Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 9/11/17 Doug Gray September 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: Season Complete Pensacola: Season Complete – Southern League Champions Daytona: Season Complete Dayton lost 3-0. Box Score Jose Siri went 1-4. Taylor Trammell went 0-3 with a walk. Bruce Yari went 1-4. Hector Vargas went 0-2 with a walk. Cassidy Brown went 1-3. Joel Kuhnel threw 3.2 shutout innings with a strikeout. Carlos Machorro threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Jesse Adams threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Dauri Moreta threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Billings: Season Complete AZL Reds: Season Complete Season now complete for everyone 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 2017 SL Champions N/A N/A N/A Daytona 33-32 20-48 Season Complete N/A N/A N/A Dayton 41-29 30-40 Season Complete N/A N/A N/A Billings 18-19 18-20 Season Complete N/A N/A 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 Season Complete. 2 Luis Castillo MLB DNP 3 Hunter Greene BIL Season Complete. 4 Sal Romano MLB DNP 5 Jesse Winker MLB/DL DNP 6 Vladimir Gutierrez A+ Season Complete. 7 Tyler Mahle MLB DNP 8 Taylor Trammell A 0-3, BB, 2K. 9 Tyler Stephenson DL Season Complete. 10 Tony Santillan A DNP 11 Shed Long AA Season Complete. 12 Jeter Downs BIL Season Complete. 13 Stuart Fairchild BIL Season Complete. 14 Jose Siri A 1-4, K. 15 Aristides Aquino AA Season Complete. 16 Jose Garcia DSL Season Complete. Did not play. 17 T.J. Friedl A+ Season Complete. 18 Gavin LaValley AA Season Complete. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA Season Complete. 20 Zack Weiss AA Season Complete 21 Ariel Hernandez MLB DNP 22 Jackson Stephens MLB DNP 23 Phillip Ervin MLB DNP 24 Alfredo Rodriguez A+ Season Complete. 25 Alex Blandino AAA Season Complete. 12 Responses DaveCT September 12, 2017 One of the longest days of the year … Both Siri and Trammell on BA Lo-A all star teams. Debby Santana on DSL team. No Senzel on either A or AA teams, but can’t be too surprised as Devers gets a boatload of ink. Glad he made the minors’ overall team. Doug Gray September 12, 2017 That’s where I’m confused: How did Senzel get the nod for the entire minor leagues at third, but not the nod in either league he played in when the guys who did get the nod weren’t there for the full season either – in which case that could make sense. DaveCT September 12, 2017 i don’t know. Sometimes BA splits the difference between guys. These are as much opinions as analysis so maybe it’s a question for JJ via their mailbag. Greenfield Red September 12, 2017 That’s crazy about Senzel, but I think the bigger picture is that about 25 or 30 Reds minor leaguers had really good years even though the overall record was poor. There should be a lot of push up from the bottom because of all the really good years by those in the DSL, AZL, and Billings, and there should be a lot of pushdown by all the starting pitching at the top of the system. They should mostly all win next year. All of this is just my opinion of course. Greenfield Red September 12, 2017 Funny thing, Debby Santana had an amazing season for being 16 years old. However, there were several guys on the Reds two teams down there that had better years, yet none are mentioned. wes September 12, 2017 Just in case anyone wants to chat a bit : ) Took a gander at top free agent pitchers for next year- Dont think Reds will be in on Darvish or Arrietta…. Next group imo is Cashner, Lynn, and Cobb and a bunch of other guys in their mid to late 30’s that dont interest me. I think Lynns going to get over 15mil per year, but I am a pretty big believer in taking division goods. Be a good step up over Cards if Reds can sign him. Cashner couldn’t get a deal last year but Reds will have to offer long term to him and he’s had a nice bounce back season. And Cobb bounced back well this year too. Then there’s strike throwers like Pineda and Miley out there. Guys to sign to minor league contracts like Latos or Bucholts My preference would be a minor league contract guy like Latos but if they could pull Lynn from StL I am sure the fans would be excited even if it cost 80-90 mil. 2018/19 Free agents is suppose to be one of best markets of all time. Waiting is an option too. Any thoughts out there? Greenfield Red September 12, 2017 To me, the Reds already have 11 guys (Descafani, Bailey, Finnegan, Stephenson, Castillo, Romano, Mahle, Garrett, Davis, Lopez, and Reed) fighting for 5 spots. In the everyday players, the Reds are strong at 1b, 3b, lf, rf, C. There is competition at 2b. That leaves cf and ss. I don’t think they’re looking to upgrade cf. I think there is enough at ss to compete even if Cozart doesn’t come back until Senzel pushes Suarez there. So with that in mind, if they were to sign anyone, I would think it would be in the bullpen. They could use a lefty. DaveCT September 12, 2017 I doubt Latos will ever wear a Reds uniform again. One, he’s regressed so much. Two, the dude left a trail of bad juju behind him. As for signing a free agent, the best option that I would see is go low, such as a guy on a minor league deal, as you’ve mentioned. The club typically does this anyway, for AAAA depth. But I’d also throw out there we may have the candidates for that role already. Adelman comes to mind as the long relief, spot starter guy. Wojo, as well, if they keep him. To bring in a more established but marginal guy like Cashner would indicate the club is moving on from the young guys. I don’t think we’re even close there. MK September 12, 2017 Latos did burn all bridges among teammates and management, In addition to being completely ineffective in last few starts. Just hope he was smart enough to save his money. RedsinWashSt September 12, 2017 I for one hope the Reds don’t trade for anyone. It has taken awhile to get the minors system stocked back up to blindly throw it away for a 4 or 5 pitcher. Sometimes a FO feels the need to make a trade of some kind to let people know that they are trying. Better to do nothing sometimes. Clammy September 12, 2017 Depending on the 40 man roster crunch, I could see the reds packaging 2 or 3 prospects for one young close mlb ready player that would be a clear upgrade to compete as SS , CF or C. Guys like Dixon, Muella and Rookie Davis might not have spots on the 40. MK September 12, 2017 Kudos to the Fort Wayne pitchers. They completely shut down Dayton. Anyone who saw the series and ever throws a Fastball to Siri and Sparks is nuts. They were made to look foolish, especially the last two games. Heard boos around the stadium which is very unusual for Dayton.