On Monday evening the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees completed their trade from late July that brought the Reds a pair of relievers. Cincinnati acquired Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson and the Yankees were set to get a player to be named later. Jason Parker turned out to be that player.
Spending his season in Low-A Daytona, Jason Parker had made 18 starts and one relief appearance this year. The 23-year-old right-handed pitcher had posted a 4.05 ERA in 80.0 innings where he allowed 63 hits, walked 33 batters, hit 10, and struck out 91.
The 2021 season was his first season as a professional. Cincinnati selected Parker in the 16th round in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft out of North Carolina State, but he did not pitch that season after being drafted. He, like every other minor league player, then missed out on playing in 2020 when the season was cancelled.
Allan Cerda keeps going after his promotion
Over the final five weeks of his time in Daytona, Allan Cerda was a man among boys. The 21-year-old outfielder played 30 games between July 17th and August 21st and hit .321/.435/.679 with seven doubles, two triples, and nine home runs. That run after coming off of the injured list where he missed nearly a month earned him a promotion from Low-A to High-A where he joined the Dayton Dragons a week ago.
The promotion has gone about as well as one could hope thus far. Last week saw the outfielder play in five games with Dayton as they took on Fort Wayne and the TinCaps pitchers hope to not have to see him again after he hit .429/.455/.762 against them with five doubles and a triple.
Rece Hinds remains hot in his return
In early June Rece Hinds injured his knee in Daytona. The 20-year-old third baseman didn’t play for the next two months. On August 7th he began a rehab stint out in Goodyear with the complex league team. He spent two weeks there, playing in 11 games. In his return to Daytona’s lineup he went 0-4. Over the next four games he picked up two hits in each game, including two home runs in Sunday’s contest. Across the 16 games he’s played since coming back he’s hit .321/.391/.768. That includes four doubles, three triples, five home runs, 11 runs scored, and 11 RBI.