Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 5/17/18 Doug Gray May 18, 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 lost 6-4, 4-1 in a double header. Game 1: 6-4 loss. Box Score Josh VanMeter went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Brandon Dixon went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Hernan Iribarren went 1-4 with a double. Garrett Boulware went 1-3 with a triple and a run. Blake Trahan went 1-2 with a walk, double, RBI, and he scored 2 runs. Kyle Crockett threw 1.1 hitless innings with 2 strikeouts. Kevin Shackelford threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Game 2: 4-1 loss. Box Score Blake Trahan went 1-3. Dilson Herrera went 1-3 with a solo home run (6). Brandon Dixon went 1-3. Domingo Tapia threw a shutout inning of relief. Pensacola has their game suspended. The game was suspended in the top of the 9th inning. It will be resumed Friday before the regularly scheduled game. Daytona lost 6-1. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 1-2 with 2 walks. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a walk. Bruce Yari went 1-4 with a solo home run (2). Scott Moss allowed 2 earned (3 unearned) in 4.2 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Aaron Quillen threw 2.1 shutout innings of relief with 2 strikeouts. Dayton lost 4-1. Box Score Jeter Downs went 1-4. Michael Beltre went 1-4 with a steal and a run scored. Stuart Fairchild went 1-4 with an RBI. Montrell Marshall went 1-3. Mark Kolozsvary went 1-3. Leandro Santana went 1-3. Tyler Buffett threw 1.2 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. 5/18 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 12-22 N/A 7:05pm Stephenson Here Here Here Pensacola 18-22 0-0 6:35pm TBA/Mella Here Here Here Daytona 24-15 0-0 7:05pm Olson Here Here N/A Dayton 18-19 0-0 7:00pm Greene/Mondile Here Here Here 22 Responses Bromleyjake May 18, 2018 Doug, You forgot to update us on Siri walk watch 2018. He took his first walk of the season last night. And they said it couldnt be done. The Duke May 18, 2018 Improved that K:BB ratio from ? to now 10:1! The Duke May 18, 2018 That ? was supposed to be an infinity symbol (ASCII char 236), but I guess RML isn’t down with the full ASCII Doug Gray May 18, 2018 WE HATE ASCII HERE AT RML. kevinz May 18, 2018 He also had another full count but flew out to right since last pitch in the AB was a strike. Matthew O'Neal May 18, 2018 Is Dayton playing a double header starting at 7 PM? Even with 7 innings per game, that’s a call for a late night. Dave May 18, 2018 They will be lucky to get one game in due to weather. Doug Gray May 18, 2018 Yes. And I thought it was very strange to have the set of games start at 7pm, too. I triple checked the start time because I don’t recall ever seeing it before. The Duke May 18, 2018 Jonathan Mayo with a new mock out on MLB.com https://www.mlb.com/news/high-school-pitchers-rise-in-mlb-mock-draft/c-277173920?tid=151437456 5. Reds: Nick Madrigal, 2B/SS, Oregon State They’d take Singer if he dropped here, otherwise the Reds are likely opting for a college bat, and Madrigal is the best pure one in the class. AirborneJayJay May 18, 2018 Interesting. I think the Phillies pass on Bohm and they take Madrigal. The Reds won’t take Bohm or India at #5. But that leaves Liberatore there for the picking, or Carter Stewart. Either would be great to pair with Hunter Greene. Liberatore might get the nod. My darkhorse candidates keep rising, RHP Logan Gilbert and OF Trevor Larnach. The Duke May 18, 2018 Callis thinks we might be kicking the tires on India. Norwood Nate May 18, 2018 If Bohm is there at 5 and best available, the Reds should absolutely take him. I like Madrigal better as a hitter, but he is also at a position that is currently blocked (by more than a few players). If you’re willing to take Madrigal you should be willing to take Bohm and let positions sort themselves out, if it even comes to that (as things tend to happen that makes a lot of our prognosticating a moot point anyway). Reaganspad May 18, 2018 I think Madrigal can play short He has just had an equal to/or better shortstop playing at Oregon State in Cadyn Grenier. Grenier is also a prospect (not first round) but probably second or 3rd as he has a excellent glove, 342/422/492 shortstop that again has moved Nick off of SS since they were both Freshman. Nick can handle a lot in the field and has not made an error this year at 2nd. Cadyn has 6 errors at SS, but these 2 are as good as it gets up the middle. And probably interchangeable. Tom May 18, 2018 Bohm looks like a 1b/LF. I like the body type, but doesn’t quite work for the Reds per se. Not a big deal if he can play LF – that might be great. Tampa Red May 18, 2018 Man if the Reds think Madrigal can play SS then yes by all means, take him!! IMO, when viewed from the big league down and not just the minor leagues, that’s the biggest weakness in the system. I mean, I get that the 1B position is a little light on prospects but they have Votto for several more years. On the other hand, if they aren’t totally confident that he can handle SS then just pass on him. The last thing the Reds system needs is another 2B candidate. SultanofSwaff May 18, 2018 Barring a Scooter trade and with Blandino solidifying his role and with there seemingly no plans in the works to convert any of this 2B depth to CF, I’m not sure where Dilson fits in. That said, like Tucker, he’s one of those guys where it’s not hard to envision him having a long, productive ML career. Eventually the Reds will have to trade from this 2B surplus to fill other positions of need. Of course they’ll need to decide whether Scooter fits in their long term plans. I think he does IF they use him in LF and 3B more often to minimize his defensive shortcomings at 2B. It’s not like they can’t afford him and having a solid bench is one thing that’s usually sorely lacking on a Reds team. AC May 18, 2018 He can’t throw from 2B to first. Scooter is married to that position, like it or not. They need to look at the other players for positional flexibility. MK May 18, 2018 Hope the Reds decide to send Jose Garcia back to Rookie ball in June. He has been over matched in Midwest League at bat and think he is starting to take it to field. He will occasionally show his talent but nothing consistent. A similar demotion of Siri in 2016 proved very beneficial for him. The Duke May 18, 2018 Taking away every day reps from Downs as well. JD might have to move off SS, but we should be making every effort to see if he can stick there. The bat could be special. Mark May 18, 2018 I would assume a college guy like Tristan Pompey from UK is not in play at 5? Is that way too far a reach for him? I think he is a pretty darn good college player with some skill. Any thoughts? Doug Gray May 18, 2018 He should be available in the 2nd round. Taking him 5th would be a massive overdraft. terry m May 18, 2018 I like a longshot with Kumar Rocker as a under slot pick. After Mize I think things get very interesting.