After a hiatus for the minor league all-star games led to the Hot List being for two weeks in the last edition, we are back to a one week Hot List this week. Let’s take a look at which Cincinnati Reds minor leaguers performed the best over the last week.
Brennan Boesch | Louisville Bats
For the second week in a row Brennan Boesch is here on the Prospect Hot List. With consistent playing time Boesch has been crushing the ball for Louisville. Last week the outfielder hit .360/.560/.800 with five walks and just one strikeout in 25 plate appearances. He also hit two home runs and drove in five runs.
Hernan Iribarren | Louisville Bats
Hernan Iribarren didn’t play every day, getting just 20 plate appearances last week, but he made them count as he went on to hit .400/.526/.647. The left handed hitter reached base more than half of the time he went to the plate, hit a home run, drove in three runs and scored four times.
Marquez Smith | Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Pensacola corner infielder had a strong all around week as he hit .321/.429/.520 over the last 7 days. Not known for his speed, Smith smacked two triples last week, drove in two runs and scored twice to go along with three walks in 28 plate appearances.
Ray Chang | Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The veterans from the Blue Wahoos are well represented this week as Ray Chang joins in on the fun. The infielder has had a strong season and last week was no different as he hit .304/.391/.619 with two walks and two strikeouts. In just 23 plate appearances he had three doubles and a home run to go with five runs driven in.
Reydel Medina | Billings Mustangs
After a disastrous 2014 season, Cuban outfielder Reydel Medina has gotten out to a quick start for the Billings Mustangs in 2015. Last week he would hit .370/.407/.923 that included a three home run game. For the week he would hit four homers and two doubles while driving in nine runs.
Seth Mejias-Brean | Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Seth Mejias-Brean hit .333/.407/.520 over the last week for the Blue Wahoos. In 27 plate appearances he had a double, home run, stolen base and he drove in four runs. He would also draw two walks and score five runs.
Tyler Stephenson | Billings Mustangs
The Cincinnati Reds 1st round pick is off to a big start for the Mustangs this year. Last week in 21 plate appearances the catcher hit .429/.476/.650 over the last week. Stephenson doubled four times and drove in four runs. He also would score three runs and draw a walk.
Jackson Stephens | Daytona Tortugas
The right hander allowed just one run in 12.0 innings over two starts for Daytona last week. Stephenson walked just one batter and had nine strikeouts to go along with his 0.75 ERA and his 1.00 WHIP.
Jose De La Torre | Louisville Bats
The Louisville reliever threw three shutout appearances for the Bats last week that spanned 3.1 innings. He allowed just one hit and did walk two batters but he also struck out seven opposing hitters.
Jumbo Diaz | Louisville Bats
Jumbo Diaz has pitched really well since being sent down to Triple-A. Last week the right hander picked up three saves in three appearances, allowing just one base runner in 4.1 innings pitched. He also struck out five batters.
Nick Howard | Daytona Tortugas
To say that Nick Howard has had struggles this season would be an understatement, but he maybe on the brink of turning things around. The righthander threw three shutout innings last week over three appearances. Walks have been a major issue this season, but Howard issued just one while striking out five batters and allowing a lone hit.
Tanner Rainey | Billings Mustangs
Tanner Rainey made two starts last week for Billings, but a limited pitch count kept him to seven total innings between the two starts. He posted a 2.57 ERA to go along with a 0.86 WHIP, two walks and nine total strikeouts.
Tim Adleman | Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Right hander Tim Adelman has arguably been the best pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds system this year. He made two more starts last week and posted a 1.38 ERA in 13.0 innings. He would strike out 14 batters and walk just two as he posted a 1.00 WHIP.
Ty Boyles | Billings Mustangs
Ty Boyles is the lone left hander on the list. The Mustangs starter only made one appearance last week, but he threw 6.1 shutout innings in the game, allowing just two hits. Boyles didn’t walk a single batter and he struck out six.