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.
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...
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...
Louisville lost 13-0. Box Score
Irving Falu went 1-3.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with a double.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Cincinnati Reds have named all of their call ups. Here they are:
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.
The two surprises on the list would have to be Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick...
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.
Louisville won 8-3. Box Score
Jason Bourgeois went 2-6 with a run and 2 steals (24).
Neftali Soto went 3-5 with 2 RBI.
Steve Selsky went 1-4 with a solo HR (2).
Jake Elmore went 2-4 with a walk, 2 steals and 3 runs.
Rey Navarro went 3-5 with an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with an RBI and a run.
Justin Freeman threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Curtis Partch threw...
While an 0-3 effort in the big leagues got in the middle of an 11-game hitting streak for Louisville spanning back to July 31st, it came to an end on Monday for Tucker Barnhart. He came back to start a new one last night by going 2-4 in a loss for the Bats. The switch hitter is hitting .327 with seven walks and just six strikeouts over his last 56 plate appearances for the Louisville...
Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
Rey Navarro went 3-4 with a double and a run.
Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-4.
Chad Rogers threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover struck out 2 in a shutout inning of work.
The game didn’t start...
September is approaching and one of the strange things about baseball is that when it rolls around the rosters expand. No other sport operates like that and it’s a rather confusing rule. The fun part for people like you and I who follow the minor leagues so much is that we get to see new faces come up and maybe even get some playing time after the minor league season is over. Today...
Louisville won 10-2. Box Score
Ruben Gotay went 3-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a 3 runs.
Felix Perez went 2-5 with an RBI and 2 runs.
Neftali Soto went 4-5 with a double, run and 4 RBI.
Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a walk, RBI and a run.
Rey Navarro went 2-5 with 2 RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with a walk and a run.
Hernan Iribarren went 2-5 with a double and a run.
Louisville won 3-2. Box Score
Rey Navarro went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Jake Elmore went 3-3 with a run and a walk.
Tucker Barnhart went 1-4 with an RBI and a run.
Steve Selsky went 1-3.
Ross Perez went 1-3 with 2 RBI.
Brett Marshall was charged with an unearned run in 5.2 innings with 4 walks and 8 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts...