Louisville had some magic working for them again as Narciso Crook crushed a game tying 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th and the Bats walked it off in the 10th. The DSL Reds picked up another win thanks in part to home runs from Luis Leones and Ariel Almonte.

The Louisville Bats won 6-5 in 10. Box Score

The DSL Reds won 6-4 in 8. Box Score

9/26 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 54-69 1:00pm Sanmartin 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
27-25 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

5 Responses

    • Tom

      You might have to go back to the 2007-2010 era to find a time with so much offensive depth in the top 25. Here is Doug’s historical rankings: https://www.redsminorleagues.com/cincinnati-reds-prospect-rankings/

      That era produced well over 10 (maybe 14) impact offensive players. After the Latos trade and a stint of MLB success and development failure, things haven’t had this kind of feel. It’s been 10 years.

  1. RedsKoolAidDrinker

    Doug, how much do you think the big clubs takes into consideration when it comes to AAA pitchers’ strikeouts per nine innings? What makes me think of this is like when I see a pitcher such as Carson Fulmer throwing 2 shutout innings but he only strikes out 1. Obviously did his job in the game and you’d take at the major league level, but when you aren’t striking guys out at a high rate in AAA then do you project that they’ll most likely have trouble getting big league hitters out? I know that’s a small sample size, but if you see something like that on a consistently with a pitcher at that level. Then are their exceptions such as high-ground ball rates?

    • Doug Gray

      In one game? Not much. For a longer period of time? A lot. The exception would be a high ground ball rate – but if you aren’t striking out about 9 per in Triple-A, your ground ball rate had better he elite-level or the chances aren’t great. There are a few exceptions there, too, though. Strikeout rate per 9 is usually a good enough stat, but for some pitchers it’s a bit deceiving. Guys who also don’t walk hardly anyone will typically face fewer batters overall. So in those cases you can see a guy with a lower K/9 than another guy, but actually have a higher K% because they just aren’t facing as many batters. Then there’s the Dauri Moreta exception, too. He generates a TON of infield fly balls. We know that pitchers actually do have some control over that. They are just as effective as a strikeout. It’s rare that a guy gets them at a rate so high it matters, but a few guys actually do.

      Just like everything else – you probably need to dive deeper and see what’s going on.