The Major League Baseball All-Star game took place last night in Miami. It was the first All-Star game that I was unable to watch since the 1980’s. I am currently in Pensacola watching the Double-A team and they had a game taking place at the same time. That did give me the idea, though, to create an All-Star team for the Cincinnati farm system to this point in the year.

Catcher | Tyler Stephenson

He’s hitting .270/.364/.407 for the Dayton Dragons this season with 41 walks and 57 strikeouts. He’s also hit 21 doubles and has 6 home runs in 77 games. Honorable Mention: Rob Brantly (released)

1st Base | Gavin LaValley

The 1st base position at the minor league level is an easy option to this point in the year. LaValley is hitting .285/.332/.532 between Daytona and Pensacola. He’s hit 19 doubles and 18 home runs this season in 78 games. Honorable Mention: Bruce Yari (Dayton)

2nd Base | Shed Long

In 78 games played this year, Long has hit .279/.355/.493 with 16 doubles, 3 triples and 14 home runs hit. The first half of the season was spent in Daytona, but the last two weeks have been with Pensacola. He’s also stolen 8 bases, 35 walks and 77 strikeouts in 338 plate appearances. Honorable Mention: Dilson Herrera (Louisville)

3rd Base | Nick Senzel

Fresh off of the Futures Game, Nick Senzel is hitting .305/.371/.470 in 78 games played. Spending the first half with Daytona and the last two weeks with Pensacola, he’s hit 28 doubles, 2 triples and 6 home runs. In 334 plate appearances he’s walked 29 times with 69 strikeouts and he’s also stolen 10 bases. Honorable Mention: Brandon Dixon (Louisville)

Shortstop | Zach Vincej

Starting most nights for Louisville at short, Zach Vincej has hit .283/.336/.350 for the Bats. In 245 plate appearances he has 17 walks and 26 strikeouts to go along with 8 doubles, 2 triples and a home run. Honorable Mention: Alfredo Rodriguez (Daytona)

Left Field | Taylor Trammell

Despite a slow start in April, Trammell is hitting .280/.356/.452 on the season with Dayton. He’s tied for the team and organizational lead with 24 steals, as well. He’s hit 17 doubles, 8 triples and 7 home runs in 360 plate appearances. Honorable Mention: Phillip Ervin (Louisville)

Center Field | Jose Siri

It’s been a big year for Siri, who is hitting .282/.332/.492 on the season with Dayton. He’s hit 12 doubles, 5 triples and 14 home runs. He’s also stolen 24 bases on the season in 79 games played. Honorable Mention: TJ Friedl (Daytona/Daytona)

Right Field | Jesse Winker

While he’s currently with the big league club, a majority of the year for Winker has taken place in Louisville. With the Bats he’s hit .305/.386/.391 in 73 games played. In 298 plate appearances he has 34 walks and 38 strikeouts with 16 doubles and 2 home runs. Honorable Mention: Aristides Aquino (Pensacola)

Starting Pitcher | Tyler Mahle

The right handed Mahle has posted a 2.08 ERA in 17 starts. That’s come with 103 strikeouts and 21 walks in 99.1 innings pitched. He’s given up just 76 hits and 6 home runs between Pensacola and Louisville.

Starting Pitcher | Deck McGuire

McGuire leads the system in innings pitched with 106.2 and that comes along with a 2.78 ERA for Pensacola. He’s given up just 80 hits and 7 home runs. The right hander has also racked up 105 strikeouts with 38 walks for the Blue Wahoos. Honorable Mentions: Austin Ross (Pensacola), Luis Castillo (Pensacola), Tony Santillan (Dayton)

Relief Pitcher | Jimmy Herget

After participating in the Futures Game, anyone who was watching now knows who Jimmy Herget is. For Pensacola and Louisville he’s saved 20 games with a 2.50 ERA. In 39.2 innings he’s allowed 27 hits and 14 walks to go with 55 strikeouts.

Relief Pitcher | Kevin Shackelford

He’s spent the minor league season with the Louisville Bats, though he did appear in one big league game. For the Bats he has a 1.85 ERA with 11 saves in 39.0 innings. He’s allwoed 28 hits and walked 16 batters with 49 strikeouts. Honorable Mentions:  Ryan Hendrix (Dayton/Daytona), Alejandro Chacin (Louisville)

8 Responses

  1. RickDinSTL

    It does not speak well to the Reds OF depth if Aquino is an Honorable Mention on the corners. He has had an ugly season.

    • RickDinSTL

      One terrible month still represents nearly a third of a season and I hate cherry picked stats. He’s had a very poor overall season no matter how you sugar coat it.

      • Michael Smith

        So 2/3rds of the season do not matter. I would say you are cherry picking Rick.

      • RickDinSTL

        Oh, I get it. I’m just not buying what you are saying when it comes to Aquino. 3XBH in June? That’s pretty pathetic for a guy with power. Even in his TERRIBLE month of April he had 5XBH. Or am I still cherry picking? His numbers against RHP this season are a horror show. He’s dropped off a cliff compared to 2016.

        I do hope he gets it together.

  2. Tservo

    Jose Siri is also riding a 19-game hitting streak for Dayton, FWIW.