Yesterday the Cincinnati Reds instructional league roster came out over at Baseball America. As I noted at the time, the Reds have, in the past, had both a “rookie” instructional league that’s for the younger guys – new draftees and guys from various rookie ball teams, and they’ve also had an advanced instructional league for some of the guys that have been around a bit longer, or are more advanced college guys.

This year is no different. Here’s the roster for the Cincinnati Reds Advanced Instructional League:

Pitchers (14)

Pos   

Age

2016 Club

Wendolyn Bautista RHP 23 Dayton
Lucas Benenati RHP 23 Dayton
Jake Ehret RHP 23 Pensacola
Vladimir Gutierrez RHP 20 (Cuban signing)
Ryan Hendrix RHP 21 Dayton
Jimmy Herget RHP 23 Daytona
Ariel Hernandez RHP 24 Daytona
Jeremy Kivel RHP 22 Dayton
Sandy Lugo RHP 22 Dayton
Braulio Ortiz RHP 24 Dayton
Tanner Rainey RHP 23 Dayton
Jesus Reyes RHP 23 Dayton
Sal Romano RHP 22 Pensacola
Nick Travieso RHP 22 Pensacola

Catchers (3)

Pos   

Age

2016 Club

Cassidy Brown C 22 Billings
Chris Okey C 21 Dayton
Mitch Trees C 21 Billings

Infielders (9)

Pos   

Age

2016 Club

Brantley Bell 2B 21 Dayton
Gavin LaValley 1B 21 Daytona
Shed Long 2B 21 Daytona
Mitch Piatnik UTIL 21 Dayton
Alfredo Rodriguez SS 22 DSL Reds
Nick Senzel 3B 21 Dayton
Taylor Sparks 3B 23 Pensacola
Blake Trahan SS 23 Daytona
James Vasquez 1B 23 Dayton

Outfielders (5)

Pos   

Age

2016 Club

Aristides Aquino RF 22 Daytona
Phillip Ervin LF 24 Pensacola
T.J. Friedl CF 21 Billings
Jose Siri CF 21 Billings
Daniel Sweet LF 21 Dayton

The two biggest take-away names here are of the two big Cuban signings: Pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez and shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez. Neither has played stateside at this point, so this will be the first chance a lot of people get to see either of them play.

Only three other players with no experience or are coming from rookie ball will be participating with this team. Mitch Trees is the biggest surprise here. He hit under .200 in both Dayton and in Billings this season. He does get some praise from within the organization for his defensive abilities though and that could explain why he’s with this roster instead of the younger one. The other two guys are outfielders T.J. Friedl and Jose Siri. The rest of the roster is made up of guys who spent time in Dayton, Daytona or Pensacola to finish out the season.

Here is the “rookie” Instructional League roster that we discussed yesterday.

Pitchers (28)

Pos

Age

2016 Club

Jesse Adams LHP 23 Billings
Miguel Aguilar RHP 21 Goodyear
Luis Alecis RHP 19 Goodyear
Isaac Anesty LHP 19 Goodyear
Mark Armstrong RHP 21 Dayton
Connor Bennett RHP 19 Goodyear
Matt Blandino RHP 20 Goodyear
Andy Cox LHP 22 Billings
Jhon De Jesus RHP 19 DSL Rojos
Nick Hanson RHP 18 Goodyear
Ian Kahaloa RHP 18 Billings
Joel Kuhnel RHP 21 Billings
Carlos Machorro RHP 19 Goodyear
Tyler Mondile RHP 18 Goodyear
Dauri Moreta LHP 20 Goodyear
Scott Moss LHP 21 Billings
Moises Nova RHP 21 Billings
Alex Perez RHP 21 DSL
Aaron Quillen RHP 22 Billings
Gregory Reinoso LHP 20 Goodyear
Patrick Riehl RHP 22 Billings
Adrian Rodriguez RHP 20 Billings
Wennigton Romero LHP 18 Goodyear
Antonio Santillan RHP 19 Dayton
Yerry Santos RHP 21 Goodyear
Jesse Stallings RHP 21 Billings
Max Wotell LHP 19 Billings
Andrew Wright LHP 21 Goodyear

Catchers (3)

Pos

Age

2016 Club

Ernesto Liberatore C 20 Goodyear
Morgan Lofstrom C 20 Billings
Pabel Manzanero C 20 Goodyear

Infielders (9)

Pos

Age

2016 Club

Francis Azcona UTIL 20 Goodyear
Kevin Franklin 1B 21 Dayton
Alejo Lopez 2B 20 Billings
Montrell Marshall 1B 20 Billings
Gabriel Ovalle SS 21 Billings
Carlos Rivero 2B 19 Goodyear
John Sansone 2B 22 Billings
Leandro Santana 3B 19 Goodyear
Hector Vargas SS 21 Billings

Outfielders (9)

Pos

Age

2016 Club

Michael Beltre RF 21 Billings
Mauro Conde LF 19 Goodyear
Daniel Jimenez LF 20 Goodyear
Satchel McElroy CF 20 Billings
Cristian Olivo CF 17 DSL Rojos
J.D. Salmon-Williams LF 19 Goodyear
Andy Sugilio CF 19 Goodyear
Taylor Trammell CF 18 Billings
Raul Wallace RF 21 Goodyear

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