Reds Minor League Game Review – 5/23/15

Louisville won 6-1. Box Score Hernan Iribarren went 1-4 with a run. Ivan De Jesus went 2-4 with a triple and 2 runs. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Eugenio Suarez went 1-4 with a run. Chris Dominguez went 2-2 with an RBI and 2 runs. Chris Berset went 1-3. Jose Constanza went 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Josh Smith allowed a run in 6 innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts. Jose...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 5

The fifth week of the minor league season is now complete. Let’s take a look at which Cincinnati Reds minor leaguers performed the best over the last week. The Hitters Kyle Waldrop | Pensacola Blue Wahoos Waldrop put the ball in play 15 times last week and the ball went for a hit 11 of those times as he hit .478/.500/.826 for Pensacola. The outfielder had a double, two triples...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

INF Wendell Soto and RHP Josh Smith promoted

There have been several roster moves made today throughout the Cincinnati Reds system. Infielder Wendell Soto has been promoted from the Dayton Dragons to the Daytona Tortugas. Bittersweet leaving my boys but @DragonsBaseball will continue tearing it up! 1 Step closer to my dream! @daytonatortugas #FL #HomeSweetHome — Wendell Soto (@Mr_Wendell_) May 9, 2015 In 61 plate appearances...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 4

We are now four weeks into the minor league season, nearly a month has gone by. Let’s take a look at who was hot over the last week in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. The Hitters Steve Selsky | Louisville Bats Selsky had a strong week for Louisville, hitting .381 on the week in 23 plate appearances. He drew two walks, scored four times, tripled and homered. He led the organization...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds option Josh Smith to Triple-A, recall Pedro Villarreal

The Cincinnati Reds have optioned right handed pitcher Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville and recalled right handed reliever Pedro Villarreal to replace him. The team placed Smith on the 40-man roster and called him up to give the bullpen another arm for two days, one that they wound up not using, before the required 10 days passed before the team could recall a player on the 40...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Raisel Iglesias to Louisville among several Reds moves

The Cincinnati Reds have made several roster moves today. Let’s first look at the promotions. Right handed pitcher Josh Smith and catcher Kyle Skipworth have been called up to the big leagues. Smith will pitch out of the bullpen, somewhere that he hasn’t spent much time since the 2010 season. You can read what to expect from him at this post from earlier in the day. The Reds...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

What to expect from Cincinnati Reds RHP Josh Smith

As reported at 9:30am this morning in the comments section by NC Pat, the Cincinnati Reds have called up Josh Smith. Smith has been in the system since  2010 when he was drafted in the 21st round as a senior out of Lipscomb. He has a career ERA of 3.62 in the minor leagues, but 2014 was his worst season, posting a 4.70 ERA for Triple-A Louisville. Smith did not get invited to big...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Louisville Bats opening day roster

The Louisville Bats are the last team to release their roster from the minor league teams this year. They usually are as the big league squad moves cause more issues with their roster than any other. Let’s take a look at their opening day roster: Pitchers Nate Adcock Dylan Axelrod Chris Carpenter Nick Christiani Carlos Contreras Jose De La Torre Ryan Dennick Donovan Hand David...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Roster Projection: The Louisville Bats

For today and tomorrow I will be posting my roster projections for all of the full season teams. A few notes about the projections: These are just my guesses – I don’t have any insider information on who will wind up where. I am only projecting the starting pitchers and the starting eight position players along with a DH. Nearly every team will have something like 11 regulars...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach says Vandy class saw "good, bad, ugly" of 1st season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said relationships helped keep together his first full signing class with players who saw all the growing pains the Commodores went through during his first season. ''They had a chance to see the good, the bad and the ugly ...,'' Mason said Wednesday of his 3-9 debut. ''They got to the chance to see what changes have been made,...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds starters have the top groundball rates?

To win a baseball game a team needs to score more runs than the opposing team. Everyone knows that. The easiest way to score a run is by hitting a home run. It only requires one event, unlike every other way to score which requires at least two. Pitchers that tend to limit home runs also tend to be successful. There are several ways pitchers can limit home runs. The first, and most...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Reflections and a non-conference, All-Conference team

Send to Kindle Five Takeaways from the Out of Conference Slate Credit: St. John’s Athletic Communications 1. If you want to beat St. John’s lure Rysheed Jordan and D’Angelo Harrison into a shooting contest…preferably with each other. The Red Storm’s only loss — 77-63 versus Gonzaga — saw the two guards combine for 75% of the Johnnies’ field goal attempts when they...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA FanDuel lineup for Dec. 12

We have nine games tonight in NBA action starting at 7 p.m. ET. POR @ CHI Fri 5pm MST LAC @ WAS Fri 5pm MST ORL @ ATL Fri 5:30pm MST NY @ BOS Fri 5:30pm MST PHI @ BKN Fri 5:30pm MST IND @ TOR Fri 5:30pm MST CLE @ NO Fri 6pm MST OKC @ MIN Fri 6pm MST CHA @ MEM Fri 6pm MST DET @ PHO Fri 7pm MST MIA @ UTA Fri 7pm MST LAL @ SA Fri 7:30pm MST Here is the SG...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds State of the Farm: Starting Pitching

To view all articles from the State of the Farm Series you can click here. The rotation has been a strong point for the Cincinnati Reds for quite a while now, which is refreshing to say after a decade long stretch of maybe having one or two solid pitchers and three guys who probably wouldn’t start for any other team in the game. While the Reds rotation seems like a good bet to...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: H2H Industry Mock Draft Recap

Photo Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images The Fix recently hosted a fantasy hoops industry mock draft, and it was loaded with talented analysts/writers. We drafted under the settings of an 8-category (Points – Rebounds – Assists – Steals – Blocks – 3PtM – FG% – FT%) H2H league and went 15-rounds on Yahoo. Beneath every round of picks I will do a brief commentary on...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee-Georgia Preview

(AP) - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again. The No. 12 Bulldogs face Tennessee on Saturday, the first of seven straight Southeastern Conference games that will likely determine if this season lives up to expectations - or turns out to be a huge disappointment. ''We've just got to win each game we play,'' linebacker Amarlo...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries testing Tennessee's depth at receiver

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The unsettled state of Tennessee's receiving corps threatens to neutralize one potential matchup advantage for the Volunteers in their Saturday matchup at No. 12 Georgia. Junior-college transfer Von Pearson and freshman Josh Smith both are dealing with high ankle sprains. Tennessee coach Butch Jones already has indicated Pearson won't play Saturday. Smith's...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Season in Review: Louisville Bats

Louisville Bats Record: 68-75 Runs Scored: 586 Runs Allowed: 741 April The season began well for the Bats as they started out 2-0 by beating Toledo on the road in the first two games of a three game series before losing the final game. They would hover around the .500 mark for most of the month, even jumping ahead to a 9-7 record with back-to-back wins against Indianapolis on the...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 9/1/14

Louisville won 4-3. Box Score Ruben Gotay went 4-4 with a run. Felix Perez went 1-4 with a HR (12) and 2 RBI. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with 2 doubles. Ross Perez went 1-3. Josh Smith allowed a run in 6 innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Game Notes The game didn’t get off to a nice start for the Bats as Indianapolis grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first. They kept that lead until...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/19/14

Louisville lost 7-3. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 3-5 with a double, steal (22) and an RBI. Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a run. Neftali Soto went 1-4 with an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 2-4. Josh Smith went 1-1 with a double and a run at the plate. Fabio Castillo threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout. Curtis Partch was charged with an unearned run in a hitless inning with a walk...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will get the call to start for the Reds on Thursday?

With the postponement of the Reds and Rockies game over the weekend, it set up a situation where the Reds are going to need another starting pitcher for the game on Thursday at home against the Braves. Obviously the first thing to look at when trying to determine who will get the call is to look at the 40-man roster, since those players won’t require a roster move to call them...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/3/14

Louisville lost 6-5 in 15 innings. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 1-6 with 2 walks and a run. Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Rey Navarro went 3-5 with 3 walks and 2 RBI. Thomas Neal went 4-6 with a double, 2 walks and 2 RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-7 with a walk and an RBI. Hernan Iribarren went 1-6 with a walk. Josh Smith allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 6 innings with...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top AAA Starting Pitchers

The MLB trade deadline saw Aces traded in David Price and Jon Lester, but there little movement as far as prospect pitching goes. John Lackey actually returned more to Boston (Joe Kelly, Allen Craig) than Price got for the Rays (Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin). The Miami Marlins traded for Jarred Cossart, but the Houston Astros got back OF Jake Marisnick as the centerpiece of...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/22/14

Louisville lost 8-5. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 4-4 with a double and a run. Ruben Gotay went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Felix Perez went 2-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with an RBI and a run. Jack Hannahan (rehab) went 1-4 with an RBI. Donnie Murphy went 1-4 with a 2-run HR (1). Josh Smith allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts....
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/10/14

Louisville lost 8-4. Box Score Ruben Gotay went 2-4 with a solo HR (15). Felix Perez went 1-4 with a run. Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a HR (10), steal, 2 RBI and 2 runs. Hernan Iribarren went 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Josh smith allowed 3 runs in 7 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Elvin Ramirez threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Game Notes Donald Lutz got the scoring...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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