This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds made a handful of roster moves at the minor league levels. Carlos Jorge and Jacob Heatherly were both promoted from Daytona to Dayton. Daytona is getting several 2023 draft picks. Carter Graham, Graham Osman, and Dominic Pitelli were all promoted from the Arizona Complex League to join the Tortugas.

Carlos Jorge has been one of the best hitters in every league he’s played in since he signed. He was among the top five in OPS in both the Dominican Summer League in 2021 and the Arizona Complex League in 2022. As things stand today, his .883 OPS leads the Florida State League. He’s hitting .295/.400/.483 with 11 doubles, 9 triples, 9 home runs, 47 walks, 70 strikeouts, and he’s gone 31-for-38 in stolen base attempts. Now he’ll get a chance to outhit everyone else in a new league.

Jacob Heatherly has had a bit of an odd season. He’s pitched in 27 games and has a 2.78 ERA with Single-A Daytona. He’s also given up just 15 hits and has 66 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched. All of that’s the good side of things. But the lefty reliever also has walked 41 batters this season. That’s a lot of walks and that is going to have to improve.

7th round shortstop Dominic Pitelli, 8th round first baseman Carter Graham, and 10th round left-handed pitcher Graham Osman are all making their way to join Daytona in the Florida State League. Both Graham and Pitelli had all of 13 at-bats with the Arizona Complex League Reds. Graham had three hits, including a double and a home run. Pitelli had two hits – both singles – and he stole two bases. Lefty Graham Osman threw one perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Louisville also had a swap of players with the big league club. Nick Senzel was optioned to Triple-A this afternoon. Henry Ramos was called up to take his place on the roster.

4 Responses

  1. Colorado Red

    I think, they will either trade or non-tender Nick this off season.
    injuries have taken there toll. It is also looking like he might be a negative influence in the club house.
    Good luck wherever he goes.

      • 2020ball

        Literally nothing, same as a lot of stuff this group posts

  2. John whaley

    I wish Nick gets with a team that can play him. He’s a very good guy that’s been so graceful when he had to adjust to unfamiliar territories. I think like any player with feelings he’s kinda hurt… that he was led on to believe he was being traded at deadline and he was gracious about it. He’s knows how good these new kids are and that his chances were slim at best to play full time. I would have hated losing him but I do care about the guy. And I understand it’s business. Just think Reds management could have been more compassionate towards him. Good luck Nick