Jose Siri didn’t begin the Dominican Winter League at the start of their season. But after a few weeks he joined the Gigantes. His first game was one in which he immediately made his presence known, going 2-3 with a walk, double, home run, two runs scored, and he drove in three runs. That was Friday night. Saturday night was another game in which he made his presence known rather quickly. With his team already up 3-0, Siri took an 0-2 pitch at the bottom of the zone and deposited into the outfield seats for a 2-run homer.

The Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect has played in just two games, but he’s now hitting .375/.444/1.250 with three extra-base hits, three runs scored, a walk, and he’s driven in five runs for the Gigantes del Cibao.

Carlos Machorro getting it done in Mexico

Right-handed reliever Carlos Machorro is playing for Yaquis de Obregon in the Mexican Winter League right now. The recently turned 23-year-old has been having plenty of success thus far. Last night he tossed another shutout inning, making it his seventh appearance without allowing a run. On October 27th he gave up two runs in an inning of work, but those are the only ones he’s given up. In total he’s tossed 7.0 innings with seven strikeouts, three walks, and his ERA is at 2.57.

The Premiere 12 gets started

As we noted here yesterday, The Premiere 12 Tournament started this weekend. The Reds only have three players on the teams in the tournament and they are all playing for the Netherlands squad. Hendrik Clementina and Calten Daal started on Saturday. Clementina went 1-3 – providing one of only two hits that the team had in the game. Daal went 0-3 in the 9-0 loss to the United States. Chadwick Tromp came into the game to replace Clementina behind the plate, but didn’t get an at-bat.

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14 Responses

  1. Barry Bonds

    Netherlands were beat 9-0. Somewhat of a recurring theme: teams that are Reds heavy are going to be the worst in that league or tournament. See the AFL for example. The poor Desert Dogs has to have Reds prospects all up and down their lineup. Not gonna win much like that.

    • Oldtimer

      Netherlands was, not were. It appears to be plural but is actually singular (the name of one country, often called Holland but that is inaccurate).

  2. MK

    Hey Barry stay off the negative juice. Be happy with the players they have to choose from they are picking Reds.

  3. AWA85

    Will we hear decisions on DD, Peraza and Gausman soon? Seems like every other team is clearing up spaces.

  4. Oldtimer

    30 years ago TODAY:

    Cincinnati Reds
    November 3, 1989: The Reds name Lou Piniella as their new skipper. SweetLou would lead the team to a World Series title in his first season.

  5. SultanofSwaff

    Siri has filled out a bit since spring. Good to see, I thought he needed to add some more muscle.

    Javy Baez is the same sort of high energy guy with plate discipline issues early in his career. Sooner or later they figure it out or don’t, just don’t give up on Jose.

    • DaveCT

      Those who evaluate players for a living remain very high on Jose. That says something. To quote BB King, “Everybody says he’s pretty good. Everybody can’t be wrong.” One worst case scenario is Billy Hamilton with a lot more power. Imagine if Billy drove the ball.

      • Oldtimer

        Billy Hamilton is built like Dave Concepcion. Davey rarely drove the ball. He had the benefit of a GREAT hitting coach (Klu) and GREAT manager (Sparky) that Hamilton did not have. Both were superb on defense.

        Today is 9 years to the day that Sparky Anderson passed away. RIP Sparky. None better. Ever.

      • DaveCT

        I’m thinking a comp from that era for Jose Siri (who we were talking about!) might best be Bobby Tolan At least until he reaches his power. Then, who, I don’t know. Maybe Jackie Bradley, Jr.

      • Oldtimer

        Bobby Tolan is a possibility. So is Dick Simpson. It remains to be seen which one Siri might wind up like.

        Simpson had great potential but never realized it as MLB player. He was very successful in MiLB prior to Reds acquiring him as the third player in F Robby trade.