Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 5/24/18 Doug Gray May 25, 2018 30 Comments Let’s call this Patreon Preview Friday. Below is the emailed content that readers who support the site at Patreon.com/RedsMinorLeagues got last night, and get emails like every single day of the season that is full of notes from the previous nights contests. Louisville Bats The Bats lost 4-0 on Thursday afternoon, falling to 14-29 on the year. Box Score Phillip Ervin went 2-4. Rosell Herrera went 1-4. Josh VanMeter went 1-4. Chad Tromp went 2-3. He’s had back-to-back 2-hit days after going hitless in six of the previous seven games. Hernan Iribarren went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Rafael De Paula threw 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. He was promoted to Louisville before the game. Domingo Tapia threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. He lowered his ERA to 3.38 in 24.0 innings for the Bats. Pensacola Blue Wahoos The Blue Wahoos lost 5-4, won 7-5 in a double header, moving to 19-28 on the season. Game 1: 5-4 loss in 11 innings. Box Score Shed Long went 1-5 with a solo home run. It was his 6th of the year and it tied up the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. Taylor Sparks went 2-5 with a home run and 2 RBI. It was his 4th homer of the year, and also came in the 9th inning. C.J. McElroy hit a solo home run in the 9th inning as a pinch hitter. It was his 1st of the year. Daniel Wright went 1-1 at the plate. He allowed 2 earned runs in 4.1 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts on the mound. He threw 65 pitches with 44 strikes. Carlos Navas threw 2.2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Alex Powers threw a perfect inning. Jesus Reyes was charged with an unearned run in an inning of work with a walk and a strikeout. Game 2: 7-5 win. Box Score C.J. McElroy went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Luis Gonzalez went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. Gavin LaValley went 2-3 with a double, run, and he had an RBI. Brian O’Grady went 1-3 with a double, run, and he had 2 RBI. Nick Longhi went 1-3 with a run scored and he had 2 RBI. Keury Mella allowed 5 runs in 4.0 innings with no walks and he had 4 strikeouts. He allowed 3 homers in the game and hit two batters. He threw 90 pitches with 60 strikes. Juan Martinez threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. He’s thrown 9.2 shutout innings with Pensacola this season. Brennan Bernardino threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Daytona Tortugas The Tortugas lost 4-2 on Thursday night, falling to 26-20 on the season. Box Score Taylor Trammell went 1-3 with a walk, solo home run, and he scored 2 runs. He hit the first pitch of the game for his 6th home run of the season. He’s hitting .298/.411/.490 on the season in 43 games. TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a steal and an RBI. The steal was his 8th of the season. He’s now hitting .301/.409/.440 on the year in 45 games. Tyler Stephenson went 1-4 with a double. He now has 10 doubles on the season. Jose Siri went 1-3 with a walk and 2 stolen bases. Narciso Crook went 1-4 with a double. Brantley Bell went 1-2 with 2 walks. Ryan Olson allowed 4 runs in 6.0 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. He threw 97 pitches with 54 strikes, and had 8 ground outs and 5 fly outs. Kevin Canelon threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. His ERA dropped to 2.22 on the season and he now has 3 walks and 31 strikeouts on the season in 24.1 innings. Aaron Fossas threw a shutout inning. He lowered his ERA to 2.77 on the season. Dayton Dragons The Dragons won 2-1 on Thursday night, improving to 24-21 on the year. Box Score Miles Gordon went 2-4 with 2 steals. He now has 16 stolen bases on the year. Michael Beltre went 1-4. Stuart Fairchild went 1-3, was hit by a pitch, and scored a run. Montrell Marshall went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Hendrik Clementina went 2-3 with a double and he had 2 RBI. He’s now hitting .354/.435/.727 on the season. His 2 RBI came on a single in the bottom of the 6th inning with the bases loaded. They gave the Dragons the lead and held up as the winning runs. Jose Garcia went 1-3. He’s reached base in 8 straight games and is hitting .333 over his last 10 games. Hunter Greene allowed a run in 4.1 innings with 2 walks and with 6 strikeouts. He threw 73 pitches with 50 strikes, and had 5 ground outs with 3 fly outs. Adrian Chacon threw 2.1 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. He entered the game with the bases loaded and one out, and he struck out the first two batters he faced to get out of the inning. Austin Orewiler went 1.1 hitless innings with a walk. John Ghyzel threw a hitless inning with a walk. It lowered his ERA to 1.59 on the season. 5/25 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 14-29 N/A 7:00pm Nicolino Here Here Here Pensacola 19-28 0-0 7:35pm Varner Here Here Here Daytona 26-20 0-0 7:05pm Romero Here Here N/A Dayton 24-21 0-0 7:35pm Jordan Here Here Here Top 25 Prospect Rundown Rank Player Level Performance 1 Nick Senzel AAA/DL DNP 2 Hunter Greene A 4.1IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 6K. 3 Tyler Mahle MLB DNP 4 Taylor Trammell A+ 1-3, BB, HR, 2 runs. 5 Jesse Winker MLB 2-4, HR, 2 runs. 6 Tyler Stephenson A+ 1-4, 2B, K. 7 Tony Santillan A+ DNP 8 Shed Long AA 1-7, HR, BB, 2K. 9 Jose Siri A+ 1-3, BB, 2 steals. 10 Vladimir Gutierrez AA DNP 11 Jeter Downs A 0-4, K. 12 Jose Garcia A 1-3. 13 Stuart Fairchild A 1-3, run. 14 Miles Gordon A 2-4, steal. 15 Andy Sugilio A DNP 16 Jose Lopez AAA DNP 17 Alex Blandino MLB DNP 18 Aristides Aquino AA 1-7, 4K. 19 Jimmy Herget AAA DNP 20 Miguel Hernandez Ext ST DNP 21 Phillip Ervin AAA 2-4, 2K. 22 Gavin LaValley AA 2-6, 2B, 2BB, run, RBI, K. 23 Nick Longhi AA 1-4, run, 2 RBI, K. 24 Jesus Reyes AA 1IP, 1H, 0ER, 1BB, 1K. 25 Zack Weiss AAA/DL DNP 30 Responses kevinz May 25, 2018 Hey now Siri With a walk lol man Trammell just real consistent for a young Player Nice to see the lil streak for Garcia Atm cant say Gordon not making contact lately lol not BB or KK at all kevinz May 25, 2018 Trade Scooter Duvall Trammell to Nats for Robles take chance since Hurt chance to be superstar plus Nats brought up soto may lose Harper so thats why give up Trammell so Nats do it. Plus we get Carter Kieboom and Pitcher Fedde. Cguy May 25, 2018 I doubt the Nats would be interested in that trade. But before that, see if the Giants would’t be interested in reviving the Hamilton/ Ramos deal. Reds throw in Matt Harvey & the Giants throw in Shawn Anderson. Giants are only 2 games out of the West lead & have a pile of injured starting pitchers. Harvey could be a big help until they get a couple guys healthy. If the Reds got Ramos, they’d be in a better position to deal Trammel. As for your Nats deal, I’d offer up Iglesias with Scooter & Duvall, or Trammel & Duvall- as long as we got Robles, Kieboom, & Fedde in return. AirborneJayJay May 25, 2018 Victor Robles is injured and out for the season. Hurt his elbow. You sure you want to give up Trammell for that?? No way. kevinz May 25, 2018 Didnt realize was out all year i knew was Hurt i wouldnt do it since that the case then. AC May 25, 2018 Trade Hunter Greene while his value is high! wes May 25, 2018 His value has to be a career low right now, but besides that- Since the beginning of his senior year in high school- he’s pitched about a seasons worth of ball. He’s been a pro for less than a year and an adult less than that. He pitches in a league against the likes of the best college baseball players of 2017; he’s in the same league as Fairchild….be patient BromleyJake May 25, 2018 Siri Walk Watch 2018: 2! Matthew O'Neal May 25, 2018 If the Reds need a 40 man spot is Jesus Reyes’ sweating his spot? His return to AA hasn’t gone very swimmingly, and Rookie and Disco both need a 40 man spot, plus Herget and maybe Clementina and/or Dilson Hererra in the off season due to Rule 5. There’s 0 free spots for 5 men. I believe that Matt Harvey’s contract is the only one definitely coming off the books at season’s close. Norwood Nate May 25, 2018 Roster spots happen. I’m not sure anyone would claim Davis if he was put on waivers. But I would guess R. Herrera has the most tenuous grasp on a roster spot at this moment. Aquino, Reyes, and Shackleford should certainly be concerned if their performance doesn’t improve moving forward. But we’re a long ways off from worrying about Rule V and there’s likely to be a couple trades that may free up some spots as well. Matthew O'Neal May 25, 2018 Good points. I wasn’t exactly worrying about the rule 5, but I think it’s always fun to think about different scenarios that could happen! Hoyce May 25, 2018 After the draft the reds could have about 10 lefits prospects that are either in top 100 or knocking on door 1senzel 2. Greene 3trammell 4. Stephenson 5 #1 draft pick 6. Santillan 7. Siri 8. Long 9. Fairchild 10. Sagillon???or a #2 pick over slot Bromleyjake May 25, 2018 Fairchild might be the most underrated player in our system. Imagine a guy with the all around offensive tools he has(ability to hit for average, takes walks, stolen base speed, and some pop) and the ability to play Center field. That would be a player the Reds have been looking for for decades and with his prior college experience he perhaps isn’t that far away from the Big’s. Michael Smith May 25, 2018 At the moment I think Siri, Fairchild and Sagillon would be a stretch. AirborneJayJay May 25, 2018 Will Hendrik Clementina make an appearance in your new mid-season top-25 prospects list? Top-15 maybe? I see 3 graduations in Mahle, Winker and Blandino. I also see several in the 15-25 range that will drop and probably drop out. Going to be interesting to see several new faces populate your top-25, maybe as many as 10 new ones. How soon after the draft will you do your mid-season list? MK May 25, 2018 You know performance doesn’t always equate to prospect status, though it weighs heavy for me. Hendrick has plus hit and power tools. But his speed is a minus, his arm is average , defense would be average minus,and performance would be a plus. Not sure three out of six gets him there. He would be in my Top 25 but that is just because I weigh performance higher than tools, not sure Doug does however. MK May 25, 2018 Winker homered and Siri walked in same day, my goodness I thought according to some here that would constitute somewhere in the nether regions to freeze over. AirborneJayJay May 25, 2018 Wow. Auburn’s Casey Mize took another loss last night in the SEC Tourney. That is 3 L’s in a row for him now. He pitched 7.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 7 FO, 6 GO. He just might be there at #5 for the Reds. Bromleyjake May 25, 2018 Does anybody think the blue jays would give up Bichette for Scooter and Rasiel? They gain 2 to help them win now and we get our SS of the future. wes May 25, 2018 No, they are not ready to compete with Yanks and Sox. They are going to have to rebuild and hope a couple of those young guys become stars. AirborneJayJay May 25, 2018 Jim Callis at MLB.com has a new mock draft out today. He has the Reds taking 2B Nick Madrigal. Mize goes 1st, Bart 2nd, Bohm 3rd, Singer 4th, and India 6th. https://www.mlb.com/news/mock-draft-college-players-get-picked-early/c-278228058 Joe May 25, 2018 I think if Mize, bart and singer are gone we best high school pitcher. Think Bart the only bat reds would consider over a pitcher at 5 Tom May 25, 2018 Of all the bats, I like Bohm. I think he has the frame for huge power production. Just looks like a big 1b/3b/LF 40 HR type. Bohm or Bart might allow the Reds to think about trading Votto if they need to. Hopefully some of the talent in HS is there at 47. Would have been a good year for a Comp pick. kevinz May 25, 2018 Scooter Duvall to stl for Fowlers bad contract along with Wong then get Oscar Mercada CF as the Prospect we get for taking on bad contracts not sure if works or not. kevinz May 25, 2018 Then Trade Votto Schebler to Hou for Alex Bregman . Hou seems to think it to right handed so with this trade plus they keep Tucker they add 3 Lefties to there Lineup MK May 25, 2018 Votto has a no trade clause and says he will not approve a move. Don’t think he needs more money. I would also need more than Bregman if trading Votto. If your plan is to play Bregman at short that would be a downgrade over Peraza. kevinz May 25, 2018 He says that now But lately has been disgruntled with the losing. Also i cant see how bregman a Downgrade to Peraza even if D a little drop the Bat far outways Peraza this would Free Up money since Bregman Cheap can use the Funds for weak spot on the team. wes May 25, 2018 Doug, I understand why you don’t post daily stats, but I sure do like this format better. Nice to see the players daily on the article. IndyRedsFan May 25, 2018 Wes, Just a reminder….those of us who support Doug on Patreon see this format every day. Four bucks a month is pretty darned cheap. RedsKoolAidDrinket May 25, 2018 Or about $0.13 a day if my math isn’t wrong.