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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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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who will the Cincinnati Reds call up in September?

September is approaching and one of the strange things about baseball is that when it rolls around the rosters expand. No other sport operates like that and it’s a rather confusing rule. The fun part for people like you and I who follow the minor leagues so much is that we get to see new faces come up and maybe even get some playing time after the minor league season is over. Today...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Juan Duran continues to crush the ball

The Louisville Bats lost on Saturday night, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort on the part of Felix Perez who remains as hot as an be, going 3-4 with a double. Over his last four games he is 10-15 (.667) with three doubles, a walk and 2 runs.  It was his third straight multiple hit game. Pensacola outfielder Juan Duran continued his torrid run last night, going 1-2 with a walk...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Another Amir Garrett start, more domination

Juan Duran brought the boom last night in a Pensacola loss. The big right handed hitter went 3-3 with three doubles. All three of his doubles went to right field. He’s been inconsistently good over his last 10 games, trading big games with a few 0′fer games, but overall he’s hit .344 and slugged .813 in the last 10 games with eight extra-base hits. Duran’s fellow outfielder...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/6/14

No game notes today. It took me 21.5 hours to get to Pensacola. I need sleep. The Prospect Watch will have some good info earlier in the morning though. Louisville had the day off. Pensacola lost 9-3. Box Score Yorman Rodriguez went 2-4. Juan Duran went 3-3 with 3 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI. Bryson Smith went 1-3 with 2 RBI. Jamie Walczak threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Rey Navarro is heating back up

While the Bats lost 6-3, Rey Navarro did his part as he doubled twice and singled in another trip to the plate. The three hits on the evening raised his average to .316 with Louisville in 146 plate appearances. He’s really been warming up over the last 10 games though, hitting .361 and slugging .500 thanks to five doubles. The infielder has a .286/.343/.471 line between Pensacola...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Ben Lively loses a no-hitter late

After being no-hit the night before, Louisville went out early and got some hits and some runs. Jason Bourgeois reached base three times in the game, including hitting a home run. He has been on fire over his last 10 games, hitting .447/.488/.632 with 3 walks and just one strikeout. His season has been rather interesting. In April and June he had a .635 and .632 OPS. In May and July...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Who has been hot in the Cincinnati Reds system over the last week?

Let’s take a look at the guys who have been performing extremely well over the last week plus a day, since I didn’t get to this feature on the normally scheduled Monday. Due to that, I bumped up the qualified PA to 17 and IP to 3.2 in order to be eligible for the list. The Hitters Alex Blandino | .385/.529/.538 | 34 PA, 4 2B, 5 runs, 4 RBI, 2 steals, 7 walks Blandino was promoted...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/18/14

Louisville lost 6-0. Box Score Felix Perez went 1-3. Rey Navarro went 1-3. Game Notes It was not a good game for the Bats offense as they managed just three hits, all singles and three walks while being shut out. David Holmberg gave up a run in both the first and second inning, but was on a roll as he entered the seventh inning but before the inning was over he and a reliever...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/14/14

Louisville is off for the Triple-A All-Star Break. Pensacola lost 4-3. Box Score Josh Fellhauer went 2-4 with a triple. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double, triple and a run. Seth Mejias-Brean went 1-4 with an RBI. Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 with a double and a solo HR (8). Juan Duran went 1-4 with a solo HR (11). Mikey O’Brien allowed 2 earned in 7 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lohse allows two runs in five innings in Brewers' 8-2 loss to Reds

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jason Bourgeois had a double and a home run and drove in two runs as the Cincinnati Reds split squad beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 on Thursday. Michael Lorenzen pitched four scoreless innings after three Reds pitchers threw an inning each to begin the game. Juan Duran added a two-run homer for Cincinnati, who had 14 hits. Ryan Braun had an RBI double in the first...
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March 27, 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

Juan Duran takes a step forward

Looking at how new 40-man roster addition Juan Duran made improvements in 2013.
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Minor League Weekly Preview

We are a day behind on this series because of the downtime over the weekend, but things should be back on schedule for next week. Louisville Bats: 11-14 record, 77 runs scored, 91 runs allowed. Weekly Review: The Bats went 2-5 over the last week, bookmarking the week with wins. When the pitching showed up, the hitting didn’t and when the hitting showed up, the pitching didn’t...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/19/13

Louisville lost 4-1. Box Score Denis Phipps went 1-2 with 2 walks. Mike MacDougal threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Jose Diaz allowed an unearned run in a hitless inning with two walks. Jose Arredondo threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Justin Freeman threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Daniel Corcino struggled with his control...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Season Preview: Bakersfield Blaze

Manager: Ken Griffey Sr. Pitching Coach: Rigo Beltran Hitting Coach: Ray Martinez With how the California League plays in general, it is always tough to predict things on the team level for teams in the league. The Blaze begin the season with five of my Top 40 Prospects. Pitching Staff We don’t yet know who will be the five starters for Bakersfield, but my guess would be, in no...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Who gets protected from the Rule 5 Draft?

Rosters must be set by tomorrow (I don’t know if they need to be set by tonight at 11:59pm or by some point during Tuesday) to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. The draft will take place December 6th and a team can select an eligible, unprotected player for the sum of $50,000 and must keep them on the 25 man roster all season or return the player to their original team along...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 9/9/12

9/9 Game Review Louisville Bats: Season Complete Pensacola Blue Wahoos: Season Complete Bakersfield won 8-5. Box Score Theo Bowe went 2-4 with a walk and a run. Devin Lohman went 2-4 with an RBI. Travis Mattair went 2-5 with a double and a run. Juan Duran went 1-4 with a run. Dominic D’Anna went 3-4 with a run. Ryan Wright went 2-4 with a HR and 3 RBI. Joe Terry went 2-4 with...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

MINOR details 8/30/12: Walczak throws six scoreless in Blaze shutout win

Columbus 2 Louisville 0 Bats (51-89), Last place International League West, 34.0 GB -Chad Reineke (L 5-11, 4.57) pitched 7.2 innings of two-run baseball. -SS Didi Gregorius was 2-4, with a double. Tennessee 4 Pensacola 2 Blue Wahoos (67-67, 33-32), 3rd place Southern League South, 2.5 GB -Wirfin Obispo (L 5-1, 2.35) gave up three earned runs in six innings. -SS Billy Hamilton...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/28/12

8/28 Game Review Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score Todd Redmond threw 6 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Bill Bray (rehab) threw a hitless inning with a walk. Game notes Henry Rodriguez, Didi Gregorius and Neftali Soto went 1-4 each. No one else had a hit. Pensacola was off/game was cancelled Bakersfield won 10-6. Box Score Theo Bowe went 2-5 with 2 steals (65). Steve...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/16/12

7/16 Game Review Sorry about the website issues yesterday. I still don’t know what the real problem was, but the host is full of crap if they expect me to believe the story that they gave me. The whole ordeal and trying to get it figured out by calling and emailing them for about 6 hours kind of threw a wrench into what I had planned, so everything is going to be pushed back...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

New 21-25 Top Prospects

With the Reds trading away Alonso, Grandal, Boxberger, Torreyes and Sappelt the Reds lost 5 of their Top 25 prospects in my rankings. Here are the new guys ranked #21-25 now that those guys have departed (For full scouting reports on these guys and about 85 more guys, click on that link above and buy the 2012 (Reds) Prospect Guide): 21.  Donnie Joseph – LHP – 23 years old ...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

State of the Farm – Corner Outfield

Yonder Alonso is not your typical corner outfielder, heck, he isn’t truly an outfielder at all. But, the Reds do plan on using him as an outfielder for the time being so he leads the group of corner outfielders. Defensively, he leaves a lot to be desired. Alonso is not a guy who is ever going to run well because of a thick lower half. Given his inexperience in left field, he still...
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November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

How the new CBA changes the draft and international signings

There is a whole lot that has changed in the new CBA, so I will try to address each thing individually to try and keep some order to it. 1. Type “A” and “B” free agents will be eliminated. In order for compensation to be given for a team offering arbitration he must be offered at least $12.4M. This is a large scale upgrade in terms of the types of players who will now garner...
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November 23, 2011  |  Discuss
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