With the two big trades last week we have some new top prospects to keep tabs of down on the farm.  We also have some players moving around between minor league teams.  Let’s take a look at what is going on down on the farm.

AAA Louisville Bats

SP Robert Stephenson, who in 6 GS at AAA has 36 IP allowing 23 H and 13 BB with 36 SO, was named International League Pitcher of the Week.  LH SP John Lamb has a 3.27 ERA in his first two starts and 11 IP with the Bats.  LH SP Brandon Finnegan is being stretched out to become a starter and now has a 3.38 ERA in 2 GS and 5.1 IP at Louisville.

The Reds have released 30 year old 1B/3B Josh Satin.  Satin was hitting .247/.347/.357/.704 for the Bats.  Satin had a solid plate approach as shown by his .347 OBP.  I’d imagine that Chris Dominguez, .226/.270/.387/.657, may soon meet a similar fate should the Reds promote Winker or Mejias-Brean any time soon.  23 year old SS/2B Juan Perez was promoted from AA where he was hitting .236/.304/.338/.642.  Brennan Boesch is hitting .355/.420/.477/.897 at AAA.  Newly acquired Adam Duvall off to a hot start with a .333/.368/.889/1.257 line in 19 PA with 3 HR.

AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Alex Blandino, .294/.370/.438/.808 at A+, has been promoted to AA where he is off to a hot start (.286/.444/.857/1.302) after his first two games.  It is also interesting to note that Blandino has been playing primarily at 2B since his return from the DL as week or so ago.  You have to wonder if OF Jesse Winker, .262/.365/.391/.755, or 3B Seth Mejias-Brean, .261/.375/.376/.751 might get promotions to AAA before years end.  C Cam Maron, who was hitting .230/.340/.299/.639, was released.

RH SP Sal Romano (3.46 ERA at A+) was promoted to AA and tossed 2 IP of shutout ball in his first start which was cut short by rain.  LH SP Cody Reed went 15 IP allowing 9 H and 4 BB with 18 SO and has a 0.60 ERA over his first two starts for the Blue Wahoos.

High A Daytona Tortugas

Newly acquired RH SP Keury Mella made his first start for the Tortugas last night and went 5 IP allowing 1 R on 3 H and 4 BB with 4 SO.  LH swing man Nick Routt is having a nice season with a 2.57 ERA in 70 IP over 19 G and 9 GS.

2B Ty Washington, .267/.345/.380/.725 at Dayton, was promoted to Daytona and went 1 for 3 with a 2B in his first game there.  OF Sebastian Elizalde, .272/.329/.437/.766, appears to be a good candidate for a promotion to AA.

Low A Dayton Dragons

3B Gavin LaValley, .256/.337/.347/.684, leads the Dragons with 22 2B and 93 SO.  SS Luis Gonzalez is having a pretty rough time of it at the plate hitting .243/.271/.307/.578.

RH swing man Jake Paulson is pitching well as he has a 2.69 ERA in 77 IP over 27 G with 8 GS.  Tyler Mahle leads the rotation with 2.51 ERA in 122 IP.

Rookie Billings Mustangs

CF Ed Charlton (.276/.357/.494/.851) leads the Mustangs on offense.  1B Reydel Medina, .239/.299/.545/.844, leads the club with 11 HR.  This years 1st round draft pick, C Tyler Stephenson, is hitting .286/.370/.366/.736 which is below the Pioneer league average .791 OPS.

RH swing man Franderlyn Romero now has a 3.56 ERA in 30.1 IP over 8 G with 3 GS.  SP Jose Lopez has a 4.18 ERA over 28 IP.  RP Sarkis Ohanian has a 2.74 ERA in 23 IP.  The Pioneer League average ERA is 5.20.

Rookie AZL Reds

Jose Siri, .267/.267/.467/.733, leads the AZL Reds in PA with 121 and amazingly has 0 BB.  Yeah, we’ll have to keep a watch on that.  1B James Vazquez leads the offense batting .330/.393/.628/1.021.  2B Blake Butler is hitting a very good .350/.364/.510/.874.  The AZL League average OPS is .673.

LH Mason Felt has a 0.96 ERA in 7 GS and 9.1 IP where he also has 12 BB.  RH Ian Kahaloa, 5th round pick in 2015 draft, has a 2.89 ERA over 9.1 IP.