It’s been a good couple of days for the Cincinnati Reds farm system. Minor League Baseball handed out several awards yesterday for their players of the week and players of the month in various leagues.
Scott Schebler earned the top honor among the minor leaguers are he brought home the International League Player of the Month award. All that he did in the month of July for the Triple-A Louisville Bats was hit .359/.436/.689 with eight doubles, four triples and six home runs. He also scored 20 runs, drove in 18 runs, stole two bases and had nine walks. It was his second straight month where he OPS’d over 1.000 for the Bats. He’s about as hot as it gets right now at the plate.
In Double-A the Pensacola Blue Wahoos had both the pitcher and hitter of the week for the past week in the Southern League. Right hander Sal Romano took home the pitcher of the week award thanks to a 7-inning, one-hit shutout appearance that included no walks and six strikeouts. He’s been on a roll in his last eight starts, posting a 2.60 ERA in 45.0 innings over that span with 11 walks and 41 strikeouts to go with just 1 home run allowed.
Infielder Zach Vincej has been on fire at the plate lately and it earned him the Southern League hitter of the week award. The Pepperdine product went 10-20 on the week to go along with three doubles and a triple. He also added in three walks and was hit by a pitch to give him a triple-slash line of .500/.583/.750 over the six games he played. That’s good for an OPS of 1.333. That stretch helped him push his line for July to .370/.426/.587 in 101 plate appearances.
Down in Daytona it was a newcomer to the team that took home an award. Reydel Medina joined the Tortugas on July 26th and proceeded to go 12-25 with two doubles, two triples and two home runs in the first week on the squad. He would hit .480/.500/.960 on the week, scoring seven runs and driving in seven runs.