In what has been one of the more fun things to follow along with over my 17 years covering the Cincinnati Reds farm system, the on-base streak for Carlos Sanchez came to an end on Monday afternoon. The 17-year-old had reached base via a hit, walk, or was hit by a pitch in each of the first 40 games to begin his career.

With the Dominican Summer League Reds trailing 13-2 in the top of the 9th inning, Sanchez was 0-4. He was due up 6th in the inning. The Reds put together three straight hits in the inning, bringing his spot up in the order, but he was pinch hit for.

It’s a bit of a shame that it ended that way. If I had to guess I would say that unlike a hit streak, no one besides myself was really paying attention to the fact that Carlos Sanchez had been on base in 40 straight games. His longest hit streak in that span was just eight games. I would have to imagine that had someone been aware of his streak being on the line there that he wouldn’t have been pinch hit for unless he were injured in the previous half inning.

During those first 40 games of his career he went out and hit .395/.538/.487 with 47 hits, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 12 steals, 35 walks, was hit by 3 pitches, and struck out just 22 times in 158 plate appearances. That’s a heck of a run for anyone, but for a 17-year-old in his first professional season it’s downright incredible.

Moving On Up

There’s some movement on the farm today, too. Some of the moves are official and some of the moves are not. Let’s start with the official moves:

  • Vladimir Davila promoted to the Arizona Complex League (from the DSL)
  • Rece Hinds sent to the Arizona Complex League on rehab
  • Blake Dunn sent to the Arizona Complex League on rehab
  • Abraham Gaitan activated in the Dominican Summer League
  • J.V. Martinez released (Dayton)
  • Jake Stevenson released (Dayton)
  • Alberto Gonzalez released (Daytona)

And now for the unofficial move:

  • Jay Allen II promoted to Dayton (from Daytona)

Vladimir Davila had thrown 30.2 innings in nine games for the DSL Reds this season. The 19-year-old posted a 3.52 ERA with 32 hit allowed, 7 walks, and he struck out 37 of the 133 batters he faced. He is the first player to move up from the Dominican Summer League for the Reds this year.

Jay Allen II isn’t officially promoted yet, but with neither Daytona or Dayton playing on Monday there is no need to make an official move until tomorrow. He shared on instagram on Sunday night that he was moving up to Dayton. The 1st round pick (30th overall) in 2021 by Cincinnati, Allen has hit .224/.359/.332 in 73 games this season for Single-A Daytona. He’s also stolen 31 bases in 37 attempts, leading the Tortugas by a wide margin in that category.

Rece Hinds and Blake Dunn are both set to begin rehab assignments out at the complex tonight. Hinds suffered a broken hamate on June 21st. He had started out the season about as poorly as one could imagine, hitting .138/.242/.276 in April while striking out in half of his plate appearances. But he really turned things around once May began and was hitting .284/.351/.470 in the 37 games post-April before he was injured. Dunn missed the first five weeks of the season before joining Daytona on May 11th. He hit .245/.385/.453 with the Tortugas over the next three weeks, but on June 2nd he had a collision with first baseman Ruben Ibarra and injured his shoulder.

11 Responses

  1. MK

    Dragons have four weeks left. Wonder if rehab assignment is any more than an early start to the Instructional League, for Hinds.

  2. RedsGettingBetter

    It curious to me that J.V. Martínez was so many times 4th and 5th batesman in the lineup both in Daytona and Dayton and now he is released…
    I think the streak of Sanchez was not warned in the dogout so it is the only explanation to hook him for a pinch hitter in that moment…
    Jay Allen should be kept in Daytona for the rest of the season in my opinion…

    • MK

      He will get two weeks on the road and one week at home with Dragons. Not a great time for a move.

  3. Bdh

    Sucks for Sanchez but the news on Hinds and Dunn more than make up for it with me

    Have we had any updates with Stoudt? Also how serious of an injury is a shoulder impingement? Never gave it much thought until both Bonnin and Hajjar went down with them

  4. Zach

    Congrats to Sanchez, that was a heck of a run! I was excited about this too considering the factors mentioned in your article. Wishing him the best as he moves forward in his career.

  5. Alan

    “…the on-base streak for Carlos Sanchez came to an end on Monday afternoon.”

    He can’t even get on base at least once in every game?! This guy sucks!