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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
2 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
21 days ago  |  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. The Hitters Argenis Aldazoro | .444/.500/.611 | 20 PA, 3 2B, 2BB, 4 runs, steal The Billings Mustangs find three players on the list this week. Argenis Aldazoro hit .444 last week with three doubles, two walks and a stolen base. He only racked up 20 plate appearances, but an OPS of 1.111 makes...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
23 days ago  |  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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/2/14

Louisville lost 6-3. Box Score Rey Navarro went 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Thomas Neal went 1-3 with an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-2 with 2 walks. Elvin Ramirez threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Game Notes Louisville took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning as Rey Navarro singled in Jason Bourgeois and an error on a ground ball brought in a second run.  In the third...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/1/14

Louisville won 5-4. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 1-4 with a run and 2 steals (20). Thomas Neal went 2-4 with a run. Bryan Anderson went 1-3 with a HR (10) and 2 RBI. Hernan Iribarren went 1-3 with a HR (4) and 2 RBI. Justin Freeman threw 1.1 perfect innings with a strikeout. Ryan Dennick threw 1.1 shutout innings. Game Notes The Bats got two 2-run homers in the top of the second...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking back on the month of July and a little bit into the future

The first thing that I wanted to do was thank all of you guys who come to the site every day. July of 2014 was the most visited month in the history of the site, topping June of 2009 by a few thousand visits. So really, thanks guys. Tell your friends, tweet out articles, share them on facebook, the more the site grows the better content I can get out there for everyone. The second...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/30/14

Louisville lost 13-0. Box Score Cricket noises. Game Notes The Bats were one hit-batter in the ninth inning away from having a perfect game thrown against them. The pitching didn’t do much better as all three pitchers allowed at least three runs and walked more batters than they struck out. It was not a good evening for Louisville, but that’s what makes baseball the best,...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
28 days ago  |  Discuss

End of July Cincinnati Reds Promotion Watch

Heading into the final month of the season for the full season teams, most of the moves have been made already as the team likes to split the seasons in half for a lot of guys between two levels if they’ve done enough in the first half. Still, there are some guys out there who have done enough at their current level to warrant moving up. Players mentioned here are mentioned because...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Aristides Aquino gets everything started on Tuesday night

Aristides Aquino had another big night for Billings, going 3-4 with a double, homer, steal, two runs and three runs batted in. The outfielder now has 14 doubles, 2 triples, 11 homers and 10 steals on the season to go along with a .314/.357/.635 line. Aquino is the first Billings Mustang player to have double digit doubles, home runs and steals since Stephen Smitherman did it way...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Two homers and 10 strikeouts

Notes from some performances last night A night after Amir Garrett struck out 10 batters, Sal Romano decided to do it too. Romano tossed 5.0 innings with just one walk and he struck out 10 batters. The right hander has been outstanding in 2014 and now has 107 strikeouts and just 27 walks in 119.0 innings pitched. As I tweeted out during the game, no one was touching any of his offspeed...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/24/14

Louisville lost 8-1. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 1-4 with an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-1 with 2 walks and a run. Fabio Castillo threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Adam Russell threw a perfect inning. Ryan Rowland-Smith threw a perfect inning. Game Notes The Bats managed just three hits, all singles by Jason Bourgeois, Neftali Soto and Tucker Barnhart. Brett...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 25, 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....
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/17/14

Louisville lost 6-1. Box Score Ruben Gotay went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run. Thomas Neal went 1-3 with a walk. Rey Navarro went 2-4 with a double. Juan Silverio went 1-4 with a double. Ryan Rowland-Smith allowed a run in 2 innings with a strikeout. Elvin Ramirez threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. Game Notes Toledo scored the first run of the game, taking...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/16/14

Louisville was off for the Triple-A All-Star game. Felix Perez went 2-2 with a double, triple, run and 2 RBI. Highlights here. Ruben Gotay went 0-2. Pensacola was rained out. Double header this afternoon. Bakersfield lost 7-3. Box Score Bryson Smith went 2-3 with a run. Sebastian Elizalde went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Sean Buckley went 1-4 with a double and a run. Juan...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 17, 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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/11/14

Louisville won 7-3. Box Score Ruben Gotay went 0-1 with 2 runs and 3 walks. Neftali Soto went 2-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI. Rey Navarro went 2-5 with a double, RBI and a run. Thomas Neal went 1-4 with a run. Bryan Anderson went 2-3 with a double, walk and 3 RBI. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with a double. Tucker Barnhart went 1-1 with a run. Ryan Rowland-Smith was charged with...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/9/14

Louisville lost 3-1. Box Score Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a double and a run. Thomas Neal went 2-4 with an RBI. Donald Lutz went 1-3 and was hit by a pitch. Steve Selsky went 1-3. Kristopher Negron went 2-4 with a double. Felix Perez went 1-1 as a pinch hitter. Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 4 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Ryan Rowland-Smith threw 2.1 shutout innings...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bakersfield Drops Another

Former Cub prospect Marquez Smith has bounced around a bit since they released him before last season. What is unusual about his career is that he’s managed to hit well at every stop while moving around to find jobs. It’s no surprise that he’s started off well against single A pitching this season and he could give the Reds another option in their pipeline at third base.
Via reds.scout.com
May 04, 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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, Ft. Nerd Stats for Every Rule 5 Pick

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Custom Leaderboards: Nerd Stats for Every Rule 5 Pick 2. Largely Unhelpful Video: Houston Rule 5 Pick, Josh Fields 3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Australian Baseball League Custom Leaderboards: Nerd Stats for Every Rule 5 Pick The Rule 5 draft took place Thursday morning, on the last day of the Winter...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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