The Cincinnati Reds 2015 draft is signed, sealed and delivered. The date in which players were eligible to sign has passed. Everyone seems to have taken the field, but some guys are playing more than others. Everyone from the 2015 draft is on the Arizona League Reds or the Billings Mustangs. Let’s take a quick look at how everyone is performing. Below I’ve broken things down by pitchers and hitters to make things a bit easier. (Stats do not include Monday night performances)
Top Hitting Performance
You could go in a few different directions here with depending on exactly what it was that you wanted to weigh more importantly. For me, the best performance so far has to go to Blake Butler. He’s old for the Arizona League, but we aren’t talking about the best prospect, just the best performance and he’s hitting .365. He’s got a .568 slugging percentage.
In Billings Blake Trahan is out to a strong start. He’s walked more than he’s struck out while hitting .336. The power hasn’t really shown up yet, and it might not show up much, but the rest of his game has been strong.
Top Pitching Performance
There haven’t been a lot of strong performances from the draft picks thus far, but a lot of guys have had very limited action too. Sarkis Ohanian has to be the front runner for top performance. He’s thrown the second most innings of all of the draft picks and has more strikeouts than walks to go along with a 3.32 ERA for the Billings Mustangs.
Andrew Jordan is out to a great start for the AZL Reds. The 17-year-old had not allowed a run in 6.1 innings with eight strikeouts. He also hasn’t walked a batter and has given up just four hits.