez went 1-3 with a double. Tyler Mahle allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. This was a scheduled short start so he can pitch in the All-Star game. Jose Lopez threw 3.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Daytona is off for the All-Star break Dayton won 4-1. Box Score Jose Siri went 2-5 with 2 doubles. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Brantley Bell went 1-4 with a run. James Vasquez went 1-4 with a run. Luis Gonzalez went 1-4 with a double. Cassidy Brown went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Hector Vargas went 1-4 with a run. Scott Moss allowed a run in 6.2 innings with 11 strikeouts. Aaron Fossas threw 1.1 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. 6/17 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 26-40 N/A 7:05pm Romano Here Here Here Pensacola 40-28 N/A 6:05pm McGuire Here Here Here Daytona 32-29 N/A OFF OFF Here Here N/A Dayton 41-27 N/A 7:05pm Romero Here Here Here Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel A+ DNP 2 Jesse Winker AAA 2-4, 2B, RBI, K. 3 Robert Stephenson AAA DNP 4 Amir Garrett MLB DNP 5 Sal Romano AAA DNP 6 Taylor Trammell A 0-2, BB, RBI, K. 7 Aristides Aquino AA 2-4, run, 2 RBI. 8 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 9 Luis Castillo AA DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Nick Travieso DL DNP 12 Chris Okey A+ DNP 13 Tyler Mahle AA 3IP, 4H, 1ER, 0BB, 3K. 14 Tyler Stephenson A 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2K. 15 Phillip Ervin AAA 0-4. 16 Ian Kahaloa Susp DNP 17 Shed Long A+ DNP 18 Keury Mella AA DNP 19 Austin Brice MLB DNP 20 Jimmy Herget AA DNP 21 T.J. Friedl A 1-5, run, 2K. 22 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ DNP 23 Zack Weiss A+ DNP 24 Ariel Hernandez AA 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 2BB. 25 Michael Beltre A DNP 20 Responses simon cowell June 17, 2017 Phil Ervin is having a terrible season. If he remains at AAA there is no justice left in the world. Reply MikeinSoCal June 17, 2017 Ervin’s avg is down, strikeouts up. If the Reds needed an OF would they call up Ervin, Sweeney, or utility player? Reply Mike June 17, 2017 Winker Doug Gray June 17, 2017 He’s certainly not having a good season, but you’re a bit strong with no justice left in the world over one bad half of baseball. Reply DaveCT June 17, 2017 As a guy who has continually struggled with breaking stuff away, Ervin’s AAA time must seem like a chamber of horrors. Given his history of being decent, I’d wager he has the entire season at AAA to make adjustments, though I can’t see him doing it there if not at AA or A ball. But it can be summed up in one word, to quote Joaquin Andujar, “youneverknow.” Reply Clammy June 17, 2017 In AAA, Sweeney has played well since being acquired. Seems like the perfect 25th player on a roster. He’s fast and can play multiple positions. With Mesoraco seemingly back to 100%, I can’t see Stuart Turner getting back on the ML team. Brantley is having a good year and offers more roster flexibility than a Rule V guy. Reply DaveCT June 17, 2017 After Cabrera’s defense last year, I’d have to think they’d only be willing to swap out Turner for Brantley if the latter’ defense was average or better. I agree with the thinking, however. Reply CP June 17, 2017 Reds have been talking like they are going to do what they can to keep Turner… Reply MK June 17, 2017 One option could be whether a contender needs a catcher at the deadline. I would think they might pay well for a catcher of Barnhart’s abilities. Do not think the Reds will want to expend a lot more money at the catcher’s position with what they are paying Mez and what Tucker can get at arbitration. MK June 17, 2017 Moss was absolutely nasty last night. What was even better was it was a pressure situation with Dragons being fairly mediocre the last couple weeks and absolutely needing a win in the race for a playoff spot which they clinched last night. The good ones step up in big situations and Moss stepped up big. His eleven Ks was a new career high. Seems he has to move into higher prospect rankings. Reply Doug Gray June 17, 2017 He’s certainly improved his stock. Just the innings alone has helped that out, but what he’s been able to do in those innings has been just as, if not more impressive. Reply Alex Reds June 17, 2017 Scott Mossback with a huge game, 6.2 innings, 2 hits, AND 0 walks. Just 11 strikeouts though. Reply Steve June 17, 2017 Congrats to Pensacola and Dayton for clinching playoff spots. Daytona also still has a chance. 2 draftees signed. C’mon guys, put the ink to the paper and let’s get to working. We should be fielding very competitive teams at both Billings and Arizona. Will Downs and Case be the new middle infield of the future? Or do they both play SS to begin their careers? Greene P/DH to begin career? Will Fairchild be as good or better than Friedl? How will the college arms compare to last year’s group, who are mainly with the playoff clinching Dayton team? Reply Doug Gray June 17, 2017 I’m sure there’s probably 10-15 guys signed, but I only know for a fact that two of them are. I know of several others that were flying into Arizona yesterday, but don’t know if they passed physicals and such. Reply Steve June 17, 2017 Yeah, I’m sure more info should be trickling out this weekend as Billings is starting their season on Monday. MK June 17, 2017 Friedl to Daytona Mardarosian to Dayton Reply simon cowell June 17, 2017 Surely Morris is now considered a top 25 prospect for the Reds? Reply mark l June 17, 2017 Moss? I think so too Reply Alex Reds June 17, 2017 Just put together a quick top prospects list off the top of my mind – Scott Moss makes top 25 IMO. I look forward to seeing Doug’s top 25 in July! Hunter Greene Nick Senzel Amir Garrett (likely not eligible) Tyler Mahle Taylor Trammell Jesse Winker Luis Castillo Robert Stephenson (likely not eligible) Shed Long Tyler Stephenson Sal Romano Vladimir Gutierrez Jose Garcia Scott Moss Tony Santillan Austin Brice TJ Friedl Stuart Fairchild Jeter Downs Ariel Hernandez Rookie Davis Nick Travieso Wennington Romero Jose Lopez Gavin LaValley Aristides Aquino Tyler Goeddel Alfredo Rodriguez Calten Daal Philip Ervin Coooop June 17, 2017 Fsl Asg. Tortuga offense. Shed long into lavalley deep twice! Lol. Then Okey dokey sac fly! 7th inning. 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