To say that it’s been a big season for Brian O’Grady would be an understatement. The former Rutgers standout was hitting .321/.402/.679 through 38 games played for the Louisville Bats this season. He had hit 12 doubles, a triple, and 12 home runs. He missed more than a week on the injured list in April, but posted an OPS of 1.078 during his 16 games played and had 4 homers.

In May he began the month with a home run in back-to-back games on the 1st and 2nd. He then went two weeks without hitting a home run. And then he went out and hit three home runs on May 19th and he hasn’t stopped since.

On Monday afternoon he hit two home runs, giving him eight homers over the last eight games played, and 10 during the month of May in 23 games. He’s hitting .326/.390/.764 during the month. He’s also stolen seven bases in eight tries during May to round out his game.

On the season the left-handed hitter is just destroying the International League. In his 39 games played he’s hitting .331/.408/.717 with 12 doubles, a triple, and 14 homers. That’s 27 extra-base hits. In 39 games. O’Grady is second in the league with an OPS of 1.126. He’s tied for 3rd in the league with 14 home runs – 1 behind leaders Adam Duvall and Austin Riley, who both play for Gwinnett.

Reds acquire RHP Tristan Archer from Milwaukee

The Cincinnati Reds acquired right-handed reliever Tristan Archer from Milwaukee on Monday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations. He will be assigned to Triple-A Louisville. The reliever had been pitching for San Antonio, the Brewers Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. He had made 10 appearances, 9 as a reliever with 1 spot start back on April 17th where he threw 2.1 innings. This season he had posted a 4.32 ERA in 16.2 innings with 1 home run allowed, 6 walks, and he struck out 14 batters.

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5 Responses

    • RojoBenjy

      Thanks, kevinz.

      You’re right, great read.

  1. RojoBenjy

    Now, if Van Meter, O’Grady, and possibly Longhi are all becoming promising prospects, where do their respective futures lie, given the apparent lack of places for them to play on the Reds big club?

    • Fish

      I’m not sure how much of this is them being “promising prospects” and pitchers in AAA being unable to adjust to the new balls. It’s be different if they were doing this in an environment where the league average ERA was 3-3.5. The leader in team era is at 4.28 and it ranges up to 5.81.

  2. SultanofSwaff

    Only kinda kidding, but send him to Daytona. If he can get results there in pitchers parks with a non-juiced ball, sign me up. lol