Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/12/19 Doug Gray August 13, 2019 31 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 the night off. The Chattanooga Lookouts had the night off. The Daytona Tortugas lost 3-2. Box Score Alejo Lopez went 2-3 with a run scored and he had an RBI. Jameson Hannah went 1-4. Jose Garcia went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Bruce Yari went 1-4. Lorenzo Cedrola went 1-3 with a steal (17) and a run scored. Mac Sceroler allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Diomar Lopez threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Connor Bennett was charged with an unearned run in an inning with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. The Dayton Dragons lost 4-3. Box Score Mariel Bautista went 2-4 with a walk. Jay Schuyler went 1-4 with a solo home run (4). Cameron Warren went 2-3 with a walk, double, and a run scored. Miguel Hernandez went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Miles Gordon went 1-4 with a double. Morgan Lofstrom went 1-1 with a double and 2 RBI as a pinch hitter. Jhon De Jesus allowed 1 earned in 5.0 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Eddy Demurias threw 2.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Matt Pidich threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. The Billings Mustangs won 6-0. Box Score TJ Hopkins went 2-5 with a steal, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Eric Yang went 1-3 with a walk, double, and he had 2 RBI. Victor Ruiz went 1-4. Leonardo Seminati went 1-4. Edwin Yon went 1-3 with a walk with a run scored. Quincy McAfee went 2-4 with a double and he scored 2 runs. Reyny Reyes went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI. Miguel Medrano threw 6.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Ryan Dunne threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Frainger Aranguren threw a perfect inning of relief. The Greeneville Reds won 4-3 in 11 innings. Box Score Danielito Remy went 1-3. Garrett Wolforth went 2-5 with a triple, RBI, and he scored 2 runs. Tyler Callihan went 2-5 with a triple. Carlos Reina went 2-3 with a walk, steal, double, run, and he had an RBI. He was also hit by a pitch. Cristian Olivo went 1-3. Danny Lantigua went 1-3 with a triple and he had 2 RBI. Jose Salvador allowed a run in 4.2 innings with 11 strikeouts. Alberto Gonzalez threw 2.1 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Tyler Gibson was charged with an unearned run in 3.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. The AZL Reds won 6-4. Box Score Ashton Creal went 3-4 with a walk, double, triple, 2 steals, and he scored 2 runs. Jorge Sequera went 1-5 with a steal and a run scored. Yassel Pino went 1-5 with an RBI. Jose Tello went 1-4 with a run scored and he had 2 RBI. Sebastian Almonte went 1-4. Fidel Castro went 1-3 with a run scored and he was hit by a pitch. Jordan Johnson (rehab) threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Miguel Lar allowed a run in 5.2 innings with 6 strikeouts. 8/13 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 50-69 N/A 7:00pm TBA Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 17-32 7:35pm Markey Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 22-31 7:05pm Orewiler Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 21-29 OFF OFF Here Here Here Billings 15-23 9-5 8:35pm Davis Here Here N/A Greeneville 20-31 N/A 6:30pm Gilbert Here Here N/A AZL Reds 19-26 N/A 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 31 Responses Ian August 13, 2019 Is Debby Santana injured? donny August 13, 2019 If i was going to compare A.Aquino to someone playing today, it would be Jorge Soler of the Royals. RojoBenjy August 13, 2019 Interesting that Soler won AL player of the week opposite Aquino in the NL. Doug Gray August 13, 2019 You can make the connection there a little bit for this particular season. But, Soler is walking at a 10% clip, which is something that Aquino has never done before (Soler has). Bromleyjake August 13, 2019 The way it looks to me now the reds will have about 80 million in payroll during the off-season. If 135 is the target payroll that should leave about 55 million available. With the rotation intact, upgrades should be made in the field. I know it’s not in this FO’s M..O. to overpay, but if you could find a way to add a couple bats to your group of everyday players, they could end up favorites within this division next year. Adding Castellanos and Didi to this lineup of Senzel, Votto, Suarez and hopefully Aquino would give us a 1-6 to rival the Brewers and Cubs. That combined with our pitching staff should be enough to get us over the finish line. Wes August 13, 2019 No pitcher in the history of baseball was more overpaid than homer bailey. Votto is/was surely overpaid too and they would have over paid for dallas kuechel yet he would not come to Cincy. Alfrod, Garcia, and VladGut where all over paid and they would have drastically overpaid for Luis Robert yet he chose a different team. If Didi Gregorius/Puig is there target- reds will surely offer him the best contract as the only way players come/stay to cincy is by them overpaying. Oldtimer August 13, 2019 Based on what Homer had done then, he received market value contract. He has improved this year over his last three years as a Red. Votto also received a market value contract at the time he signed it. He was one of the best hitters in MLB at the time. The same applies to the rest of what you said. MK August 13, 2019 Comparing apples to apples and average salaries at time of signing, Wayne Garland of the Indians in the 70’s and Carl Pavano 90’s would give Homer an race for overpaid, under performed. Like Homer injuries got them. Wes August 13, 2019 How many homer/votto contracts are going out now to free agents ? Few to none bc teams don’t commit money like that hardly ever anymore; especially on the aging side of a players career. While baseball as a whole is much richer than it was when those two contracts where given out. Also from a national perspective every commentator mutually agreed that the homer contract was way to much money to guarantee a player of his caliber. It set a new pay scale for #2 pitchers at the time I remember reading on espn yet the new pay scale didn’t stick as teams with more to offer did not have to over pay like reds do. Oldtimer August 13, 2019 Homer had thrown 2 no hitters and shown he was capable of becoming an ace in that timeframe. Injuries prevented that. Oldtimer August 13, 2019 https://www.mlb.com/news/reds-pitcher-homer-bailey-agree-to-six-year-105-million-contract/c-67952854 a look back. Homer had very good numbers in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The Reds signed him based on that potential. Injuries got in the way. KyWilson1 August 13, 2019 Harper, Arenado, DeGrom, Patrick Corbin, and Trout just got Votto/Bailey deals. Yelich, Bryant, Baez, Lindor, Strausburg, Betts, Rendon, Gerrit Cole, Walker Bueler and others will be getting large contracts very soon. Vald Jr, Tatis, Beiber, Berrios and Soto will be the next wave. League average players are the one’s seeing their salary hurt, not the big time talent. Wes August 13, 2019 Homer bailey was as terrible as a move as giving away Chapman. Those two moves combined set the reds back 5 years. Small market teams have no business, in that age (as it’s a different market now), paying a huge percentage of their salary to two players as it crippled their options for other acquisitions. And that’s not a secret- everyone knows that who don’t allow their own emotion to fog reality. Rays or As would never have signed either of those guys to those deals and that’s how they remain small market and relevant vs being considered nationally as one of the worse franchises in baseball. And trying to justify signing homer to that contract is 1/2 as bad as actually signing the guy. He was as good as any one on any given night I grant you but he was very inconsistent his whole career. It was a terrible choice then and circumstances after he signed made it, according to MK, one of the 3 worse pitching contracts of all time. Oldtimer August 13, 2019 In 2014 it wasn’t a bad move to sign Homer Bailey. In 2019 you know the injury history. You can’t look backwards. AWA85 August 13, 2019 Is that $55 million number roughly correct? I knew we had a lot coming off the books, but didn’t realize it was that much. Doug Gray August 13, 2019 I don’t think it’s anywhere near that much once you factor in arbitration raises for everyone…. but I haven’t looked in a while. SteveLV August 13, 2019 I took a guess at arbitration numbers the other day and came up with 21 players signed for $93 million, so $42 million if the total payroll is $135 million. I might have been a little conservative on arbitration guesses – had Bauer plugged in at $16 million, for example. Doug Gray August 13, 2019 I’d be shocked if Bauer only got $16M. I’d guess it’s more like $20M. It’ll be interesting to see if/who the Reds non-tender. A guy or two in my head could trim like $8-9M from that overall number. SteveLV August 13, 2019 Oh, and they didn’t have Galvis when I went through that, so assuming they keep him, that’s another $5.5 million. Also assume Doug is right on Bauer, so roughly $105 million payroll prior to non-tenders. RojoBenjy August 13, 2019 I like the new logo, Doug! Doug Gray August 13, 2019 I don’t. That’s just a “generic” idea I had that actually wasn’t supposed to still be up this morning – but I needed to show someone the general idea of what I wanted both in terms of design and how it fits with the site, and I forgot to take it down last night. Oops. It’s staying up for now, though. RojoBenjy August 13, 2019 Maybe it needs more cowbell MK August 13, 2019 Think this might be the first Rookie Level win sweep day of the season. Cguy August 13, 2019 DSL Reds won as well (8-2). Mark August 13, 2019 Joel Kuhnel needs to be up here now for Hughes and let’s get the relief pitching sorting figured out before next season. I think big Sal is one of the answers in the bullpen and Kuhnel from the right side. I think we need to see if Finnegan can be the second lefty in the bullpen with Garrett next year. What to do with Lorenzen…he is so good or he is so bad, hardly any middle ground with him?? Is anyone really comfortable with Disco in the rotation next year, he really is a big let down at times with all of the home runs he allows? The Galvis signing is interesting to say the least we’ll have to see where this leads….. Oldtimer August 13, 2019 Hughes deserves to be in Reds bullpen. Kuhnel will get a chance to make 2020 team. I’ll be surprised if Finnegan is on Reds roster in 2019. He’s just re-leraning to pitch in MiLB and hardly ready for MLB yet. Desclafani is capable of being in Reds SP rotation in 2020. Not #1 or #2 but #4 or #5. RojoBenjy August 13, 2019 Hughes may deserve it, but does he help them win right now? The run he gave up yesterday turned out to be significant. Cguy August 13, 2019 The MLB average ERA is 4.51, exactly what DeSclafani’s personal ERA is this season. At a little over $2MM, he’s a bargain as a #5 sp. Unfortunately, DeSclafani seems to be developing the bad habit of giving up multiple runs in the 1st inning. B-town fan August 13, 2019 Does anyone know what Reece Hinds injury is? Doug has said he is injured but is participating in on field drills. He has not played since the first couple right after he signed. AWA85 August 13, 2019 Been waiting for something more detailed on this as well. Odd. Weigarp August 13, 2019 Fidel Castro stole second, third and home yesterday. Does anyone know if they happened consecutively?