Reds make numerous prospect moves

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, were among seven players moved from Bakersfield (advanced Single-A) to Double-A Pensacola while left-hander Ismael Guillon (ranked...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at Cincinnati Reds minor league midseason promotions

Ismael Guillon was one of nearly 20 players who have been or will be promoted for the second half.
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kime, Captains shutout Dragons, 5-0

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...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 6/8/14

Ismael Guillon threw seven strong innings in a Dayton Dragons win on Sunday afternoon.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Captains fall to Dragons after brief rain delay, 4-2

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...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 5/29/14

Ismael Guillon threw seven strong innings for the Dayton Dragons on Thursday night.
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking back at the Cincinnati Reds minor league month of April

Ismael Guillon and the Dayton Dragons pitching staff have been remarkable for the month of April.
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/23/14

Ismael Guillon struck out 11 batters in a brilliant start for Dayton on Wednesday night.
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dayton Dragons pitching has been dominant

Ismael Guillon and the Dayton Dragons pitching staff have been dominating the Midwest League so far this season.
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review: 4/5/14

Ismael Guillon got his 2014 season off to a good start with 6 shutout innings for Dayton last night.
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds make spring roster cuts

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...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

First look at Ismael Guillon through Pitch F/X

Taking a quick look at how the stuff of Ismael Guillon looked through the Pitch F/X system last week.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday morning news and notes

Ismael Guillon rebounded in his second spring training appearance.
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Missing the Cut - Reds

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...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprise Player Available In Rule 5 Draft

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...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/30/13

Ismael Guillon fired 6 shutout innings with 9 strikeouts in a Dayton Dragons win on Friday night.
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/24/13

Ismael Guillon threw 6 no-hit innings in a Dayton Dragons win on Saturday night.
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 6/16/13

Ismael Guillon fired 6 shutout innings for the Dayton Dragons on a day that featured 3 shutout wins in the system.
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

April Prospects: Good starts and bad starts

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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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Redleg Nation Radio, news and other notes

Podcast Last night I teamed up with Chad Dotson of for a new episode of Redleg Nation Radio. Give it a listen below. If you are looking to subscribe to the show, be sure you check it out on iTunes or you can subscribe via RSS to keep up to date for when we have a scheduled show coming up to listen live. News and Notes Is it time to get concerned with Ismael Guillon...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Friday Minor League Scouting Notebook

Josh Smith 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...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Merritt shuts down Dragons, leads Captains to 7-3 win

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...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Season Preview: Dayton Dragons

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. Pitching Staff The starting rotation is full of potential, led by the top pitching prospect in the organization...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday afternoon news and notes

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 LHP Ismael...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds cut 12; roster at 44

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...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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