Today is the day that we get the rest of the Cincinnati Reds minor league team rosters for the start of 2019. The Low-A Dayton Dragons roster came out on Friday. The Daytona Tortugas, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Reds is the first to release theirs today and it’s got some interesting names on it.
Other Reds affiliate rosters
The team will be headline on the infield by 2018 first round pick Jonathan India. The third baseman was the fifth overall selection in last years draft and had 16 extra-base hits in 44 games last season after being selected. He spent time in Greeneville, Billings, and Dayton last season and was ranked as the #5 prospect in the organization following the season. He’ll be joined on the infield by another top 25 organizational prospect with Hendrik Clementina behind the plate. He’s interestingly enough being listed as a catcher and first baseman this year.
The outfield has several top 25 prospects in it, too. Stuart Fairchild, the Reds 2nd round selection in the 2017 draft will return to Daytona after spending his second half there last year. The 16th rated Reds prospect is joined in the outfield by 18th rated Andy Sugilio, as well as former Top 25 prospect Miles Gordon, and Lorenzo Cedrola.
On the mound there are some interesting arms to keep an eye on. Ryan Lillie will make his Reds organizational debut when he takes the mound for the first time. Ryan Olson returns after missing most of last year after a hot start for the Tortugas. Lefty Packy Naughton will look to build upon his 2018 season with Dayton as he moves up a level. Out of the bullpen you’ll see Aneurys Zabala who can throw 102 MPH. John Ghyzel will also be in the bullpen for the Tortugas, who can reach the upper 90’s.
Here’s the entire roster.
|RHP||Wendolyn Bautista||C/1B||Hendrik Clementina|
|RHP||Michael Byrne||C||Mark Kolozsvary|
|LHP||Carlos Diaz||C||Morgan Lofstrom|
|RHP||Andrew Jordan||IF||Jonathan India|
|RHP||Ryan Lillie||IF||Alejo Lopez|
|LHP||Packy Naughton||IF/OF||Yonathan Mendoza|
|RHP||Ryan Nutof||IF||Carlos Rivero|
|RHP||Ryan Olson||IF||Leandro Santana|
|RHP||Austin Orewiler||IF/OF||Randy Ventura|
|LHP||Reiver Sanmartin||1B||Bruce Yari|
|RHP||Aneurys Zabala||OF||Lorenzo Cedrola|
*Shortstop Jose Garcia is on the roster, but on the injured list to begin the season. Hunter Greene will also be listed on the roster, but will miss the entire season after injuring his elbow in spring training, requiring Tommy John surgery.*