DONALD LUTZ NEWS

Cincinnati Reds send five players to minors

The Cincinnati Reds made several more roster moves this afternoon as they continued their spring training roster trim. After trading away Neftali Soto earlier in the day for cash from the White Sox, the Reds also announced that they have released left handed reliever Jose Mijares. Mijares last pitched in 2013 when he was with the San Francisco Giants. He did not play in 2014 after...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

3/12/15 Reds spring training game recap

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training, 12-4 on Thursday afternoon out in Arizona. The offense was humming as they pounded out 19 hits. The pitching was strong, allowing just one earned run in the game. Here are the highlights from the minor leaguers: Jason Bourgeois went 2-4 with 2 runs. Kyle Waldrop went 1-2 with an RBI. Brennan Boesch went 2-4 with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

3/8/15 Reds Spring Training Game Review

The minor leaguers had themselves a good day as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights: Irving Falu went 1-1 with a walk and 2 runs. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-2 with 2 doubles and a run. Felix Perez went 1-1 with a walk, double, RBI and a run. Donald Lutz went 1-2 with a 2-run homer. Eugenio Suarez went...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Reds prospects to watch for on Sunday afternoon

The Cincinnati Reds are back in action on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Seattle Mariners. In the starting lineup there are a few minor leaguers. Chris Dominguez is getting the start as the designated hitter, Donald Lutz is starting at first base, Juan Duran is starting in left field and Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate. On the mound, Jason Marquis is making his second...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

3/6/15 Reds Spring Training Game Recap

The Cincinnati Reds got back to the .500 mark in Cactus League play by beating the Cubs 5-2 on Friday afternoon. There weren’t many minor leaguers in the starting line up but plenty of them got into the game as things moved on. Here are the highlights from the minor leaguers: Brennan Boesch went 1-2 with a home run and 3 RBI. Juan Duran went 1-2 with a run. Chris Dominguez went...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Which prospects to watch for on Friday for the Reds

The starting lineup on Friday for the Reds only has two minor leaguers in it. Chris Dominguez is getting the start at first base and Tucker Barnhart is starting at catcher. Dominguez has gotten off to a good start at the plate, going 3-4 with two doubles so far. Barnhart has yet to notch a hit this spring, but he’s only had four plate appearances and was hit by a pitch in one...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds not falling into an old trap

John Fay had an article this morning in the Enquirer going over some things from Cincinnati Reds spring training. In it he notes that the veteran signings for the bullpen is going to keep top prospect starting pitchers out of the bullpen. Every team does it,” Price said. “Sometimes, you’re forced to use your younger, less-prepared players. We talked a lot about Donald Lutz...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s in store for Donald Lutz in 2015?

Donald Lutz has spent parts of the last two seasons riding the Cincinnati Reds bench as an injury fill in. He’s managed 113 plate appearances over the two seasons and has struggled, hitting just .211/.239/.284 with four walks and 33 strikeouts. The results haven’t been good. In fact, they’ve been quite bad. At the same time it must be noted that despite making it into 62 games...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Cincinnati Reds

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (17) | 2013 (15) | 2012 (7) | 2011 (6) | 2010 (17) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [76-86] NL Central AAA: [68-75] International League - Louisville AA: [60-80] Southern League - Pensacola A+: [78-62] California League - Bakersfield (2015: Daytona) A: [68-70] Midwest League - Dayton Graduated Prospects Billy Hamilton, OF | Donald...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds prospect has the best opposite field power?

One of the things that I include in the Prospect Guide each year is spray charts that include the average, slugging percentage and isolated power to each part of the field for hitters that wind up in the Top 40. What those numbers are to the outfield spots are really the only ones that are important. While a few players did double on balls to the shortstop or second baseman (pop...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds prospect has the best pull power?

One of the things that I include in the Prospect Guide each year is spray charts that include the average, slugging percentage and isolated power to each part of the field for hitters that wind up in the Top 40. What those numbers are to the outfield spots are really the only ones that are important. While a few players did double on balls to the shortstop or second baseman (pop...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Preview: Cincinnati Reds

With the Winter Meetings upon us, the speculation for all 30 ball clubs has begun. From the speculation of where Jon Lester will sign to the speculation of whether or not the Boston Red Sox will continue to make moves, fans and general managers alike begin to wonder what the future will look like. The Cincinnati Reds have some big question marks and speculation beginning as the Winter...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated Redsfest minor league appearance list

Redsfest is coming up on us all very quickly. Starting on Friday at 3pm the doors will open to Redsfest and for two days at least, I won’t miss baseball quite as much. It’s a great event that is put on every year by the Reds to help support the Reds Community Fund. Current, future and past Cincinnati Reds players are in attendance for photos, autographs and most wind up being...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sebastian Elizalde, Donald Lutz and Marquez Smith crushing the ball in Mexico

Earlier today we looked all of the way around the world to Australia to talk about Jake Turnbull. This afternoon we are still looking to the south, but not nearly as much by checking in on Sebastian Elizalde, Donald Lutz and Marquez Smith who are playing winter ball in Mexico. Sebastian Elizalde is playing with Naranjeros de Hermosillo. He’s hitting .323/.371/.511 in 133 at-bats...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Winter League Updates

All of the winter leagues are now at least two weeks in and the Arizona Fall League is actually over for the Cincinnati Reds host team (the championship game is later tonight on MLB.com or MLB Network if you are itching for some baseball to watch). Here’s a quick statistical update on those playing winter ball. Hitters League AB  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  K SB  AVG  OBP  SLG ...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Lutz is on fire in the Mexican Winter League

With the last week being spent mostly on the Top 25 Prospect List there wasn’t a lot of coverage from elsewhere in the system. Today we will get back to the normal coverage of things and we will pick up by looking at Donald Lutz and his ripping the cover off of the ball down in Mexico. On the season the big left hander is hitting .317/.382/.573 with nine doubles and four home...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sebastian Elizalde has a huge weekend in the Mexican Winter League

Sebastian Elizalde had a strong regular season in his first year in the Cincinnati Reds system, hitting .289/.380/.461 with 29 doubles, two triples and 16 home runs between Dayton and Bakersfield in the 2014 season. Signed out of the Mexican League in the 2013 season he made a strong transition to the US. He must have been looking forward to playing in his home country though as...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Cincinnati Reds make the Pioneer League Top 20 Prospects

Last week Baseball America began rolling out there League Top 20 Prospect lists. The Reds were shutout of the Arizona League rankings, though Gavin LaValley was close to making the list. On Monday the Pioneer League Top 20 was released and the Cincinnati Reds were represented quite well on the list. There are just eight teams in the league, so math would suggest that each team should...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Season in Review: Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Pensacola Blue Wahoos Record: 60-80 Runs Scored: 569 Runs allowed: 619 April The season began well for the Blue Wahoos as they won a five game series against Tennessee by taking four games.They would go 2-3 in the next series against Huntsville to move their record to 6-4 on the month. Things then fell apart as they went 4-12 the rest of the way to finish out the month at 10-16....
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Cincinnati Reds to play their call ups

The Cincinnati Reds 2014 season is over. While they aren’t eliminated yet, they are eliminated. Last night they lost 14-5 to the New York Mets. The team is 11 games back of first place. They are not making the playoffs. Even if the team were to win out, the odds still aren’t good that they would make the playoffs. Yet in last night’s loss, the lone position player call up that...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds will call up 10 players on Tuesday

The Cincinnati Reds have named all of their call ups. Here they are: The Pitchers RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP David Holmberg, RHP JJ Hoover and LHP Ryan Dennick. The Position Players UT Jake Elmore, C Tucker Barnhart, OF Donald Lutz, OF Jason Bourgeois and OF Yorman Rodriguez. Thoughts The two surprises on the list would have to be Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Robert Ramirez hits a long home run

Louisville lost last night, but Donald Lutz had a good night at the plate, going 2-4 with his 12th homer of the season, scored two runs and he drove in two runs. After starting the minor league season on fire, ripping through the Southern League, things slowed down a bit when he was promoted to Triple-A and then the big leagues a week later. Once July rolled around, at least on the...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/28/14

Note: No Game Notes today. I may add some in the morning if I have time before I hit the road to Louisville. Louisville lost 7-3. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 2-4 with a run. Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a HR (12), 2 runs and 2 RBI. Felix Perez went 2-4. Brett Marshall allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 7 innings with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Fabio Castillo threw 1.2 shutout innings...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/26/14

Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk. Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Rey Navarro went 3-4 with a double and a run. Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 2-4. Chad Rogers threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. JJ Hoover struck out 2 in a shutout inning of work. Game Notes The game didn’t start...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/24/14

Louisville won 10-2. Box Score Ruben Gotay went 3-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a 3 runs. Felix Perez went 2-5 with an RBI and 2 runs. Neftali Soto went 4-5 with a double, run and 4 RBI. Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a walk, RBI and a run. Rey Navarro went 2-5 with 2 RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with a walk and a run. Hernan Iribarren went 2-5 with a double and a run. Jon Moscot...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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