There was a lot of fall and winter league action from Cincinnati Reds prospects on Friday. The game in the Dominican Winter League between Cibao and Licey was very Reds friendly. Jose Siri started in center field for the Gigantes del Cibao and had another strong night at the plate, going 1-2 with a double and two walks. The two walks gave him four on the season for Cibao to go along with four strikeouts through five games. In 2017 he played in 29 games for the Gigantes, though some of those were pinch running appearances only. Still, he racked up 84 at-bats in total. In that span he walked just three times and had 25 strikeouts. Big time improvements thus far for Siri.

Later in the game another Reds player took the field for the Gigantes. Reliever Domingo Tapia, who made 47 of his 48 appearances in 2018 with Louisville, pitched the 7th and 8th innings. He allowed a hit in 2.0 otherwise perfect frames with a strikeout. It was his first appearance of the fall. On the other side of the field Dilson Herrera started at second base. He went 0-2 and was hit by a pitch, which led to him exiting the game (no update). Aristides Aquino would come on late for Licey as a defensive replacement, but did not get an at-bat. Robinson Leyer, who threw 59.0 innings for Pensacola with a 2.59 ERA in 2018, made his first appearance of the fall for the Tigres. He tossed 2.0 hitless innings with a walk.

Out in Arizona the Reds saw both Mark Kolozsvary and Taylor Trammell rack up some extra-base hits for Scottsdale. For Kolozsvary, playing time is limited as he’s on the taxi squad and only eligible to play in two games per week. The catcher took advantaged of that on Friday, going 1-3 with a double. He also threw out one of two attempted base stealers on the day. Trammell, who started in left and hit third in the lineup, went 1-4 with a triple and he scored the only run of the day for the Scorpions.


7 Responses

  1. Big Ed

    Doug, you are a fine man, but you gotta get another picture of Taylor Trammell that doesn’t distort his face.

  2. MK

    Robinson Leyer also pitched 2 innings for the Licey in the Dominican last night and gave up one walk.

    Andy Wilkins homered last night for Magallanes in Venezuela. He is hitting .316 with 2 HR in five games

    • Doug Gray

      Wilkins isn’t a Red. With the Twins/Lookouts/Reds/Blue Wahoos situation MiLB is having some issues figuring out the players and their organization.

  3. Redsvol

    I love to see Siri drawing walks. I think he can platoon with an older free agent acquisition in center next year – allowing us to trade or non-tender Bham. I think Siri can do just as well offensively, if not better, than Bham next year.