The Cincinnati Reds are beginning this week by making a whole slew of transactions on the farm system to start the first full week of the second half of the minor league season.
- Isiah Gilliam promoted to Louisville from Chattanooga
- Ricky Karcher promoted to Louisville from Chattanooga
- Brandon Williamson promoted to Louisville from Chattanooga
- T.J. Zeuch promoted to Louisville from the ACL Reds
- Connor Phillips promoted from Dayton to Chattanooga
- Nick Quintana promoted from Dayton to Chattanooga
- Allan Cerda promoted from Dayton to Chattanooga
- Tyler Callihan promoted from Daytona to Dayton
- Rafael Franco promoted from the ACL Reds to Daytona
- Quin Cotton transferred from Chattanooga to Dayton
- Jonathan Willems transferred from Chattanooga to Dayton
- Michael Trautwein transferred from Dayton to Daytona
- Ivan Johnson activated in Chattanooga
- Jay Allen II to the injured list in Daytona (oblique strain)
- James Proctor to the injured list in Dayton (shoulder impingement)
There’s a whole lot of movement, and that doesn’t even account for the trade of Sandy León to Cleveland, or the call up of Mike Papierski, or the optioning of Chris Okey back to Triple-A. It also doesn’t include Colin Moran clearing waivers and being outrighted to Louisville (he has the option to become a free agent instead of accepting the outright).
Louisville is getting some offense with the addition of Isiah Gilliam. The switch-hitter posted a .288/.376/.515 line with 14 doubles, a triple, and 12 home runs in 62 games with Chattanooga in the first half.
Brandon Williamson struggled in April, posting a 6.61 ERA in 16.1 innings with 15 walks, 19 strikeouts, and 3 home runs allowed. Since then he’s pitched better, posting a 3.35 ERA in 51.0 innings with 25 walks, 55 strikeouts, and just 2 home runs allowed.
Tyler Callihan missed the first 6 weeks of the season with a wrist injury. The first month of the season saw him hit .213/.286/.307 in 22 games played. He’s turned things up to the next level in the last two weeks, though, hitting .405/.432/.619 for Daytona and now he’s moving up to join Dayton.