When the week began for Michael Siani and the Surprise Saguaros, Siani had gone 3-21 with six walks and four strikeouts. It was just a seven game stretch, but the outfielder hadn’t had much luck with his batted balls finding the grass to that point. All of that changed this week in the first two games of the week for Surprise.
On Monday Michael Siani went out and went 4-5 with a double, stolen base, run scored, and he drove in three runs in a 16-15 victory that included tons of hitting for both teams. On Tuesday things went even better for the Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect. He went out and picked up two singles, two walks, a double, a home run, two more steals, two runs batted in, and he scored four runs. Two days, nine hits, two doubles, a home run, three steals, five runs batted in, and five runs scored.
The home run that Siani hit was a moonshot, too. The crew at Prospects Worldwide got video of it. It landed on top of the second deck in right field.
— Prospects Worldwide (@ProspectsWorldW) October 26, 2021
Through nine games Michael Siani is hitting .367/.500/.567 with eight walks, just four strikeouts, and a league best eight stolen bases – two of which are steals of home.
Siani was the only Reds position player on the field on Tuesday. But Jacques Pucheu took the mound in relief for Surprise in their 11-2 win and tossed 2.2 shutout innings. The lefty allowed a single and a walk while striking out three batters. It was the third appearance for the 24-year-old, who has now thrown 5.1 shutout innings where the hit on Tuesday was the first he’s given up, he now has two walks, and he’s struck out six.
Dominican Winter League on MLBtv
The Dominican Winter League begins tonight. And if you have MLBtv then you can watch all of the games live. The games will not be archived for later viewing, so you have to watch them as they happen. But this is a big step forward as you can now view the games on your computer, phone, or app through a smart tv/device. You can purchase the “Postseason/Offseason Package” for $24.95 if you don’t already have MLBtv. Full details can be found here.
Not every team has released their opening day roster as I type this at midnight on Tuesday night. While we don’t know the rosters for everyone, some information has come out. Francisco Urbaez will be on the Escogido opening day roster. Reiver Sanmartin will be in the starting rotation for the Eastern Stars. Narciso Crook will once again be with Licey. There will certainly be other Reds players that find their way onto rosters and into games, but we’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to see how the rosters shake out.