Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 7/12/18 Doug Gray July 13, 2018 13 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 6-4. Box Score Mason Williams went 2-3 with 2 walks and he scored 2 runs. Hernan Iribarren went 3-4 with a run scored. Phillip Ervin went 1-3 with a triple and 4 RBI. Gabby Guerrero went 1-4. Chad Tromp went 2-4 with a double and he scored a run. Cody Reed allowed 4 earned in 6.2 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Zack Weiss threw a hitless inning with a walk. Jimmy Herget threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Pensacola won 6-1. Box Score Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and had a 2-run home run (8). Luis Gonzalez went 1-1 with 3 walks and a run scored. Aristides Aquino went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Taylor Sparks went 2-4 with a home run (8) and 3 RBI. Vladimir Gutierrez was charged with an unearned run in 7.0 innings with 3 walks and 9 strikeouts. Jose Rafael De Paula threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Daytona lost 11-1. Box Score Tyler Stephenson went 1-4. Bruce Yari went 1-3 with an RBI. Andrew Jordan allowed 2 earned in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Dayton lost 4-3. Box Score Andy Sugilio went 2-4 with a run scored. Leandro Santana went 1-3 with a walk, home run (7), and 2 RBI. Malik Collymore went 1-4. Austin Orewiler was charged with 3 unearned runs in 5.1 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Cory Thompson allowed a run in 2.2 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Aneurys Zabala threw a perfect inning. Billings won 6-1. Box Score Dylan Harris went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Reshard Munroe went 1-3 with a walk, 2 steals, and an RBI. Pabel Manzanero went 1-4. Drew Mount went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Jay Schuyler went 1-4 with a run scored. Mike Spooner went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and he had an RBI. Carlos Rivero went 1-3 with a run scored and he had an RBI. Connor Curlis threw 2.1 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Ryan Campbell threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Eddy Demurias threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Dauri Moreta threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. Jeremy Kivel threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Greeneville won 5-4. Box Score Jonathan India went 3-4 with a walk, double, home run (1), 2 runs, and he had 3 RBI. Jonathan Willems went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Hunter Oliver went 2-5 with a double. Reniel Ozuna went 2-5. Brian Rey went 2-4 with a walk. Miguel Hernandez went 3-5 with a run scored. Nate Scantlin went 1-4 with a run and a walk. Alexis Diaz allowed 1 earned in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw 2.0 shutout innings. AZL Reds had the night off. 7/13 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 35-51 N/A 7:00pm Bailey Here Here Here Pensacola 30-38 15-6 8:00pm Santillan Here Here Here Daytona 37-29 12-9 7:05pm Bergjans Here Here N/A Dayton 31-37 9-12 7:00pm Bautista Here Here Here Billings 10-17 0-0 9:05pm Sceroler Here Here N/A Greeneville 7-14 0-0 6:30pm Heatherly Here Here N/A AZL Reds 5-13 0-0 10:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A 13 Responses The Duke July 13, 2018 I’d like to see Weiss get another shot in Cincy. Rainey got pounded yet again, and while Weiss didn’t record an out in his first shot (2 hits and 2 BB), he only got the one shot. He’s had a good year in Louisville, there’s really nothing to lose giving him another shot and send Rainey back down. redlegs4ever July 13, 2018 Was just looking at the 40 man and Rainey was already optioned yesterday (save that service time lol). So on the 40 Weiss seems like the only logical choice. Could always get a long over due Aquino DFA and purchase the contract of Herget or Quackenbush perhaps. Doug July 13, 2018 Random out-there trade proposal. Let me know how crazy I am. Trade Senzel, Shed, Jose Lopez (or comparable AAA starter…maybe BobSteve if the Reds won’t give him a shot?) to the Rays for Blake Snell. Lefty controlled through the 2022 season, currently 4.2 WAR (2.27 ERA, 1.067 WHIP in the AL East). Think the Rays would do this? Not sure what kind of other big-time offers they are getting. Given this trade, extend Scooter for ~3-4 years, will bridge the gap until JIndia, Jeter Downs, etc is ready to take over at 2B. Go ahead, tell me how wrong I am. Doug July 13, 2018 Or for that matter, still try to trade Scooter and give Dilson a shot at 2B for a couple years. Or include in him the trade in place of Shed since he is MLB-ready and that may be what the Rays are looking for. redlegs4ever July 13, 2018 I think overall that’s fairly realistic, maybe a little heavy on the prospects going to Tampa. I couldn’t pull that trigger if I was the Reds though, something about Blake Snell scares me, maybe it’s visions of Matt Moore redux dancing in my head. Something about Tampa pitching has always been very volatile, Shields, Kazmir, Moore, Archer, Cobb, even Price has had some major hiccups over the years. Of course that’s kinda pitching in general but it seems to happen almost like clockwork to Tampa pitchers. Doug July 13, 2018 Thanks for the feedback, I’ll take fairly realistic as a soft compliment. I just think our middle infield depth, especially at 2B, needs to be leveraged and give our rotation a shot in the arm. I know that’s not a hot take by any means, and definitely not new to this site, but it seems inevitable. A 2019 rotation of Snell, Disco, FA (Keuchel?), Castillo, Mahle would be very promising paired with a starting 8 of Schebler, Votto, Suarez, Scooter, Winker, Barnhart, Peraza, Hamilton (or new CF). Remaining 2B depth would be Scooter, Blandino, Dixon, Dilson/Shed, possibly India, Downs, Case, Willems. While none of those guys may have Senzel’s ceiling, one of them should be a quality starter at 2B in a couple years. redlegs4ever July 13, 2018 It was meant to be a compliment. Compared to 90% of trades people on the internets make up that has a legit chance to happen. I have no problem moving Senzel for a top of the rotation arm, my concerns lie with Snell being that arm for previously stated reasons. Personally I would move Gennett for the best return I could get now and then still look to move Senzel for a top of the rotation arm. I have full faith that one or a combination of Dilson, Blandino, Dixon, and Long can provide more than adequate production from 2B in 2019 and beyond. The Duke July 13, 2018 I don’t think they’d trade Snell for Nick Senzel, Hunter Greene, Shed Long, and Jose Lopez Doug July 13, 2018 :-/ There goes my pitch to be assistant GM. I hope the Reds have at least called the Rays. Syndergaard (3 years of control) or Snell (4) would be the move to make us a legitimate contender next year. Our prospect depth is there. Make it happen Nicholas & Richard! Alex July 13, 2018 I agree with Duke. The package would be so huge for Snell that I farm would be nonexistent afterward. Matthew O'Neal July 13, 2018 Next year’s AAA rotation is shaping up nicely. Gutierrez, Santillan, Mella (unless he is promoted before then), Lopez (same), and Varner/Reed/other. Doug July 13, 2018 :-/ There goes my pitch to be assistant GM. I hope the Reds have at least called the Rays. Syndergaard (3 years of control) or Snell (4) would be the move to make us a legitimate contender next year. Our prospect depth is there. Make it happen Nicholas & Richard! MK July 13, 2018 Aneurys Zabala might have a chance to become a quality closer in the Fernando Rodney style. His 100+ fastball is real and looks to be very effective.