The regular season came to an end today for everyone except the Dominican Summer League Reds, who will continue to play until the first week of October. Louisville will pick up in the “postseason” on Tuesday as every Triple-A team will play two 5-game series in the next two weeks with the team holding the best winning percentage being name postseason champions. Alejo Lopez and Francisco Urbaez picked up three hits while Chris Okey had four that included two homers in Louisville’s victory, Dayton won their 6th in a row with help from homers by Juan Martinez and Matt McLain, and Daytona picked up an extra-innings win behind three more hits from Jose Torres and a strong start from Gabriel Aguilera.

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The Louisville Bats won 8-7. Box Score

Game Notes

Alejo Lopez finished the season with a .334/.416/.451 line between Double-A and Triple-A with 43 walks and 30 strikeouts in 86 games played.

Chris Okey had 1 home run in his first 41 games. He hit four of them in the next (and last) 24 games.

The Chattanooga Lookouts game was cancelled

The Dayton Dragons won 5-3. Box Score

Game Notes

The final game of the year saw the Dragons pick up a sweep of Fort Wayne to finish the season at 65-55. That tied them for 1st place in the High-A Central East division. However, in 2021 the playoff procedures are not to have the division winners face off, but the two teams with the best record regardless of division face off in the championship and this year both of those teams were in the West division. Dayton went 8-2 down the stretch, including winning their final six games.

Jacob Hurtubise finished the season with a league best .413 on-base percentage. His 39 steals were 3rd in the league. Michael Siani‘s 30 steals were 6th best. Quin Cotton’s 24 were 9th best.

Matt McLain hit .283/.389/.462 in 31 games after being drafted this season with 17 walks, 24 strikeouts, and 10 steals in 12 attempts.

Stevie Branche finishes the season with a cool 100 strikeouts in 58.1 innings, a 7-1 record, and a 2.78 ERA between his two stops in Daytona and Dayton.

The Daytona Tortugas won 8-5 in 10. Box Score

Game Notes

Daytona pulled off a come from behind win on Sunday afternoon. They were leading 4-1 entering the bottom of the 8th, but then Palm Beach scored four runs to take a 5-4 lead. The Tortugas tied it up in the top of the 9th and then scored three runs in the top of the 10th for the win. It moved them to an even 60-60 on the season in their final game of the year.

3rd round selection Jose Torres finishes up his season hitting .333/.387/.590 in 28 games (3 in Arizona, 25 with Daytona).

Rece Hinds hit .259/.332/.542 with 12 home runs in 54 games this season.

The DSL Reds had the day off

9/20 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 51-68 OFF DAY Here Here Here
Chattanooga 58-54 Season Complete Here Here Here
Dayton 65-55 Season Complete Here Here Here
Daytona 60-60 Season Complete Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
33-26 Season Complete Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
24-22 10:30am TBA Here N/A N/A

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20 Responses

  1. weigarp

    Doug, a million thanks again for keeping Reds fans abreast of the happenings in the Reds farm system. I’ve enjoyed another year of following the growth of the different players. The future looks bright for so many prospects.

    • Bill

      Doug, Do you foresee the Reds FO coming out with clarification of the changes we’re hearing about in the organization…perhaps including a vision for the future? Hopefully, before fans are more discouraged about the future.

  2. Brent

    Doug-can we get a write up on this draft class’ top performers and where you see them next year? Feels like a lot of more than the standard number of good debuts. Interested in initial feedback on Torres who had a really nice stat line in Daytona for a light hitting SS profile.

  3. Shawn

    Do you think the Reds will move anyone from Chattanooga up to Louisville for the rest of the season? Who do you think will get the invite to play in the AFL?

  4. Mark

    With our current mlb roster for OF in so much flux and kind of a lack of talent I think the Reds need to get Cerda, Crook and Cedrola ready with fall leagues/winter ball for possible roles on next years team.

  5. MK

    Odd plays in Dayton today. Ozuna hit a nice ball over the outfielders for a probable double. An appeal to first and he was called out for missing the base (tv replay inconclusive) so no hit just a 1-3 putout. The McLain inside the park HR looked like the ball went under padding on right field signage. Fielder reached in but before touching it raised both arms but before umpire could check he reached in and grabbed it as McLain circled the bases. Yang went into last at bat hitting .199 but grounded one into right to end up over .200. His teammates really screamed and hollered for him, it was a great show of team spirit. One of few games this year under 3 hours, typical for last game of season. The team just got hit a little late to make a playoff spot a reality.

  6. RedsGettingBetter

    It is interesting how the players will be assigned to the farm system rosters in next season. For example, McLain may start playing at AA or should continue working on at A+ for improving his skills with a likely jump to AA while the season progressing. Cedrola should be ready to AAA since Urbaez was called up before him and crushed the ball there…I think Torres should start in low-A again despite his high stats…Hinds looks ready to A+…. From ACL and DSL there are many players jumping to A and A+ for sure

  7. Case

    Thanks for posting these everyday Doug. Really enjoyed such a streamlined way to get minor league stats. Great work as usual.

  8. Norwood Nate

    Urbaez ends up with a .318/.409/.436/.845 slash line in his first professional season. Moving from A ball to AAA in the process. That’s a pretty good showing.
    McLain, Torres, Vellojin, De La Cruz, and Confidan (probably missing some) also impressed me in their debut seasons. I like what Hinds, Cerda, Johnson, Cedrola, Lopez, Friedl, and Kolozsvary showed as returning players making improvements. Would have liked to see a healthy season from Callihan and (more) from Hendrick. Siani never really could get much going but I’m hoping some of that has to do with being injured at the beginning of the season.
    As far as pitching, Ashcroft obviously stands out, as does Moreta as a reliever. I’m not just what to think about Roa, Bonnin, and Boyle as they were fairly inconsistent. I think there’s a lot of talent there, as well with guys like Richardson, Marinan, and Salazar that may just need time to put it together.
    Overall a very successful minor league season. I hope whatever new direction the organization takes doesn’t detour the strides made in the past season+.

      • Norwood Nate

        Ah, yes! Thanks. Jay Allen I knew I’d forget someone. He’s had a very impressive debut.

      • Tom

        Doug, thank you tremendously for running this site and making it a must read for us fans each day.

    • DanD

      I am also interested in players from ACL and the Dominican leagues going into next year.

      Astudillo
      Salcedo
      Fransen
      Pino
      Jorge
      Ascanio

      • Norwood Nate

        Yeah, those names have stood out as well during the season. I checked in on Minier as well, although he didn’t have a great season. I just don’t pay attention to the ACL and DSL as closely as I do A-ball and up. (Probably why I forgot Jay Allen above).

  9. Gregmlb

    What’s everyone’s thoughts at the minor league season starting later? I kind of liked it. Weather seems better and if they go back to the draft being in June it will give give the draftees more playing time. I hope they keep with the later start dates.

    • Doug Gray

      I don’t like it. Guys that would begin in Double-A in April are missing a real opportunity to start out well and get to Triple-A quicker and thus put themselves in line for a big league call up. With the season not beginning until the first week of May you are now pushing a call up for a quick start in Double-A until like Mid-June to Triple-A.

      Also a bad situation for some younger pitchers, too. If they get a big league spring invite that means that they are pitching from mid-February through September. It leads to limiting their workload far more during the year and potentially shutting them down early because of the long season.