Jose Barrero extended his hit streak to 13 games in Louisville’s win, Blake Dunn had another 4-hit day with a triple and homer for Chattanooga, Cade Hunter hit two home runs for Dayton, Daytona rallied for a walk-off win, and Gilberto Rojas had a double and got on base three times for the DSL Reds.

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The Louisville Bats won 12-4. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 11-8. Box Score

  • Blake Dunn went 4-5 with a triple, home run (13), 3 runs, and 2 RBI.
  • Francisco Urbaez went 2-4 with a walk, double, run, and 2 RBI.
  • Quincy McAfee went 2-5 with a steal (4) and 2 RBI.
  • Andy Yerzy went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double, and 2 runs.
  • Jose Torres went 1-4 with a home run (3) and 2 RBI.
  • Thomas Farr allowed 3 runs in 5.2 innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.

The Dayton Dragons lost 8-5. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 3-2. Box Score

The ACL Reds had the day off

The DSL Reds lost 7-1. Box Score

7/20 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 49-41 6:35pm Mariot Here Here Here
Chattanooga 46-39 8:05pm TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 42-44 7:05pm Acuna Here Here Here
Daytona 39-44 6:35pm Lorant Here Here N/A
ACL Reds 17-14 9:00pm TBA Here N/A N/A
DSL Reds 18-12 11:00am TBA Here N/A N/A

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37 Responses

  1. MK

    Would like to see what the Reds could get for a Barrero, Casali, Newman package?
    The organization is certainly deep enough in the middle infield and Robinson deserves that third catcher spot.

    Have to wonder if the last two games by Hunter motivated Nelson tonight.

    • SultanofSwaff

      Yep, it’s that time of year to decide how badly you want to go for it. For CONTROLLABLE pitching I certainly offer up Barrero (and Senzel) but I think you’d have to include some lower level talent to sweeten any deal. Petty, Dunn, and Jorge would be the names I float first. Relief pitching is easier to acquire and that’s where my focus would be initially.

    • The Duke

      That package isn’t getting much. Maybe a solid middle relief rental.

    • Kenny

      I wouldn’t mind putting Stephenson in that mix as well, probably bring back either a better group of prospects or more prospects. I honestly do not think we would miss his contributions. I think Chuckie and Tyler would hold it down for a year or two until another catcher emerges.

    • AMDG

      I’d be surprised if a team trades for a package of Newman/Senzel/Casali + Barrero.

      Any team looking at Casali is drunk (34 year old catcher with an OPS+ of 34).

      Any team looking at Newman/Senzel is a playoff team looking for a slight upgrade to their bench. You might get what the Reds got for Drury last year.

      And any team looking at Barrero is a non-playoff team hoping that consistent playing time will create a Will Benson type of turnaround with Barrero. He plays great defense at a premium position, and in his last 2 healthy seasons in AAA (2021 & 2023) he has hit nearly 0.300 with a 0.950 OPS, so there is some potential upside.

  2. Bdh

    My personal top 25

    (only counting CES from the rookies already called up since lost are getting ready to lose prospect status if they still haven’t)

    1. Noelvi Marte
    2. Cam Collier
    3. Hector Rodriguez
    4. Carlos Jorge
    5. Rhett Lowder
    6. Christian Encarnacion-Strand
    7. Connor Phillips
    8. Julien Aguiar
    9. Chase Petty
    10. Sal Stewart
    11. Edwin Arroyo (I know I’m lower than I should be)
    12. Ricardo Cabrera
    13. Lyon Richardson
    14. Jose Acuna
    15. Blake Dunn
    16. Alfredo Duno
    17. Leonardo Balcazar
    18. Rece Hinds
    19. Ty Floyd
    20. Hunter Parks
    21. TJ Hopkins
    22. Cade Hunter
    23. Austin Callahan
    24. Esmith Pineda
    25. Victor Acosta

    There’s a couple draft picks in Stafura/Schoenwetter that’ll likely make top 25 lists and who knows how good Lin Sheng-En will be when he starts going. There’s also a handful of others killing it in the rookie leagues that I don’t have on here and a few young players in full season ball such as Allen, Almonte, and Confidan who could blow up out of nowhere still. Deep deep system!

    Then look some of the pre arb players on the 40

    De La Cruz

    Future is BRIGHT with this club

    • Greenfield Red

      bdh, I enjoy your lists. Most of the time, your lists would be similar to mine if I made them. Same goes for Stock.

    • The Duke

      I’d have Sal Stewart higher and Cam Collier a little lower. I get the Sal is a year older, but his plate discipline has been real strong, and the power is coming along. Sal had a .990 OPS in June and has a .965 OPS so far in July, and is also still a teenager.

      I’d definitely have Lowder higher than 5th. His kind of command and control with good stuff, he is going to move quick. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t start next year in AAA and I wouldn’t be overly shocked if he was the first player from this draft to play in the majors.

      I’m not quite sold on Marte. If his perception is really that high by other teams, given the depth we have, i’d be looking to have him headline a deal for a controllable SP. I got to see Arroyo play live last week, his defense looked real nice, but i’m not sure i’m sold on his bat. Very small sample size though, and in a game where Dayton managed 1 run in 11 innings, nobody is going to look all that great in those types of games. Tyler Callihan was the only one I thought looked comfortable at the plate.

      I love that we are building our pitching depth back up some with Lowder, Floyd, and hopefully Schoenwetter. Add them to Phillips, Petty, and maybe Richardson (I think he ends up in the bullpen though) and there is some good depth on the way over the next 2-3 years.

      Dayton is going to be a blast to watch next year with all these teenagers moving up the ladder. Some won’t handle jump as well as others, but I like that we have plenty of young talent on the way, it certainly increases the odds at least one of them takes that next step. HRod, Jorge, Stewart, Collier (could possibly repeat Low A, at least to start the year), Balcazar,

      • DaveCT

        Duke, I’ve watched Marte a bunch this year and I think more highly of him now than I did last year. Even when he was scuffling at the start of the season at AA, he still looked the part. He comes off as a disciplined professional hitter and the power is real (which was the biggest surprise for me). He’s got a physically mature body already and he’s 21 years old hitting well at AAA. His defense at 3B is solid as well. I think he’s going to be a monster.

      • The Duke

        Obviously, I hope you’re right. I’ve never got to see him live, so my opinion is pieced together from highlights and sporadic views.

    • MK

      One problem not with your list but for the team is most of these prearbittstion eligible guys are going to become eligible at about the same time. The time has got to come soon that the Votto money has to leave Votto and be spread around to some multi year agreements for these guys, Don’t think that can wait until 2025 season.

      Don’t disagree with where you place Arroyo if 2023 performances are an indicator.

  3. Kenny

    As far as the Rule 5 Draft is concerned, the only true protection any team has is to have a player signed on a MLB contract, on the 40 man roster, or the player/prospect not being ready for another team that could draft them to keep on their 26 man roster for a full season? Do I have that right?

    Do you think anyone is at risk of being taken from the prospect list in this report?

  4. Tom

    At 5.57 runs per game, the International League is up a half a run over last year and about 1.6 runs over 2016. What has taken place to enhance these results?

  5. SultanofSwaff

    Ok, just for fun, what would you give up to rent Ohtani?

    I’ll start—-Williamson, Senzel, and Dunn.

    • DaveCT

      What I’d ask for in response is Lodolo, McLain and Dunn

      • DaveCT

        When you say no, what I’d say is:

        1. Can you imagine the damage Ohtani would do in the NL Central?

        2. You can replace MCLain at SS TODAY with EDLC.

        You can replace EDLC at 3B TODAY with Marte.

        Lodolo is likely done for the year, but you replace him next year with Abbott; you replace Abbott with Williamson; you replace Williamson with Phillips or Lowder.

        And Ohtani joins Greene, Ashcraft, Abbott and Lively/Williamson this year. ,

        3. Thank you very much for your soon to be best OF prospect.

        4. It’s not going to be painless.

      • Hoyce

        I’d offer India, arroyo, Phillips and Dunn. If angels made me switch arroyo to collier. I’d do it.
        Ohtani plugs in 3 hole. Reds don’t skip a beat.

      • The Duke

        I doubt that is enough, even for an Ohtani rental. If i’m the Reds and make a serious try, i’m coming with something like India, Marte, Phillips, and Collier. That still probably isn’t enough.

      • Kenny

        I would love to get Ohtami but it would have to be for a whole bunch of guys that I think the Reds can afford to clear out and cash considerations (a little relief for the Rendon contract they have). Then I would offer Stephenson, India, Senzel, Newman, Siani, Fairchild, a choice of Hendrick or Hinds, a choice of Berrera or Torres, and a choice of McGarry or Ibarra. Add even a bit more sweetener in Chase Petty.

        There may not be a whole lot of sexy prospects in it, but there is a lot of players that are cheap and can bridge a gap as serviceable players. Perhaps they can make some other moves and still be able to stay out of last place.

        If that is not good enough, I would only consider adding to these guys, but it would be hard to add someone that could develop into something special for a rental player.

    • Tampa Red

      Lol they wouldn’t even return your call. I’ve looked at some mock trades on Athletic and ESPN etc., getting Ohtani – if it even happens – is going to decimate a farm system and/or 25 man roster.

    • Doc

      Nothing. I don’t rent Ohtani, nor anyone else. Play the long game, not the über excited short game because half a season has gone better than expected. Our starting pitching has begun to come around against some pretty strong opponents and Greene and Lodolo are still in the pipeline.

      I replace Weaver with another promotion, but that’s it.

      • KyWilson1

        This. If the Reds are giving up elite prospects, it should be for a controllable arm.

      • Kenny

        I really do not see a need for a controllable arm. We have several young starters up that I personally feel that some of the starters should consider a move to the bullpen to stay with the Reds.

        If healthy; Greene, Lodolo, Ashcraft, Abbott, Williamson, Stroudt, Lively, Phillips, Gutierez, and then a bunch of guys that by this point next year could be very close to ready for the majors (Richardson, Petty, Acuna, Aguilar, Lowder and maybe Floyd and Holland).

        Even if they let Lively and Gutierez walk, there is more than enough left over for a solid rotation and a couple long relief guys. Personally, I would love to see Ashcraft move to the pen and be a set-up/closer b. I think he would absolutely thrive there.

        Ideally for me come post season time next year our 5 starters are: Greene, Lodolo, Abbott, Lowder and Phillips with a bullpen anchored by Diaz and Ashcraft. A bullpen that has Williamson and Stroudt as long to middle releif guys, Sims, and whoever can prove by then they can get outs.

    • Tom

      I’d say Lodolo, Acuna, Aguiar, Allen, Cerda, and Hendricks. I’d also have an offer to for Shohei 11 years 500 million :). Takes some pressure off Votto :)

      • Kenny

        I would only offer a single year deal to retain him matching his highest dollar offer for next season. I feel really good about where this roster will be in 2025 even if he walked.

    • Michael wilson

      In 1999 the reds won 96 games. For the next season they traded for Griffey Jr. Reds GM Bowden said we just landed the Michael Jordan of baseball. The reds won 85 games that season. It looked great on paper, however. Reds are in a great position right now, stay the course, imho.

  6. DaveCT

    What I’d ask for in response is Lodolo, McLain and Dunn

  7. Jeremy L

    What are your thoughts on Jacob Heatherly? He’s a former 3rd round pick who’s a bit old for low a, yet he has a lot of strikeouts coupled with probably too many walks. Is he still a viable prospect?

    • Doug Gray

      He’s walked more batters than he’s thrown innings. That’s not “probably too many walks” it’s way, way, way, way too many walks.

  8. Laredo Slider

    What kind of arm does Dunn have? Reds have been hurt by Freidl’s wimpy arm.

    • Hoyce

      Also thought about seein if reds could pry giolito and Robert from white Sox. Would be pricey. Something like india, friedl, Barrero Phillips and Dunn. Reds would gain another superstar and gold glove CF long term. And giolito has another yr I think.

  9. Datdudejs

    Who is this Blake Dunn kid? Is he an actual prospect or just a minor league filler type?

  10. MBS

    Dunn, and Hopkins are giving me hope that the Reds will a quality right handed OF bat to add to the 2024 mix. I also like Hurtubise a lot, but I don’t see how another LHB in the outfield will help.