The hits just keep on coming for the Cincinnati Reds farm system, and in particular at the Low-A level with the Daytona Tortugas. Rece Hinds, the Reds 2019 2nd round draft pick and current 7th rated prospect in the organization was placed on the injured list today with torn meniscus in his left knee.

When the season began for the Daytona Tortugas their roster featured four of the organizations Top 10 prospects. Outfielder Austin Hendrick, right-handed pitcher Christian Roa, Hinds, and infielder Tyler Callihan were all there and now all four of them are currently on the injured list.

For Rece Hinds things seem to be a bit more serious as a torn meniscus almost always means surgery to clean out the tear. This is similar to (at least on the surface it seems) to the injury that Nick Senzel is currently dealing with at the big league level. The recovery time for this kind of injury is typically 4-6 weeks after surgery. That can vary depending on the extent of the injury. As of now there has been no timetable addressed for if and when Hinds could potentially return.

Prior to the injury for Rece Hinds the third baseman was hitting .229/.319/.458 with five doubles, a triple, four walks, two steals, nine walks, and 24 strikeouts in 94 plate appearances. He’s shown plenty of power, particularly in a league that has long been known to sap power.

What’s particularly interesting, granted we need to have the small sample size warning applied here in the biggest of ways, is the home and road splits. While the data is a week old now, Matt Eddy of Baseball America noted that Daytona’s home ballpark has been far and away the most pitcher friendly park in the minors this season. On the road this year we’ve seen Hinds hit .279/.380/.674. At home he’s hit just .175/.250/.225.

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10 Responses

  1. DaveCT

    Wow. If this kid doesn’t have bad luck he’d have none at all. I wonder if it’s the same leg as his quad injury. Could be a tell if the injuries are semi-related and thus a more long term risk.

  2. Melvin

    Lots of injuries on all levels this year. Some might say it has something to do with the short season and no minor league season last year. That might be but doesn’t seem likely since they are all near the beginning of the season rather than the end with players worn out. Of course broken bones don’t count.

    • Doug Gray

      I don’t have the data for the minors, but we’ve got it for the big leagues and injuries are up 30% compared to 2019 at the same point of the season.

      • Melvin

        I’m not sure why that is considering the point in the season we’re in. Some might say the players had extra rest last year for their bodies to recover. The serious ones are a no brainer. However it was suggested by someone on MLB TV the other day that part of it is the advancement of medical technology being able to determine injuries better. As far as the Reds they’ve been plunked a lot already this year which has resulted in some broken bones.

      • Doug Gray

        Because last year left a lot of guys in a different than usual shape. You just can’t replicate a season no matter how much you want to try.

  3. David

    Speaking of injuries, I noticed TJ Friedl came out of the game early tonight. Is he hurt as well? Thanks.

  4. RojoB

    Wishing Hinds a speedy recovery.

    I would love to see this player be special at MLB level

    • Doc

      Are there players you would like to see not be special at the major league level?