Daniel Vellojin homered twice and Elly De La Cruz hit his 15th homer in Dayton’s win, Stuart Fairchild homered again for Louisville and Randy Wynne struck out eight in the Bats win, Alex McGarry hit his 17th homer of the year in Chattanooga, Tanner Cooper and Javi Rivera dominated on the mound once again for Daytona, and out in Arizona Juan Garcia picked up three hits and Leonardo Balcazar stole home and picked up two hits in a win.

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The Louisville Bats won 6-2. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 10-5. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons won 11-8. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 3-2 in 10. Box Score

ACL Reds won 8-7. Box Score

DSL Reds were postponed

7/1 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 28-46 7:05pm Dunn Here Here Here
Chattanooga 35-37 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 43-29 7:05pm Roa Here Here Here
Daytona 31-40 6:30pm Parks Here Here N/A
AZL Reds 12-5 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds
8-10 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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33 Responses

  1. MichaelA

    Reds affiliate hitters with a mighty 61 strikeouts in 5 games last night. Not good.

    • Matt

      In roughly 200 plate appearances. They also drew 20 walks. And went 3-2 while scoring 32 runs.

  2. Matt

    If none of them get promoted this year, Dayton has a pretty intriguing rotation next year with Petty, Cooper, Rivera, Aguiar, and Parks. Plus Roa and Farr who might end up back in A+.

    Elly de la Cruz. That’s it. That’s the comment. Love to see him in AA with Siani, McLain, Quintana, McGarry, Cerda, Urbaez.

    Fairchild and Querecuto should get called up whenever Pham, Solano, Drury, Naquin, etc. are no longer Reds in the coming month or so.

    • MK

      Isn’t this Daytona’s rotation now? Not really setting the world on fire there.

      Farr and Roa spent part of 2021 in Dayton. If they come back for a third year we will make them residents and register them to vote.

      • Matt

        That’s what I mean by intriguing. None of the names are exactly household prospect type names, but all of them are having good years. Looking forward to watching them progress through the levels.

  3. Stock

    Leonardo Balcazar, Carlos Jorge and Donovan Antonia!!!

    Combined 5-11 with one BB. Too early for any of them to be top 10 prospects but they are all without a doubt in my top 20.

    Elly De La Cruz and Joe Boyle showed why they are my top two prospect this week.

    I have said since last November to expect Boyle’s BB/9 IP to decrease as he learns his pitches.

    April: 7 BB/9 IP
    May: 6 BB/9 IP
    June: 5 BB/9 IP

    • Kindell

      I also remember seeing Chris Carpenter do an interview during a game and he specifically talked about how he thought his height was a factor in why it took him a little longer to learn gain control of his pitches.

  4. LDS

    At this point, pick a Reds minor league all-star team and promote them to Cincinnati. They may not win much but they’d be more fun to watch than the Reds. They’d certainly be more energetic and ‘alive’ than last night’s Reds team.

  5. Bdh

    This has to be the best lineup the ACL Reds have ever had.

    The front 7 yesterday

    Hernandez (I know it was just rehab)
    Almonte
    Balcazar
    Jorge
    Antonia
    Minier
    Valdez

    Crazy amount of talent on that squad right now and all of them except Hernandez are teenagers

  6. kevinzs

    Vellojin missed alot of time.
    I would change positions with him, like I would with Tyler.
    Feel to hitting seems too good to waste.

    • MK

      Read the Yankees want an outfielder too with Pham and Naquin mentioned. Maybe a good haul of prospects could come from a multi-player package.

      • Clammy

        with those two, there are a half a dozen players the Reds could throw in to sweeten a deal; Drury, Reynolds, Shrock and Hoffman would be an asset to the right team without adding significant payroll.

    • Luke J

      I’m guessing they don’t talk about how those packages would help the Reds because they wouldn’t. My first thought after looking at all 3 was “Woof!” Ugly. I wouldn’t trade Castillo for any of those packages…..

      Which means the Reds might. :'(

    • BK

      I like the Cardinals offer the best, but I would hope the Reds would pass on all 3. They shouldn’t trade a pitcher the caliber of Castillo for a quantity return lacking an elite prospect.

    • Redsvol

      those 3 trade package for Castillo are non-starters. Any trade needs to bring back 2 of a team’s top 5 minor league prospects and this 2 need to be ranked in top 50 of MLB minor league prospects. And then a 3rd or 4th lower tier prospect needs to be added. See what Minnesota got for their pitcher Berrios last year from Toronto and then raise it. castillo is a very good pitcher – probably the best on the trade market this year. The cost must be astronomical or just wait and trade him in off-season or at next year’s trade deadline.

    • MBS

      I’m hanging onto Castillo for those returns. If they don’t get 2 top 100 prospects, they should just keep enjoying the services of Castillo.

  7. Doc

    There are plenty of contributors to this site who follow milb closely. It would be appreciated if one or more could give an assessment of each of the players these three scenarios project coming to the Reds in these hypotheticals. The article tells what Castillo can do for the recipient team and why is he a fit, but says almost nothing about how the returns to the Reds help them. Why would the Reds go for the suggested returns and how would they fit into a rebuild mode?

  8. Bdh

    No Pineda in the lineup for the DSL team. Getting subbed out as the DH must’ve been injury related the other day.

    Also Cabrera made his 14th error in the game today in the 19th game of the season.

  9. LDS

    What is the track record on this site? Some of these trades sound a bit questionable. And if true, betting on someone like Jasson Dominguez seems like a risky proposition. That’s a lot of hype to live up to. Trading to the Cardinals doesn’t seem like a great idea. And the Toronto proposal? Pearson looked good earlier, but he seems to have trouble staying healthy. So, who knows? Speculation is fun and interesting, still comes down to counting on Krall – which isn’t comforting based on what we’ve seen so far.

      • LDS

        Pages & Cartaya? Toss in someone else. If the Reds trade Castillo to the Dodgers, then they need to get to nail a couple of top 5s. Unlikely but boosting the Dodgers seems like a foolish strategy.

  10. Tom

    Honestly, the offensive prospects I’m seeing, especially the very top, are all showing K issues as well. Just like ours. It’s a very strange time in baseball right now. The past as precedent does not seem to apply all that well. The outcomes ahead are not clear. The pandemic itself has impacted development and prospecting as well. The waters are still not clear and hindsight will only tell us who wins and loses. As it stands, I do trust the Reds scouting to target the best players, but I don’t know much else.

  11. SteveO

    Castillo and Drury to the Rangers for Yohel Pozo, Bubba Thompson, Cole Winn and Owen White. Winn and White top 100 pitching prospects, Pozo is a C/1B with good hit tool and Thompson OF that can play all 3 OF spots with elite speed and some pop. Pozo, Thompson and Winn in AAA and White in AA. Thompson, Winn and White former 1st round picks. Pozo 25, Thompson 24, Winn and White 22. If all goes as planned, Pozo and Free will share C duties with Stephenson manning 1B for the Reds, Thompson competing for an OF spot and Winn and White fighting for a spot in the starting rotation in 2023 or 2024.
    Castillo to the AL is also a plus for the Reds.

    • Redsvol

      why would the Rangers trade for Castillo this year? They aren’t going anywhere. They would want to keep their top prospects and break them into the majors at end of 2023 or trade them at next year’s trade deadline if they are in the hunt next year.

      • SteveO

        Because they are currently 3.5 games out of a playoff spot. Who knows what happens the rest of the month before the deadline, but if they are 3.5 out at the deadline, they are buyers and not sellers with a chance to make up ground the last 2 months of the season

  12. SteveO

    Great first outing for Dunn 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 36 P