Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 6/9/19 Doug Gray June 9, 2019 32 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 split a double header Game 1: 6-4 win. Box Score Scott Schebler went 1-3 with an RBI. Keury Mella, who took over as DH for Schebler (unknown reason) went 2-2. Nick Longhi went 2-2 with a solo home run (10). Aristides Aquino went 1-4 with a run scored. Rob Refsnyder went 2-2 with 2 walks, a double, a home run (6) and he scored 2 runs. Juan Graterol went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Alberti Chavez went 2-4 with a solo home run (1), a steal, and 2 runs scored. Jackson Stephens allowed a run in 2.1 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Jimmy Herget threw 2.2 shutout innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Game 2: 9-5 loss. Box Score Alex Blandino (rehab) went 1-4. Christina Colon went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Rob Refsnyder went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Phillip Ervin went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. Aristides Aquino went 1-3 with a run scored. Nick Longhi went 2-2 with a walk, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Sherman Johnson went 1-1 with 2 walks. Juan Graterol went 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Wendolyn Bautista threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 1-0. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-4. Jose Siri went 1-4. Brantley Bell went 1-3 and was hit by a pitch. Narciso Crook went 3-4. Packy Naughton went 1-2 at the plate. He allowed a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts on the mound. Juan Martinez threw a perfect inning of relief. Victor Payano threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. The Daytona Tortugas had their game postponed. There will be no make up game. The Dayton Dragons won 5-4. Box Score Michael Siani went 2-5 with 2 steals (18) and a run scored. Miles Gordon went 1-4 with a walk. Jay Schuyler went 1-5 with a double and a run scored. Pabel Manzanero went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Morgan Lofstrom went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Carlos Rivero went 1-3 with a walk, triple, and a run scored. Randy Ventura went 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Brian Rey went 1-1 with 2 RBI. Ricky Salinas allowed 2 earned in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and a strikeouts. Eddy Demurias threw 1.1 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. Connor Bennett threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. 6/10 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 25-38 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here Chattanooga 34-27 N/A 7:00pm Santillan Here Here Here Daytona 32-30 N/A 6:30pm Lillie Here Here N/A Dayton 24-39 N/A 7:00pm Solomon Here Here Here Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 32 Responses RojoBenjy June 9, 2019 Mella – lol sweet bat! Brian Rey gettin’ it done. Didn’t realize Crook got demoted. Understand why though. The Miles Gordon Effect continues! Is Rob Refsynder a career AAAA guy at this point? MK June 9, 2019 Pabel Manzanero with a big walk-off hit for Dragons with bases loaded hit. Originally we all thought it was a grand slam but it hit top of wall for a single. Pabel also had a stolen base in the game which got quite a reaction from his teammates. Brian Rey came off the bench to pinch hit (pinch hitting is unusual in Dayton) and got a base hit in the 8th to tie the game. The Miles Gordon winning streak continues. MK June 9, 2019 Mella’s first two hits of the year. Wes June 9, 2019 When do rookies get assigned ? Where does Lodolo go ? Doug Gray June 10, 2019 I’d expect the Billings roster Wednesday. The Greeneville roster maybe Sunday, probably Monday. AZL roster on Monday when they start games. No clue on Lodolo. Might depend on when he signs. B-town fan June 10, 2019 Doug, Dick Williams said that Lodolo is advanced enough that he will probably skip rookie ball. I suppose though that if the signing drags out then things could change. Wes June 10, 2019 So he agreed to slot value but just hasn’t signed ? Be interesting how many innings reds let him go considering he’s already logged a 103 kevinz June 9, 2019 glad to see Siani stay hott. Man it sure would be awesome if Siri and Aquino would reach their ceilings. Nice to see Crook get some Hits. He did very well at AA last year. Small sample size alert though. Cguy June 10, 2019 This is the Siani I’d hoped to see this season. In his last 10 games, 7 walks, 7 strike outs, 8 stolen bases, with a .333 AVG. Stock June 10, 2019 .360/.467/.560/1.027 for Siani in his last 14 games. kevinz June 10, 2019 Same here Cguy i am the one who called him a Plus hitter. I thought if went to back to the swing, he had before his Senior Year of HS. That he would Rake it like crazy. Matthew O'Neal June 10, 2019 If the Reds don’t turn it around, I’d love to see them find a way to get Longhi, O’Grady, and Aquino some major league playing time/experience. B-town fan June 10, 2019 The thing with Aquino is that even though he has got a high avg 333 and power 9 hr in 33 games since coming off the IR he has only 8 BB and 30 strikeouts, that ratio probably wouldn’t improve at the Major League level. Matthew O'Neal June 10, 2019 Good point. Agreed. kevinz June 10, 2019 The SO to K Ratio not stopping Puig from playing. That should not stop Aquino either . If he Produces he should see the Bigs. MA June 10, 2019 I love the way Michael Siani is adjusting! He is still a long way off and has a ton of development to do but I love what he is producing. Denis June 10, 2019 Siani the real deal. Adjusted his stance upright a bit & hitting w more authority. Plays w a bit of flair. Maybe a bit of Fred Lynn in him. Norwood Nate June 10, 2019 Siani staying hotter than the sun is good to see. Packy rolls with another good start in AA. He may end up being pretty important to the Reds pitching prospects if he can keep it up. Norwood Nate June 10, 2019 Speaking of Reds prospects, with the mid-season update approaching once the top draft guys are signed…who’s the new #1 prospect? Or even top 5? With Senzel set to graduate, and Greene out with TJ it would appear as if Trammell would take over. But looking at the numbers may lead to a different conclusion, depending on how much one weighs numbers compared to scouting grades. Trammell currently has a .689 OPS which is below the Southern League average OPS of .701. He’s posted excellent plate discipline numbers with 40 BB/60 K in 243 PA. He’s played all his games in LF. India currently has an OPS of .763 in the FSL where league average is .691. He has 24 BB/ 61 K in 245 PA. Roughly the same amount of K’s as Trammell but less walks. Certainly more power and is well above league average. Tony Santillan is essentially having the same half season he had to end 2018. Right now Santillan’s ERA is 3.75 (3.61 in 2018) and he’s allowed 1 more earned run this season in the exact amount of innings (62.1). He’s allowed three less HRs and struck out 6 more batters. He has allowed 13 more walks this season and his xFIP is at 3.89 in 2019 compared to 3.48 in 2018. Tyler Stephenson currently has an OPS of .729 which is above the Southern League average OPS of .701. He has 14 BB/ 27 K in 151 PA. Both are pretty solid percentages and he’s making contact at a solid rate. As a catcher in his first season at AA you have to like those numbers. Then there’s Lodolo, who may figure in. At this point, I would probably rank them India, Trammell, Santillan, Stephenson, Greene for the top 5. Oldtimer June 10, 2019 Trammell had .236 BA when I last checked. Hope that is not #1 prospect in Reds MiLB. Tom June 10, 2019 It’s a good start, I don’t know what to make of the rankings at this point. Each one of them look like a possible #1. MA June 10, 2019 I’ve never really understood the fascination with prospect lists. Such a subjective interpretation. Not many prospects breeze through the minors with little to no hiccups. This year the Reds have several who have could fall into that category. Am I concerned? Nope. It is all part of the development cycle. Norwood Nate June 10, 2019 For me it’s just fun discussion. Doug does a fantastic job with his list every year, and I look forward to the discussions and debates around it. Cguy June 10, 2019 Speaking about players OPS, 3 Louisville Bats have OPS of over 1 ( Van Meter w/1.167; O’Grady w/1.055, & Aquino w/1.002). Many say this stat is skewed by the baseball being used in AAA this year. Then comes Dietrich who has an OPS of .984 for the Reds. The last player with an OPS over .9 is Mitch Nay @ .911 in AA ball. This is a league that’s been described as not hitter friendly. Hoping that Nay can continue to produce at that level in that league. Ryan June 10, 2019 Was really hoping India was going to get hot and earn a mid-season promotion. Still think he’s their best propect, followed closely by Lodolo and Stephenson. Norwood Nate June 10, 2019 He may after the AS break. If I recall correctly LaValley has started a good amount at 3B in AA, and he’s not going to block India. Promote Nay to AAA and have LaValley back up India and Isabel. MK June 10, 2019 India is hopefully going to be be good, but after watching him a couple months in Dayton last year to me he isn’t close to being a Senzel. When you watched Nick you could tell he was just better than everyone else, Jonathon just fit in. He will probably hit more home runs but I don’t think he will hit for the average, run or play defense like Nick. He will probably move slower through the system Wes June 10, 2019 Mine is Greene Trammell Lodolo India Santillan Everyone is stalling. Been as down as first half as I can remember since following this site. Combine that with the extreme difficulty of cracking majors right now and it’s looking bleak. League wide problem. Norwood Nate June 10, 2019 I have no idea how to rank Greene at this point. I’d be interested in why you believe he’s still at #1. He’s probably got the highest ceiling as a potential ace, but with injuries a pretty low floor too. Wes June 10, 2019 Partially by default but mainly ceiling. Mlb has a serious talent problem right now- as in WAY to much. From free agents making much less, quality players being traded for peanuts (look up all the nobody’s jay bruce has been traded for compared to his value) to highly drafted big name prospects like Ervin and blandino never getting a real chance to play, peraza is now a part timer and only reason mahle plays is bc wood is hurt. U got to be really really good to make the show as a full time player. So high ceiling guys have to top list til things change. RedsKoolAidDrinker June 10, 2019 When it comes to prospect rankings, you’ve got to consider the whole body of work and not just what have you done for me lately. Then you take age, level and experience into the equation along with upside. I’m putting all my chips in on it being Trammel. MK June 10, 2019 Watching the White Sox and Nationals. Despaigne is the starting pitcher for the Sox. He made a good move opting out of reds contract.