Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 7/10/17 Doug Gray July 11, 2017 12 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 is off for the Triple-A All-Star break. Pensacola won 3-2. Box Score Josh VanMeter went 2-3 with a double and a walk. Nick Senzel went 1-4 with a run. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a run. Nick Longhi went 1-3 with a home run (1) and 3 RBI. Aristides Aquino went 1-3 with a double. Shed Long went 1-2 with a walk. Rookie Davis allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Robert Stock threw 3.0 hitless innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Carlos Gonzalez threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Zack Weiss threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Daytona lost 2-1. Box Score Daniel Sweet went 2-4 with a walk and a steal (15). Chris Okey went 0-2 with 3 walks. Brian O’Grady went 1-3 with a triple, run and an RBI. Wyatt Strahan allowed a run in 6.0 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Jake Paulson threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Tanner Rainey threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Dayton lost 15-8. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 2-4 with a walk, home run (7), 2 runs and 4 RBI. Jose Siri went 1-4 with a walk and a solo home run (14). John Sansone went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. Cassidy Brown went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run. Hector Vargas went 2-3 with a walk, solo home run (4) and 2 runs. Shane Mardirosian went 1-3 with a walk, run and an RBI. Michael Beltre went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Lucas Benenati threw 2.0 perfect innings with a strikeout. Jesse Adams threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Joel Kuhnel threw a perfect inning. Billings lost 4-3. Box Score Miles Gordon went 1-3 with 2 walks. Alejo Lopez went 1-3 with ad ouble and a run. Leandro Santana went 2-3. Andy Sugilio went 3-3 with a walk, double, run and an RBI. Mitch Trees went 1-4 with a home run (3) and 2 RBI. Andrew McKirahan (rehab) threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Ryan Nutof threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. AZL Reds won 11-4. Box Score Alejandro Paulino went 1-3 with a run and an RBI. Reshard Munroe went 2-4 with a walk and 3 runs. Raul Juarez went 2-3 with a double and 2 walks. Juan Martinez went 2-5 with a run and 2 RBI. Edwin Yon went 1-4 with a double, run and 2 RBI. Ernesto Liberatore went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. Mauro Conde went 2-3 with a walk, double, 2 RBI and 3 runs. Alex Webb (rehab) was charged with 2 unearned runs in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. Joel Bender (rehab) threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Darren Shred threw a shutout inning with a walk. Ricky Karcher was charged with an unearned run in 3.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. Jared Solomon allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts. 7/11 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 35-54 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 9-9 7:35pm Lopez Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 2-16 OFF OFF Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 6-13 OFF OFF Here Here Here Billings 13-9 N/A OFF OFF Here Here N/A AZL Reds 5-9 N/A 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AA 1-4, run. 2 Luis Castillo MLB DNP 3 Hunter Greene N/A DNP 4 Sal Romano AAA DNP 5 Jesse Winker MLB DNP 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 7 Tyler Mahle AAA DNP 8 Taylor Trammell A 2-4, BB, HR, 2 runs, steal, 4 RBI, 2K. 9 Tyler Stephenson A DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Shed Long AA 1-2, BB. 12 Jeter Downs BIL 0-4, BB, K. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL 0-4, K. 14 Jose Siri A 1-4, BB, HR. 15 Aristides Aquino AA 1-3, 2B. 16 Jose Garcia DSL DNP 17 T.J. Friedl A+ 1-5, 2k. 18 Gavin LaValley AA 1-3, run. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP 20 Zack Weiss AA 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 1K. 21 Ariel Hernandez MLB DNP 22 Jackson Stephens AAA DNP 23 Phillip Ervin AAA DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 0-6, K. 25 Alex Blandino AAA DNP 12 Responses William July 11, 2017 Just for reference, what category would Longhi’s HR fall into? A. Absolute Bomb B. Big Time Shot C. Average D. Wall Scraper William July 11, 2017 Just saw the video of the HR…I’m going with A. Yorman Rodriguez July 11, 2017 It sounds like it was a Longhi home run Doug Gray July 11, 2017 I’m going with B. It was a big time shot, but it wasn’t a 450-footer, either. MK July 11, 2017 Doug, I failed to that you for returning a transactions link. wes July 11, 2017 Found this on BA’s chat board- echo’s what Dougs heard, but also acknowledges the weight of the draft. Jimmy (Kentucky): What is keeping Taylor Trammell off the Top 100? He seems to have better numbers than several on the list that are same age and at same level with main difference being that Trammell was drafted behind them (Mickey Moniak, for example)? J.J. Cooper: Moniak is a center fielder, Trammel likely ends up in left field, which means he has to hit a lot more. And at this time last year, I’d say most every team had Moniak pretty significantly ahead of Trammel on their draft boards. Two years from now, that won’t matter, but we’re not far enough away from the draft for that not to still have some impact. But Trammell didn’t miss the top 100 by much. Really good prospect. Billy July 11, 2017 Is it just me, or is anyone else confused by the handling of Shed Long in AA so far? I mean, he’s a borderline Top 100 prospect at this point, so I expect to see him playing virtually every day and batting in the top third of the lineup. Is my perception off, or is Long being treated more like a relatively low round pick who they’re going to make start from scratch to earn respect at each level? I just can’t help but wonder if the way he has been handled in AA has contributed to the slow start he’s experienced. It has to have shaken his confidence some, right? DaveCT July 11, 2017 Given the jump to AA is considered the most difficult one to make, and that Long has struggled a bit, I’d say moving him down in the order may be intended to ease him in to AA. wes July 11, 2017 Reds been doing that at all levels all season and it’s getting old. From Stephenson, Winker, Reed on down….I am all up for trying something new, but when it doesn’t work- go back to status quo wes July 11, 2017 Hey Doug, Maybe a mid season review and expectation post? redleggingfordayz July 11, 2017 Could Jose Siri like cool it down a bit?? Center Fielders are not supposed to hit this many home runs. Seriously though, we have some legit outfield prospects coming up through the system in Trammel, Siri, Friedl. I love depth more than anything and I think that is something the Reds were really missing during their last playoff run. Champ Summers July 11, 2017 Besides the possibility of fatigue what has happened to Scott Moss? When was his last quality start. Without checking it seems like he’s had at least 4 bad starts in a row.