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.