Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/9/17 Doug Gray August 10, 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 won 7-4 in 11 innings. Box Score Chad Wallach went 3-5 with a solo home run (8) and 2 runs. Eric Jagielo went 1-3 with a walk, RBI and 2 runs. Tyler Goeddel went 2-4 with a walk, run and 2 RBI. Zach Vincej went 1-5 with a triple and 2 RBI. Ismael Guillon threw 3.1 shutout innings with 7 strikeouts. Nick Routt threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. Jimmy Herget threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Pensacola had the day off. Daytona lost 16-8. Box Score Reydel Medina went 2-5 with a double, RBI and 2 runs. Daniel Sweet went 2-4 with a triple, 2 runs and 2 RBI. James Vasquez went 2-3 with a walk and 2 runs. Blake Butler went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. Gabriel Ovalle went 2-2 with 2 walks and an RBI. Joel Bender was charged with 2 unearned runs in 1.1 innings with 3 strikeouts. Aaron Quillen threw a hitless inning with a walk. Dayton had the day off. Billings won 14-9. Box Score Miles Gordon went 1-4 with 2 runs. Andy Sugilio went 3-5 with a walk, steal (11) and 2 runs. Leandro Santana went 1-4 witha walk and a run. Alejo Lopez went 0-2 with 3 walks, an RBI and 2 runs. Mark Kolozsvary went 3-4 with a walk, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Morgan Lofstrom went 2-4 with a walk, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Montrell Marshall went 2-5 with a double, run and 6 RBI. Connor Bennett allowed a run in 3.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Zac Correll threw 3.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Cory Thompson threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. AZL Reds lost 7-5. Box Score Miguel Hernandez went 2-5 with a run. Reshard Munroe went 2-2 with a walk, double, HBP, steal and scored 2 runs. Juan Martinez went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run. Raul Wallace went 1-3 with a double, steal and 3 RBI. Ernesto Liberatore went 1-3 with a walk. Jose Castillo allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. Stephen Keller threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. 8/11 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 46-69 N/A 7:05pm Reed Here Here Here Pensacola 40-30 21-24 7:35pm Mella Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 10-36 7:05pm Strahan Here Here N/A Dayton 41-29 14-31 7:05pm Romero Here Here Here Billings 18-19 4-4 OFF OFF Here Here N/A AZL Reds 15-20 N/A 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Top 25 Prospects Daily Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AA DNP 2 Luis Castillo MLB DNP 3 Hunter Greene BIL DNP 4 Sal Romano MLB DNP 5 Jesse Winker MLB 0-1. Pinch hitter. 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP 7 Tyler Mahle AAA DNP 8 Taylor Trammell A DNP 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Shed Long AA/DL DNP 12 Jeter Downs BIL 1-5, triple, RBI. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL DNP 14 Jose Siri A DNP 15 Aristides Aquino AA DNP 16 Jose Garcia DSL DNP 17 T.J. Friedl A+ 1-5, 2B, run, K. 18 Gavin LaValley AA DNP 19 Jimmy Herget AAA 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 1K. 20 Zack Weiss AA DNP 21 Ariel Hernandez AAA DNP 22 Jackson Stephens AAA DNP 23 Phillip Ervin AAA 1-4. 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ 1-5, RBI. 25 Alex Blandino AAA DNP 16 Responses SteveO August 10, 2017 Doug, any info on Howell, Norman or Bono? 2017 draftees who have not appeared in any games yet. I’m assuming that all three are injured, but wanted to know about the severity of their injuries. Reply Sandheel August 10, 2017 Rookie Davis and Jonathon Crawford both hit very hard. Wow. Reply Pat August 10, 2017 Sand heel and Doug: What to do with Rookie? 10 Ks but couldn’t get out if 5th. Since he was drafted a lot of sites said #5 starter or bullpen. Last night he let loose with family/friends in attendance (he’s from 2 hours from Durham). But then trying to be a “pitcher” caught up with him. Bullpen seems to be the spot – middle relief one time through a line up where he can throw harder. With all the prospect starters throwing better do the Reds make this move? Reply The Duke August 10, 2017 Through his first 14 games Mark Koloszvary is hitting .366/.458/.463 with only 9 K’s over that time. He was known as a glove first guy too coming out of the draft. Perhaps we’ve found another Tucker Barnhart? Reply dbfromnva August 10, 2017 Don’t get to excited about college hitters hitting well in Billings. Remember Cassidy Brown last year. Over .300 in Billings. .169 at Dayton this year. Reply MK August 10, 2017 Mentioned that to fellow Gator Scott Moss this morning and he wasn’t surprised, said “the guy can hit”. ‘ Reply Clammy August 10, 2017 Davis line wasn’t horrible: 4 2/3 0 BB and 10 K; 9 hits are a bit much, he might have ran out of gas in the 5th. Reply Clammy August 10, 2017 over 8 IP Davis and Guillion combined for 18 K’s Reply Clammy August 10, 2017 ooops; 17 K’s wes August 10, 2017 Rookie needs to be in Louisvilles bullpen. Reply Pat August 10, 2017 I’d agree…there is a pattern the 2nd and 3rd time through line ups where he’s hit harder…let him come in and fire away for 2 innings in middle relief. Too many guys have passed him for those starting rotation spots. I think he’d be very effective knowing he’s only got to throw 50 pitches. His strikes percentage was better last night too. Reply Arnold Ziffle August 10, 2017 “The Pioneer League hitters are averaging .288/.368/.447/.815.” Reds 1st round/Comp. Bal. pick SS Jeter Downs is tuning up Pioneer League pitching to the tune of .235/.350/.353. I guess he left his hit tool in the shed out back at home in Florida. Downs is showing he is a very below average hitter, in a hitters league. Just another below average hitting SS in the Reds minor leagues. That gives the Reds about 8 or 9 of those light hitting SS’s. Reds are cornering the market on light hitting SS’s, when there is no market for light hitting SS’s. Typical Castellini/Jocketty Reds. Just another reason why the 2017 Reds draft was not that great. OK, but certainly not great like 2016, despite drafting in the same #2 position. Hopefully the Reds can make up for it in the 2018 draft as they will likely have another top-3 or top-4 pick. Reply Krozley August 10, 2017 Judging a player’s future and the entire Reds draft on 120 plate appearances from one guy. Really? Reply Bubba Woo August 10, 2017 Senzel hit about .150 in Billings last year over about the same number of ABs last year, after playing three years in the SEC (last I looked, he seems to be doing OK). He’s an 18 year old from Miami who has probably spent the last several summers playing American Legion ball and sitting on the beach and is now playing Pro Ball in Billings, MT against players three years older than him. This year is all about getting his feet wet. Looking forward to seeing him in Dayton next year. Reply Doug Gray August 10, 2017 Arnold…. No. Reply RedsKoolAidDrinker August 10, 2017 Rookie Davis should be put in the bullpen to be the next Aroldis Chapman (but right-handed version). But seriously, with 20/20 hindsight I wonder if there were any other Yankees prospects around his prospect ranking that turned out to be a lot better than Davis has THUS FAR. 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