Taylor Trammell reaches 40 steals, other Reds notes Doug Gray August 29, 2017 14 Comments Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with 2 walks, a steal and a run scored in a Dayton Dragons win on Monday night. The stolen base for the Cincinnati Reds prospect was his 40th of the season. He joined teammate Jose Siri in the 40 stolen base club. The two players are the first to reach 40 steals in the Reds farm system since 2013 when Billy Hamilton (75), Junior Arias (60) and Beau Amaral (40) all reached the mark. The month of August has been the best of the season for Taylor Trammell. In 26 games played for Dayton, the outfielder is hitting .304/.425/.533 with 20 walks and 20 strikeouts. That’s come along with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 11 steals. It’s pushed his season line to .282/.370/.455 through 125 games. Adam Brett Walker walks it off The Louisville Bats played a double header on Monday. They lost the first game 7-1. The second game, though, was tied at 3-3 after seven innings and went into extra innings. In the top of the 8th inning he took a hanging breaking ball and destroyed it. The ball was 108 MPH off of the bat and went over 400 feet for a walk-off home run. http://redsminorleagues.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Adam-Brett-Walker-Walk-off.mp4 Adam Brett Walker is well known for his power. He’s hit 139 minor league home runs in 656 career minor league games. This season, split over five teams and several organizations, he’s hit 15 home runs in 72 games. Miguel Hernandez has stopped striking out There was something that happened to Joey Votto last year around the All-Star break. As Fangraphs noted earlier this year, Joey Votto simply stopped striking out and in the time since that article was published, he has continued not striking out. Miguel Hernandez didn’t exactly have a high strikeout rate this season when he was playing for the Dominican Summer League Reds from in June and July. In 167 plate appearances he had 24 strikeouts. That’s a strikeout rate of 14.3% – which is quite good. He was promoted to the Arizona League Reds for the final week of July. In 11 games played and 47 plate appearances over the first two weeks with the Reds he struck out 10 times. That’s 21.2%, a big increase over what he had done in the DSL. In the three weeks since that point, Miguel Hernandez has gone full Joey Votto and then some, at least when it comes to the strikeouts. The 18-year-old has played 16 games and had 75 plate appearances for the Arizona League Reds and has four strikeouts in that span. That’s a 5.3% strikeout rate. He’s got more extra-base hits, six, than strikeouts in that stretch of games. He’s hitting .361 in that time frame and slugging .500. 14 Responses Bill August 29, 2017 It will be interesting to see if the D-backs make a run at Cozart this week. Marte has been solid over the last two months for Arizona, but Coach would be an upgrade for them. Greenfield Red August 29, 2017 They don’t have much that interests me in the top part of their Top 30, but there are 4 or 5 guys in the 20 to 30 range that I’d like to see any 2 of in the Reds system. Mostly very young guys. Bill August 29, 2017 I like: – Jazz Chisholm, a left-handed hitting middle infielder w/solid but unspectacular tools across the board. He’s on the DL at Low A; not sure about the extent of his injury; could be a show-stopper. – Jared Miller, power throwing left-handed reliever with dominating stats in a hitter friendly league at AAA. He’s not of the 40-man, but would have to be prior to the Rule 5 draft. – Socrates Brito, AAA OF prospect that has battled injuries, but has solid tools across the board; could serve as a 4th outfielder for the Reds if they elected to trade Schebler, Winker or Duvall this off season. He’s on the 40-man roster so he’d probably have to be a player to be named later and move after the season since its doubtful he would pass through waivers None of these would be game-changers for the Reds from a talent perspective, but would have good potential to contribute. It would also be great to pick up a couple of young pitcher with high ceilings/high risk. Colorado Marc August 29, 2017 What is Cozart’s situation on Waivers? I think that is the real question. Maybe we can get another Cody Reed Wes August 29, 2017 It’s one for one on waiver wire right? They’d bring one guy back for cozart? If it happens prob a guy in 20-30 range that’s in double or triple a. Don’t get your hopes up on equal value. If he’s traded the biggest win is hopefully Suarez plays short for rest of season. Kinsm August 29, 2017 No, the return simply has to clear waivers as well if they are on the opposing clubs’ 40 man roster. Cguy August 29, 2017 We can only hope that Jeter Downs &/or Stuart Fairchild has the kind of year in 2018 that Taylor Trammel had this year. Now that would be something. Arnold Ziffle August 29, 2017 Not sure, but maybe you are forgetting OF Miles Gordon in Billings, .317/.396/.535. Fairchild is just a little behind at .302/.387/.402. Gordon has the better power, is younger, and a better player than Fairchild. Gordon is the same age as Trammell. Gordon is also a much better hitter than Downs. MK August 29, 2017 Not sure but think Cguy was alluding to where they were drafted, That is how I read it. Adam August 29, 2017 Did anyone notice Votto’s jump overnight in fWAR? Yesterday he was 5.1, today he is 5.6. Doug Gray August 29, 2017 Do people actually look at a players WAR every day? Adam August 29, 2017 Yes. Adam August 29, 2017 Actually, Doug, I happened to check yesterday and today. This can referenced by my original unanswered question. Regardless, if I check everyday, or once a year, isn’t that strange to jump a half when no games were played? Colorado Marc August 29, 2017 Depends on what days they calculate it on. If it is over several weeks or so, not all that odd.