Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 5/20/18 Doug Gray May 20, 2018 24 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 3-1, 6-5 in a double header. Game 1: 3-1 loss. Box Score Brandon Dixon went 1-3 with a solo home run (4). Steve Selsky went 1-3. Gabby Guerrero went 1-3. Mason Williams went 2-3 with a steal. Jose Lopez allowed 1 earned in 5.0 innings with no walks and 8 strikeouts. Game 2: 6-5 loss. Box Score Dilson Herrera went 3-4 with a solo home run (5). D.J. Peterson went 2-4 with a double. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with 2 runs and a solo home run (5). Mason Williams went 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Blake Trahan went 2-2 with a walk, solo home run (1), and he scored 2 runs. Pensacola lost 6-0. Box Score Luis Gonzalez went 1-4. Brian O’Grady went 2-3. Alberti Chavez went 2-4. Shed Long went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Michael Lorenzen (rehab) threw 2.0 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. Victor Payano threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Daytona lost 9-3. Box Score TJ Friedl went 1-4. Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Bruce Yari went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Ibandel Isabel went 2-3 with a walk, double, and a solo home run (5). Aaron Quillen threw 1.2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. Dayton won 12-4. Box Score Jeter Downs went 1-4 with a double, walk, steal (14), and scored a run. Miles Gordon went 2-5 with 2 steals (13) and he scored a run. Michael Beltre went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Stuart Fairchild went 2-5 with a home run (3), 2 runs, and he had 3 RBI. Montrell Marshall went 1-5 with a double and 2 runs scored. John Sansone went 3-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Mark Kolozsvary went 3-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, and he had 3 RBI. Leandro Santana went 3-5 with a home run (3) and 3 RBI. Jose Garcia went 2-5 with an RBI. Adrian Rodriguez allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with 6 strikeouts. Max Wotell threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. 5/21 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 13-26 N/A 7:05pm TBA Here Here Here Pensacola 18-26 0-0 7:35pm Strahan Here Here Here Daytona 25-17 0-0 6:30pm Santillan Here Here N/A Dayton 21-20 0-0 7:00pm Naughton Here Here Here 24 Responses Simon Cowell May 21, 2018 Why are only the stats of only quality starts displayed? Why not post the terrible performances as well? Doug Gray May 21, 2018 So I don’t have to deal with comments about terrible performances. Simon Cowell May 21, 2018 Why does that matter? You are a news site with commentary. You have a specific scope of coverage involving the Reds with an even more fine-tuned focus on their farm system. Shouldn’t that provide both the good and the bad news? Just my opinion. You have a great site Doug, just thinking of one little thing that would perhaps make it better. Doug Gray May 21, 2018 It matters because I don’t want to have the community that other sites have where people start talking trash about players, which then devolves into talking poorly about other users of the site, and so on. And if you don’t think that’s what would happen, you’ve never been to a website before and read the comments. I’m not fostering that. I’m not paying all kinds of money to host that on the site. I can promise you that in no way, shape, or form, would that make anything better. Here’s what I know: When the website was getting 2,000 views a day, the comments section rarely ever had a problem. When it was getting 5,000 a day, you’d see some people show up every so often that would be rude in the comments towards both players and other users. Today? It happens multiple times a week. And the large the site gets, the more frequently it’s going to happen, because that’s just how the internet works. So, the less often I point out that player XYZ went 0-4, the less often I have to deal with the comments section going from “player xyz isn’t playing well” to “player xyz sucks” to “I think player xyz could improve on this” to “you’re an idiot he sucks and should have never been signed for what they paid him”, and so on. And that’s exactly how it happens. And it’s one reason why I don’t post that kind of stuff. I’ll literally turn the commenting ability off on the site before I start allowing that stuff to happen with frequency. I don’t have an issue with discussing poor performance. But it rarely ever stays on just that. And that’s where the problems come from. You don’t have to see that side of things. I do. It’s my name on every article written on this site. I’m not deadspin with some owner no one has ever heard of with some ever turning over system of writers. I’m one guy. Who literally does everything. I don’t have time to moderate the comments section all day long and keep producing the content that I do. There’s just not enough time in the day to do it. icehole3 May 21, 2018 I would like Simon to send me his paycheck and not spend it on what he wants to spend it on. NC Reds Fan May 21, 2018 LOL Wes May 21, 2018 Thanks Doug. Well stated. James K May 21, 2018 I stopped reading the comments on the Reds site because of the venomous comments. IndyRedsFan May 21, 2018 Simon, If you subscribe to Doug on Patreon (Just $4 per month…..13 cents a day) you can see the stats (good and bad) of the Top 25 every day. I would encourage everyone who comes here to subscribe. Doug should be compensated for his work. kevinz May 21, 2018 Well no matter how Poor the Reds are now i can still dream of a Trammell Siri Senzel Outfield in Late 2019 or 2020 it quite exciting i may add in my dreams lol Simon Cowell May 21, 2018 When the Reds shut down Greene with pitching for the year will they allow him to continue the season as a hitter? Michael Smith May 21, 2018 Excellent question MK May 21, 2018 I was at a meeting with a Dragons coach Saturday who said under no circumstance will Hunter Greene hit this season. I asked what if in one of those rare instances the DH gets eliminated and he happens to be the pitcher. The answer was under no circumstance will he hit this year. I asked would someone lose his job if he did.The answer was just a smile. The Duke May 21, 2018 I don’t see the fascination with Greene hitting. He had fairly middling results as a high school hitter his senior year (at least as far as top prospects go). He had power potential for SS, but he’s clearly not being developed as a SS. What made him so valuable as a SS was the power, defense, and arm, the hit tool was the biggest question and why he was a fringe 1st rd prospect as a SS and not a unanimous #1 overall prospect as a SS, which he would have been if the bat was there. Ryan May 21, 2018 Stuart Fairchild will be in Daytona in the very near future. He’s simply too much for low A pitching. The Reds are going to have to be a little more aggressive with Friedl than they may have hoped for but they have to accommodate a promotion for Fairchild. The Duke May 21, 2018 A .298/.398/.448 line is very good, especially for a CF, but I don’t know if I would qualify that as “too much for Low A pitching”. I certainly wouldn’t argue that a promotion is warranted, but I could see the reasoning if there is something specific they are having him work on, or if they want him to get a little more work with a specific instructor that is in Dayton. I would expect that we’ll see some movement after the MiLB all star games, and that Fairchild is in the group most likely to be moving up. MK May 21, 2018 Jose Siri did not get promoted last year and unlike Fairchild he really was too much for Low A pitching. kevinz May 21, 2018 True MK but Fairchild has a better BB KK rate plus never had to repeat a Level like Siri has Before . If healthy and performing still think Stuart gets a bump up a level. MK May 21, 2018 Like Duke my concern was a promotion because “too much for Low A pitching”. There is a guy in Lansing named Kevin Smith at .387/.421/.652 that is “too much for Low A pitching”. Fairchild might get promoted but unlike Siri he is far from the top of the heap in the Midwest League. Sandheel May 21, 2018 What a sad season this must be for loyal Bats fans down in Louisville with another in a string of disappointing years. The team is at .333 despite a pitching staff that includes Stephenson, Reed, Finnegan and Lopez. MK May 21, 2018 Better get used to it. There were some pretty bad Dragons teams prior to last year. Those guys are in Daytona now so Bats are still a couple years away. kdavis May 21, 2018 Doug, Noticed Trammel has played 6 games in right field. Does he have the arm for this ? Maybe Reds thinking Fairchild might be their CF of the future ? Doug Gray May 21, 2018 Trammell isn’t going to be a right fielder. MK May 21, 2018 Really don’t think he is a center fielder either. Other than Siri I would say many of the top outfield prospects project best in left field.