Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 9/7/17 Doug Gray September 7, 2017 24 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: Season Complete Pensacola won 6-3. Box Score Arismendy Alcantara went 2-5 with a solo home run. Gabriel Guerrero went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run. Josh VanMeter went 3-4 with a double, home run, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Gavin LaValley went 1-4 with a 2-run home run. Aristides Aquino went 0-1 with 3 walks. Joe Hudson went 1-4. Blake Trahan went 1-4 with an RBI. Jose Lopez allowed a run in 8.0 innings with a walk and 9 strikeouts. Pensacola leads the best of 5 series 2-0. Daytona: Season Complete Dayton won 2-1. Box Score Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a walk, run and an RBI. Jose Siri went 2-5 with a steal. Taylor Trammell went 1-5. Bruce Yari went 1-5 with a double. Taylor Sparks went 0-2 with 2 walks. Cassidy Brown went 2-4 with a run. Carlos Rivero went 1-3 with a walk. Michael Beltre went 2-4. Scott Moss threw 6.0 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Carlos Machorro threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Dayton is tied at 1-1 in a best of 3 series. Billings won 8-3. Box Score Miles Gordon went 2-5 with a double and 2 runs. Raul Wallace went 3-5 with a double, home run (1), 2 runs and 4 RBI. JD Salmon-Williams went 1-4 with a walk and a run. Montrell Marshall went 1-2 with a double, run, RBI and 3 walks. Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4 with a run and an RBI. Pabel Manzanero went 1-4 with an RBI. Nadir Ljatifi went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run. Packy Naughton was charged with 2 unearned runs in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Zac Correll was charged with an unearned run in 2.1 hitless innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Miguel Aguilar threw 2.2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. AZL Reds: Season Complete 9/8 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (EST) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 56-86 N/A Season Complete N/A N/A N/A Pensacola 40-30 34-36 2:05pm Ross Here Here Here Daytona 33-32 20-48 Season Complete N/A N/A N/A Dayton 41-29 30-40 7:00pm Santillan Here Here Here Billings 18-19 16-19 9:05pm Alecis Here Here N/A AZL Reds 22-33 N/A Season Complete N/A 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/DL DNP 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ Season Complete. 7 Tyler Mahle MLB 4IP, 6H, 3ER, 4BB, 2K. 8 Taylor Trammell A 1-5, RBI, 3K. 9 Tyler Stephenson DL DNP 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Shed Long AA 0-4, 2K. Ejected. 12 Jeter Downs BIL DNP 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL DNP 14 Jose Siri A 2-5, steal, 2K. 15 Aristides Aquino AA 0-1, K, run, 3BB. 16 Jose Garcia DSL Season Complete. Did not play. 17 T.J. Friedl A+ Season Complete. 18 Gavin LaValley AA 1-4, HR, 2 RBI. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA Season Complete. 20 Zack Weiss AA DNP 21 Ariel Hernandez MLB DNP 22 Jackson Stephens MLB 2IP, 0H, 0ER, 1BB, 2K. 23 Phillip Ervin MLB 1-2, BB, HBP, steal, run, RBI. 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ Season Complete. 25 Alex Blandino AAA Season Complete. 24 Responses Alex September 8, 2017 Man is jose lopez gonna be deserving of a top 25 prospect??? I know he is a little bit older for a prospect at 24 now but hes been so good this year! Doug Gray September 8, 2017 Yes. And while he did just turn 24, this is his age 23 season. Not out of line for a prospect in Double-A at all. KyReds September 8, 2017 Once again Hunter pulls in a DNP in his stat line. Do they give out league leader awards for DNP’s in a season? Very unimpressive 2nd overall pick. Alex September 8, 2017 ….. He pitched the previous day and did fairly well. Starters don’t pitch back to back games very often. Way to early to call him unimpressive. The fact that he just turned 18 and has a 101 mph fastball makes him impressive. David Taylor September 8, 2017 Sounds like someone has a dislike for young Hunter Greene. Is it the money or the publicity? It’s not like he is one of the Ball clan whoring for media attention. He is just a teenager with super athletic skills. I’m sure because of his skills he has been able to have input on parts of his career (e.g., pitching and hitting) but I don’t see that as a negative thing. My guess is he would rather be playing more than less and the team is holding him back. The thing is we really don’t know much about the situation so let’s sit back and wait to see what develops. Doug Gray September 8, 2017 Drinking and posting is not encouraged at RedsMinorLeagues.com. Hal September 8, 2017 Seriously dude, just stop with the bashing. You have to be better than that, and if not, get better. The Duke September 8, 2017 Scott Moss with 135.2 IP on the season now. Given his injury history and light usage in college because of that I’m actually a little shocked they have let him throw that much. Even with a bad stretch in the middle of the year, he still has a solid 3.45 ERA and a robust 156 K this year as opposed to only 48 BB. With the amount he has thrown this year, he should be in line for a full uninterrupted minor league season of about 150-160 IP next year. I wouldn’t be surprised if he made his way to Pensacola by midseason 2018. CP September 8, 2017 What kind of ceiling do you think this Moss guy has? Seems to me he has a shot at being a quality ML SP down the line…. The Duke September 8, 2017 I think he could be a good mid rotation starter. He’s shown mid 90’s velo in the past, but it was more low 90’s this year as it was by far the most he has ever pitched in a year. He has solid secondary pitches, and showed good control this year. If he can build off this year and tighten up the control a little more in 2018 I think he’ll be more recognized amongst the prospect guru’s. If he ever regains that mid 90’s heat, he could potentially be more. As it is now, he’s my 12th ranked Reds prospect. Greenfield Red September 8, 2017 Pretty impressive year by Moss. I’m hoping next year Nick Hanson starts to follow in his footsteps. wes September 8, 2017 Prob best strike out ratio by a starter in whole organization. Excellent whip. Lefty. He’s shooting WAY up my board sultanofswaff September 8, 2017 I think we witnessed Mahle’s floor. The fastball was a couple ticks below normal and the lack of a plus secondary pitch really hurt him. It kind of reinforces the belief of the scouts that he’s a #4-5 type. I concur. On the other hand, Ervin had a real nice night. Let’s hope he gets a nice long look this month. If Billy Hamilton has played his last game as a Red, it wouldn’t bother me in the least. There have been a few blowouts since Vincej has been called up, yet he hasn’t sniffed the field. I’d like to see him inserted as a late game defensive replacement at the very least. MikeinSoCal September 8, 2017 Agree. We are playing the Mets. Neither team is in contention. This would be a series to see how some guys look. Several regulars could use a break including Cozart. Let Vincej get some swings and take some grounders. RedsinWashSt September 8, 2017 Anyone know why Jeter Downs has not been playing the last few games in Billings. Managers choice? Seemed like he was starting to play better, just watching his line from afar. Champ Summers September 8, 2017 I’m trying to wrap my head around allowing a run in 8 shutout innings. Seems impressive though Arnold Ziffle September 8, 2017 That Jose Lopez is a magician. An illusionist. You think you saw a run score, but presto alicazam, a shutout. He made that run disappear. DG never lets facts get in the way of a good story. With all that dough DG is rolling in, he needs to hire a proofreader or a fact checker as bad as he needs a backdrop for his videos. The bedroom wall in his mom’s basement as a backdrop just isn’t a very professional look. Maybe Santa Claus will bring DG a new backdrop for Christmas. Then maybe not, too, as Santa is a Pete Rose fan. Santa reads twitter. Doug Gray September 8, 2017 I swear to you Champ, I write “shutout innings” after about half of my things almost every day. I USUALLY catch it. I have no idea why I do it. I swear I’m not drinking and posting. I may just be a big stupid idiot, though. greg niemeyer September 8, 2017 3 walks…Did someone tie Aquino’s arms behind his back? MK September 8, 2017 Dauri Moreta is starting to gain the confidence of coaches as he has been used in pressure situations in first two Dayton playoff games. it is great to be able to watch these guys improve and progress. If he can continue to harness his plus fastball he could develop into a nice closer. DaveCT September 8, 2017 Wow, he sure has. Last 10 games: 16 innings, 7 hits, 4 bb’s and 26 k’s, 1.13 era. Good size at 6’2″ 185. Doug Gray September 8, 2017 First 3 games in Dayton: 3IP, 7H, 10ER, 3BB, 4K. Next 18 games in Dayton: 26.2IP, 12H, 5ER, 6BB, 35K. 1.69 ERA. DaveCT September 8, 2017 Really have to look at Gordon’s season as a great success. I have to remind myself he’s not THAT much of a sleeper as he was a 4th round pick, just from a top Canadian program (and so not a lot of playing time). Solid athlete. Hope he doesn’t experience too much of the notorious drop off moving from Billings to Dayton. Still would like to see a sabremetrics tool for interpreting Pioneer vs Midwest League numbers. Something more than my guessing the .325 in Billings equals .270 in Dayton. Only half kidding. wes September 8, 2017 Take away Aquino’s outstanding 2 months from last year (prob best in all of baseball) and his numbers, I am guessing, are pretty close to this year stats. His BA is down quite a bit this year, but rest of stats are just slightly off. Never as good as you are on your best or bad as you are on your worse….