Baseball America has released their Classification All-Stars for the different levels throughout the Minor Leagues. The Cincinnati Reds landed four players on the various classification lists.

Debby Santana

The Reds only representative from the Dominican Summer League, 16-year-old Debby Santana got the nod at third base in the league. The 6′ 2″ Dominican Republic native hit .302/.356/.448 on the season with 17 doubles, a triple and two home runs. He would steal five bases, walk 13 times and had 45 strikeouts. He played in 31 games at third and started another 18 as the designated hitter.

Taylor Trammell

A slow start in April didn’t stop Taylor Trammell from putting together an outstanding season. The 19-year-old got things rolling in May and never looked back, earning a nod on the Low-A classification All-Star team. He hit .281/.368/.450 with 24 doubles, 10 triples and 13 home runs for Dayton. He would also steal 41 bases for the Dragons while walking 71 times with 123 strikeouts. Defensively he would see most of his time in left field where he played in 104 games, but also saw 17 games in center.

Jose Siri

Like his teammate Taylor Trammell, Jose Siri got out to a slow start to being 2017. Also like Trammell, he turned things around and got the nod as one of the outfielders in the Low-A classification. The 21-year-old Siri hit .293/.341/.530 with 24 doubles, 11 triples and 24 home runs. The center fielder also stole 46 bases to go with a career best 33 walks. While he started 103 games in center, he also made nine starts in right field for the Dayton Dragons.

Tyler Mahle

The season isn’t over for Tyler Mahle as he’s now pitching at the big league level. It was his time with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos that got him the nod on the Double-A classification All-Star team. The 22-year-old right hander posted a 1.59 ERA in 14 starts at the level. In that span he threw 85.0 innings with just 17 walks and 87 strikeouts.


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15 Responses

    • DaveCT

      He (somehow) made the BA all star team for all of the minors, just not for either of his levels.

    • Doug Gray

      He got the nod on the “All levels” minor league All-Star team at third…. so, top honors overall, but apparently not top honors in either specific class.

      • The Duke

        Devers (whom I assume got it) spent nearly the entire AA season in AA before he got called up to the bigs, so his counting stats were higher.

      • DaveCT

        Devers, AA, and Michael Chavis, A. I’m guessing it was a toss up in the A selection and it made some sense to spread the wealth.

        JJ Cooper, where are you?

      • Doug Gray

        No way. He’ll get added to the 40-man roster in November, but he won’t see the big leagues until September 2018 at the earliest.

  1. Greenfield Red

    I really like today’s moves by the Reds. Let’s hope McGuire and Mella get a few innings in the remaining games. Let’s also hope Winker gets lots of at bats in those games.

    The below portion of this message is off topic:

    Maybe McGuire will have a Gaelic Storm song for his walk up (if he ever gets to bat). My favorite band. Great music and entertainment. Very nice people. Does anyone know any other band anywhere who comes out after every show to say hello to their fans, pose for photos, and sign merchandise? Gaelic Storm does this after virtually every show.

    • MK

      Kind of surprised they gave up on Astin so quickly. Not necessarily disappointed, but surprised.

    • Cguy

      I never saw the Deck promotion coming. He earned it. I wish him the best. Maybe he’ll hang with the Reds instead of opting for free-agency.

      • Greenfield Red

        It will be interesting to see what happens with him and the Reds. Not including McGuire, I count 11 guys that will battle for 5 starting spots next year… and that doesn’t include Lorenzen who’s rumored to be transitioning back to a starter.

  2. Jim Delaney

    REDS starting rotation for 2018:
    Luis Castillo- a LOCK for spot
    Robert Stephenson- Front runner for spot
    Sal Romano- Good shot for spot
    Homer Bailey- expect REDS to do everything they can to trade him in off season including eating most of his salary but if he is on team and healthy has chance to be in rotation.
    Anthony DeSclafani- a total mystery right now, if healthy has good chance to be in rotation.
    Tyler Mahle- will be in the mix for back of the rotation.
    Rookie Davis- outside shot to be considered for rotation.
    Jackson Stephens- outside shot to be considered for rotation.
    Deck McGuire- Long, LONG shot for rotation.
    Brandon Finnegan- depends on injury recovery and any movement by REDS to bring in left handed relief help. I think long term REDS are looking at him being in the PEN.
    Cody Reed- long shot for rotation, likely heading back to AAA but would put him at top of list of the Reds pitchers that could be traded for help or 40 man roster relief.
    Michael Lorenzen- long shot for rotation, if it’s decided to make him a starter, I expect him to be sent to AAA to prove he can be a starter. Also, think he is a possibility to be moved in the off season.
    Additions- if Bailey is moved, I think the REDS try hard to trade for a proven veteran innings eater who can be a leader to the staff and young pitchers.
    Bullpen- outside of Ilglesias and Peralta the PEN is wide open but think Weiss and Herget have great chance to knock the door down in spring training…

    • Greenfield Red

      I can tell you put a lot of thought into this. I just can’t see them trading Bailey and then trading for a veteran pitcher. To me, there is as good a chance of Homer having a great year than someone else who would cost the Reds more… especially if the Reds have to pay part of his contract to trade him.

      • Doug Gray

        I just can’t see another team deciding to take on Homer Bailey unless the Reds eat 80% of the money, and I just can’t see the Reds doing that.