Cincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 6/16/19 Doug Gray June 16, 2019 12 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 12-2. Box Score Alex Blandino went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Christian Colon went 1-2 with a double, RBI, and he was hit by a pitch. Brian O’Grady went 1-4. Aristides Aquino went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Nick Longhi went 1-3 with a walk. Rob Refsnyder went 1-4 with a double. Alberti Chavez went 1-3 with a run scored. R.J. Alaniz threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 3-2. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-5 with a run scored. Jose Siri went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 2-3 with an RBI and was hit by a pitch. Brantley Bell went 1-4 with an RBI. Gavin LaValley went 2-4. Cassidy Brown went 1-4 with a double. Johendi Jiminian allowed a run in 5.1 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Aaron Fossas threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. The Daytona Tortugas are on the All-Star Break The Dayton Dragons lost 6-3. Box Score Michael Siani went 1-4 with a steal (21) and a run scored. Pabel Manzanero went 1-4. Bren Spillane went 1-4 with a run scored. Brian Rey went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Carlos Rivero went 1-3. Randy Ventura went 2-3 with a steal and a run. Jhon De Jesus allowed 2 earned in 5.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Carlos Machorro allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Moises Nova threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. The Billings Mustangs lost 7-5 in 10 innings. Box Score Quin Cotton went 1-5 with a triple, RBI, and he scored 2 runs. Claudio Finol went 1-4 with an RBI. Jonathan Willems went 2-5 with a run scored. Edwin Yon went 3-5 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Quincy McAfee went 1-4 with a steal, walk, and he had an RBI. Leonardo Seminati went 1-4 with a double and a walk. Nate Scantlin went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored. Omar Conoropo allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. Francis Peguero hit a batter in 1.1 otherwise perfect innings. Manuel Cachutt threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. 6/17 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 27-42 N/A OFF OFF Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 N/A All-Star Break Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 0-0 7:05pm Sceroler Here Here N/A Dayton 28-41 N/A All-Star Break Here Here Here Billings 0-2 N/A OFF OFF Here Here N/A AZL Reds 0-0 N/A 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 12 Responses Haven June 16, 2019 Maybe I’m being a little harsh, but T. Stephenson has been one of the biggest misses for me. Not that I’m giving up on him or he’s reach his ceiling, just that I thought he had a chance to be a 25-30 homer catcher. I remember he was considered for number one pick for a second. kevinz June 16, 2019 injuries i think slowed him down a little bit. He still only 22 in AA for a Catcher. I think he is on the right Path. Catchers usually take Longer to Develop anyway. Not sure about the Power but he is Playing in a Pitcher League. FSL is a tough League. Some Highly Rated Prospects are Performing Great in that same League. Not to many are though. Inside the Numbers is the Key to that League. Doug Gray June 17, 2019 He isn’t playing in the Florida State League. kevinz June 17, 2019 Thanks Doug i put the wrong league by mistake. I think still a tough league overall though plays in though. MK June 17, 2019 I remember the development process for Devin Mesoraco, which did not include the injuries and Tyler is on par, if not better in some ways. Norwood Nate June 17, 2019 It’s funny the difference of perspectives people can have. I’m really pleased with Stephenson’s progression especially this season. I feel he’s having a good year making the jump to AA and even out performing higher rated prospects. Offense typically develops a bit slower for catchers because there’s so much focus on honing their skills behind the plate and learning to work with different pitchers. In my opinion his stock is up. jbonireland June 17, 2019 It appears to me that Tyler andChris Okey are currently on a path to be the Reds catchers in 2021. Stephenson is developing some power and is still growing. In GABP he will be just fine and Okey is finally starting to hit at AA. If they both stay helathy I think this is a position well taken care of. RedsKoolAidDrinker June 17, 2019 Somewhere, maybe here, I read that Okey had long been dealing with an injury. Can anyone verify that as well as the length and extent of that? Is he now 100% or will he ever be? Doug Gray June 17, 2019 I don’t know what it was that you read, so I can’t confirm or deny anything about that. But in 2017 he broke his hamate bone in spring training and told no one, playing with the issue all year before having surgery to have it removed. RojoBenjy June 17, 2019 Doug- he told no one? That was unwise. Doug Gray June 17, 2019 That’s what Keith Law reported. IMHO June 17, 2019 Who made Dayton All Star Team?