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    Re: 2019 Minor-League Player of the Day

    Aristides Aquino: HR (10), 2 RBI. Looking like the guy we saw 5 years ago in Billings and 3 years ago in Daytona

    This is a discussion maybe worth starting elsewhere, but with the unexpected success and power of guys like OGrady, Longhi, VanMeter, and Aquino, it's worth noting AAA is using the same ball as MLB this year.
    I saw a report a couple weeks ago that HRs were up an upsurd amount league-wide. I think it was near 60-65% of last year's total HRs and not even close to the halfway point of the season.
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    Re: 2019 Minor-League Player of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by OGB View Post
    Aristides Aquino: HR (10), 2 RBI. Looking like the guy we saw 5 years ago in Billings and 3 years ago in Daytona

    This is a discussion maybe worth starting elsewhere, but with the unexpected success and power of guys like OGrady, Longhi, VanMeter, and Aquino, it's worth noting AAA is using the same ball as MLB this year.
    I saw a report a couple weeks ago that HRs were up an upsurd amount league-wide. I think it was near 60-65% of last year's total HRs and not even close to the halfway point of the season.
    One of the lower leagues were using a different ball. Was it AA?

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    Re: 2019 Minor-League Player of the Day

    Games of Thursday, June 13

    MiPOD James Marinan threw a quality start with 5 Ks and 2 BBs in six innings. He has struggled this year making it through only four innings in each of his last three starts, but he is still young and this is a start to build on.

    Honorable Mention Brian Rey had two hits including the only bomb of the night.

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    Re: 2019 Minor-League Player of the Day

    Games of Friday, June 14


    Lucas Sims, Louisville: 7.2 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts, 2 run, 1 earned run. The inconsistent right-hander with tantalizing ability was on his game last night after a dud in his last abbreviated start. If Sims can string together more outings like this, he could find himself back in Cincinnati sooner than later.

    Honorable mention: Ricky Salinas, Dayton: 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 0 runs. Dayton ended up losing thanks to some lackluster offense and shoddy bullpen work, but last year's 23rd rounder out of Rice did his part. At 23, Salinas is not a spring chicken, but he could still carve out a future with starts like this.



    In other action, with Billings now joining the fray:


    Christian Colon, Louisville: 2-4, 2B

    Brian O'Grady, Louisville: 1-3, RBI

    Aristides Aquino, Louisville: 1-3, HR, RBI. Punishers gonna punish.

    Rob Refsnyder, Louisville: 1-3, RBI

    Sal Romano, Louisville: 1.1 innings, 0 hits, walks, or runs, 4 strikeouts. Where's this Sal Romano been hiding?



    Alfredo Rodriguez, Chattanooga: 2-5, 2B

    TJ Friedl, Chattanooga: 3-5

    Tyler Stephenson, Chattanooga: 1-2, 2 walks

    Michael Beltre, Chattanooga: 1-3, BB

    Packy Naughton, Chattanooga: 5.2 innings, 8 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, 2 runs. Worst start so far in AA for Packy and it still wasn't all that bad.

    Cory Thompson, Chattanooga: 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 walks, 1 strikeout, 0 runs.



    Brian Rey, Dayton: 1-3, RBI

    Miguel Hernandez, Dayton: 1-3

    Randy Ventura, Dayton: 2-4, RBI, stolen base

    Adrian Rodriguez, Dayton: 2 innings, 2 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts, 0 runs.



    Jonathan Willems, Billings: 1-3, BB

    Claudio Finol, Billings: 1-3, RBI

    Quin Cotton, Billings: 1-4. One of the new farm additions, with more to come.

    Jeffry Nino, Billings: 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts, 0 runs



    Jose Acosta, DSL Reds: 1-2, 3 walks, 2 stolen bases

    Ilvin Fernandez, DSL Reds: 2-3, 2 walks

    Daniel Vellojin, DSL Reds: 1-2, BB, RBI, stolen base

    Ronard Soto, DSL Reds: 3 innings, 0 hits, walks, or runs, 6 strikeouts

    Yoel Diaz, DSL Reds: 2 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts, 0 runs
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    Re: 2019 Minor-League Player of the Day

    Games of Saturday, June 15

    Your MILPoD

    Alfredo Rodriguez, Lookout: 4-7, 2B, 3B, CS (8). He’s hitting .306 now, .341 over his last 10. The two EBHs are nice to see from a guy who has only 42 of them among his 247 professional hits. A long way to go still, but he’s come a long way this year, and nobody knows how well he can sustain it or how much better he will get.

    Hon men:
    Aristides Aquino, Bat: 2-5, 2 HR (13). Has made important swing adjustments this year. Stance is now open, and it’s open season on International League pitchers for the Punisher. He elevated a couple balls around the knees out to center and to left. Per Doug, he has a 19 game hitting streak and with enough ABs would be 2nd in the league in OPS. Probably the best story in the system so far.

    In other action, with the Lookouts splitting a DH and the Tortugas on All-Star break:

    Brian O’Grady, Bat: 2-4, BB. OBP. OPS at .998. And 11 steals i 13 tries.

    Nick Longhi, Bat: 2-5, 2B. Hitting .304.

    Rob Refsnyder, Bat: 3-5 2 2B (14). Hitting .318.

    Jimmy Herget, Bat: 1.1 IP, 4 K. 25 year-old has 43 Ks in 33.1 IP, but also 20 BB.


    Michael Beltre, Lookout: 2-5. they’ve stuck with him despite a horrendous start in AA, and he’s showing some life now (.310 over last 10).

    Gavin LaValley, Lookout: 2-5, BB. He’s bot 7 BB vs 5 K over his last 10and has hit .313.

    Jesse Stallings, Lookout: 2 IP, BB, K.

    Joel Kuhnel, Lookout: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, K, win (3). ERA at 2.27.

    Wyatt Strahan, Lookout: 2 IP, BB, 2 K. Reportedly made some mechanical adjustments out in AZ, under the watchful eyes of the high-tech cameras. Was a 3rd round investment back in 2014.

    Victor Payano, Lookout: 1-2-3 inning. Hasn’t walked anyone in his last 10 outings (14.1 IP, 10 K).


    Michael Siani, Dragon: 1-4, 2B, sac. Committed is first error of the year.

    Miles Gordon, Dragon: 1-5, 2B, 3 RBI.

    Shard Munroe, Dragon: 1-3, 2 BB

    Connor Bennett, Dragon: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 5 K, win (2).


    Jonathan Willems, Mustang: 2-4, 3B. Demotee from Dayton is hitting well, as expected.

    Leonardo Seminati, Mustang: 3-4, RBI, picked off. 2 games, 4 hits for the Italiano from Alzano Lombardo.

    Quincy McAfee, Mustang: 1-2, BB, HBP, RBI. Late-round SS out of Pepperdine conjures memories of Zach Vincej. May he do as well.

    Miguel Medrano, Mustang: 5 IP, H, 5 K. 64 pitches, 45 strikes. 21 y-o really struggled in Greenville last summer, but this is probably more of what the Reds saw when they acquired him from the Rangers for international $$ in 018.


    Darlin Guzman, DSL Red: 3-5, 2B, RBI (10). Hitting .405, OPS over 1.100.

    Elly De La Cruz, DSL Red: 3-4, BB, 2 2B, 3 R. First year pro, a switch-hitting infielder, has a couple of multi-hit games after going hitless in his first 3 games.

    Junior Melo, DSL Red: 3-4. He’s doing his 3rd year in the DSL. Grizzled.
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    Re: 2019 Minor-League Player of the Day

    Games of Sunday, June 16

    MiLPoD: With nobody doing enough to claim legitimate Father’s Day honors, we’ll go with the hot hand, Aristides Aquino, who went just 1-3 with a walk and an RBI but in so doing extended his hitting streak to 20 games. The strong-armed outfielder's OPS is up to 1.060, but frankly, I’m just as impressed with the .336 average coming off the bat of a tall, long-swinging fellow. All this from an imposing athlete who had fallen to #31 in the Redszone prospect poll.

    Also notable on a day when all four teams in action went down, although Billings, winless in 3 games, made it to extra innings . . .

    Chattanooga

    Johendi Jiminian: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K. Tenth minor-league season for the 26-year-old righty from the D.R., originally signed by the Rockies.

    Tyler Stephenson: 2-3, RBI.

    Gavin LaValley: 2-4. OPS at .747.

    Ryan Nutof: Retired the only guy he faced in Double-A debut.

    Billings

    Edwin Yon: 3-5, double, 2 RBI. The lanky Dominican, 20, has been in the system since 2015 without attracting attention. Batting cleanup for the Mustangs.

    Quincy McAfee: Single, walk, RBI, SB (1). Shortstop came from Pepperdine in the 26th round.

    Nate Scantlin: 1-2, walk, run.

    Quin Cotton: Triple, RBI. Led off.

    Omar Conoropo: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K.

    Francis Peguero: 1.1 IP, zeros. Dominican righthander.

    Manuel Cachutt: 1 IP, 0-0-0, 1 K. Venezuelan was strong 2 years ago in the DSL.

    Dayton

    Randy Ventura: 2-3, run, SB (4). Average up to .299 for speedy infielder-outfielder.

    Mike Siani: Stole 21st base, second in league.

    Brian Rey: Double, RBI.

    Louisville

    Christian Colon: 1-2, double, walk, HBP, sac fly. Batting an even .300.
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    Re: 2019 Minor-League Player of the Day

    Aquino, The Punisher, made the BA Prospect Hot Sheet for last week.

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    Games of Monday, June 17

    It was a quiet day on the farm with only two teams in action.

    MiPOD Stuart Fairchild went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a run scored, and 2 RBI. Stuart has made a major leap in his second tour of Daytona. He has hit the trifecta of progress by cutting down his K rate, boosting his BB rate and boosting his ISO. The 38th overall selection in the 2017 draft has always played good defense so he is certainly vaulting himself up the Reds' prospect lists.

    The Louisville Bats had the day off.

    The Chattanooga Lookouts are on the All-Star Break

    The Daytona Tortugas won 6-4.

    Scooter Gennett (rehab) went 0-2. He left the game, as planned, after 5 innings.
    Andy Sugilio went 2-3 with a walk, steal (13), and he scored 2 runs.
    Hendrik Clementina went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
    Ryan Lillie threw 4.0 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.

    The Dayton Dragons are on the All-Star Break

    The Billings Mustangs had the day off.

    The AZL Reds lost 16-3.
    Chad Tromp (rehab) went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and he had 2 RBI.
    Jose Tello went 2-4 with an RBI.

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    Games of Tuesday, June 18

    Vladimir Gutierrez, Louisville: 5.2 innings, 6 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 2 runs. Not a great sign for how your season is going when a pretty good outing like this drops your ERA to 7.60, but it was indeed a pretty good outing for the Cuban right-hander and ideally he could start stringing together more starts like this.


    In other action, on a fairly quiet night with the Lookouts and Dragons taking a breather:



    Alex Blandino, Louisville: 2-4, BB, RBI

    Aristides Aquino, Louisville: 1-3, BB, RBI

    Juan Graterol, Louisville: 2-4, RBI

    RJ Alaniz, Louisville: 1.1 innings, 0 hits, walks, or runs, 2 strikeouts

    Joe Mantiply, Louisville: 1 inning, 0 hits, walks, or runs, 3 strikeouts



    Jonathan India, Daytona: 2-4, 2B

    Drew Mount, Daytona: 1-3. This was all the offense the Tortugas had.

    John Ghyzel and Dauri Moreta both pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief of Wennington Romero (5 innings, 4 earned runs)



    Danny Lantigua, Greeneville: 1-4, 2B

    Carlos Reina, Greeneville: 2-3, 2 doubles, BB

    Raul Juarez, Greeneville: 1-4, HR, RBI

    Cristian Olivo, Greeneville: 1-2, BB, RBI

    Raul Wallace, Greeneville: 2 innings, 0 hits, walks, or runs, 2 strikeouts. Impressive pitching debut for the converted outfielder from the Dominican Republic.



    Jonathan Willems, Billings: 2-5, BB, RBI. Young infielder (20) proved to be overmatched in Dayton and is looking to get back on track in Montana.

    Reniel Ozuna, Billings: 1-3, HR, 2 walks, RBI. Similar story as Willems.

    Leonardo Seminati, Billings: 2-5. Probably my favorite Italian in the Reds system!

    TJ Hopkins, Billings: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI. Senior sign out of South Carolina who seems to have some abilities.

    Justin McGregor, Billings: 5 innings, 6 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 2 runs. You may or may not recall that McGregor is last year's 31st rounder out of Oral Roberts.

    Nick Travieso, Billings: 0.2 innings, 1 hit, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, 3 runs, 1 earned run. Not the ideal comeback but still, the first appearance for the 2012 first round pick since around the time that Ken Bone was a thing.

    Frainger Aranguren, Billings: 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 0 runs

    Ryan Dunne, Billings: 1 inning, all zeros, 1 strikeout



    Ashton Creal, AZL Reds: 2-5, RBI. This year's 21st rounder out of that higher learning institution we all know and love, John A. Logan College.

    Chadwick Tromp, AZL Reds: 2-3, 2 RBI. The prodigal son returns. They're forming in a straight line. They're goin through a tight wind. The kids are losing their minds. Chadwick Tromp!

    Wendell Marrero, AZL Reds: 1-4, HR, RBI. First hit is a HR for the 18-year-old 11th rounder out of Puerto Rico.

    Caleb Van Blake, AZL Reds: 2-3, BB, stolen base

    Fidel Castro, AZL Reds: 1-1. El Comandante is quickly becoming a Redszone legend.

    Rafael Franco, AZL Reds: 1-4. Franco's small sample size numbers may not jump out at you (.264/.360/.322 between this year and last year in the AZL) but it seems worth noting this centerfielder from Mexico turns just 18 tomorrow. Feliz cumpleaños, Rafael!



    Esmil Torres, DSL Reds: 2 walks. Who knows what on Earth to make of this but Torres has just 4 hits in 26 at-bats yet has walked 14 times, compared to just 5 strikeouts.

    Darlin Guzman, DSL Reds: 1-4, 2B, BB

    Ilvin Fernandez, DSL Reds: 2-4, 2B. Fernandez, a 17-year-old Dominican shortstop signed last season, is hitting .395 through 11 games in the DSL.

    Lenniell Perez, DSL Reds: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI

    Williams Yanez, DSL Reds: 3.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts, 0 runs
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