Photo: Doug GrayReds prospect Taylor Trammell out with a finger injury Doug Gray March 9, 2019 7 Comments Several of the Cincinnati Reds top prospects are in big league camp this year. Among them is third rated prospect and outfielder Taylor Trammell. The 21-year-old has played in eight games this spring, but it’s been nearly a week since he last appeared in a game. On March 4th he got a start against Arizona and went 0-4 with an RBI. That was on Monday. The Reds had an off day on Tuesday, but returned to play on Wednesday. Taylor Trammell wasn’t in the lineup, or on the roster. What he was, though, was a participant in some outfield drills. And that’s when things went awry for the young outfielder when he sprained two fingers, as reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Bobby Nightengale. “It was a little sore,” Bell said. “He’s going to be fine. He’ll be available to play probably by Monday or something. It was a little bit of a scare but turns out it wasn’t much.” With the outfield being as crowded as it is, and with Taylor Trammell not truly playing for a spot on the Reds roster out of spring, this isn’t a big deal. Assuming there’s nothing else that happens, he will be more than ready to begin the season. It’s almost a guarantee that he will begin his season in Double-A Chattanooga after spending the entire 2018 season in Advanced-A Daytona. In 15 at-bats this spring, Taylor Trammell has three hits, an RBI, four walks, and four strikeouts. Last year with the Daytona Tortugas in the pitcher friendly Florida State League he hit .277/.375/.406 in 110 games played. He also stole 25 bags on the year. In the Futures Game during All-Star weekend he tripled, and homered – taking home Most Valuable Player honors for the game. Following the season he played 22 games in the Arizona Fall League. With Scottsdale he hit .298/.359/.392 with six steals. Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 7 Responses Simon Cowell March 9, 2019 Stole 25 bats? Was he arrested? Rich H March 9, 2019 Depends on if they were baseball bats or the flying mammal. Former is a misdemeanor, pretty sure the second is a felony. MK March 9, 2019 The Indiana Bat is an endangered species which could make it a Federal Crime. Big Dan March 10, 2019 Always read then re-read is a motto that I live by on a daily basis Ryan March 10, 2019 I believe he has found his post-baseball career. 25 bats in one evening is a well above average(perhaps even elite) bat-catching rate. Pawny would be lucky to have his skills in the animal control dept. The question remains whether he uses his talentes for good or evil. Seat101 March 10, 2019 Doug, are you sure it is a sprain and not a tear? Big Ed March 10, 2019 Good one.