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The Louisville Bats lost 2-1. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 4-3, 6-2 in a double header. 

Game 1: 4-3 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 6-2 loss. Box Score

  • Mitch Nay went 1-1, walked, was hit by a pitch, and scored a run.
  • Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a run scored.
  • Reiver Sanmartin allowed 2 earned in 5.1 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.

The Daytona Tortugas had the day off. 

The Dayton Dragons won 9-1. Box Score

The Billings Mustangs lost 12-1. Box Score

The Greeneville Reds won 5-2. Box Score

The AZL Reds had the night off.

7/16 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 35-59 N/A 7:05pm Mella Here Here Here
Chattanooga 36-33 8-15 6:35pm TBA/TBA Here Here Here
Daytona 35-30 12-14 7:05pm Curliss Here Here N/A
Dayton 28-42 11-13 OFF OFF
Here Here Here
Billings 12-17 N/A 8:40pm Carreno Here Here Here
Greeneville 11-15 N/A 6:30pm Noriega
Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 7-15 N/A 9:00pm TBA
Here N/A N/A

18 Responses

  1. RedFuture

    In general I am just very disappointed in this year’s draft class. We can get excited about a player here and there but the bottom line is the wins and losses. This new draft regime didn’t do any better than the prior regime which had also been terrible over the last 4 or 5 years after their initial 2 or 3 years of success. Our Billings, Greenville and Arizona teams have to achieve a combined minimum .500 winning percentage to have faith in the future!

    • Colt Holt

      I thought that the goal was to produce major league talent, but I could be wrong. Maybe we should focus on minor league free agents and college seniors to prop the records up on the rookie league teams.

      • RedFuture

        Baseball Organizations 101:
        1) MLB Teams that finish last 4 or more years in a row may not be drafting the right talent and/or not developing that talent.
        2) The overall talent and development level of new draft classes are reflected by their records against the draft classes of other organizations.
        3) An organization can handle an occasional bad draft class, but not several consecutive bad draft classes.
        4) On a positive note, of course a good player or two can still emerge and prosper. However an MLB TEAM cannot prosper on only a dribble of honor graduates.
        5) Nepotism can not play a part in the drafting of amateur players, I still remember the main reason for drafting Travieso was that he was the son of a scout’s trusted friend in Florida, even though he had thrown very few innings in high school.

    • MK

      It might be a little early in the process to judge the draft. What have they had a little over a month?

    • mac

      I’ve posted a lot about the disappointment in the “team approach” of the Reds system. If you watch the big league team play long enough you see they sorely lack the fundamentals of team play a lot. They can’t bunt much, they don’t grasp situational hitting well, etc. So while playing to win and understanding team concepts needs to improve throughout the system, I can’t help but think there’s just no way you can say this draft class is a bust. Way too early for that label. All major league teams sign close to 70 players every year. Of that 70, it’s considered a great class if 5 can somehow get to the major leagues or be “prospects” for trade bait. The reality is, the vast majority will never develop into more than organizational filler. That’s just how it goes. Check back in about 4 years and we shall see if the class produced anyone or not. Then you can justly label it a bust or not.

    • Albert Taylor

      I have been following Quin Cotton at Billings. He has been hitting very well since he’s been drafted and started his pro career there. He is really encouraging. Hopefully he can continue his good hitting and start moving up.

    • Colorado Red

      Don’t totally disagree.
      While, the overall concept is to create Major Leaguer’s, a winning attitude is also essential. That last part the Reds are failing in.

  2. MK

    The Dragons hit the ball better last night as a team than I have witnessed all season and they hit the ball hard. After terrible first half offense Spillane and Siani have really turned things around.

    The organization seems to be getting top heavy in catching depth. There are at least two quality receivers at all levels, in Dayton and Chatanooga you could argue three. There is no place for last years best AAA catching hitter Chad Tromp to go as he completes his rehab in Arizona. Discussion among fans in Dayton last night included how long it would be before crowd favorite Manzanero would be promoted. When I pointed out that Clemintina was a similar player in Daytona it gave them hope he might stay through the season, though I am not sure that is best for him.

    • Seat101

      That’s a pretty quick turnaround for the Reds to have any kind of strength and catching, isn’t it?

      And I really enjoy the insights you have re the players as they adjust to a minor league living.

      I’d love to watch a game with you sometime.

    • weigarp

      When Chad Tromp is ready, he should replace any or all of the catchers at AAA. He’s younger than any of the three that are on the Louisville roster and has steadily progressed through the system. Plus, I was quite impressed with how he conducted himself behind the plate when I saw him a couple years ago in the AZ Fall League.

  3. A.B.

    Interesting article on FanGraphs right now on current trade values. They’ve only been thru #30-#50 so far but the list has 3 Reds. (Castillo, Suarez and Senzel)

    • Colt Holt

      I can’t say that I agree with the position of Suarez. There are any number of guys listed in front of him that I wouldn’t trade him straight up for. Regardless, a very solid showing. Unless they know something I don’t…I am pretty sure there are no Reds in the top 30 given that Castillo and Suarez are already represented…those are the guys I would have expected in the Top 30.

    • Fish

      Things that piss me off:
      Gleyber torres will be on that list higher than 30. The yankees got him for a half season of chapman. The reds got zero value sending chapman to the yankees. That is possibly the worst deal in the history of the franchise.

      • Oldtimer

        Frank Robinson 1965 or Tony Perez 1976 are worse.

      • Colorado Red

        Have to agree with Old Timer.
        Went to the game, where Tony came back. Only time I heard the crowed boo Bench for catching a Tony foul ball.

  4. Oldtimer

    Since June 10, Yasiel Puig has been the very best hitter in the major leagues, slashing .388/.430/.806 with a 210 wRC+.

  5. Big Ed

    Doug, do we have any clue what Bren Spillane starting eating for breakfast? His OPS went from .502 in May and .506 in June, to .994 in July, plus his strikeout rate went from over 50% to about 22%.

    He has to sustain it, obviously, but about 3 weeks ago I thought he should be released. Somebody must have given him some baseball Pappy Van Winkle.

  6. Martino

    One guy drafted in the 22nd round, Cameron Warren has been making headlines of late and seems to be climbing the ladder, now in Dayton already hitting 500 even if it’s a very small sample size of 5 or 6 AB, but he’s been climbing and hitting.
    I never discount late rounders in MLB drafts. They’re just kids for the most part still developing.
    He had the only run of the game tonight in Dayton, a lone HR..