MARQUEZ SMITH NEWS

Marquez Smith homers, Felix Perez shines in winter league playoffs

The Mexican Winter League playoffs came to an end on Monday night as Jalisco fell to Culiacan by a 4-3 score. Cincinnati Reds prospect Marquez Smith got the start at designated hitter in the game and had one of the Charros’ four hits and he made the hit count as he smacked a solo homer to left field in the fifth inning to get his team on the board. The season comes to an end for...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquez Smith homers in Game 2 of the Mexican Winter League championship

After falling in the first game of the Mexican Winter League playoffs on Wednesday to former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dave Sappelt and Culiacan, the Charros de Jalisco stormed back to win Game 2 of the series and tie things up in the best of seven series. With the game sitting at 3-0 in the seventh inning Marquez Smith came up to the plate with a runner on and put the game out...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquez Smith continues is hot hitting in the playoffs

It was another night in the Mexican Winter League playoffs and another good performance from Marquez Smith. Smith’s team fell 5-1 and saw their series become tied at 2-2 in the best of seven. Smith, playing first base on the night, went 2-4 and accounted for a third of his teams hits. He’s been batting seventh in the lineup for Jalisco, but he’s hitting .333/.419/.593 in the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquez Smith continues a strong run in the playoffs

The semi-finals of the playoffs in the Mexican Winter League got underway on Sunday night. The Charros de Jalisco took the first game of the series, 6-1. First baseman Marquez Smith played a big role in the win. Smith had three hits and two runs batted in. He also stole a base. In the bottom of the seventh inning the game was tied at 1-1 before Jalisco rallied for five runs to put...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
19 days ago  |  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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquez Smith opens up the Mexican Winter League playoffs with a bang

The playoffs began for the Mexican Winter League on New Years Day. The Charros de Jalisco took game one of their series by a score of 4-1 over Venados de Mazatlan. Marquez Smith was a big part of that win. He led off the third inning with a walk and moved up to third base on a double. He scored on a fly ball to put his team up 1-0. Another run would score in the inning to make it...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
January 02, 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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
December 29, 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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds sign five minor league free agents

The Cincinnati Reds may not have done much in the way of big league moves, but on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday they made their first minor league moves as they signed five free agents to minor league contracts. Things were kicked off on Wednesday as the team signed catcher Kyle Skipworth and right handed pitcher Jose Cisnero. They followed that up by re-signing infielder Marquez...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday afternoon news and notes

This isn’t minor league related exactly, but I imagine that it is also carrying over to the minor league level (we just don’t have a way to verify it), but an article by Jon Roegele at The Hardball Times shows that in the last five seasons that the called strikezone has expanded by 40 square inches. That is a whole lot more strikezone to handle than it used to be. What’s more...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Season in Review: Bakersfield Blaze

Bakersfield Blaze Record: 78-62 (first half division champions) Runs Scored: 816 Runs Allowed: 746 April It would be tough to imagine the season getting off to much better of a start than it did for the Blaze. They would ride hot hitting to a 4-0 start and a sweep of Modesto at home. They would then take two of three games from Stockton to finish the homestand at 6-1 where they outscored...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Minor League All-Star Team

This is not the Cincinnati Reds official All-Star Team or Awards that are handed out at Redsfest each year. This is my own opinion on the best guy at each position for the 2014 season. This is not a prospect list and prospects don’t get any extra nod over a player who may not be as highly ranked. Levels played at, defense and even park factors are applied in my weighing of the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cincinnati Reds made Baseball America All-Star teams

I will be writing up my Cincinnati Reds organizational All-Stars for Monday, but today the guys over at Baseball America released their 2014 All-Stars by each level in the minor leagues. There were three Reds represented over two different levels. Ben Lively was named to the Advanced-A All-Star team for what he was able to do in Bakersfield. Lively only spent the first half with...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 9/9/14 Playoff Edition

Louisville has completed their season. Pensacola has completed their season. Bakersfield lost 7-2. Box Score Marquez Smith went 1-3 with a walk. Sean Buckley went 1-4 with a run. Juan Perez went 1-4 with a run. Harold Riggins went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Brian Pearl threw 1.1 perfect innings with a strikeout. James Allen threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Things were...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 9/8/14 Playoff Edition

Louisville has completed their season. Pensacola has completed their season. Bakersfield won 7-3. Box Score Beau Amaral went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs. Zach Vincej went 2-3 with 2 walks, a steal, a double and 2 runs. Jeff Gelalich went 2-5 with a double, HR and 4 RBI. Marquez Smith went 1-2 with an RBI and 3 walks. Juan Perez went 1-4 with a double, walk and a run. Sebastian Elizalde...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 9/7/14 Playoff Edition

Louisville has completed their season. Pensacola has completed their season. Bakersfield lost 7-5. Box Score Zach Vincej went 2-4 with a double, walk, run and RBI. Jeff Gelalich went 1-3 with a double, 2 walks, a run and 2 RBI. Marquez Smith went 2-2 with a double, RBI and 3 walks. Juan Perez went 2-5. Julio Moriollo went 1-3 with a run. Joel Bender allowed a run in 2 innings with...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 9/6/14 Playoff Edition

Louisville has completed their season. Pensacola has completed their season. Bakersfield lost 10-5. Box Score Zach Vincej went 2-5 with a double and an RBI. Marquez Smith went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Sean Buckley went 2-5 with a solo HR. Juan Perez went 1-4 with an RBI. Sammy Diaz went 2-4 with a double and a run. Game Notes The Rawhide started and ended the game well. They...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Billings Mustangs RHP Tyler Mahle and OF Aristides Aquino named All-Stars

Earlier today I covered the fact that Marquez Smith was the only Red to make a minor league postseason all-star team. Well, that is no longer true after the Pioneer League released their psotseason squad that included two Billings Mustangs. Right handed starter Tyler Mahle and outfielder Aristides Aquino both made the team that included nine position players (DH included) and five...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Billings Mustangs, MLB debuts and postseason all-stars

There was only one team in action last night as the season winds down. The Billings Mustangs played the lone game, while only the Mustangs and the Bakersfield Blaze will be in the playoffs. Today though we are also going to acknowledge the lone player from the system that made their respective leagues postseason All-Star team (one player per position makes the team – 1 LHSP, 1...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 03, 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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Nick Travieso finishes the year strong

Jamie Walczak tossed two shutout innings for Pensacola with no walks and five strikeouts. Over the last six days the right hander has thrown 5.0 shutout innings with just one hit allowed and he has struck out nine of the 19 batters he has faced in that span. The Bakersfield Blaze picked up a win last night with the help of Marquez Smith. Smith homered for the 29th time this season...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Kyle Waldrop is absolutely on fire

In a blowout win for Louisville Neftali Soto had four hits, including a double and four runs batted in. After a little bit of a slump last week, Soto has caught fire lately, hitting .538 over the last three games. Jon Moscot has gotten off to a good start since his promotion to Triple-A. In the Bats win last night he tossed 7.0 innings with just two earned runs, a walk and four strikeouts...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 25, 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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Jose Ortiz crushes a long home run

Despite the loss in Pensacola last night Michael Lorenzen had a nice all-around game. On the mound he allowed just two runs over 5.0 innings on just 68 pitches where he recorded eight outs on the ground compared to just two via the fly ball. Of course that is par for the course for Lorenzen, who has a 60% groundball rate this season. At the plate he also went 1-2 with an infield...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Amir Garrett strikes out 12, continues to dominate

Sorry there was no Prospect Watch yesterday. There were two other planned articles that I thought deserved to keep on the top, so I just didn’t get around to it. Today we are coming back strong though thanks to some strong performances down on the farm. What Amir Garrett has been doing for the last 18 starts has been incredible. He’s taken himself from a raw, but talented arm...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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