The Cincinnati Reds minor league season is wrapping up. The Arizona Complex League Reds, Daytona Tortugas, and Dayton Dragons seasons have all come to an end. Chattanooga and Louisville both continue to play this week, with the Lookouts season coming to an end after the series this week. Louisville’s season will continue through September 28th. With the season now over in Dayton several Dragons players have been promoted up to join Chattanooga and one player from the Lookouts moved up to join Louisville.
Michael Siani’s enjoying the best season of his professional career and after hitting .252/.351/.404 with a career high 12 home runs and a career high 49 stolen bases in 121 games with Chattanooga, he’s been promoted to Triple-A to join the Louisville Bats. Siani is already in St. Paul with Louisville and in tonight’s starting lineup at the leadoff spot.
While Chattanooga lost their leadoff hitter and center fielder to Louisville, the Lookouts are getting a handful of players from Dayton. Rece Hinds missed several months this summer after breaking the hamate bone in his hand/wrist. In his 67 games with Dayton he hit .235/.310/.425. At times he hit very well, but he also slumped big in April and June with the Dragons.
Steven Leyton is also moving up to Chattanooga. It will be his third stop of the season after playing 51 games with Daytona and another 23 games in Dayton. Leyton hit .260/.287/.494 between the two stops. His time in Dayton was stronger than in Daytona, hitting .293/.333/.524 with 12 extra-base hits in his 23 games with the Dragons.
Sam Benschoter will join the Lookouts pitching staff, and like Leyton it will be his third stop of the season after seeing action with both Daytona and Dayton this year (he also pitched in Goodyear while rehabbing from an injury). During his time in A-ball between his two stops he threw 68.1 innings with a 4.08 ERA, giving up 61 hits, six home runs, walking 23, and striking out 103.
Vin Timpanelli will be returning to Chattanooga. The reliever began the year with the Lookouts, but struggled in the first six weeks of the season (7.63 ERA with 20 walk s and 21 strikeouts in 15.1 innings) before he was sent to Dayton. Things improved with the Dragons as he posted a3.94 ERA in 29.2 innings while striking out 54 batters and walking 19. Over the last six weeks he’s allowed just four earned runs in 13.1 innings with 28 strikeouts.
Noelvi Marte to play for Team Spain
One name missing from the promotions list that could have been there based on his 2022 season was Noelvi Marte. The infielder will be heading to Europe this week to play for Team Spain in a World Baseball Classic qualifier that begins on Friday in Germany. This was first reported by Francys Romero of MLB.com.