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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Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects: 2014 Review

Coming into the 2014 season the Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects list looked like this:  RHP Robert Stephenson OF Billy Hamilton OF Phillip Ervin OF Jesse Winker OF Yorman Rodriguez RHP Nick Travieso RHP Jon Moscot RHP Michael Lorenzen RHP Carlos Contreras RHP Ben Lively Outfielder and right handed pitchers make up the entire Top 10. The two positions were strengths of the system...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: The Two Day Excursion

There was no Prospect Watch article yesterday because there was simply too much other content on the site between the normally scheduled articles and then the Reds announcing their call ups I didn’t want to bury anything. So today we are just going to have a Prospect Watch for both Sunday and Monday. Sunday The season started out well for Robert Stephenson with 11 strikeouts in...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday afternoon new and notes

Baseball America’s International Guru Ben Badler talks about a new rule change just put in place regarding International Prospects today. MLB sent teams a memo Tuesday stating that, effective today, international players are not allowed to be at a team facility until they are 16 years old or until six months before they become eligible to sign, whichever comes first. That means...
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August 21, 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

Prospect Watch: Robert Stephenson finds his groove

Last night infielder Hernan Iribarren went 2-4 at the plate for Louisville. Going 2-4 is a good day, but that isn’t the impressive part of his night. What was impressive is that Irribarren took the mound for the fifth time this season, tossing a shutout inning and facing the minimum number of batters in the inning thanks to a double play. He has now tossed 4.0 innings over his...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday afternoon news and notes

Baseball America has finished releasing their “Best Tools” lists for each of the full season levels this season. There weren’t many Reds players that wound up on the lists, but there were a few of them. In the Southern League Robert Stephenson took Best Fastball and Best Pitching Prospect. In the California League Juan Silva took Best Base Runner and Fastest Base Runner. That...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/29/14

Louisville had the night off. Pensacola lost 4-3. Box Score Yorman Rodriguez went 1-4 with a run. Ryan Wright went 1-4 with a double and a run. Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run. Kyle Waldrop went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Jamie Walczak threw 1.1 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Fabian Williamson threw 2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Pensacola...
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July 30, 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. The Hitters Argenis Aldazoro | .444/.476/.667 | 21 PA, 2B, HR, 3 steals, 5 runs, 4 RBI The Billings Mustangs have several players on the list this week and Aldazoro was a part of the group that scored 39 runs over a three game stretch during the weekend. He hit an impressive .444 and added...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Stephenson hit by liner, leave game; Nick Howard makes debut

Robert Stephenson was cruising along against the Jacksonville Suns through five innings. He had retired 12 of the previous 13 batters heading into the sixth inning and had thrown just 55 pitches. He only made it two pitches into the sixth inning. After a ball to lead off the inning he took a line drive off of the right thigh, just above the knee. The ball rolled towards the first...
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July 19, 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

Robert Stephenson named among top 50 prospects in baseball

If you haven't heard Robert Stephenson's name by now, as a Reds fan, you should probably get yourself acquainted with the 2011 first round draft pick.The 21-year-old right-hander out of California is widely regarded as the top prospect in Cincinnati's farm system. With a fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s and an ideal frame for a starting pitcher (6-foot-3, 200-pounds)...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday morning news and notes

There are a lot of little notes from around the system today. First is a note for those that subscribe to the site (and if you aren’t one of those people, you should look into it – it helps make the site better). I haven’t had an article yet this week because I’m working on some reports from Billings that I also want to add to when they are on this week. My plan is...
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July 15, 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. The Hitters Narciso Crook | .278/.381/.500 | 21 PA, 2B, HR, 3 BB, 3 RBI, 5 runs, 4 steals Playing for the AZL Reds, Crook hit .278 last week with three walks and a .500 slugging percentage. His addition of four steals without being caught and five runs scored gave him the edge over a few other...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Stephenson and Jesse Winker impress at Futures Game

Both Robert Stephenson and Jesse Winker played pivotal roles in the Team USA 3-2 win on Sunday evening in Minnesota over Team World. Outfielder Jesse Winker went 1-2 with an opposite field double off of the wall and a run. Pitcher Robert Stephenson threw a shutout eighth inning with a strikeout. Jesse Winker got some praise during the game from several national writers. Jesse Winker...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/13/14

Futures Game Jesse Winker went 1-2 with a double and a run. Robert Stephenson threw a shutout inning with a strikeout. Game Notes Post on it all coming a little bit before noon. Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score Hernan Iribarren went 2-4 with a double and a run. Thomas Nearl went 1-4 with a triple, RBI and  arun. Bryan Anderson went 2-3 with a double. David Holmberg went 1-2 at...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pair of Reds prospects shine in Futures Game

A pair of Cincinnati Reds prospects played a hand in helping the United States edge out the World, 3-2, in the 2014 Futures Game on Sunday.Top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson hurled a scoreless inning of relief in the eighth while top hitting prospect Jesse Winker added a double and scored a run.Winker, 20, is batting .289/.399/.521 with 15 home runs, 20 doubles and 57 RBI in...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB All-Star Futures Game is this afternoon

The MLB All-Star Futures game takes place this afternoon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game will feature players from all over minor league baseball with most teams being represented by two prospects. The Cincinnati Reds will be represented by outfielder Jesse Winker and RHP Robert Stephenson and both players are on Team USA. Jesse Winker has been named as the starting left fielder...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Top pick Nick Howard talks about signing with the Reds

Your browser does not support iframes.After taking a week off from all baseball activities following the conclusion of the College World Series, Cincinnati's top draft pick Nick Howard is ready to get back on the field.On Monday, the University of Virginia product spoke with members of the local media about what it means to sign and play with the Reds. Last week, Howard agreed...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Cincinnati Reds prospect RHP Robert Stephenson

Taking a look at Cincinnati Reds prospect Robert Stephenson.
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pensacola Blue Wahoos rotation dubbed best in minor league baseball

The Reds already boast one of the most prolific starting rotations in Major League Baseball with the likes of Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, Alfredo Simon, and Mike Leake. And the future certainly looks bright for the sake of Cincinnati starting pitching as well.According to Jonathan Mayo of, no minor league team features a better starting five than the Double-A Pensacola...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Redleg Weekly Episode 70 – Finally Over .500

The Reds win a couple more series and if it wasn’t for an epic collapse it could have been even better. At full health the team is scoring some runs and that’s great to see. Use promo code “RedLeg” on to save 15% In this week”s show: 5-2 Last week 38-37 Overall 7.5 back of the Brewers & 3 back of St. Louis Jumbo brought up doesn’t look good 3R 1IP...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Reds prospects picked for Futures Game

A pair of Reds prospects are part of the United States roster for the 16th annual MLB Futures Game. Robert Stephenson and Jesse Winker, both currently members of the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, were picked to represent the club July 13 in Minneapolis. A first-round pick of the Reds out of high school in 2011, Stephenson is a right-handed pitcher who is 3-5 with a 3.97 ERA and...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Winker and Robert Stephenson named to MLB Futures Game

Jesse Winker (pictured) and Robert Stephenson were named as the Cincinnati Reds Futures Game selections.
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest mock draft has Reds tabbing college catcher in first round

With the MLB Amateur Draft set to commence on Thursday, mock drafts can be found everywhere as "experts" attempt to project which players will be chosen by which teams. To be honest, predicting where players will fall is an absolute crapshoot. But it's fun to talk about at least.As fate would have it, our beloved Cincinnati Reds possess the 19th overall pick in the...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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