Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 5/21/18 Doug Gray May 21, 2018 18 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, including a rundown of how each of the Reds Top 25 prospects performed the night before). Louisville lost 3-2. Box Score Phillip Ervin went 1-4 with a double. Josh VanMeter went 1-4. Mason Williams went 2-3 with a walk. Brandon Finnegan went 1-2 with a 2-run home run. He allowed 1 earned in 6.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts on the mound. Jimmy Herget threw a perfect inning. Tanner Rainey threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Pensacola lost 5-0 in a rain shortened game. Box Score Luis Gonzalez went 1-3. Taylor Sparks went 1-2. Juan Martinez threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeouts. Rafael De Paula threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Daytona lost 4-1. Box Score Jose Siri went 1-4 with a steal and a run. TJ Friedl went 2-3 with a walk, steal, and he had a double. Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a walk. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with an RBI. Calten Daal went 1-3. Tony Santillan allowed 4 earned in 7.2 innings with no walks and with 5 strikeouts. Dayton had their game suspended. Resumption at 6pm on Tuesday. 5/22 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 13-27 N/A 11:05am Reed Here Here Here Pensacola 18-27 0-0 OFF OFF Here Here Here Daytona 25-18 0-0 10:35am Moss Here Here N/A Dayton 21-20 0-0 6:00pm TBA/Bautista Here Here Here 18 Responses kevinz May 21, 2018 That 13 Pitch AB Siri had was Fun for a line out to left lol. Siri has had quite a good amount of full Counts but either lines out or SO. hope learns to take the walk. Ill be Positive though atleast getting to a full count kevinz May 22, 2018 Jw to anyone is out of question for Blandino to play SS? is it soon to give up on peraza? not saying Blandino do any better just might add lil more BB N PoP Doug Gray May 22, 2018 I’ve only talked to a few people over the years that think that Blandino can actually play shortstop daily. The overwhelming majority think he’s a solid second baseman who can cover shortstop as a backup, but not as a starter. It’s too soon to give up on Peraza. But I also think it’s not too soon to think you need another actual option to look at for 2019. kevinz May 22, 2018 Thanks Doug was jw didnt know if Alex D that much worse than jose at SS if not then the added Pop and BB would help i believe kevinz May 22, 2018 I read a really good article comparing Trammell and Acuna saying acuna may have a touch more speed and a better arm but see the same type of player if true def take that!!! Doug Gray May 22, 2018 Got a link? Because for as much as I like me some Taylor Trammell, Acuna’s a different kind of guy. In terms of scouting reports for future performance, here’s what Baseball America had for each guy: Hit tool: 60 – 55 Power: 70 – 60 Speed: 70 – 60 Defense: 70 – 55 Arm: 60 – 40 I’d tend to agree with that pretty much across the board. Taylor Trammell is a very good prospect. Ronald Acuna is the kind of prospect that comes along every 5-10 years. One guy has Hall of Fame kind of tools. The other guy has All-Star kind of tools. Nothing wrong with that, but there’s a stark difference. kevinz May 22, 2018 honestly not brightest with computer doing links lol. all did though Doug was Taylor Trammell scouting report into google The title was the next OF superstar i believe or Fantasy Superstar. kevinz May 22, 2018 Also agreed Doug not saying Trammell on acuna Level just figured a interesting read. Plus if Trammell progresses like we all hope has advantage being LH plus smaller home Park than Acuna so mayb reach his Numbers in Majors lol MichaelA May 22, 2018 In a very quick search, the only article I could locate was this one: https://prospects-365.com/2018/02/08/taylor-trammell-baseballs-next-superstar-prospect/ Is this the one Kevin? kevinz May 22, 2018 Thats the one Mike def a good Read he does say Trammell Not Acuna but very comparable . Enjoyed reading it thought a nice reed Eric Wormus May 22, 2018 Doug, we all wait with bated breath for the status of Brandon Dixon. Any idea why he was pulled? Doug Gray May 22, 2018 No idea. AirborneJayJay May 22, 2018 Finnegan with a HR. It would sure be nice to have two hitting pitchers in the bullpen in the late innings. Lorenzen and Finnegan can come in a game and pitch an inning with the pitchers spot up early the next inning. They wouldn’t have to be removed for a pinch hitter and can then go multiple innings. No other MLB team would have such a tandem. B-town Fan May 22, 2018 Very interesting article you found Kevinz, loved the highlight reel. Doug on the same player, loved your and Chad’s podcast over on Redlegnation a couple days ago. The most interesting info, actually surprised, I heard, was that you thought Trammell could be in Cincy by next years halfway mark, but more likely Sept. That was the first time I had heard you reference such an accelerated timeline for him. kevinz May 22, 2018 Thanks B-town i found it a very Fun read and had some good Points to figured bring it up to all. Thanks to Mike for Posting it for me though. I think If Trammell was with another club would get pushed harder to Make the MLB Reds will take it slower i think until can Pitch a little better. citizen54 May 22, 2018 TJ Friedl having a very good year so far. kevinz May 22, 2018 Agreed Citi big jump from what did in Limited time there last year good ole AA test not far behind lol BromleyJake May 22, 2018 Doug-If he continues to hit, how quickly could Fairchild move through the system? It doesn’t seem like he has many true CF’s between him and the Big’s in this system.