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Louisville won 9-6. Box Score

Pensacola lost 5-0. Box Score

Daytona was postponed. Double header Sunday.

Dayton lost 5-4. Box Score

Billings lost 5-4. Box Score

  • Jeter Downs went 2-4 with a double, run and an RBI.
  • Miles Gordon went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
  • Stuart Fairchild went 3-4 with a run an RBI.
  • Leandro Santana went 2-4 with a double.
  • Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4 with a run.
  • Mac Sceroler threw 4.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
  • Connor Bennett allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.

AZL Reds had the night off.

8/27 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 52-80 N/A 6:05pm Stephens Here Here Here
Pensacola 40-30 28-33 5:05pm Mella Here Here Here
Daytona 33-32 15-45 3:05pm Crawford/TBA Here Here N/A
Dayton 41-29 24-38 2:05pm Santillan Here Here Here
Billings 18-19 9-15 6:05pm Greene
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 20-28 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 7IP, 3H, 1ER, 1BB, 9K.
3 Hunter Greene BIL DNP
4 Sal Romano MLB DNP
5 Jesse Winker MLB/DL DNP
6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ DNP
7 Tyler Mahle MLB DNP
8 Taylor Trammell A 0-3, BB, steal, run, K.
9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP
10 Tony Santillan A DNP
11 Shed Long AA/DL DNP
12 Jeter Downs BIL 2-4, 2B, run, RBI, K.
13 Stuart Fairchild BIL 3-4, run, RBI.
14 Jose Siri A 0-3, BB, steal, K.
15 Aristides Aquino AA 1-3.
16 Jose Garcia DSL DNP
17 T.J. Friedl A+/DL DNP
18 Gavin LaValley AA 1-4, K.
19 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP
20 Zack Weiss AA 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K.
21 Ariel Hernandez AAA 0IP, 0H, 2ER, 3BB, 0K.
22 Jackson Stephens AAA DNP
23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP
24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ DNP
25 Alex Blandino AAA 1-3, 2B, 2B, 2 runs.

26 Responses

  1. RedsKoolAidDrinker

    Call me crazy but I’m going to assume that Scott Moss enters Doug’s Top 25.

  2. MK

    Jose Duarte has 5 hits in two games with the Bats. He did not get 5 at bats while spending most of the season inactive with the Dragons. Yet they have a backup now who is barely hitting .100 and a starter under .200.

    • Greenfield Red

      I’m glad he’s getting a chance to play a little. I wonder why they would have him on the payroll and never play him?

  3. Tampa Red

    I saw someone’s 40-man projection and that is kind of an obsession with me, so here’s mine. This isn’t necessarily what I would do, but what I think the Reds will do, assuming there is no change in management, no late trades and no additional significant injuries. Last few arms on the pitching staff is very difficult to predict. Not really sure how Reds management views guys like Stephens, Astin, Chacin, Adelman, etc.

    P (23): Bailey, Finnegan, Disco, Castillo, Romano, Mahle, Garrett, Davis, Reed, Stephens, Stephenson, Iglesias, Lorenzen, Peralta, Brice, Mella, Travieso, Wojo, Adelman, Hernandez, Chacin, Weiss, Lopez.

    C (3): Meseraco, Barnhart, Turner

    IF (7): Votto, Gennett, Peraza, Suarez, Herrera, Blandino, Long

    OF (7): Duvall, Hamilton, Schebler, Winker, Ervin, Khivlehan, Siri.

    Just missed:

    Aquino ( I just cant see a big league team stashing him for an entire season and it would really stunt his development).

    LaValley (think they’ll roll the dice with him because of position)

    Dixon (really like him as a utility guy, he’ll go somewhere)

    Vincej (doesn’t hit enough)

    Goedell (I can see a scenario in which the Reds protect him)

    Longhi (injury killed his chance)

    Astin (just no big league production, limited pitches).

    Others: Elizalde, Sweeney, Jagielo, Strahan, Howard, Crawford. Hopefully they’ll stick around.

    • Greenfield Red

      Pretty good list. These 40 man Rule 5 draft lists beg a couple of questions for me: Since there is a definite schedule that must be kept for these young guys, what happens once a guy has passed the deadline, been exposed to Rule 5, not chosen? Does he have to be protected the next year also or is he exposed again?

      What about guys who were on the 40 man, become dfa’d, accept an assignment to the minors? What happens to their schedule?


      • Tampa Red

        I believe that minor leaguers are obligated to stick with their original team, who they signed their first professional contract, for 6-7 seasons, not sure which. So unless the player who is left exposed to the Rule 5 draft is selected by another team, he is obligated to return to his his organization.

        This would apply to guys like LaValley, Aquino, Vincej, etc., and it would NOT apply to guys like Dixon, Longhi, who have been traded. I think that they will become minor league free agents if not protected this offseason.

        Feel free to correct any misinterpretations of the rules!!

      • Doug Gray

        You have to be protected every year once you’ve reached that point or you’re eligible to be drafted. It’s why every so often you’ll see guys signed to Major League deals when they weren’t in the Majors and became minor league free agents. Guys like Blake Wood or Rey Navarro jump to mind. They were minor league free agents but signed big league deals because the teams wanted them, but had to protect them from the Rule 5.

        If a guy that is Rule 5 eligible goes undrafted, they remain in the organization that they were in before then. If they are a free agent, they remain so.

    • MK

      On Aquino, a lot of guys with less talent have been stashed on a roster. His current teammate Goeddel is an example.

      • Tampa Red

        That is very true. And the Reds may very well protect Aquino. For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t have any problem with that.

      • Tampa Red

        Thanks Doug. Once signed to their original pro contract, how long does a team have exclusive rights to that player, even if never added to the 40-man?

    • Norwood Nate

      We pretty much made the same conclusions minus two guys. I protected Goeddel and Aquino and left off Adelman and Travieso. For Adelman, I just don’t see anyone claiming him, and I like Wojo’s stuff a little more. It came down to those two for the last spot for me. As for Travieso, I don’t see claiming him due to the fact that he won’t pitch much next season and his last season at AA was sort of middling.

      I also believe the Reds will attempt to trade a corner OF guy this offseason. That would potentially lead to a shortage of minor league Offers on the 40-man. The Reds could start off with Duvall/Shebler, Winker, Hamilton, Kivlehan, and Ervin on the 25-man roster. That leaves Aquino as the only other 40-man OF’er. Which is why I would chose to protect him and Goeddel.

      • Tampa Red

        Those last few spots are very tough. With Adelman, i think there are any number of teams that would have a spot on their roster for him. He had a pretty good year last year, and has had his moments this year. I think he’s a big leaguer. The question is, is he enough of a big leaguer to protect? I “think” the Reds will. We’ll see, you could easily be right about that.

        With Aquino, if it was a 41 man roster, I think the Reds would definitely protect him. He would be the biggest potential loss from my projected roster, nonquestion about it. The Reds may decide that the risk is too great. You’re probably right about that one.

      • Tampa Red

        Forgot to comment on Travieso. You make a great point on him. If claimed, I think he will have to be active for at least 60 days right? I’m not really a rules guy, but if that is correct, then very good chance he will be left off 40-man. Leaving an open spot for….Aquino? Like I said, those last few spots are going to require some tough choices.

      • Colorado Marc


        I think if the player is on the DL, he must be on the 25 man roster for the same amount of time next year (may be a days of difference).
        So, you cannot claim someone put him on the 60, and send him to the minors the next year.

      • Norwood Nate

        I believe, after looking at the rules yesterday, that the player must be on the active roster for at least 90 days or they would have to keep him on the roster the next year as well. I could be a little off on that last part, but 90 days is what I read when trying to look up rules.

  4. IndyRedsFan

    Regarding the 40 man and Rule 5….I believe there is a key consideration for players currently on the 40 man.

    My understanding is that before a player can be out-righted to the minors, they have to pass thru waivers. In that scenario, another team can claim the player and simply option them to the minors….assuming the player has options remaining.

    So, removing players already on the 40 man (Travieso, Acquino, Astin, Shakelford, Wallach) is a much greater risk since a team claiming them off waivers isn’t obligated to keep them on their 25 man roster under the rqmts of Rule 5.

    Given that, I don’t see the Reds risking Travieso or Acquino to the waiver process.

    Again, this is my understanding of how the process works. Anyone feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Norwood Nate

      I believe you’re correct. The Reds added a couple of guys to the organization by claiming them last year when teams were making their 40-man additions. I don’t think Aquino would make it through waivers. Travieso, I’m not sure. He had shoulder surgery in mid-June this year. He’s expected to be out 9 months putting him back around mid-March-beginning of April. That’s with no setbacks. When’s the last time the Reds medical staff had a pitcher back on the schedule they announced at the outset? Even if he’s back around the start of the season, he hasn’t pitched in over a year. He’ll need a rehab stint before taking the mound. I’m doubtful we see him before June of next season and that’s my best case scenario.

      It makes for a risky add, for a guy who’ll be on his 2nd option already and not out of AA, and was only so-so in his previous season at AA. Not many teams will want to add a pitcher to their 40-man roster who may only get half a season in. At least I wouldn’t think so.

      • Doug Gray

        Travieso has not used an option. Didn’t spend enough time “down” this year before being recalled and then 60-day DL’d.

    • Tampa Red

      That’s a great point. That is in fact exactly how the Reds ended up with guys like Gennett and Bonilla. Which make Travieso and Aquino locks for the Reds 40-man, especially given that they still have 2-3 option years left. I guess it remains to be seen about the rest.