Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 6/11/19 Doug Gray June 11, 2019 19 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 lost 3-2. Box Score Alex Blandino (rehab) went 2-3 with a walk, steal, and he scored a run. Christian Colon went 1-4. Phillip Ervin went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Aristides Aquino went 2-4. Juan Graterol went 1-4. Alberti Chavez went 1-3 with a run scored. Narciso Crook went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Keury Mella allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with 6 walks and a strikeout. Jesus Reyes threw a perfect inning. Robert Stephenson (rehab) threw a shutout inning, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out 2 batters. R.J. Alaniz threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. The Chattanooga Lookouts won 6-1. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 3-5 with a steal, 2 runs scored, and he had an RBI. TJ Friedl went 1-4 with a walk, home run (4), a steal (12), and he had 2 RBI. Taylor Trammell went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI. Mitch Nay went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. Brantley Bell went 2-5 with a double, run scored, and he had an RBI. Gavin LaValley went 2-3 with a walk. Michael Beltre went 1-1 with a pinch hit double, scored a run, and he had an RBI. Johendi Jiminian allowed a run in 6.0 innings on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 batters. Cory Thompson threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. Aaron Fossas threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. The Daytona Tortugas won 9-4. Box Score Andy Sugilio went 2-5 with a double, RBI, and he scored 2 runs. Alejo Lopez went 1-4 with a walk, run scored, and he had an RBI. Jonathan India went 3-5 with 2 runs and an RBI. Stuart Fairchild went 3-5 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Bruce Yari went 1-5 with a triple, run scored, and he had 3 RBI. Yonathan Mendoza went 1-5 with an RBI. Dylan Harris went 1-5 with a double. Mark Kolozsvary went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-3, was hit by a pitch, stole a base, and he scored a run. Dauri Moreta threw 2.2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts. Clate Schmidt threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Andy Cox threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons won 5-4. Box Score Michael Siani went 4-4 with a steal (20), a run scored, and he had an RBI. Jay Schuyler went 2-4 with a double, steal, and 2 RBI. Juan Martinez went 3-4 with a run scored. Bren Spillane went 1-4 with a run scored. Brian Rey went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Randy Ventura went 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Jhon De Jesus allowed 1 earned in 3.0 innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Eduardo Salazar allowed 1 run in 3.0 innings. Matt Pidich threw 2.0 shutout innings with a strikeout. 6/12 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 25-39 N/A 12:00pm Gutierrez Here Here Here Chattanooga 35-28 N/A 7:35pm Antone Here Here Here Daytona 34-30 N/A 6:30pm Orewiler Here Here N/A Dayton 26-39 N/A 7:00pm Richardson Here Here Here Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 19 Responses kevinz June 11, 2019 Siani siani Siani all have to add is 4 4 4 Hits Nice on Fire.. MK June 12, 2019 The great thing about Siani’s 4 for 4 was that all hits came against left-handed pitchers. In the first at bat he didn’t look like he was going to hang in well as pitcher was throwing from a 3/4 arm slot, but he got comfortable and took it back up the middle. I have witnessed four Dragons wins the past week surpassing my season total to date. The Miles Gordon win streak now stands at 9. kevinz June 12, 2019 Luis Castillo in his last 19 starts 112.1 innings pitched 130 strikeouts 1.92 ERA . I say he has been dealing for awhile. Wes June 12, 2019 In a league saturated with talent Castillo has separated himself from a trade value perspective like no other red I have seen since following minor league ball. Combine that with 4.5 years of team control left and he will fit on any roster in baseball- even the rays- Castillo will hold his own against the AL east I’m certain of it. He’s the best player out there that all 29 other teams could acquire. Whens the last time that’s happened ?? I’m not saying trade him but your crazy not to shop him. SD ?? Ok start w tatis jr and gore and then two more TB ?? Franco and McKay plus two more prospects. Or how bout Lewis and kirlloff and then some from twins ?? Atlanta has a slew of prospects too. The third best prospect u get in a Castillo trade will be more than you will get trading any other 1 red that’s likely to get traded. If u can get Franco McKay and liberatore Or Honeywell how do u pass that up ?? Fish June 12, 2019 For once I don’t think the reds can/should trade him. Developing top shelf pitching is so hit or miss, it’s hard to be competitive without one. Their window to compete lines up with his control so keep him, make the QO, then take the draft pick when he leaves. Teams that trade ace pitchers usually come out poorly in the deal. Colt Holt June 12, 2019 Yes and no. You can certainly get burned by trading top shelf pitching, but you can also win by trading pitchers outperforming that appear to be top shelf but aren’t. Braves did well in trading Shelby Miller. Latos to Reds was a win win. Erik Bedard from Baltimore was sheer brilliance. If Castillo is a true TOR like Scherzer, Verlander, Sale, etc, you hang onto him…but you had better be comfortable that he truly is TOR. He has given up a LOT of walks this year which could eventually burn him. If somebody wants to give a package comparable to what the Red Sox sent Chicago for Sale, you may want to consider it. I think that is the point Wes is making. His proposals are shooting the moon. If some of those were offered, it would be hard to say no, such as Tatis/Gore. Tom June 12, 2019 Resume the rebuild! I have to agree with this. If a quality farm system wants to give you five of the top 10, 3 of their top 5, 2 of top three, do it. This team is likely going nowhere. I will still give it 6 weeks of Scooter but I really don’t trust Bell to raise the level of competitiveness and slug it out with this schedule. Plus the franchise still lacks premium talent long term. They will be dealing with a 750 ops Votto, so a 675 ops catcher and 675 ops ss will not play, not to mention the unknowns in the of besides Senzel. Reboot the rebuild! kevinz June 12, 2019 The thing is SD not gonna trade their star 20 year old Tatis. Already in the MLB if he was in the Minors still they Might think about it. TB smart as well not gonna trade the Phenom SS Franco. The smart trade to make is How Reds Got Suarez and Castillo. Find a Rebuilding team Like did before when Traded for Geno and Luis. Other then that Trade off who is a FA Next year or the year After. Michael B. Green June 12, 2019 CIN 2020 rotation: Gray, Castillo, X, Mahle, and Y. X screams LHSP. Wonder if CIN makes a run at Keuchel? Do they take a chance on signing Wood? Cole Hamels is a possibility but might prove costly but has post season experience. Derek Holland does as well and is from OH. Carlos Quintana, Gio Gonzalez and Bret Anderson are a few more possibilities but asking Anderson to bat more increases his chances of yet another injury. Y is likely someone that can either shift to long relief if Santillan performs well at AAA and pushes for a promotion. Mella and Sims are out of options after this year, so we could see a signing that fits this bill – but does not necessarily block Santillan. An interesting play is dealing for Ross Stripling of LAD. CIN likes to deal with LAD and Stripling is likely cheaper than a free agent. Rather than getting traded, I bet Castillo is a candidate for an extension in the CIN brass eyes. RedBB June 12, 2019 Good to see our top prospects FINALLY hitting Randy in Chatt June 12, 2019 Castillo is someone you trade for, not trade, and with the Reds success of developing starting pitcher, don’t trade him for unknown commodities. He’s a keeper to me. Trading him could really come back to haunt the Reds. The Duke June 12, 2019 How do you even have an Iso-P of .036 while batting .300+? AlfRod is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. kevinz June 12, 2019 I am guessing a whole lot of Singles. Barely any Power at all. That is why 300 average mean nothing Nowadays unless comes with Power. MK June 12, 2019 If he gets 3 out of 10, all singles for the rest of his career he will have a long big league career. kevinz June 12, 2019 He sure will as a Bench player nothing wrong with that though. RedsKoolAidDrinker June 12, 2019 Ever heard of Tony Gwinn or Ozzie Smith? kevinz June 13, 2019 Yea i have Both HOF players in a Different Era. This Era is much Different. You cannot compare it to Nowadays. Michael B. Green June 12, 2019 I expect Rodriguez to get a strong look at SS next year. It is possible that he starts at AAA but CIN signed him for his glove and it is of major league quality. Iglesias has surprised with the bat but I don’t think anyone is surprised about his glove. He is a Gold Glove candidate. That has helped make CIN’s pitching staff among the best in the NL. Rodriguez can do the same thing. kevinz June 12, 2019 Good Point MBG. I think could work just as Long as everyone else Hits. This season So far has showed you need all 3 to Win Big. Pitching Defense Offense. Got the Pitching and still under 500 So far. So far to many black holes in the Lineup. Things can change of course with plenty of Ball to Play.