Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 6/8/19 Doug Gray June 9, 2019 23 Comments If you are interested in getting emailed every day during the season with additional game notes and a rundown on how the Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects performed (along with other perks) you can sign up to support the site through Patreon and get all of that for as low as $1 a month. If that’s something that sounds interesting you can get more information here. The Louisville Bats had their game suspended by rain. The game will resume Sunday in the 4th inning and be followed by the regularly scheduled game, which will be a 7-inning contest. The Chattanooga Lookouts won 7-5. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-5. TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a walk, 2 steals (11), and 2 runs scored. Taylor Trammell went 1-4 with a walk, run scored, and he had an RBI. Jose Siri went 2-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Mitch Nay went 1-4 with a walk, home run (6), and 2 RBI. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with 2 walks and a run scored. Cassidy Brown went 2-5 with a home run (1) and 3 RBI. Calten Daal went 1-4 with a walk. Michael Beltre went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Tejay Antone went 2-2 at the plate. Cory Thompson threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout. Jesse Stallings threw a perfect inning of relief. Joel Kuhnel threw 2.0 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. The Daytona Tortugas lost 3-2. Box Score Andy Sugilio went 3-5 with a steal (11). Jose Garcia went 1-5 with a double. Alejo Lopez went 1-4 with a run scored. Stuart Fairchild went 2-4. Mark Kolozsvary went 1-4. Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-4 with a solo home run (1). Reiver Sanmartin was charged with 3 unearned runs in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Andy Cox threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. Julio Pinto threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons won 8-4. Box Score Michael Siani went 1-2 with 2 walks, a steal (16), and he scored 2 runs. Miles Gordon went 2-4 with a steal, RBI, and he scored 2 runs. Jay Schuyler went 2-4 with a run and 4 RBI. Juan Martinez went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a run scored. James Marinan allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with 3 walks and a strikeout. Matt Pidich threw 3.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. 6/9 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 24-37 N/A 1:05pm TBA/Markey Here Here Here Chattanooga 34-26 N/A 2:00pm Naughton Here Here Here Daytona 32-30 N/A 5:35pm Lillie Here Here N/A Dayton 23-39 N/A 2:00pm Salinas Here Here Here Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 23 Responses GallowayB June 9, 2019 Another fun night in Dayton with Siani and Gordon at the top of the line-up! MK June 9, 2019 They tried to snatch defeat from victory in the ninth with bases loaded and tying run at the plate.Pidich allowed an infield hit on his cover play at first, a wild pitch on a swinging strike three and then a walk. Brent June 9, 2019 A day late on this but is there an update scouting report on Lyon Richardson? He’s holding his own at about 3 years younger than league average, weak rate is low and seems to be getting better. Is he someone that has the potential to rise up the prospect rankings quickly? Bill June 9, 2019 Tejay Antone has a .389 BA and a .778 SLG across his 19 ABs (mostly at AA this season). Pretty nice hitting for a pitcher. Michael Smith June 9, 2019 Dragons are on a tear. 6-1 in June if I read their schedule correctly RojoBenjy June 9, 2019 Doug has noted in the Patreon emails that since Miles Gordon has returned, the Dragons are 6-0. Miss a day, miss a lot ? Reds could use a spark like that. MK June 9, 2019 The young man can bunt. Friday he pushed one towards third for a hit, last night he dragged into ne up the first base line for another hit. If Hamilton could have bunted like Miles he would still be a Red. RojoBenjy June 9, 2019 Doug- Are there any real concerns about Taylor Trammel and the trend he’s had since June 1, 2018? The additional info you have on him in the email was not great news. Would really like to see him shine in MLB one day. MK June 9, 2019 My son and his family were in Chatanooga this week and saw thee Lookouts. He is a Mets fan, l think his mother dropped him on his head as a baby, so I quizzed him on what he had seen. He was all-in on Tyler Stephenson. When I Specifically asked about #7 (Taylor) he said he wasn’t impressed.Said he didn’t look good in field and uncomfortable at the plate. Is So asked about Alf-Rod he wasn’t impressed either. Robert Atkinson June 9, 2019 Sounds like your son is a bright man. How is Tyler not on all star team . Best catcher in the whole league. Doug Gray June 9, 2019 I’m not too worried. Most of the issues, statistically revolve around his not hitting for power. And I believe that he’s going to eventually hit for power. Michael Smith June 9, 2019 Doug, Chad thinks he should be in the big show already and the reds have a glacial pace for prospects. P.s dropped grenade and walked away RojoBenjy June 9, 2019 @ Michael Smith Chad thinks a lot of things. RedsKoolAidDrinker June 9, 2019 I had the same question (especially since he started off so well), but 21 is pretty darn young (will be 22 in Sept though). Being the athlete that he is, I expect adjustments but I can also see the off-season with gaining even more strength being a huge factor in fulfilling what we know he will be. I guess he’ll drop a bit with the national pundits but he’s gonna set this level on fire next year and get moved up to AAA fairly quickly and then get the call for some coffee. DaveCT June 9, 2019 Double A ball is tough. Many consider it the toughest jump to make. Let’s not forget he was not a full time baseball player until just a couple years ago kevinz June 9, 2019 Hitting 200 on the Road. Under 200 with RISP. That will Drag your Numbers Down. Trammell is Hitting closer to 300 VS LHP. Barely over 200 VS RHP. I hope that Trend does not Continue that was Schebler’s Problem. As a Lefty Hitter you have to Crush RHP not just LHP. Wrong Platoon to have. Bases Empty is where Trammell is shining in. Leadoff needs to be his spot. RojoBenjy June 9, 2019 I wonder if he could use a one-on-one batting session with Barry Larkin? That has helped spark Cozart and O’Grady in the past. kevinz June 9, 2019 I am guessing Not since Playing time all over the place. Does Crook have any stand out tools? Seems like a bigger guy with some Raw Power. RojoBenjy June 9, 2019 I saw Crook in CF last month. Nothing wowed me as him being a cut above. Actually seemed a little slow to get to the ball. But that was only one game, and it was the game where the Bats got behind 9-0 in the top of the first. Maybe his motivation was lacking. But even so, that is a red flag on his make up. kevinz June 9, 2019 Thanks Rojo for your Response. No excuse for his Effort I have dig up more on that. I thought he was a better fit in the corner spots ? I figured lacked speed was not sure on his arm or his actual Power Grade. Hanawi June 9, 2019 I often wonder how playing in these extreme pitching leagues impacts player development (could maybe ask the same thing about the PCL on the other end of the spectrum). And if teams have a say in how MiLB parks are set up (moving fences in or out). Doug Gray June 9, 2019 Teams have no say in the ballpark set up. There are some extreme leagues in the minors. The Pioneer League (Billings) is extremely hitter friendly. One ballpark is literally 279 feet down the line. In Advanced-A you’ve got the extreme hitter friendly Cal League and the extreme pitcher friendly Florida State League. The Carolina League is fairly neutral. In Double-A the Texas League is pretty hitter friendly. In Triple-A the Pacific Coast League is extremely hitter friendly. And yes, there are definitely leagues, and ballparks that are and are not beneficial to development. Pitchers can certainly gain confidence in leagues where they know there’s a little more wiggle room if you make a mistake. Likewise, hitters can do the same in leagues that cater more towards them. Hanawi June 9, 2019 Thanks Doug. I could see the extreme leagues having the opposite effect as well. While a pitcher might be more confidant, maybe he doesn’t develop as much bc he can get guys out with marginal stuff. I don’t know if this was the case, so this is a hypothetical, but take a guy like Cingrani. If he can just throw fastballs bc balls just don’t carry in these Florida parks, then maybe he decides he doesn’t need a breaking ball. I’m sure that’s all taken into account when doing evaluations, but I would guess teams would prefer neutral parks all things considered. Wasn’t sure if they had a say.