The 2017 MLB draft has concluded and below are the Reds selections. The list is highlighted by number two overall pick RHP Hunter Greene. The Reds will now undergo the task of getting these players signed. The players signed will most likely all end up on the Billings and AZL rookie level teams.
RND PLAYER POS
1 Hunter Greene RHP
1.5 Jeter Downs SS
2 Stuart Fairchild OF
3 Jacob Heatherly LHP
4 Cash Case SS
5 Mac Sceroler RHP
6 Tyler Buffet RHP
7 Mark Kolozsvary C
8 Connor Ryan RHP
9 Packy Naughton LHP
10 Robby Howell RHP
11 Jared Solomon RHP
12 Tommy Mace RHP
13 Ricky Karcher RHP
14 Brody Wofford OF
15 Nate Scantlin OF
16 Ryan Nutof RHP
17 Junior Harding RHP
18 John Ghyzel RHP
19 Seth Lonsway LHP
20 Blake Wiggins 3B
21 Christian Lindsay-Young RHP
22 Justin Bellinger 1B
23 Adrian Chacon RHP
24 Anderson DeLeon RHP
25 Doug Norman RHP
26 Tyler Brown RHP
27 Clay Fisher SS
28 Harrison Rutkowski LHP
29 A.J. Bumpass OF
30 Garret Shoenle LHP
31 Dondrae Bremner 2B
32 Michael Bono RHP
33 Brady McConnell SS
34 R.J. Barnes OF
35 Stephen Keller RHP
36 Logan Chapman RHP
37 Robert Touron RHP
38 Tyler Littlefield SS
39 Zach Gahagan 3B
40 Ian Jenkins OF
AAA Louisville Bats
The Bats have a 26 – 37 record and are 4th out of 4 in the International League West.
The AAA All-Star Game will be on July 12th.
International League hitters are hitting .255/.324/.392/.716.
C Rob Brantley, .301/.333/.474/.807, continues to do a great job for the Bats. OF Jesse Winker, .301/.379/.379/.758, has hit a bit of a slump over the last week. OF/IF Darnell Sweeney, .333/.414/.431/.845 in 58 PA, is off to a hot start with the Bats. OF Sebastian Elizalde, .295/.361/.392/.753, is having a very solid season at AAA. IF/OF Hernan Iribarren, .297/.348/.430/.779, continues to be a solid performer for the Bats. C Stuart Turner, .222/.300/.222/.522, is struggling a bit in his rehab assignment. 2B Dilson Herrera, .242/.291/.374/.665 has yet to get hot this season.
International League pitchers have a 3.99 ERA.
LH SP Cody Reed (2.47 ERA in 8 GS) is still working out his control issues (43.2 IP, 26 BB). RH SP Sal Romano (1.69 ERA in 6 GS) continues to pitch well. RH SP Robert Stephenson (0.00 ERA in 2 GS) has allowed only 1 H over 9 IP, but allowed 8 BB with 8 SO. RH RP Kevin Shackelford (1.76 ERA) now has 10 S and 39 SO in 30.2 IP. RH RP Louis Coleman (2.38 ERA) has done very well out of the bullpen.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos have a 38 – 27 record and are 1st out of 5 in the Southern League South.
Pensacola will be hosting the AA Southern League All-Star game on June 20th.
Southern League hitters are hitting .244/.323/.369/.692.
IF Alex Blandino, .258/.379/.440/.819, has been on a tear of late. OF Tyler Goeddel, .264/.364/.413/.778, has cooled off a bit lately. OF Brian O’Grady, .195/.338/.416/.754, has been placed on the DL. 1B Eric Jagielo .240/.354/.377/.731, continues to up his numbers. Aristides Aquino, .213/.275/.387/.662, has cooled off a bit from his recent hot streak.
Southern League pitchers have a 3.61 ERA.
Tyler Mahle (1.54 ERA) continues to dominate at AA. RH SP Luis Castillo (2.68 ERA) continues to do a great job at AA. Deck McGuire (3.45 ERA) is pitching well also. RH SP Jose Lopez (3.07 ERA over 14.2 IP) has done well since his promotion from A+ where he had a 2.84 ERA. RH RP Jimmy Herget (2.73 ERA) now has 16 S.RH RP Ariel Hernandez (2.25 ERA) has 39 SO in 32 IP. RH RP Geoff Broussard (1.33 ERA) and RH RP Domingo Tapia (2.62 ERA) continue to pitch well out of the bullpen. RH RP Carlos Gonzalez (0.00 in 4 IP) is throwing great since joining the club.
High A Daytona Tortugas
The Tortugas have a 32 – 29 record and are 3rd out of 6 in the Florida State League North.
The A+ Florida State League All-Star game will be played on June 17th.
Florida State League hitters are hitting .251/.321/.366/.686.
2B Shed Long, .316/.378/.543/.921, is the teams leading hitter. 1B Gavin LaValley, .289/.335/.547/.881, continues to impress at A+. 3B Nick Senzel, .303/.364/.471/.835, is still doing a great job for the Tortugas. C Chad Tromp,.315/.355/.414.770, has made the most of his 121 PA. SS Alfredo Rodriguez (.631 OPS) and C Chris Okey (.513 OPS) continue to struggle at the plate.
Florida State League pitchers have a 3.55 ERA.
RH SP Wendolyn Bautista (2.47 ERA) has only allowed 36 H and 15 BB in 47.1 IP. RH SP Jonathon Crawford, (3.42 ERA), has more BB (37) than SO (24). RH SP Jesus Reyes (3.20 ERA) is pitching well. RH SP Vladimir Gutierrez (5.08 ERA) has struggled lately. RH RP Zack Weiss (3.24 ERA) is pitching well since joining the club. RH RP Tanner Rainey (4.18 ERA) has 47 SO in 28 IP.
Low A Dayton Dragons
The Dragons have a 40 – 26 record and are 2nd out of 8 in the Midwest League Eastern.
The A Midwest League All-Star will be played on June 20th.
Midwest League hitters are hitting .249/.323/.380/.703.
1B Bruce Yari, .277/.407/.462/.869, is off to a great start over his first 81 PA. OF T.J. Friedl, .280/.372/.477/.849, continues to do a great job for the Dragons. OF Taylor Trammell, .269/.358/.438/.797, is doing a great job this season. C Tyler Stephenson, .267/.372/.369/.741, is having a very good season as well. OF Jose Siri, .257/.319/.408/.727, has been hitting well lately.
Midwest League pitchers have a 3.92 ERA.
LH SP Scott Moss (2.47 ERA) is leading the rotation. RH SP Tony Santillan (2.63 ERA) is doing a great job as well. LH SP Wennington Romero (3.82 ERA) is pitching well also. LH RP Andy Cox (1.64 ERA), RH RP Carlos Machorro (1.65 ERA), RH RP Aaron Fossas (2.31 ERA), and RH RP Ryan Hendrix (2.43 ERA) are all pitching well out of the bullpen.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
The Mustangs begin play on June 19th.
Rookie AZL Reds
The Reds begin play on June 24th.