Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 6/22/18 Doug Gray June 23, 2018 19 Comments I’m exhausted, so you win a free preview of the email that Patreon supporters got for the games played on Friday night. You can get these kinds of emails with additional information from each game every day by heading over to Patreon.com/RedsMinorLeagues and making a small monthly contribution of support. Louisville Bats The Bats lost 16-1 on Friday night, falling to 26-43 on the season. Box Score Nick Senzel injured his right index finger in the top of the first inning and was pinch hit for in the bottom of the inning. The Reds released a statement saying that he will be examined again tomorrow. So, I guess we wait. Hernan Iribarren went 2-4. He also took the mound for the 9th inning and for the first time in his career actually pitched like a position player, allowing 4 earned on 5 hits and a home run. Dilson Herrera went 1-4 with a run scored. Gabriel Guerrero went 1-4. DJ Peterson went 2-4 with an RBI. Steve Selsky went 1-4 with a double. Wandy Peralta threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Tanner Rainey threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. He lowered his ERA to 1.75 on the season with the Bats. Jimmy Herget threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Brandon Finnegan allowed 10 runs in 3.1 innings with 4 walks, no strikeouts, and he hit 2 batters. Pensacola Blue Wahoos The Blue Wahoos lost 2-1, 5-3 in a double header on Friday night, falling to 30-40 on the season. Game 1: 2-1 loss. Box Score Luis Gonzalez went 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Shed Long went 1-3 with a stolen base. Aristides Aquino went 1-2 with a walk. Daniel Wright allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. Game 2: 5-3 loss. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a walk, triple, and he scored a run. Narciso Crook went 2-3 with a run and an RBI. He’s hitting .381/.458/.524 through 14 games with the Blue Wahoos since being called up from Dayton. Shed Long went 1-4 with a walk and a run scored. Gavin LaValley went 1-4 with a double and he had 2 RBI. Aristides Aquino went 1-3. Jose Siri went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Carlos Navas threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Jesus Reyes allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Daytona Tortugas The Tortugas lost 3-0 on Friday night, falling to 38-30 on the season. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 2-3 with a walk. He’s hitting .304/.404/.452 this season. Michael Beltre went 1-3 with a walk. Stuart Fairchild went 1-3 with a walk. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a walk. Bruce Yari went 2-4. Wennington Romero allowed 2 runs in 5.2 innings with no walks and 2 strikeouts. He threw 87 pitches with 60 strikes, and had 6 ground outs with 6 fly outs. His ERA is now at 3.93 on the season. Ty Boyles was charged with an unearned run in 1.1 innings with no walks and a strikeout. Ryan Hendrix threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. His ERA is down to 1.57 on the season. Dayton Dragons The Dragons lost 3-2 on Friday night, falling to 31-39 on the season. Box Score Jeter Downs went 2-4 with a double and had an RBI. He now has 16 doubles on the season. JD Williams went 1-3. John Sansone went 2-4. Alejo Lopez went 1-2 with a walk, double, and he had a run scored. Jose Garcia went 1-2. Mitch Piatnik went 1-3 with a run scored. Hunter Greene allowed 2 earned in 6.2 innings with no walks, he hit a batter, and he struck out 7. He threw 87 pitches with 62 strikes, and had 5 ground outs with 5 fly outs. This was the first start of his career that went beyond 5.0 innings. He topped out at 101 MPH on the night. Cory Thompson threw 2.1 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 1.72 on the season and now has 4 walks and 37 strikeouts this season in 36.2 innings. Billings Mustangs The Mustangs lost 7-2 on Friday night, falling to 2-4 on the year. Box Score Reshard Munroe went 2-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. He’s hitting .438 through 6 games with Billings. Bren Spillane went 1-4 with a double. Drew Mount went 1-4. Nadir Ljatifi went 1-3 with a run. Urwin Juaquin went 1-3. Mac Sceroler allowed 1 earned in 3.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Jose Castillo allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a strikeout. Greeneville Reds The Reds won 8-7 in 11 innings on Friday night, moving to 2-2 on the season. Box Score Claudio Finol went 1-5 with a run scored. Justin Bellinger went 1-4 with a run scored. Juan Martinez went 0-2 with 2 walks and he scored 3 runs. He’s already walked 6 times this season in just 4 games. He had 13 walks in 40 games last season with the AZL Reds. Cash Case went 2-4 with a walk and he had 2 RBI. Miguel Hernandez went 1-5 with an RBI. Zeke White went 2-4 with 2 runs, had a stolen base, and he had an RBI. Miguel Medrano allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and he had 8 strikeouts. He was acquired in trade from the Rangers in February via trade for international cap space. This was his US debut. Aaron Quillen allowed a run in 2.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Cory Heitler threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Jerry D’Andrea threw a hitless inning with a strikeout. AZL Reds The Reds had the day off. DSL Reds The Reds won 9-5 on Friday afternoon, improving to 7-11 on the season. Box Score Luis Tejada went 2-4 with a run and a walk. Allan Cerda went 2-4 with a solo home run and he scored 2 runs. It was his first home run of his career. Fidel Castro went 1-4 with a walk, solo home run, and he scored 2 runs. His homer was the 2nd of the season. Jose Acosta went 2-4 with a walk, triple, and he scored 3 runs. Darlin Guzman went 2-4 with 2 triples, scored a run, and he had 3 RBI. He’s now hitting .325/.364/.625 on the season. He’s a 17-year-old outfielder, listed at 6′ 1″ and 165 lbs. Aiverson Palacios went 1-3 with a walk and 2 steals. Yoel Diaz threw 3.0 shutout innings of relief with a walk and with 4 strikeouts. He’s got 14 strikeouts and 5 walks in 12.1 innings this season. Andry Cuevas threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. His ERA is down to 1.08 on the season (8.1 innings) with 2 walks and 11 strikeouts. Top 25 Prospect Rundown 6/23 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 26-43 N/A 6:30pm TBA Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 0-2 7:05pm Varner Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 1-1 12:00pm TBA Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 0-2 7:00pm Mondile Here Here Here Billings 2-4 0-0 9:35pm Solomon Here Here N/A Greeneville 2-2 0-0 7:00pm Richardson Here Here N/A AZL Reds 1-3 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 19 Responses kevinz June 23, 2018 So what happens when reds go on a crazy run here for wild card better call Trammell to AA so can call him up from there for a Jolt to take us over the Top kevinz June 23, 2018 It nice but not nice to see Rosell Herrera have a good game to beat the astros Wish kept him over Ervin Rosell can play all over OF IF missed on that move imo SteveO June 23, 2018 Doug, will you be doing an update to your top 25 prospect list soon? Some players should be graduating from the list and others possibly being replaced by others. Reshuffling of some spots as well. Interesting to know where you think India, Richardson, Gray and Siani will slot in. Spillane on the outside looking in? Will any of the first half performers crack the top 25? Tromp, Friedl, Rainey? Maybe Hendrix, Guerrero, Clementina, Beltrae or Bautista? Thompson a long shot? Looking forward to seeing your updated list Cguy June 23, 2018 Nay? Mella? Norwood Nate June 23, 2018 Good call on Mella. I overlooked him myself. He’s had a really nice season with good improvements. I’m a little more skeptical on Nay. I understand the injuries make his age a little deceptive, but still I would like to see more from him at A+ as a 24 year old, and would like to see him carry that forward in AA before I’d move him up above other prospects. Norwood Nate June 23, 2018 I have been thinking about the prospects rankings as well. Looking at Doug’s list, once you get past Fairchild at #13 it’s hard to find many guys raising their stock. Lopez, after initial struggles, has adjusted and rebounded. Herget has pitched well, but not dominant in AAA. Everyone else 14-25 has scuffled to some degree or another. On an initial look, I’d have the top tier ranked Senzel, Greene, Trammell, Stephenson, and India. The next tier group would be Long and Santillan. After that there’s a bit of a drop off to the next tier. Siri has missed a lot of time with injury and hasn’t improved his BB rate since being back. Gutierrez has good peripherals with K/BB but has allowed too many HRs (1.63/9) and runs in general. Downs has shown nice power for a teenager in the MWL, but has been in a slump for a while. Garcia still has flashed the tools but has been slow to adjust after not playing ball for a while. Fairchild has played well at this point and it’s nice to see the power show up in the MWL. I’d probably rank that group Siri, Gutierrez, Fairchild, Downs, Garcia. The tools/stuff of the first two keep them a bit higher for me because it’s easy to dream on the upside. Fairchild and Downs could be flip flopped, but Garcia is last in this group due to performance. After that I think we see some new additions mixed in with Lopez and Herget. Clementina, Gray, Richardson, Siani, Isabel, and maybe a guy like Mariel Bautista. Friedl could move back in this range, Sugilio hopefully will bounce back some after returning from injury. It’s too early to know much more about M. Hernandez. Anyway, just some of my scattered thoughts on prospects and where they may slot in during the next rankings. Doug Gray June 23, 2018 Yes. My rule is to wait until the guys who will make the new list from the draft have signed and are officially a part of the organization. Signing deadline is in the first week of July. So, expect it to be within that time frame, or sooner, depending on how quickly India/Siani sign. kevind June 23, 2018 I guess Finnegan should be called back up after his outstanding performance. Guess he can’t figure out why he is not in the Bigs RedsKoolAidDrinker June 23, 2018 If he was being fed a piece of humble pie before, he got a whole pie last night. It’s time to try him in the AAA bullpen as there are too many starting candidates as it is to keep throwing him out there in that role when he’s getting blasted by minor leaguers. Colorado Red June 23, 2018 FLA got eliminated last light. Time to get India signed. Hunt4redsoct June 23, 2018 Seems since every other top 10 guy has been signed, he is kind of locked in that what phone is he can receive I also noticed that the number 26 pic got over slot I believe 287,000 Big B June 23, 2018 Need everyone’s help – “head over to Patreon.com/RedsMinorLeagues and making a small monthly contribution of support.” Doug efforts 110% to keep us Reds fans informed daily. I don’t know how he does it. Just a little bit will help him out. Doug Gray June 23, 2018 Lots of caffeine. And lots of work. Thanks for the support. B-town Fan June 23, 2018 I think it might be time to shut down the Finnegan as a starter project. That’s about as bad an outing a starter could have. Cguy June 23, 2018 I have a theoretical question. Let’s just say Harvey stays healthy & pitches well. Let’s also assume no team makes the Reds a trade offer that they like. Harvey pitches the rest of 2018 in the Reds rotation- effectively. Any chance the Reds could be in a position to make Harvey a qualifying offer? If he turns it down, is there a chance the Reds could parlay the Harvey deal into a Compensation A pick next June? They get a Competitive Balance A pick next year & if so could wind up with 4 picks in the first 55-60 spots. MikeD June 23, 2018 I believe the Reds cannot offer him the qualifying offer, since he was traded during his free agent year. If he has a nice run, the Reds need to capitalize! Cguy June 23, 2018 Thxs. MK June 23, 2018 Doug, you have the wrong link on the Billings boxscore. Doug Gray June 23, 2018 Thanks MK. That one was totally on me. But man, I wish MLB Advanced Media would get their crap together. Since they started updating the minor league sites to the new layout there are so many issues. For example, if you don’t type www before Dayton Dragons or Daytona Tortugas, their sites don’t work. If you click on the “scoreboard” link on the Greeneville or Billings websites you are redirected to an “error” page.