The Cincinnati Reds will be sending two of their top prospects to The Futures Game this year. The organizations top pitching prospect, Hunter Greene, and the teams top outfield prospect, Taylor Trammell, will be in Washington, D.C. on Sunday June 15th representing the organization and play on Team USA.
Hunter Greene has spent his entire year with the Dayton Dragons in 2018. On the season he’s posted a 4.18 ERA in 60.1 innings. He’s allowed just 5 home runs, walked 19 batters, and he’s struck out 77. The 18-year-old, however, has been on a completely different level of good since May 12th. In the 10 starts since that date, he’s posted a 2.31 ERA in 50.2 innings. He’s allowed just 39 hits, 3 home runs, walked 9 batters, and racked up 59 strikeouts. His last outing was easily the nicest start of his career. Greene struck out 10 batters in 7.0 shutout innings on a grand total of 69 pitches.
Taylor Trammell has been a level higher this season. He’s spent all year with the Daytona Tortugas, beating up on Florida State League pitchers. The 20-year-old outfielder has hit .311/.407/.449 for the Tortugas in 71 games played. His .856 OPS is significantly higher than the league average of .691. Trammell has racked up 9 doubles, 4 triples, and 6 home runs this season, while also stealing 12 bases. Defensively he’s split time at all three spots in the outfield with 14-28 starts at each spot.
While The Futures Game is always flush with big time prospects, this year may be the best group the Reds have sent in a long time. Both Taylor Trammell and Hunter Greene are arguably inside the Top 25 prospects in all of baseball right now. You can watch the game on July 15th at 4pm on MLB Network or MLB.com.