While Walt Jocketty works from home trying to rebuild the Reds and the Reds give away every other game of a home series to the Cubs; we’ll take a look to see what’s going on down on the farm.
AAA Louisville Bats
Last night SP Robert Stephenson tossed 6 IP of shutout baseball allowing 2 H and 4 BB with 5 SO to lower his AAA ERA to 3.27.Ã‚Â In his 4 GS at AAA, Stephenson now has threw 22 IP allowing 7 H and 10 BB with 21 SO.Ã‚Â Stephenson is still giving up too many free passes, but his H and SO numbers are looking really good.Ã‚Â RH RP Jacob Johnson, 4.88 ERA in 51.2 IP at AA, was called up to help out in the bullpen.
Josh Satin, .250/.355/.367/.722, is still with the Bats, so it appears he either did not act on his opt out clause, or he did and nobody chose him.Ã‚Â Brennan Boesch is still hitting a very healthy .337/.420/.469/.889 in 113 PA with the Bats.Ã‚Â OF Juan Silva gets the call up from AA where he was hitting .176/.285/.264/.549 to help out on the Bats bench.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
OF Juan Duran, .270/.319/.460/.780, has got hot and is showing his power at AA again as 9 of his 17 hits are for extra bases.Ã‚Â OF Jesse Winker, .261/.362/.382/.744, has cooled off over the last few weeks.Ã‚Â C Kyle Skipworth is slashing .256/.338/.560/.898 in 143 AA PA and has a club leading 9 HR.Ã‚Â 2B Ryan Wright, .248/.320/.320/.641, was activated from the DL.
LH RP Joel Bender, who had a 3.69 ERA in 53.2 IP at A+, got the call up to help out in the Blue Wahoos bullpen.Ã‚Â Closer Zack Weiss now has a 3.68 ERA with 12 S and in 29.1 IP has allowed just 26 H and 8 BB while recording 36 SO.
High A Daytona Tortugas
OF Phil Ervin is slashing .252/.334/.411/.745 and leads the Tortugas with 12 HR.Ã‚Â Ervin’s 18 SB are second on the club to Junior Arias who has 24.Ã‚Â 1B/OF Daniel Pigott was assigned to the Tortugas after coming off of Daytons DL and slashing .289/.325/.684/1.009 in a AZL rehab assignment.Ã‚Â Pigott has hit .272/.332/.380/.712 over the last two years at Dayton.
LH SP Amir Garrett tossed 7 IP of shutout baseball last night to lower his ERA to 2.69.Ã‚Â Garret has now thrown 97 IP allowing 85 H and 41 BB with 101 SO.Ã‚Â RH RP Alejandro Chacin, who has a 2.95 ERA in 21.1 IP was activated from the DL.
Low A Dayton Dragons
2B Ty Washington, .295/.358/.426/.784,Ã‚Â was activated from the DL.Ã‚Â OF Aristides Aquino .203/.256/.278/.534, has been struggling since being activated from the DL a week ago.Ã‚Â OF Jimmy Pickens, .249/.297/.365/.662, was activated from the DL and 2B Shedric Long was placed on the DL.
SP Tyler Mahle, 2.54 ERA, has now thrown 110 IP allowing 102 H and 15 BB with 103 SO.Ã‚Â LH RP Ty Sterner, 4.91 ERA at Billings, was added to the Dragons bullpen.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
3B Brantley Bell, .366/.429/.527/.955, is leading the Mustangs on offense.Ã‚Â Bell has yet to homer in 106 PA but does lead the team with 11 2B.Ã‚Â CF Ed Charlton, .301/.393/.521/.913, is the only other Mustang with an OPS over .900 in the high offense Pioneer league where the league average OPS is .801.
LH SP Ty Boyles allowed 1 R last night in 5.1 IP and now has a 2.01 ERA.Ã‚Â Note that the League ERA in the high offense Pioneer League is 5.46.Ã‚Â RH RP Carlos Macharro was promoted to Billings from the AZL Reds.Ã‚Â Macharro had a 1.50 ERA in 12 IP in the AZL.
Rookie AZL Reds
2B Blake Butler, 349/.373/.540/.913, is pacing the Reds offense.Ã‚Â 1B James Vasquez, .266/.315/.516/.831, leads the Reds with 4 HR.Ã‚Â Jose Siri, .267/.267/.467/.733, has yet to draw a BB in 90 PA.
Wendolyn Bautista still leads the staff with a 1.07 ERA in 25.1 IP.Ã‚Â RH SP Adrian Rodriguez has 3.33 ERA in 27 IP.Ã‚Â 2015 2nd round draft pick Antonio Santillan tossed 3.1 scoreless innings in his first outing.