Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 6/18/17 Doug Gray June 18, 2017 27 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 4-3. Box Score Hernan Iribarren went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Jesse Winker went 1-3 with a walk, double and 2 RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 3-3. Phillip Ervin went 2-4. Brandon Dixon went 2-4 with a steal and 2 runs. Jackson Stephens allowed 3 runs in 8.0 innings with 6 strikeouts. Pensacola lost 3-2, 1-0 in a double header. Game 1: 3-2 loss. Box Score Alex Blandino went 1-3 with a solo home run (6). Eric Jagielo went 1-2 with a walk and a run. Angelo Gumbs went 1-3. Adrian Nieto went 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Deck McGuire allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Robert Stock threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout. Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score Josh VanMeter went 1-3. Alex Blandino went 1-3 with a double. Angelo Gumbs went 1-3. Leon Landry went 2-3 with a double. Joe Hudson went 1-3. Alberti Chavez went 1-3. Luis Castill went 1-3 at the plate. He allowed 1 run in 6.1 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. He took a no-hitter into the 7th, but lost it and then the game in the inning. Daytona is off for the All-Star break. Dayton lost 9-3. Box Score Michael Beltre went 2-4 with a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 3-4 with a double, home run (4) and 3 RBI. Patrick Riehl allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jesse Stallings threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Carlos Machorro threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. 6/19 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 27-41 N/A 7:05pm Bailey Here Here Here Pensacola 40-28 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here Daytona 32-29 N/A 5:35pm Bautista/Gutierrez Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here Billings 0-0 N/A 9:05pm Wotell Here Here N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel A+ DNP 2 Jesse Winker AAA 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, K. 3 Robert Stephenson AAA DNP 4 Amir Garrett MLB DNP 5 Sal Romano AAA DNP 6 Taylor Trammell A 0-4, run, K. 7 Aristides Aquino AA 0-3, 2K. 8 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 9 Luis Castillo AA 6.1IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 5K. 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Nick Travieso DL DNP 12 Chris Okey A+ DNP 13 Tyler Mahle AA DNP 14 Tyler Stephenson A 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI. 15 Phillip Ervin AAA 2-4. 16 Ian Kahaloa Susp DNP 17 Shed Long A+ DNP 18 Keury Mella AA DNP 19 Austin Brice MLB DNP 20 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP 21 T.J. Friedl A+ DNP 22 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ DNP 23 Zack Weiss A+ DNP 24 Ariel Hernandez AA DNP 25 Michael Beltre A 2-4, run, K. 27 Responses Bill June 18, 2017 Might we see Jackson Stephens start for the Reds this week? Friday would be his day to pitch with Bailey following on Saturday. Reply Steve June 18, 2017 Maybe we’ll see Castillo. Reply Steve June 18, 2017 Doug, Naughton and Nutof mysteriously removed from the Billings roster Reply Doug Gray June 18, 2017 Looks like Nutof is going to be in Arizona according to his most recent tweet, showing the weather for the week in Arizona. So, that could be what’s going on. Reply MK June 18, 2017 Bell, Gonzalez, Vasquez, Hendrix heading to Daytona. Reply Bocephus June 18, 2017 Who would you guess will be the replacements? Reply Steve June 18, 2017 Wright and Arias placed on restricted status for Dayton today, so maybe the two of them plus maybe Franklin coming off of DL and Lopez? Hopefully, they signed Greene and Fairchild and it’s them. MK June 18, 2017 Might see Fairchild as I remember 2nd rounder Ryan LaMarre came straight from draft to Dayton but hard to imagine 18-19-year old doing it. Even Senzel started in Billings. Steve June 18, 2017 Are they replacing Senzel, Long, LaValley and Weiss or Rainey? Reply Steve June 18, 2017 Then I’m thinking Blandino to Louisville, Chavez to Billings and Landry released to make room for them. Pensacola will go with 12 pitchers and 13 position players. What happens in Louisville? Hunter and Amaral released to make room for Blandino? Next move will be with Mahle and Castillo? MK June 19, 2017 They sure hhave jacked Chavez around during his career. The perfect example of an organizational filler. Never had the opportunity to be much else. Steve June 18, 2017 Yeah, hope it’s Fairchild and he can just step in for Friedl Reply nycdave June 18, 2017 So today we find out that Arroyo has been receiving cortisone injections since Spring Training. It is absolutely infuriating to me that not only did Bryan Price keep running that tomato can out there but it was an injured tomato can to boot. This organization continues to baffle and amaze me with the handling and development of its pitching. Reply Doug Gray June 18, 2017 Bryan Price doesn’t set the roster. Reply Jim H. June 19, 2017 Who should they have run out? They have a whole rotation: DeSclafani, Bailey, Finnegan, Romero & Davis on the DL for large chunks along with Garrett. Stephenson & Reed ineffective at ML and Stephens struggles at AAA. Mahle & Castillo need seasoning. No choices. If nothing else, it has us positioned for a top 5 pick next year. Reply CP June 19, 2017 Well put Jim. Not to mention the unquantifiable value Arroyo has provided many of the young players on the team with his experience and professionalism. I know Arroyo has been a shell of himself on the field, but he has still been 100% of himself off of the field and that does affect how the team plays between the lines. I’m thankful for Arroyo putting it all out there and trying his best. And now once again seems to be playing the bigger man and making it easier for the club to let him go/him retire with the comments he said after his start. He is putting the team first and humbly not hanging on to something that isn’t there. wes June 19, 2017 NYCDave- do you believe that Reed would be an effective starter if he was still in KC? Or Stephenson if he was drafted by another organization? Just curious…. Reply Steve June 18, 2017 Was wondering why Blankmeyer wasn’t on the roster for Billings. He got released on he 2nd. Thought he would at least be given some time in Billings again this year. Reply Steve June 18, 2017 Will the decision makers leave LaValley, Senzel, Long, etc. in Daytona for the last 4 games of the first half to try and clinch the title or are Bell, Gonzalez, Vazquez and Hendrix joining the Tortugas already tomorrow? Reply Jonathan June 19, 2017 Any chance Luis Castill gets bumped to AAA? Also – is there an update on Ian Kahaloa? I hope the guy sees the light and joins one of those good drug rehab places like Teen Challanage. I’ve known several adults who have made 180 degree turns with that program. Reply CP June 19, 2017 Kahaloa’s 50 day suspension starts with the start of the Billings season. So still a while to go for that young man to be even eligible. Hopefully he can get the help he needs… Reply George June 19, 2017 Is it just me or has Winker gotten almost 1/2 his doubles in the last week or so? Glad to see he is driving the ball more often. Jonathan..Great post about teen challenge. Hopefully Praying Kahaloa gets the help he needs Reply The Duke June 19, 2017 Tough luck loss for Castillo. Both he and Mahle seem to have not had a lot of run support lately. Winker’s overall line on the year is now sitting at .317/.399/.411. The iso-Power still sub .100. It was .120 in May, but back down to .094 in June. Is there something in his swing mechanics that just isn’t lending itself to power? He’s not a small guy, 6’3″ 215 lbs. Is he not using his lower half at all? Reply The Duke June 19, 2017 Looking at Castillo’s splits, and he’s been straight up filthy in June 3-1 1.42 ERA .159 BAA 25.1 IP 36 K 5 BB 0.75 WHIP Reply William Kubas June 19, 2017 Steve June 18, 2017 “Then I’m thinking Blandino to Louisville, Chavez to Billings and Landry released to make room for them. Pensacola will go with 12 pitchers and 13 position players. What happens in Louisville? Hunter and Amaral released to make room for Blandino? Next move will be with Mahle and Castillo?” The Cincinnati Reds will make no move on Blandino! He will be released as an in-effective player then shine with his next major league team. Reply Jim H. June 19, 2017 Curious as to what the Reds haven’t done with Blandino or what he’s earned different from current status. Your posts make him sound like a sure-fire hall of famer while his results suggest fringe utility AAAA performer. Just curious as to what the Reds are missing here? Reply Andrew June 19, 2017 This makes total sense, since the Reds have a long history of releasing first round picks three years into their careers right when they’re starting to show serious signs of growth and improvement. Oh wait… That’s not true at all… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.