Arizona Fall League

LH SP Seth Varner has been added to the Peoria Javelinas roster to bring the total of Reds prospects playing in the AFL to eight.  The Reds eight prospects are listed below with some stats for each level they appeared at this season.  The Javelinas begin play next week on Tuesday, October 11th, and their regular season play wraps up on November 17th.

RH SP/RP Barrett Astin put up a 2.29 ERA in 102.1 IP allowing 74 H and 25 BB with 95 SO at AA.

RH RP Evan Mitchell put up a 3.38 ERA in 16 IP allowing 13 H and 6 BB with 18 SO at A+ and then put up a 2.95 ERA in 42.2 IP allowing 38 H and 15 BB with 23 SO at AA.

LH RP Nick Routt put up a 0.89 ERA in 50.1 IP allowing 29 H and 12 BB with 46 SO at AA and then put up a 5.00 ERA in 18 IP allowing 22 H and 13 BB with 12 SO at AAA.

LH SP Seth Varner put up a 3.83 ERA in 134 IP allowing 151 H and 27 BB with 100 SO at A+ and then put up a 24.75 ERA in 4 IP allowing 16 H and 4 BB with 3 SO at AAA.

2B/OF Brandon Dixon hit .260/.315/.43/.746 in 432 PA at AA.

SS Zach Vincej hit .271/.320/.374/.694 in 414 PA at AA.

C/1B Chad Wallach hit .235/.367/.402/.769 in 221 PA at AA.

OF/1B Brian O’Grady hit .235/.363/.394/.758 in 424 PA at A+.


Baseball America League Top 20 Prospects

Baseball America has begun listing their Top 20 Prospects for each Minor League.  The Reds did not have any players listed in the Rookie Arizona League Top 20.  OF Michael Beltre (.292/.380/.443/.824 in the Rookie AZL and .309/.423/.531/.954 in the Rookie Pioneer League) was mentioned in the chat as someone who just missed out on both the AZL and Pioneer leagues rankings.  LH SP Wennington Romero (1.93 ERA in 46.2 IP) also was mentioned in the chat.

The Reds did have four players make the Pioneer League Top 20.  OF Taylor Trammell (.303/.374/.421/.795) was the highest ranked Red coming in at #3.  RHP Tony Santillan (3.92 ERA in 39 IP) was ranked #6.  OF T.J. Friedl (.347/.423/.545/.969) came in at #10.  RHP Ian Kahaloa (2.82 ERA in 44.2 IP) rounded it out for the Reds at #18.

The Reds only had one player listed in the A Midwest League.  3B Nick Senzel (.329/.415/.567/.982) was named the number one prospect in the league.  In the Midwest League chat it was suggested by the moderator that  Senzel could start next season in AA and possibly appear with the big league club next season.

For the A+ Florida State League, the Reds had just one player make the list also.  OF Aristedes Aquino (.273/.327/.519/.846) was ranked as the leagues #9 prospect.  RH RP Jimmy Herget (1.78 ERA in 60.2 IP with 24 S) also received mention in the chat transcript.

They have not yet released the AA and AAA League Top 20 rankings.


Roster Moves

C Kyle Skipworth (.151/.246/.292/.538 in 123 PA between AA and AAA) elected to become a Minor League Free Agent.  Skipworth may be best remembered as the “Player Yet to be Informed” in relation to Brian Price’s F-Bomb tirade in April of 2015.