Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 6/17/18 Doug Gray June 17, 2018 19 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 won 8-3 . Box Score Nick Senzel went 1-5 with a double, run scored, and he had an RBI. Dilson Herrera went 0-2, walked 2 times, and was hit by a pitch. Gabby Guerrero went 3-5 with a double, home run (6), scored 2 runs, and he had 3 RBI. D.J. Peterson went 2-5 with a run and an RBI. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with a solo home run (6) and scored 2 runs. Chad Tromp went 3-3 with a walk, double, run scored, and he had an RBI. Blake Trahan went 1-4 with an RBI. Cody Reed allowed a run in 7.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Tanner Rainey threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Pensacola lost 6-4 in 10 innings. Box Score Shed Long went 0-3 with 2 walks and an RBI. Nick Longhi went 1-5 with a double and a run scored. Brian O’Grady went 2-3 with 2 walks, a triple, a run scored, and he had an RBI. Aristides Aquino went 0-3 with 2 walks. Taylor Sparks went 1-3 with 2 walks and a run scored. Vladimir Gutierrez allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with a walk and 8 strikeouts. Joel Bender threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Daytona was on the All-Star Break. Dayton lost 8-0. Box Score Alejo Lopez went 1-4. Leandro Santana went 1-4. Jose Garcia went 1-3 with a double. Raul Wallace went 1-3. Miguel Aguilar threw 2.2 hitless, scoreless innings of relief with a strikeout. Billings was postponed. Double header Monday. AZL Reds begin their season on Monday. 6/18 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 24-40 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 0-0 All-Star Break Here Here Here Daytona 35-29 0-0 7:05pm TBA Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 0-0 All-Star Break Here Here Here Billings 1-1 0-0 8:05pm Smith/TBA Here Here Here AZL Reds 0-0 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 19 Responses Bill June 17, 2018 This is the best we’ve seen from Gabby Guerrero. Any insight into what has led to his success this year? Can we expect him to contribute at the major league level? Also, another nice start by Cody Reed. Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there! SteveO June 17, 2018 And the multi hit streak for Senzel ends. He still got a hit though. Both Schebler and Senzel at the top of the order for their respective teams looks to be working out really well. Tromp is hitting really well in Louisville. So is Guerrero. Both didn’t start the year there and are adjusting well to the higher level. Good outing by Reed. Strahan pitched in relief. Is he following the Rainey starter to reliever role? I wonder if the Wahoos are opening up a starting role for a Santillan promotion. Gutierrez, Mella, Varner, Wright and Santillan in second half for the Wahoos? Would like to see Finnegan and Stephens replace Peralta and Brice with the Reds and have Mella join Nicolino, Stephenson, Reed and Lopez with the Bats soon. Maybe promote Romero with Santillan to fill Wahoos rotation? SteveO June 17, 2018 Doug, AZL Reds start the season tomorrow. No roster announcement yet? Greeneville the day after tomorrow with a fan fest tomorrow. Roster announcement pretty late for both teams. MK June 17, 2018 Heck you can not even buy individual game tickets online for Greeneville yet. I was planning a trip down there late this month but can’t get tickets yet. The Dragons played the most uninspired game possible today. They looked like a bunch of guys ready for the All Star break. SteveO June 17, 2018 That’s pretty poor planning in the inaugural season. Break coming at a good time for the Dragons? Your best guess of players promoted to Daytona? Clementina, Fairchild and Thompson for me. Possibly Ghyzel. Doug Gray June 17, 2018 I’m with MK on Clementina. I’d be very, very surprised to see him move up. Catchers – they move slow, and I don’t just mean running. Far more to developing a catcher than just what they hit. I’d say Fairchild and Thompson are probably the most likely to get moved up. MK June 17, 2018 I think Clementina stays in Dayton. With Stephenson’s recent slump I think he is staying put so there will be no place for Hendrick to play. He needs to work on hitting the breaking ball any way. Fairchild is a possibility. I would think John Sansone or Randy Ventura might also be possibilities. Cory Thompson should go as he will need to be added to 40-man this winter. Unless they move Hendrix and Kuhnel I think Ghyzel stays put. Ghyzel needs to work on a two strike put-a-way pitch. SteveO June 18, 2018 I was thinking that Stephenson and Brown should switch places and let Stephenson put some pressure on Okey. I also thought that Trammell or Friedl, possibly both, would be promoted to Pensacola to open up a spot for Fairchild. I also like Hendrix getting promoted to Pensacola giving Thompson or Ghyzel a shot in Daytona. I think the Reds can be a little more aggressive with promotions, especially with the higher drafted players. Doug Gray June 17, 2018 Rosters are usually announced for rookie leagues a day before the season starts. AZL roster usually hits sometime in the afternoon the day of. SteveO June 17, 2018 Thanks Doug. I guess I’ll have to wait till tomorrow. kevinz June 18, 2018 I just wondering if Gabby Guerrero has learned not to step in the Bucket when he swings? That the weakness heard on him along with his Patience i guess see how does with larger sample size. Something has seemed to click for Gutierrez. I will go out on a Limb will bet he along with Lopez if get shots will have better MLB careers than stephenson plus Reed Finny Reds seem to have better success with pitchers who Mix up there Pitches than flamethrowers. Harder throwers throw them in the Bullpen have better success there for our Reds. Once Cueto learned to pitch in the lower 90’s plus mix pitches he took off. Leake had good success here as a Pitcher type not throwing hard locate. Dan Strailey picked him off scrap heap did quite well only season here through soft located mixed pitches. Mahle locates pitches doing quite well so far for 23 years old outperforming Harder throwers in Castillo along with Harvey . Hanawi June 18, 2018 Is it time to give up on Alfredo Rodriguez learning how to hit enough to make it to the Reds? Colorado Red June 18, 2018 The FO loves him. He may the next no SS for the Reds. Yes, lets keep BH, the pitcher and Jose in the line. While we are at it, please sign Harvey to a long term extension. We can get high draft picks forever. (yes, I am being sarcastic) Colorado Red June 18, 2018 next no hit SS. Sorry AirborneJayJay June 18, 2018 No. I think you were right the first time. The Reds have several half SS’s in their organization. They either field the position well but cannot hit well, or they can hit but cannot field the position well. That is until you get down to the Rookie Leagues, there may be one somewhere. A complete SS is hard to find these days. I looked around the rosters of the AAA teams the other day and not much to envy on other teams. There are a couple of stud SS that the Reds won’t be able to trade for like Colorado’s Brendan Rogers, but he is at AA. With Colorado SS Trevor Story’s re-emergence, there is slim hope Rodgers could be had in a trade. But Colorado’s 2B DJ LeMahieu is a free agent after the season and Colorado could just move Rodgers over to 2B. Rodgers won’t be inexpensive as he was the #3 overall pick in 2015. Colorado is however fading a bit and in 4th place of the NL West, 5 games behind Arizona. Colorado is going to have to make a significant trade or two to get back into the mix. The Reds have some pieces that Colorado could need and use, plus they have one card in the hole. They could include in a trade 2B Dilson Herrera in case Colorado lets LeMahieu walk as a free agent after the year. Herrera could go off playing at Coors Field. That could help trade talks. MK June 18, 2018 It is his second year in states and he has really been pushed for a guy who needed the hitting development lower levels might have provided. Give him a little more time. Doug Gray June 18, 2018 He’s hit four balls out of the infield this season. RedsinWashst June 18, 2018 I agree, they may have started him too high for his hitting. Big Ed June 18, 2018 Well, moving from SS to pitching worked for Cory Thompson. Does Alfredo Rodriguez have the arm to try pitching? He can’t outhit Nancy Pelosi’s mother, so why not give it a shot?