Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/11/18 Doug Gray April 11, 2018 22 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 8-2. Box Score Tyler Goeddel went 2-4 with a run. Rosell Herrera went 3-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs, and an RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 2-4 with a double, run and 3 RBI. Brandon Dixon went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a run and an RBI. Steve Selsky went 1-4 with a double, run and an RBI. DJ Peterson went 2-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Stuart Turner went 1-3 with a walk. Blake Trahan went 2-4 with an RBI. Robert Stephenson was charged with an unearned run in 7.0 innings with 3 walks and 10 strikeouts. Dylan Floro threw a perfect inning. Pensacola won 6-5. Box Score Shed Long went 1-3 with a steal and a run. Gavin LaValley went 1-4 with an RBI. Gabby Guerrero went 2-4 with a home run (1), steal and 2 RBI. Aristides Aquino went 1-4 with a double and a run. Brian O’Grady went 1-3 with a walk, steal, run and a double. Taylor Sparks went 1-3 with a walk, run and an RBI. Chad Tromp went 2-3 with a walk, double and 2 RBI. Daniel Wright allowed a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Dean Kiekhefer threw 1.1 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. Daytona won 11-8, 2-0 in a double header. Game 1: 11-8 win. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 1-1 with 3 walks, 2 runs, a home run (1) and 2 RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Tyler Stephenson went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs. Mitch Nay went 1-3 with an RBI, was hit by a pitch, and scored a run. Daniel Sweet went 2-3 with a walk, RBI, and 2 runs. Brantley Bell went 2-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI. TJ Friedl went 1-1 with a double and 2 RBI as a pinch hitter. Ryan Hendrix threw 1.2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Nick Howard allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. Game 2: 2-0 win. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-3 with a triple and a run. Taylor Trammell went 0-2 with a walk and a run. Luis Gonzalez went 2-3 with a triple and an RBI. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with an RBI. Tony Santillan allowed 1 hit in 6.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. Dayton won 9-3. Box Score Montrell Marshall went 1-4 with a run. Stuart Fairchild went 1-3 with a walk, steal, and 2 runs. Leandro Santana went 1-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Miles Gordon went 1-2 with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Narciso Crook went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a triple, and 4 RBI. Hendrik Clementina went 1-4 with a 3-run home run (2). Mac Sceroler allowed 3 runs in 6.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Luis Alecis threw a perfect inning. Cory Thompson threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. John Ghyzel threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. 4/12 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 3-3 N/A 7:05pm Stephens Here Here Here Pensacola 3-3 0-0 7:35pm Mella Here Here Here Daytona 6-1 0-0 7:05pm Moss Here Here N/A Dayton 4-3 0-0 7:00pm Mondile Here Here Here 22 Responses RedsKoolAidDrinker April 12, 2018 Doug, who do you think might be in the next wave (or even one) of relievers after Hergett, Weiss, and Rainey? Would you say Hendrix and maybe include Howard? Or is there really such thing as a wave of relievers and it’s kind of unusual to have 3 at the same time like the aforementioned? Doug Gray April 12, 2018 It’s probably too soon to know. It’ll probably be some guys that are starters today, too. The Duke April 12, 2018 Trammell with 6 BB vs 3 K in the first 7 games. Cutting his K rate, while maintaining his excellent walk rate will lead to the excellent results we’ve seen early on. He gradually improved his K rate throughout the year last year, if he’s taken another step forward in that regard in addition to proving he can be an every day CF, his prospect status is going to skyrocket. Very promising start. Wes April 12, 2018 If I’m management there’s a couple guys I start Garrett over right now due to mahle service time or Reed/finnegan. But long term he’s a better option coming out of the pen- check results- 6 innings 0 era .67 whip and 7ks. He’s been outstanding! Kind of hard to complain about it…. Just a dream, but only way a rookie on an inning count pitches in September/October is out of pen. So 2020 playoff run has Greene/Garrett/iglesias pitching 7,8,9. Lights out! Wes April 12, 2018 Where’s the top 25 results? The Duke April 12, 2018 The web site gets it once a week. If you want it every day, support Doug on Patreon and it comes with the daily email. Wes April 12, 2018 I do. Thx duke. I’ll chk for it there Bromleyjake April 12, 2018 Trammel seems underrated to me nationally. Seems like he has superstar potential especially if his plate approach remains this good throughout the various levels. Doug Gray April 12, 2018 I think he’s about right, nationally, at least entering the year. Top 50 guy, but not Top 25 yet. I think the one issue holding him back is that enough scouts think he’s a left fielder, not a center fielder. Of course, if he keeps hitting, none of that will matter, but with the left field profile for some, he’s going to have to keep hitting to jump into that Top 25 range. So far, so good. The Duke April 12, 2018 If he keeps this kind of hitting up, he won’t be underrated for long. He was already a top 50ish guy by most of the rankings, if what he’s doing now continues and he shows he can handle CF, he’ll be top 20 by midseason. Wes April 12, 2018 If I’m miami prefer trammel to Lewis Brinson and if I’m reds I keep trammel vs trading for yelich Reaganspad April 12, 2018 there is Wes prodding Doug, It won’t work, the guy is unflappable which is why we love his site and his product. I too am glad that we did not give up Trammel via trade this offseason. Our season is starting off so bad, and Yelich is on the 10 day anyway. I trust what everyone has said about Yelich, and boy could the redlegs use him now. I just like this Trammel guy MK April 12, 2018 Everybody wins except big boys. redleggingfordayz April 12, 2018 Sooo Taylor Trammel is basically a super athletic Jesse Winker? That walk rate makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside :) Brad April 12, 2018 I am excited about Dayton trio of Trammell, Santillan and Stephenson. They are outperforming early expectations. Hope they all make jump to AA by end of season. MK April 12, 2018 I have really impressed with the athleticism of Montrel Marshall or Montreal as the nitwit behind me kept yelling last night. Marshall is not over producing but his defense is good and he has practically decapitated two pitchers with line drives so far. He might be the Votto replacement in a few years. AirborneJayJay April 12, 2018 Is Montrel the one that is a cousin of Brandon Phillips? That athleticism might be a good family trait. Will have to keep an eye on his play. 1B isn’t very well stocked for obvious reasons. But the inevitability is not too far off. Doug Gray April 12, 2018 Yes, he’s the cousin of Phillips. The Duke April 12, 2018 He’s 22 in Low A with a career .652 OPS, I wouldn’t have him replacing Votto in the plans. Jim Delaney April 12, 2018 Good to see the minor league teams off to a solid start and not burying themselves like the MLB team…. Still depressed about how bad the REDS look like right now… Hopefully the minor league teams will continue to play well!!! David April 12, 2018 Shed Long came out of the game early yesterday, and is not in the lineup tonight, any cause for concern? Alberti Chavez (2B) was just assigned to Pensacola from Billings. If you posted the answer to that elsewhere, my bad. Doug Gray April 12, 2018 Chavez replaces Domingo Tapia on the roster, who was promoted to Triple-A the day before. I noticed Shed leave yesterdays game. Saw nothing that suggested anything happened. But, with him not in the lineup today, I’ll see what I can find out.