The Reds bullpen just got a big boost as Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are back with the big club.Ã‚Â Jose Peraza and Kyle Waldrop remain with the club as Jordan Pacheco has become a free agent after refusing an assignment to the minors.Ã‚Â LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s see what is going on down on the farm.
AAA Louisville Bats
The Bats have a 36-36 record and are in 3rd place in the International League West.
The International League hitters are averaging .254/.321/.378/.699.
OF Scott Schebler (.309/.352/.566/.917) was named the IL Batter of the Week.Ã‚Â IF/OF Tony Renda (.326/.369/.467/.836 at AA) was promoted to the Bats.Ã‚Â 3B Jermaine Curtis (.303/.418/.449/.866) continues to hit well.Ã‚Â OF Steve Selsky (.289/.379/.434/.813) is back with the Bats and still doing well.Ã‚Â OF Jesse Winker (.286/Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â .381/.367/.748) is still on the DL with a wrist injury.
The International League average ERA is 3.64.
SP Robert Stephenson (3.88 ERA) had his ERA drop below the league average with a bad outing his last time out.Ã‚Â SP Keyvius Sampson (2.31) continues to pitch very well in the rotation.Ã‚Â SP Amir Garrett (1.75 ERA at AA) was promoted to the Bats and went 5.2 IP allowing 3 ER on 1 H and 6 BB with 4 SO in his AAA debut.Ã‚Â Jumbo Diaz (0.83 ERA) finally gave up a run at AAA and now has 11 S.Ã‚Â LH RP Nick Routt (0.96 ERA) was promoted to the Bats.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos have a 41-29 record and are in 1st place in the Southern League South.Ã‚Â The Blue Wahoos are the First Half South Division Champions.
The Southern League hitters are averaging .252/.328/.366/.694.
OF Phil Ervin (.227/.337/.386/.724) went 1 for 2 with a Grand Slam HR and was named MVP of the Southern League All Star Game.Ã‚Â 2B Brandon Dixon (.265/.317/.480/.797) went 1 for 4 with an RBI in the Southern League All Star Game.Ã‚Â SS Calten Daal (.330/.388/.383/.771) and OF Sebastian Elizalde (.301/.339/.399/.738) are still hitting well at AA.Ã‚Â 3B Taylor Sparks (.220/.265/.359/.624 at A+) who was struggling at A+ was promoted to the Blue Wahoos.
The Southern League average ERA is 3.69.
SP Jackson Stephens (3.05 ERA) gave up 3 H in a scoreless inning in the Southern League All Star Game.Ã‚Â RP Barrett Astin tossed a scoreless inning and received the win in the Southern League All Star Game.Ã‚Â RP Alejandro Chacin (1.19 ERA) was unscored on in 0.2 IP in the Southern League All Star Game.Ã‚Â SP Tyler Mahle (2.50 ERA at A+) was promoted to the Blue Wahoos.Ã‚Â RP Jacob Ehret (2.59 ERA at A+) was also promoted to AA.
High A Daytona Tortugas
The Tortugas have a 36-33 record and are in 3rd place in the Florida State League North.
The Florida State League hitters are averaging .245/.316/.349/.665.
RF Aristides Aquino (.258/.318/.433/.750) went 0 for 4 in the Florida State League All Star Game.Ã‚Â IF Ronald Bueno (.235/.339/.431/.770) is still hitting well in 60 PA.Ã‚Â OF/1B Brian OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Grady (.209/.358/.386/.743) has begun hitting the ball well again.Ã‚Â 3B Tanner Rahier (.221/.243/.294/.537 at A) was promoted to the Tortugas despite struggling at A.
The Florida State League average ERA is 3.38.
SP Keury Mella (3.24 ERA) continues to pitch well.Ã‚Â SP Wendolyn Bautista (1.10) is pitching very well in his first three starts since joining the club.Ã‚Â RP Jimmy Herget (1.53 ERA) is doing a great job as the closer and now has 11 S.Ã‚Â RP Juan Martinez (1.60 ERA in 33.2 IP with Dayton) was promoted to Daytona.Ã‚Â LH Ismael Guillon (3.26 ERA) has been activated from the DL.
Low A Dayton Dragons
The Dragons have a 21-49 record and are in 8th place in the Midwest League Eastern.
The Midwest League hitters are averaging .246/.316/.348/.665.
2B Shed Long (.276/.357/.487/.844) has been the clubs best hitter all season.Ã‚Â 1B James Vasquez (.232/.304/.401/.705) has hit a cold spell and his numbers have been dropping.Ã‚Â IF Jociel Veras has joined the club from the Billings rookie league team.
The Midwest League average ERA is 3.50.
SP Tanner Rainey (5.30 ERA) allowed 3 R in 0.1 IP in the Midwest League All Star Game.Ã‚Â SP Austin Orewiler (3.14 ERA) continues to pitch well in the rotation.Ã‚Â SP Jose Lopez (3.58 ERA) has been pitching well of late.Ã‚Â RP Manuel Aybar (1.82 ERA) and Jesus Reyes (2.16 ERA) are the leaders in the bullpen.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
The Mustangs have a 3-3 record and are in 2nd place in the Pioneer League North.
The Pioneer League hitters are averaging .285/.360/.425/.785.
OF Jose Siri (.538/.625/.846/1.471) is off to a hot start.Ã‚Â OF Mitch Piatnik (.389/.421/.444/.865) is hitting well to start the season.Ã‚Â 3B Nick Senzel (.300/.429/.400/.829) is off to a good start.Ã‚Â OF Taylor Trammell (.423 OPS) and C Chris Okey (.267 OPS) are struggling in the early going.
The Pioneer League average ERA is 5.16.
SP Moises Nova (1.80 ERA), SP Antonio Santillan (1.93 ERA), and SP Jordan Ramsey (2.08 ERA) are all off to very good starts after their 1st start of the season.Ã‚Â RP Alfredo Mena is unscored on after 5 IP with 6 SO and 0 BB.
Rookie AZL Reds
The Reds have a 2-0 record and are in 1st place in the AZL Central.
The AZL hitters are averaging .285/.364/.413/.777.
OF Michael Beltre (.500/.500/.900/1.400) is off to a hot start.Ã‚Â CF Mauro Conde (.500/.667/.625/1.292) is hitting great also.Ã‚Â 1B Leandro Santana (.400/.500/.500/1.000) is raking in the early going.
The AZL average ERA is 5.37.
SP Wennington Romero (1.80 ERA) had a great first start.