While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 114 (CIN vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (54-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-62) last night at Petco Park, 11-6. Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40) made his Major League debut, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy baseball all stars who earned starting gigs in-season

MLB unveiled all 400 of its All-Stars on Sunday and Monday, but what would an All-Star team look like if it was comprised entirely of players who were not their team's starters at the season's onset? We explore that idea in this week's In Some Depth. C Brayan Pena, CIN Whereas most replacement-level-ish catchers are all power, no bat, Pena has been a .300-ish hitter with nil power...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Offense Ignites Late for Second Straight Walk-Off Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ Maikel Franco, left, follows through after hitting a game-tying three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 5-4 in 11 innings. At right is catcher Tucker Barnhart. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Two nights, two games, two walk-off wins...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will replace Devin Mesoraco on the bench?

Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds finally placed Devin Mesoraco on the disabled list. Taking his place was reliever Manny Parra, who was activated off of the disabled list. This move was a short term move, but it leaves the Reds bench short. It currently consists of Tucker Barnhart, Kristopher Negron, Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker. A reliever is going to be replaced on the roster...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds seeking fourth win in five games Friday night

Cincinnati's lineup is driving the ball out of the park, and Joey Votto's bat might be coming back to life. Meanwhile, Atlanta could be in more trouble against Anthony DeSclafani after a listless offensive performance in the series opener. The Reds seek their fourth win in five games Friday night against the Braves at Turner Field. Cincinnati (11-11) enjoyed a strong all-around showing...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Leake pitches, hits Reds past struggling Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and hit his fifth career home run to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Thursday night. Todd Frazier, Tucker Barnhart and Billly Hamilton also had solo homers as the Reds won their third straight. Joey Votto had two hits and drove in a run. Leake (1-1) allowed four baserunners on two hits and two walks, and...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 1

Each Thursday afternoon during the season we are going to look back at the five hitters and pitchers who were hot over the last week of play. The Hitters Ivan De Jesus | Louisville Bats The Louisville infielder is off to an incredible start to the season, hitting .474/.545/.632 over the first week of the years. He’s walked three times with just two strikeouts and he’s had...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/15/15

Louisville won 2-1. Box Score Ivan De Jesus went 2-4. Chris Dominguez went 1-4 with a run. Yorman Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and a run. Tucker Barnhart went 2-4. Irving Falu went 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Dylan Axelrod allowed a run in 7.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Donovan Hand threw a shutout inning with a walk. Nate Adcock threw a perfect inning with a strikeout...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/9/15

Louisville lost 13-0. Box Score Irving Falu went 1-3. Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with a double. Game Notes The only way this game could have gone worse for the Bats is if players were injured during it. Thankfully it doesn’t appear anyone was. The offense managed just two hits, though they had four walks. They struck out 15 times in the game and the only highlights were a few nice...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Roster Projection: The Louisville Bats

For today and tomorrow I will be posting my roster projections for all of the full season teams. A few notes about the projections: These are just my guesses – I don’t have any insider information on who will wind up where. I am only projecting the starting pitchers and the starting eight position players along with a DH. Nearly every team will have something like 11 regulars...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds send five players to minors

The Cincinnati Reds made several more roster moves this afternoon as they continued their spring training roster trim. After trading away Neftali Soto earlier in the day for cash from the White Sox, the Reds also announced that they have released left handed reliever Jose Mijares. Mijares last pitched in 2013 when he was with the San Francisco Giants. He did not play in 2014 after...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB.com releases their Cincinnati Reds Top 30 prospects

MLB.com has slowly been working their way through the various prospect rankings that they produce each year and they finally got around to the Cincinnati Reds prospect list. They used to only go 20 prospects deep but they kicked it up a notch this year and put out a Top 30 list, which you can see here. Jonathan Mayo, one of the MLB.com prospect writers who contributed to making...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

3/11/15 Reds spring training game recap

The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon, 5-2. Things got away from the Reds in the latter stages of the game as they allowed two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings after taking a 2-1 lead in the seventh. Here are the highlights from the minor leaguers: Chad Wallach went 1-2. Eugenio Suarez went 1-2 with a solo homer. Josh Satin went 1-2...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds prospects to watch for on Sunday afternoon

The Cincinnati Reds are back in action on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Seattle Mariners. In the starting lineup there are a few minor leaguers. Chris Dominguez is getting the start as the designated hitter, Donald Lutz is starting at first base, Juan Duran is starting in left field and Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate. On the mound, Jason Marquis is making his second...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Which prospects to watch for on Friday for the Reds

The starting lineup on Friday for the Reds only has two minor leaguers in it. Chris Dominguez is getting the start at first base and Tucker Barnhart is starting at catcher. Dominguez has gotten off to a good start at the plate, going 3-4 with two doubles so far. Barnhart has yet to notch a hit this spring, but he’s only had four plate appearances and was hit by a pitch in one...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

3/5/15 Reds Spring Training Game Recap

The Cincinnati Reds took their second loss in a row to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday afternoon out in Goodyear. There were plenty of minor leaguers that got game action though as the Reds also had a “B Game” take place on the back fields earlier in the day that included several big leaguers, opening up spots for a lot of the minor league guys to get their first on field...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Which prospects to watch Wednesday afternoon

The Cincinnati Reds will play this afternoon against the Cleveland Indians and the game will be live on Fox Sports Ohio if you are able to watch. On the pitching side there are three top prospects that will be pitching for the Reds. Anthony DeSclafani will get the start. Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen will both pitch out of the bullpen for the Reds. DeSclafani is one of the...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Where do the Reds new prospects fit into the rankings?

The Cincinnati Reds made some moves last week. It would be a surprise if somehow you missed it. Three of the four players acquired are still eligible for prospect lists. That of course begs the question: Where do the new guys fit in? Let’s look at the original list that came out at the end of October for the Top 25. 1. Robert Stephenson 9. Raisel Iglesias 17.Seth Mejias-Brean...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated Redsfest minor league appearance list

Redsfest is coming up on us all very quickly. Starting on Friday at 3pm the doors will open to Redsfest and for two days at least, I won’t miss baseball quite as much. It’s a great event that is put on every year by the Reds to help support the Reds Community Fund. Current, future and past Cincinnati Reds players are in attendance for photos, autographs and most wind up being...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three minor leaguers added to Redsfest

Last week we saw the initial Redsfest appearance list and it had more minor leaguers on it, by a wide margin, than the Major League appearance list had. The list has been updated and that’s all changed now. With that said, there are three new minor league names on the list. Tucker Barnhart has been added, as have the second picks by the Reds each of the last two seasons as Michael...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect List: #16-20

To view the entire Top 25 list you can click here (once completed) Day four gives us the next five guys on the Top 25 prospects list for the Cincinnati Reds. If you missed the top 15 from earlier this week you can see them at the link above for the entire list. Subscribers will get to see the top tool for each player as well as a new thing for this season where I will list the upside...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds State of the Farm: Catcher

To view all articles from the State of the Farm Series you can click here. Today marks the start of the annual State of the Farm series where I look at each position on the field each Friday, go in depth with how each position is currently looking and giving it a grade based on that information. The Cincinnati Reds seem to have the starting catcher position seems locked up for a...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Don’t run on Tucker Barnhart’s laser-rocket arm

The Billings Mustangs wrapped up the regular season last night with a loss. They will begin the playoffs tonight at home against Great Falls. In the final regular season game Josciel Veras reached base three times by going 2-3 with a walk and he also scored a run. After beginning his year with Billings, he only played three games before heading to Arizona for the next month to play...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds will call up 10 players on Tuesday

The Cincinnati Reds have named all of their call ups. Here they are: The Pitchers RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP David Holmberg, RHP JJ Hoover and LHP Ryan Dennick. The Position Players UT Jake Elmore, C Tucker Barnhart, OF Donald Lutz, OF Jason Bourgeois and OF Yorman Rodriguez. Thoughts The two surprises on the list would have to be Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Nick Howard sets a career high in strikeouts

Tucker Barnhart continued his stretch of good hitting in a Louisville win last night as he went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. The catcher is now hitting .347 in the month of August and .314 going back to July 1st. The strong second half is a good turn around for Barnhart, who struggled in the first three months of the season, hitting .211 through June in Triple-A. Infielder Rey...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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