The Reds made a flurry of moves in the minor leagues Wednesday, including moving three of their top 12 prospects up a level.
Outfielder Jesse Winker and right-handed pitcher Ben Lively, the No. 3 and 12 prospects in the organization according to MLB.com, were among seven players moved from Bakersfield (advanced Single-A) to Double-A Pensacola while left-hander Ismael Guillon (ranked...
Ismael Guillon was one of nearly 20 players who have been or will be promoted for the second half.
DAYTON, OH - The Lake County Captains (26-42) defeated the Dayton Dragons (35-31) Friday night at Fifth Third Field by the score of 5-0.
After scoring early and often in the series finale Thursday night against the South Bend Silver Hawks, the Captains once again played from in front after they scored first in the top of the third inning. Shortstop Ivan Castillo got the inning...
Ismael Guillon threw seven strong innings in a Dayton Dragons win on Sunday afternoon.
EASTLAKE, OH - The Lake County Captains (23-40) fell to the Dayton Dragons (32-29) Sunday afternoon by the score of 4-2. The game's first pitch was originally scheduled for 1:30 PM, but due to a prolonged rain delay, the game did not actually start until 2:04 PM. Paid attendance was 2,085.
The Captains started the scoring in the bottom of the second inning off of Dragon starter Ismael...
Ismael Guillon threw seven strong innings for the Dayton Dragons on Thursday night.
Ismael Guillon and the Dayton Dragons pitching staff have been remarkable for the month of April.
Ismael Guillon struck out 11 batters in a brilliant start for Dayton on Wednesday night.
Ismael Guillon and the Dayton Dragons pitching staff have been dominating the Midwest League so far this season.
Ismael Guillon got his 2014 season off to a good start with 6 shutout innings for Dayton last night.
The Reds trimmed their spring training roster Tuesday as RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP David Holmberg, OF Ryan LaMarre, OF Donald Lutz and RHP Chad Rogers were optioned to Louisville, the club's Triple-A affiliate.
Sent to Double-A Pensacola were OF Juan Duran, LHP Ismael Guillon and OF Yorman Rodriguez.
Six players were reassigned to minor league camp: RHP Tim...
Taking a quick look at how the stuff of Ismael Guillon looked through the Pitch F/X system last week.
Ismael Guillon rebounded in his second spring training appearance.
The baseball magazine has been sent off to the printers - our 14th edition is in the books. Now it's time to gear the site up for spring training - pitchers and catchers will be reporting before you know it!
We have a finite amount of space in the magazine - so we can't write about every single player in each organization that we're interested in. Someone has...
A young Cuban player who signed a seven-figure contract last year is an unexpected entry in next month’s Rule 5 draft.
The Yankees signed Cuban lefthander Omar Luis last year for a $4 million bonus, with an official contract date of July 1, 2012, the day before the inaugural $2.9 million international bonus pools went into effect.
However, Luis and several other Cuban players...
Ismael Guillon fired 6 shutout innings with 9 strikeouts in a Dayton Dragons win on Friday night.
Ismael Guillon threw 6 no-hit innings in a Dayton Dragons win on Saturday night.
Ismael Guillon fired 6 shutout innings for the Dayton Dragons on a day that featured 3 shutout wins in the system.
Ismael Guillon had a rough April, but showed signs at the end of the month to perhaps get going in the right direction.
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Is it time to get concerned with Ismael Guillon...
Smith is off to a slow start in Pensacola. In his first two starts he threw 5.2 innings combined with 11 earned runs, 15 hits, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. He rebounded in his most recent start going 5 full innings with just 2 earned, 2 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. I went back and watched his first and last starts this week. His fastball velocity is down a little bit from...
EASTLAKE – The Lake County Captains won their second-straight game on Wednesday night as they took advantage of a handful of wild pitches and some timely hits to tame the Dayton Dragons for a 7-3 win.
It was a southpaw showdown as lefty Ryan Merritt (0-2, 2.00) received the nod to start for the Captains against Dayton lefty Ismael Guillon (0-1, 4.91). Guillon is currently on...
Manager: Jose Nieves
Pitching Coach: Tony Fossas
Hitting Coach: Alex Pelaez
This Dayton Dragons team could be the most talented among the full season teams to begin the season. They have eight of my Top 40 Prospects on the team to begin the season, including the top pitcher.
The starting rotation is full of potential, led by the top pitching prospect in the organization...
Jason Parks has up the Reds top 10 Prospects at Baseball Prospectus. That marks the final Reds prospect list that will be worth watching of the “offseason”. Parks is known to be a “ceiling” guy for the most part, and his list has the usual names. Here is his top 10.
CF Billy Hamilton
RHP Robert Stephenson
LHP Tony Cingrani
RHP Daniel Corcino
RHP Nick Travieso
The Cincinnati Reds made their first cut of spring training yesterday, removing 12 players from their roster.
Left-hander Tony Cingrani and right-hander Daniel Corcino were optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Right-handers Kyle Lotzkar and Josh Ravin were optioned to Double-A Pensacola. Right-hander Carlos Contreras and outfielder Yorman Rodriguez were optioned to Single-A Bakersfield...