Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Minor League Game Review: 8/13/19 Doug Gray August 13, 2019 14 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 won 7-3. Box Score Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI. He was hit by a pitch. Alex Blandino went 1-3 with 2 RBI. He was also hit by a pitch. Chadwick Tromp went 1-4 with a run scored. Nick Longhi went 1-4 with a run scored. Mitch Nay went 2-3 with a walk, double, home run (15), 3 runs scored, and he had 3 RBI. Jose Siri went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Alex Powers threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Jackson Stephens went 1-3 with a run at the plate. He allowed a run in 3.0 innings with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Justin Grimm threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. The Chattanooga Lookouts won 6-3. Box Score Stuart Fairchild went 2-5 with a run scored. Samir Duenez went 2-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. Tyler Stephenson went 1-2 with 3 walks, a run scored, and he had an RBI. Gavin LaValley went 2-5 with a run and 2 RBI. Michael Beltre went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. Calten Daal went 2-5 and a steal. Alberti Chavez went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. Brad Markey allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Eric Stout threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Juan Martinez threw a shutout inning with a walk. The Daytona Tortugas lost 13-2. Box Score Alejo Lopez went 1-4. Bryant Flete went 2-3 with a double, home run (3), was hit by a pitch, and he scored 2 runs. Hendrik Clementina went 1-4 with an RBI. Andy Sugilio went 1-4 with a steal (18). Jameson Hannah went 1-4. Drew Mount went 1-3. Andy Cox threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. The Dayton Dragons had the day off. The Billings Mustangs won 3-2. Box Score Quin Cotton went 2-3 with a walk and a steal. TJ Hopkins went 0-2 with 2 walks. James Free went 1-4 with a solo home run (4). Edwin Yon went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Quincy McAfee went 2-3 with an RBI. Noah Davis allowed 1 earned in 4.0 innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Ian Koch threw 3.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Johnnie Schneider threw a perfect inning. Francis Peguero threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. The Greeneville Reds lost 3-1. Box Score Danielito Remy went 1-4 with a steal. Garrett Wolforth went 1-4. Danny Lantigua went 2-3 with a walk. Mike Spooner went 1-2. Jake Gilbert allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings with 4 strikeouts. Jacques Pucheu threw 3.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Matt Gill was charged with an unearned run in 2.0 innings. The AZL Reds lost 5-4. Box Score Ashton Creal went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double, and he had 2 RBI. Rafael Franco went 2-4 with a steal, home run (1), and he had 2 RBI. Sebastian Almonte went 1-4 with a steal, run, and he had an RBI. Fidel Castro went 1-4 with an RBI. Yassel Pino went 1-4. Jorge Sequera went 1-4. Maiker Manuel allowed 1 earned in 5.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. 8/14 Game Preview Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Louisville 51-69 N/A 7:00pm Reyes Here Here Here Chattanooga 36-33 18-32 7:35pm Naughton Here Here Here Daytona 35-30 22-32 7:05pm Solomon Here Here N/A Dayton 28-42 21-29 7:35pm Rodriguez Here Here Here Billings 15-23 10-5 8:35pm Carreno Here Here N/A Greeneville 20-32 N/A OFF OFF Here Here N/A AZL Reds 19-26 N/A OFF OFF Here N/A N/A Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 14 Responses MK August 14, 2019 The Reds have done a nice job of building a strong catching core throughout the minor league system. I think this was a weak area heading into 2019. Whether through the draft wit Yang, and Berryhill or Free Agents like Graterol, Lavarnway, Free or other acquisitions like Ciuffo they have really augmented the likes of Stephenson, Tromp, Okey,Kolozvary(sic),Clementina, Manzanero, Schuyler,Lofstrom a few others in Rookie Leagues not including the young Venezuelan they signed today. kevinz August 14, 2019 Hope somebody is on Siri to put the work in. If he and Aquino can hit 240 with Power. Huge Boost to this team. Then add in the arms both have to hold or throw out runners. Reds Best RBI power hitter is a 260 Hitter in Suarez. Last year was a Outlier for average for him. So getting Aquino and Siri to hit 240 on the Low end with pop should be the Goal. MK August 14, 2019 Kevin, your comment suggests that you think Jose is some sort of slacker when it comes to working on his game. I believe this to be an unfair assessment. He might be characterized as a hot dog, passionate, easily distracted, at times immature and quick tempered but a slacker as far as working on his game no way. RojoBenjy August 14, 2019 That’s good to know. A few things mentioned here and there had me concerned that Siri wasn’t always all-in as well. But those were impressions I had from a few comments. It’s good to have the perspective from someone much more familiar with the player. Thanks, MK. kevinz August 14, 2019 I did not intend for my comment to come off like that. I have stuck up for Siri more then anyone. All i meant is I hope someone sees something in him like they did with Aquino. Meaning work with him on changes in his stance swing etc. jbonireland August 14, 2019 If Siri and Aquino wind up being the CF/RF for the Reds and hit only .240 I doubt that they will be that influential to the Reds regardless of how many HR they hit. Not arguing, just trying to point out that a .240 average is going to leave a lot of men on base. At the rate Siri is going, in a couple of years young players like Fairchild and Siani may actually be better hitters. Time will tell. kevinz August 14, 2019 Game has Changed 240-260 hitter with Power has more Value then a 280-290 hitter with only 20-25 homer Power. When your best Player is only a 260 hitter with Pop in Suarez. 240 hitters with Pop plus Defense def adds Value to this Team. Do i want them at the Top of the Lineup to get on base? No i do not. They will be looked at to drive in the Runs. Michael Smith August 14, 2019 Stephenson is quietly sneaking up on an 800 ops and pretty good year MikeinSoCal August 14, 2019 I am still trying to figure out the Galvis pickup. What’s the best guess on what the Reds are thinking? Matthew O'Neal August 14, 2019 When it came out I thought “weak SS free agent class, Iglesias might cost more than they want to pay him?” But then yesterday it came out that he’d primarily play 2b. Which is odd given vanMeter’s production. Plus Dietrich on the mend (maybe?). Only thing I can imagine is going to the winter looking for an upgrade, but if one can’t be found, Galvis is a decent fall back for 2020 with Blandino backup and Alfrod or Garcia ready for 2021? Pete August 14, 2019 They are going to play him at second base. What looked like a move to replace Peraza now looks more like a move to join him in getting critical PT at the expense of JVM and Ervin primarily but I would guess AA and Winker to lesser degrees. Bell appears to value handiness above virtually anything else. The thing about Galvis is he is a switch hitter so he can play virtually every game. I need to be careful what I wish for, thought this was going to be a good move. Reds just added another below average bat to the lineup. Not an upgrade of a utility role player. I hope that Williams & Company are as surprised as I am. cinvenfan August 14, 2019 I think they are projecting Iglesias to regress from what he’s done. To tell you the truth, as much as I like “candelita”, I agree. MikeinSoCal August 14, 2019 Yeah, it looks like Peraza is deeper in the doghouse. He. Ervin, JVM, Dietrich, maybe Winker and Aquino will all get less playing time. Playing the odds is good but developing players is also good. How is Winker going to master hitting lefties and likewise Ervin hitting righties. SteveLV August 14, 2019 I’ll start with agreeing with everyone else – play JVM every day. Regardless of what the plan is with everyone else, it shouldn’t get in the way of JVM playing. Past that, they have Peraza, Dietrich, Iglesias, Blandino, and Galvis for, I hope, 2 positions next year. If the starting second baseman or shortstop is coming from this list, I’ll be very disappointed. Galvis is in my top 2 from this list. He’s versatile, has some pop, and has enough of a track record that you know what you’re going to get. A very useful player – off the bench. I assume they non-tender Dietrich, probably don’t sign Iglesias, and have a decision to make with Peraza. What I’d really like to see is JVM at second, Gregorius at short, with Galvis and Iglesias coming off the bench, but realize it’s a long way from here to there.