The Race for the Top Draft Slots
In the race for the top draft picks next season, the Reds have moved back up to the 5th slot.
Race for the number one pick:
1 San Francisco Giants 57 -91 .385
2. Philadelphia 56 – 89 ..386 .5 GB
3. Chicago White Sox 58 – 87 .400 2.5 GB
4. Detroit 60 – 85 .414 4.5 GB
5. Cincinnati Reds 63 – 83 .432 7 GB
Off Season Direction and Moves for the Reds
For an outside view of what the Reds need to do to improve, check out MLB Trade Rumors Three Needs series for the Reds. I fully agree with with number one to stay the course with the young arms. I would not be against their second suggestion of shopping Raisel Iglesias for a significant return. I’d again be fully behind their last item of not offering Zack Cozart a qualifying offer and letting him go into free agency. It’s a good read, please check out the full article.
Baseball America Classification All Stars
Baseball America has listed their yearly Classification All Stars and the Reds had four players make the list.
AA – RH SP Tyler Mahle – AA 1.59 ERA, AAA 2.73, MLB 2.70 ERA
A – OF Jose Siri – .293/.341/.530/.871 and OF Taylor Trammell – .281/.368/.450/.819
DSL – 3B Debby Santana – .302/.356/.448/.804
Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League opens on Oct. 10 and runs through Nov. 18. The following are the players the Reds have assigned thus far to play there for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
LH RP Joel Bender – A+ 2.12 ERA
LH RP Brennan Bernardino – AA 4.46 ERA
RH RP Jake Ehret – A+ 5.95 ERA, AA 9.14 ERA
C Chad Tromp – A+ .311/.351/.412/.763, AA .204/.302/.239/.541
2B Brantley Bell – A .240/.309/.332/.640, A+ .223/.276/.265/.541
3B Taylor Sparks – A .226/.319/.452/.771, AA .129/.260/.258/.518
SS Blake Trahan – AA .222/.311/.275/.585