16 Minor Leaguers announced for Redsfest Doug Gray November 8, 2018 8 Comments Every year the Cincinnati Reds put on an outstanding event downtown on the first weekend of December. They bring in current, past, and hopefully future players from the organization for Redsfest. This year they will have the event on Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st. There will likely be some additions to the list, there almost always are, but the Reds have named 16 minor leaguers who will be in attendance for the event. Player 2018 Team(s) Jeter Downs DAY Stuart Fairchild DAY, DBT TJ Friedl DBT, PEN Jose Garcia DAY Hunter Greene DAY Vladimir Gutierrez PEN Jimmy Herget LOU Jonathan India GRN, BIL, DAY Ibandel Isabel DBT Shed Long PEN Scott Moss DBT Leandro Santana DAY Tony Santillan DBT, PEN Nick Senzel LOU Tyler Stephenson DBT Taylor Trammell DBT During the event, the Cincinnati Reds hand out their minor league awards for the 2018 season. There are four of them handed out each season. The biggest is the Chief Sheldon Bender Award for Player of the Year. There is also an award handed out for Pitcher of the Year, Hitter of the Year, and the Community Service award. I would guess that the players who will take those home are all on this list. As more players are added, I’ll include those in updates within other articles. You can always keep track on your own over at Reds.com/Redsfest. 8 Responses klw November 8, 2018 So is Isabel’s invite a sign that he will be added to the 40 man prior to the Rule 5 draft? Reply AWA85 November 8, 2018 Possibly a candidate for hitter of the year? Reply Doug Gray November 8, 2018 That would be my guess. Doug Gray November 8, 2018 No, it’s not. Reply Billy November 8, 2018 A few of these guys stick out because they’re not top prospects: Moss, Isabel, and Santana. You’ve already stated that Isabel may be a candidate for hitter of the year, and I assume Moss might be a candidate for pitcher of the year. What’s the deal with Santana? More of a prospect than we (or at least I) give him credit for, or is he invited for other reasons? Reply Doug Gray November 8, 2018 I’d venture to guess that Santana will be getting the Community Service Award. Everything I hear about him speaks very highly. That said, I think he’s a better prospect than his 2018 numbers suggest, too. Reply MK November 8, 2018 I know Santana is a nice kid and that Community winner comes from Dayton a lot. I do think when looking at his 2018 numbers should take into account that he played a new defensive position the second half when Marshall was suspended, redlegs4ever November 8, 2018 Guesses… Trammell- Player of the Year Isabel- Hitter of the Year Santillan- Pitcher of the Year Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.