Page 3 of I'd like to start this thread to track the Reds farm system at all levels...I already created a thread running down the top prospects that are off to good starts, but with this I would like to track them...It's a good place to keep track of Billy Hamilton's attempt at the Minor Leagues steals record and to track others like Corcino, Lutz, Gregorius, Soto, Garrett etc...I will start off by stating that through 23 Gms Hamilton has 29 Steals and a .400 average and according to this link Reds... 272 comments | 7278 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Billy Hamilton's Run Towards History
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    I don't know if anyone has ever seen this Billy Hamilton play but it is pretty amazing...I don't know how to embed it...

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    Billy is number 2 on the Hot Sheet today.

    Why He's Here: .333/.500/.458 (8-for-24), 7 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 8 BB, 3 SO, 12-for-13 SB
    The Scoop: Quick question: If given the chance to see any player in the minors for one night, who would you go see? One could argue for taking in a Dylan Bundy start, or maybe heading out to watch Trevor Bauer or Jurickson Profar. But a pretty convincing case could be made to travel to Bakersfield to see Hamilton. He may not be the top prospect, but he may be the most exciting prospect in years because on any given night he may produce a "can you believe that?" play.

    If nothing else, one would likely see Hamilton steal a base. He's stolen at least one bag in 41 of the 59 games he's played, and this week he produced his first four-steal game of the year. With 69 steals in 60 Bakersfield games, Hamilton is on pace to finish the year with 161—or 16 more than the pro record of 145 set by Vince Coleman. A better way to contextualize Hamilton's thievery: In the past decade the minors stolen-base leader typically finished with somewhere between 70-79. Along with Hamilton, only Eric Young Jr. (83 in 2006) and Freddy Guzman (90 in 2003) had touched 80 in that time. Hamilton is on pace to top 80 steals before the end of June.

    Still not impressed? Consider this: the Blue Jays' Anthony Gose finished second in the minors last year with 70 steals. Hamilton may top that total before he goes to bed tonight.

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    6/8
    Lville-Joey Gathright went 2-4 with a double. Willie Harris went 1-3 with a walk. Bill Rhinehart went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs. Dioner Navarroy went 2-3 with a walk, HR (2) and 2 RBI. Bill Rhinehart is a guy I believe the Reds should consider promoting to the big club at some point this season he is a Left Handed Hitting OF with pop and has been really hot lately after struggling out of the gate. He was acquired for Gomes from the Nats. Gathright continues to produce as well.
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    Year Age Tm Lev Aff G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2007 22 Vermont A- WSN 60 247 36 64 18 0 5 43 5 22 32 .299 .377 .453 .830
    2008 23 3 Teams A-AA-A+ WSN 133 564 67 136 39 1 18 89 1 50 90 .269 .335 .457 .793
    2009 24 Harrisburg AA WSN 129 451 42 99 24 1 12 56 7 31 105 .239 .292 .389 .681
    2010 25 3 Teams A+-AA-AAA WSN 118 456 47 98 28 2 17 63 2 40 82 .240 .310 .444 .754
    2011 26 2 Teams AA WSNCIN 125 460 76 111 22 2 28 88 2 56 89 .284 .377 .565 .942
    2012 27 Louisville AAA CIN 53 187 19 40 8 0 5 14 1 20 33 .240 .321 .377 .698
    Pensacola-Tony Cingrani threw 6 shutout innings with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. The line looks nice with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts, but he didnít exactly pound the strikezone with 99 pitches and just 58 strikes. Still, Cingrani pushed his season ERA to 1.17 in 69.1 innings with 17 walks and 85 strikeouts. Ryan LaMarre extended his hitting streak to 6 games. Cingrani has become one of the Reds best trade chips.
    Bakersfield-Hamilton with 1 hit and 1 RBI no SBs, he did push his errorless streak to 15 games.

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    Lville-Joey Gathright went 2-5 with an RBI and a run. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a HR (8) and 3 RBI. Donnie Joseph threw 2 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts. Joey Gathright must really want to get back to the Majors. He is hitting .328 in 16 games since being signed. Neftali Soto is hitting .344 over his last 8 games. Donnie Joseph locked up his first save for the Bats with two good innings.
    Pensacola-Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a walk, RBI and a run. Didi Gregorius drove in the go ahead run in the 10th innings. Gregorius is hitting .342 in his last 10 games with as many walks as strikeouts.
    Bakersfield-Billy Hamilton went 3-5 with a double, RBI, steal (71) and a run.
    Dayton-Kurtis Muller went 2-5 with a run. Kurtis Muller has been an absolute lineup changer for Dayton since being called up. He is hitting .338/.427/.535 in 18 games.

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    Lville-Joey Gathright went 2-4 with an RBI. Mike Costanzo went 1-3 with a walk. Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a double. Dioner Navarro went 2-3 with a walk. Felix Perez went 2-4 with a double and a run. Pedro Villarreal allowed an earned run (2 total) in 7 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Pedro Villarreal lowered his ERA for Louisville to 3.14 but took the unlucky loss for the Bats. Joey Gathright is up to .338 since being signed. Dioner Navarro pushed his average to .309 with his two hits.
    Bakersfield-Theo Bowe went 3-4 with a walk, run and 2 steals (31). Theo Bowe is just beating up the California League. He is now hitting .378 in 27 games with the Blaze. Hamilton went 0-4 with a walk and a steal (72).

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    Thanks for the updates NKU, I enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Thanks for the updates NKU, I enjoy them.
    No problem HT I'm glad you enjoy...I wish there was more to look forward too in the farm right now, the only team above .500 is Bakersfield right now but it's still something I enjoy...Should be really fun to follow Pensacola in the future once the studs at Bakersfield get promoted...Pensacola has right now 4 of the Reds Top Starters in Corcino, Cingrani, Lotzkar and Sulbaran...They also have Gregorius, Rodriguez, Vidal and Lamarre with Hamilton and Lutz joining them probably before long, all of these guys are considered to be Top Reds Prospects...I'm pretty excited about following them and should be going to one of their games in August, I plan too take lots of pictures and Video...I've heard the new Park in Pensacola is one of the Best in the entire Minor Leagues...
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    From Redsminorleagues...


    The half way point of the season is nearly upon us. That means it is time to name the All Stars for the system.

    Starting Pitcher – Tony Cingrani

    Was there even another choice here? Cingrani has arguably put up the best stats of any starting pitcher in the minor leagues when we consider where he had to pitch. He leads the organization with a 1.17 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 17 walks and 85 strikeouts in 69.1 innings pitched.

    Starting Pitcher – Kyle Lotzkar

    Lotzkar has a 2.53 ERA between Bakersfield and Pensacola to go along with 70 strikeouts and 31 walks in 64 innings pitched. He has a 6-1 record on the year, tying him with Tony Cingrani and Daniel Wolford for the most wins in the system.

    Starting Pitcher – Chad Rogers

    Rogers was relieving last season in Dayton, so to say it is a surprise that he has made 12 starts in the California League with a 2.33 ERA is an understatement. The 22 year old has a 1.04 WHIP, 13 walks and 50 strikeouts in 68.1 innings for the Blaze and a 55% groundball rate.

    Relief Pitcher – Donnie Joseph

    Much like Cingrani, there was no other choice for the first reliever on the team. Donnie Joseph has been downright dominant this season. The lefty has a 0.84 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 48 strikeouts against just 8 walks in 32.1 innings pitched. He also leads the system with 14 saves.

    Relief Pitcher – Brian Pearl

    In any other year Brian Pearl would easily stand out as the easy choice for the first reliever on the team with a 1.14 ERA and 12 saves to go along with his 0.95 WHIP, 8 walks and 36 strikeouts in 31.2 innings in the California League.

    Bullpen – Wilkin De La Rosa (1.27 ERA in 28.1ip with 25 strikeouts), Chris Manno (2.31 ERA in 23.1ip with 24 strikeouts) and Curtis Partch (1.88 ERA in 28.2ip with 33 strikeouts in the bullpen).

    Catcher – Dioner Navarro

    Navarro has been splitting time with Corky Miller in Louisville. In his first year with the organization he is hitting .309/.383/.423 for the Bats with 12 walks and 13 strikeouts. He has also thrown out 39% of attempted base stealers.

    First Baseman – Donald Lutz

    While Lutz is currently on the disabled list, he leads the organization with 16 doubles, 13 home runs and a .617 slugging percentage. With a .306 average and a .363 on-base percentage he makes it an easy choice at first base in most year, but in a year where first base has been relatively weak in the system he is the highlander.

    Second Base – Ryan Wright

    Wright has been one of the few offensive bright spots for the Dayton Dragons this season as he has hit .307/.352/.427 on the season so far with 16 walks and 29 strikeouts. He has also been about as sure in the field as you could ever expect with a .975 fielding percentage.

    Third Base – Henry Rodriguez

    Rodriguez, like Donald Lutz, has found himself on the disabled list over the past several weeks. While he was healthy and in the line up for the Blue Wahoos, Rodriguez paced the way with a league leading .348 average to go along with a .385 on-base percentage and .439 slugging percentage. In the field, despite limited action in the past (at least in the US) he has a .976 fielding percentage at the position.

    Shortstop – Billy Hamilton

    What, you expected someone else? Nah, I didn’t think so. Hamilton is hitting .315/.401/.438 with 35 walks and 48 strikeouts on the season. Oh, and he has 72 steals in 86 attempts on the year. That is more than roughly 100 teams in the minor leagues. Hamilton has also cut down on his error rate this season some.

    Corner Outfield – Bryson Smith

    Smith has been one of the more consistent hitters in the system this year with a .317/.382/.441 line for the Bakersfield Blaze while manning mostly center field for the first place squad. He gets pushed to a corner position because there is a better defender in center and not many options for outfielders this season that are performing.

    Corner Outfield – Josh Fellhauer

    Fellhauer has been a staple for the Blue Wahoos since coming off of the DL where he began the season. He has hit .307/.390/.423 in 161 plate appearances with 19 walks and 23 strikeouts. His .813 OPS is second among outfielders (excluding Donald Lutz, who has played a few more games at first than the outfield) to only Bryson Smith.

    Center Field – Ryan LaMarre

    Ryan LaMarre is hitting .282/.375/.374 for the Blue Wahoos with 33 walks and 60 strikeouts in 277 plate appearances. His .748 OPS ranks third among outfielders in the system. After having an organizational leading 16 assists last season, LaMarre already has 12 this season.

    Bench – Mike Costanzo (3B/1B – .300/.421/.525 in 145 PA’s), Didi Gregorius (SS – .283/.345/.336 in 258 PA’s), Theo Bowe (OF – .273/.375/.360 in 205 PA’s) and Yovan Gonzalez (C – .291/.341/.419 in 133 PA’s)

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    6/12
    Lville-Joey Gathright finally had an off night going 0-4 but he did draw a walk, he drops his season AVG to .319. Willie Harris went 2-3 with an RBI. Mike Costanzo went 2-4 with 3 RBI a HR(4). Dioner Navarro went 1-1 in a pinch hitting role, he is hitting .316 on the year.
    Bakersfield-It was a Double Header. In game 1 Billy Hamilton went 1-3 with a BB and a K. Theo Bowe went 1-4 with an RBI. In game 2 Billy Hamilton went 3-4 raising his average to .322 and stealing base 73. Theo Bowe stayed hot and went 2-4 and is up to .378. Started Joshua Smith 5-4 on the year went 7 innings of 4 hit ball allowing 1 ER and striking out 9.

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    Fantastic article on Cingrani for Pensacola who IMO has pushed himself into the Reds #1 pitching prospect in front of Corcino...One of the few guys that I hope don't get traded at the deadline...

    Prospect Pitch: Cingrani goes all out | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

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    The All-Star teams are now out for all of the leagues that are playing right now except for AAA, who actually uses fan voting for its starters. Here are the Reds players who were named to an All Star team:

    Southern League (AA):

    Daniel Corcino – RHP
    JC Sulbaran – RHP
    Didi Gregorius – SS
    Ryan LaMarre – OF
    Josh Fellhauer – OF
    Henry Rodriguez – 3B (injured)
    Joel Guzman – 1B (unavailable for personal reasons)
    Donnie Joseph – (promoted)
    California League (A+)

    Chad Rogers – RHP
    Brian Pearl – RHP
    Billy Hamilton – SS
    Donald Lutz – 1B (injured)
    Tony Cingrani – LHP (promoted)
    Midwest League (Low A)

    Ryan Wright – 2B

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    6/13

    Pensacola-Ryan LaMarre went 1-4 with an RBI and a run. Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, RBI and a run. Josh Fellhauer went 1-4 with an RBI and a run. David Vidal went 2-5 with a double. Didi Gregorius is hitting .349/.391/.465 over his last 10 games and has a hit in 9 of those games.

    Bakersfield-Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a double, walk, steal (74) and a run. Devin Lohman went 1-3 with a walk, steal (14) and 2 runs. Dominic D’Anna went 1-4 with a run. Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a HR (8) and 4 RBI. Juan Duran went 2-4. Tucker Barnhart went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Andrew Brackman allowed an unearned run in 4.1 innings with 5 walks and 2 strikeouts.12222222

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    Has Robert Stephenson pitched yet this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Stopper View Post
    Has Robert Stephenson pitched yet this year?
    No he will be reporting to Billings...Their season begins soon June 18th...I cannot wait to see him as well as the other young guys, they should be a fun team to follow...I look forward to having another team to follow...

    Also side note the DSL Reds have been playing for about a week...I dont usually follow them but I will post updates from time to time if a guy is really tearing it up, they have 2 teams this year 1 is a slit squad with the Diamondbacks DSL team...

    Here is a link to the Billings squad...It will still change before the season begins, Stephenson and some of the new draftees should report there...

    Here is a link confirming Stephenson...
    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...on-stephenson/

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    6/14
    Lville-Felix Perez went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with a run. Danny Dorn went 3-3 with a double, walk, RBI and 3 runs. Corky Miller went 2-2 with 2 walks, a HR (3) and 2 RBI. Paul Janish returned and went 0-3. Felix Perez may be warming up as he is hitting .311/.367/.444 in June and even better over his last 10 games (.343/.378/.514). Dioner Navarro is now hitting .333 on the season. Joey Gathright didn't play and Willie Harris was removed mid way thru, it's possible that one of the two or both are on the way to NY to help the Reds.

    Bakersfield-Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with an RBI and a steal (75). Juan Duran went 1-3 with a run. Jaren Matthews went 1-3 with a run. Niko Vasquez went 2-3 with a double, HR (2), 2 RBI and 2 runs. Jamie Walczak allowed 2 runs in 4 innings with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. The win clinched the first half title for the Blaze and a playoff spot.

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    [QUOTE=nkufan23;4372962]6/14
    Lville-Felix Perez went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with a run. Danny Dorn went 3-3 with a double, walk, RBI and 3 runs. Corky Miller went 2-2 with 2 walks, a HR (3) and 2 RBI. Paul Janish returned and went 0-3. Felix Perez may be warming up as he is hitting .311/.367/.444 in June and even better over his last 10 games (.343/.378/.514). Dioner Navarro is now hitting .333 on the season. Joey Gathright didn't play and Willie Harris was removed mid way thru, it's possible that one of the two or both are on the way to NY to help the Reds.

    Harris did not play. Perez had a couple hits, but also badly misplayed a ball in CF with the bases loaded which led to 3 runs instead of 1 on a SacFly. Bray struck out the side on 12 pitches and Navarro is a nice insurance policy for Mesoraco/Hanigan. Gathright has been pretty solid, but not much healthy talent in Louisville right now. Rolen playing tonight/tomorrow night on rehab assignment.

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    [QUOTE=catcoach;4373012]
    Quote Originally Posted by nkufan23 View Post
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    Lville-Felix Perez went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with a run. Danny Dorn went 3-3 with a double, walk, RBI and 3 runs. Corky Miller went 2-2 with 2 walks, a HR (3) and 2 RBI. Paul Janish returned and went 0-3. Felix Perez may be warming up as he is hitting .311/.367/.444 in June and even better over his last 10 games (.343/.378/.514). Dioner Navarro is now hitting .333 on the season. Joey Gathright didn't play and Willie Harris was removed mid way thru, it's possible that one of the two or both are on the way to NY to help the Reds.

    Harris did not play. Perez had a couple hits, but also badly misplayed a ball in CF with the bases loaded which led to 3 runs instead of 1 on a SacFly. Bray struck out the side on 12 pitches and Navarro is a nice insurance policy for Mesoraco/Hanigan. Gathright has been pretty solid, but not much healthy talent in Louisville right now. Rolen playing tonight/tomorrow night on rehab assignment.
    According too Twitter Harris was removed once the game already began...I was going off of that I didn't watch the game last night I watched Finals

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    Good read on Sal Romano the 23rd Round Pick of the Reds last year out of Southington High the same school that produced Rob Dibble...Romano chose to sign with the Reds vs attending the University of Tennessee and was considered a bit of a steal in last years draft...He will be starting in Billings along with Stephenson

    Southington's Romano moves up in Reds' system - MyRecordJournal.com: Southington Blue Knights Sports Coverage

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    6/15
    Lville-Paul Janish went 1-4 with a run...Scott Rolen went 1-3...Mike Costanzo went 1-4 with a double...Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with an RBI...Bill Bray struggled with 2 hits, a walk and 2 earned runs in 0.2 innings.

    Pensacola-Game 1-Brodie Greene went 2-3 with a double and a walk...Joel Guzman went 1-3 with a solo HR (8) and a walk...Game 2-Didi Gregorius went 1-3 with a walk...Brodie Greene went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run...Joel Guzman went 2-2 with a double, walk and a run...JC Sulbaran went 2-2 with an RBI at the plate. He allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 5.1 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts.

    Bakersfield-Theo Bowe went 2-3 with a walk and a run and a steal (32)...Devin Lohman went 2-4 with an RBI and a steal (15)...Juan Duran went 3-4 with a double, 3 runs and 2 solo HR’s (7)...Danny Vicioso went 2-3 with a walk...Bowe is now hitting .367/.457/.468 with 20 steals in 32 games for the Blaze.