Tucker Barnhart drove in two runs in a Pensacola Blue Wahoos win on Monday night.
Tucker Barnhart is off to a much better start in Double-A this season than he got off to in 2012.
Louisville lost 8-0. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a steal (7).
Denis Phipps went 0-1 with 2 walks.
Felix Perez went 1-3.
Daniel Corcino allowed 2 runs in 5 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
The offensive struggled continued for the Bats as they had just 2 hits on the day. Daniel Corcino rebounded...
Here is the roster for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
Loek Van Mil
Catcher - Tucker Barnhart
Barnhart will likely return to Pensacola for a second go of things after struggling in his initial time with the Blue Wahoos. The 22-year-old hit just .200/.262/.292 in 41 games last year at the Double-A level. He really struggled offensively, but he was very strong on the defensive side of things where he is among the best in all of the minors....
All players should be in camp at this point. Earlier this week I looked at the pitching side of things, which is a lot more interesting than the position player side of things where there aren’t really any jobs open for the taking as the Reds are only replacing two players from the division winning team from 2012. Shin-Soo Choo will take over in the outfield, whether or not he...
Today I wanted to look at the power numbers for all of the hitters in my Top 40 list who had at least 200 plate appearances in the 2012 season. In the chart below I have listed the Isolated Power to each field, sorted from highest total to lowest total. On the right side of the chart is the home field park factors for where each guy played (adjusted for playing time at each level...
By: Jon Davis
#21 Ryan Wright 2B
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We conclude the countdown with Ryan Wright a 6-foot-1, 195-pound second baseman, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He attended the University of Louisville, just like our very own Jimmi Adair and Jesse Welte. In his three years at Louisville, Wright had a .349 average...
By: Jon Davis
#20 Seth Mejias-Brean 3B
At #20, we find Seth Mejias-Brean a 6-foot-2, 210-pound third baseman, drafted by the Reds in the eighth round of the 2012 draft out of Arizona. In his final year with the wildcats, he hit .355 with a .401 on base and .479 slugging, while striking out only one more time than he walked. These contributions...
So, first things first. I have contemplated this in the past, and have been approached from another site who wanted to bring me and the site on as a “subscription based site” for their network, I have declined. However as I am getting further down the road in my life, what used to support me doesn’t quite do so anymore. Lately I have been interviewing for jobs, but yesterday...
The Reds announced their non-roster invitees to spring training yesterday. Here is the list of prospects invited (not including guys already on the 40-man roster who are invited automatically):
Tucker Barnhart – C
Billy Hamilton – OF
Ryan LaMarre – OF
Kristopher Negron – INF/OF
Denis Phipps – OF
Derrick Robinson – OF
Nick Christiani – RHP
Wilkin De La Rosa – LHP...
Via John Fay’s blog, I learned that the Reds have announced their non-roster invitees to spring training, which is just around the corner. Here’s a list for you:
RHP Nick Christiani – 25 year old who’s been in the Reds’ system all along. He had a 3.34 ERA last year in AAA Louisville.
LHP Wilkin De La Rosa – 27 year old who’s been bouncing around minor league teams...
You know the drought of baseball news is about to break when you start hearing about the Reds Caravan. A couple weeks after that it’ll be pitchers and catchers reporting, then the drama of who’s going to make the roster, then, before you know it, Opening Day.
The dates, stops, and players on the tour have been announced, and it is an impressive line-up. Kudos to the Reds for...
Tonight I finished all of the writing for the 2013 Prospect Guide. I will be ready for the printer on Monday. If you plan on purchasing a soft cover version of the book rather than the PDF version, please pre-order if before the weekend is over. Soft cover version orders have been few and far between thus far and the pre-orders are what I have used in the past to determine the amount...
The Arizona Fall League regular season comes to an end today. The Reds team, the Peoria Javelinas have a half game lead over Surprise. With a win they will play on Saturday afternoon on MLB Network for the championship. If they lose they will need Surprise to also lose.
Really a slow news day, so let’s get some thought processes going here. Who is the one player you would target...
Alright guy, Here is the Top 25 list with reports. Below is rankings as a whole. I was unable to find free chat software that looked good enough to use on the site, so I am going to have an all questions answered topic. Starting at 1pm, I will begin answering anything and everything asked. No limit on the number of questions you ask, but try to be reasonable with things too.
To see the other parts of the Top 25 Prospect List, click here.
20. Neftali Soto – 1B – 23 Years Old – AAA
Acquired: 3rd Round, 2007 Draft
The Good: Soto has above-average to plus raw power and has shown above-average in game power at times in his career.
Needs to work on: Plate discipline. While he improved his Strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2012, he is still very aggressive at...
Today marks the beginning of the State of the Farm series for 2012. Each Monday I will look at one position and the state of it throughout the farm system. I will go in order of positions, starting with catcher and working around the diamond until we get to the pitchers where I will look at both starting pitching and relief pitching.
The position that was arguably the Reds strongest...
Finally, we get to the end of the prime nine series. The Reds are a perfect example of what happens to a farm system when a team becomes successful. They are on their way to their second divisional championship in three seasons. This year’s team in particular seems to be poised to make a run at the pennant. They obviously will have a lot of competition from the Nats...
9/1 Game Review
Louisville lost 5-1. Box Score
Joey Votto (rehab) went 1-3 with a HR.
Mike Costanzo went 1-3.
Cody Puckett went 1-3.
Carlos Fisher threw 2.2 shutout innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Joey Votto went deep. Other than that, not a whole lot.
Pensacola won 3-2. Box Score
Bryson Smith went 3-5 with a double, RBI and a run.
Donald Lutz went 2-4 with...
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...
From the Reds...
CINCINNATI - Class AA Pensacola C Tucker Barnhart and RHP Curtis Partch have been named the Cincinnati Reds' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June.
Barnhart, 21, in 19 games with Class A Bakersfield last month led all Reds qualifying hitters in batting average (.382). He also ranked among the California League leaders in hitting...
Bats (33-59), Last place International League West, 24.0
The Bats are currently enjoying the All-Star break. They’ll
return to action Thursday, July 12 against the Gwinnett Braves at 7:05pm EST at
Slugger Field in Louisville.
6 Mobile 3
Blue Wahoos (46-42, 12-7), 1st place Southern League
South, 1.0 up
-Daniel Corcino (W 6-5, 3.16) struck...
7/9 Game Review
Louisville is on the All Star Break
Pensacola won 6-3. Box Score
Beau Mills went 1-4 with a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-4 with a run.
Brodie Greene went 1-3 with a double and a run.
Bryson Smith went 1-4 with an RBI and a run.
David Vidal went 1-3 with a walk, HR (11), 3 RBI and 2 runs.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-3 with an RBI.
Daniel Corcino allowed 2 runs in 6 innings...
Durham 8 Louisville 3
Bats (17-39), Last place International League West, 15.5 GB
-Sean Gallagher gave up two earned runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings. Wirfin Obispo (L, 0-1, 8.38) gave up 4 earned in 1.2 innings. Carlos Fisher threw two scoreless.
-3B Willie Harris had a triple, an RBI, and a run scored. 1B Neftali Soto went 2-5 with an RBI. C Corky Miller also drove in a run...