Rece Hinds had another multi-hit day and Peyton Burdick hit his 8th homer of the year in Louisville, Anyer Laureano lowered his ERA to 0.55 with two more shutout innings in Daytona, and Sammy Stafura, Bernard Moon, and Sheng-En Lin all had multi-hit days out in Arizona for the complex league club.

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The Louisville Bats lost 9-6. Box Score

The Chattanooga Lookouts were postponed

Doubleheader scheduled for Friday.

The Dayton Dragons were postponed

Doubleheader scheduled for Friday.

The Daytona Tortugas lost 1-0. Box Score

The ACL Reds lost 7-5. Box Score

5/10 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 18-18 7:15pm Wynne Here Here Here
Chattanooga 10-19 5:15pm TBA/TBA Here Here Here
Dayton 12-17 5:00pm Harmon/Abel Here Here Here
Daytona 17-13 6:35pm Franco Here Here N/A
ACL Reds
1-3 OFF DAY Here N/A N/A

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18 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Good to see Dunn and Hinds with a couple of hits each. Maybe they can get hot and help the Reds.

    • RedBB

      Could use last year’s version of Dunn on this team. Still think he get’s called up as I have zero confidence in this offense. Burdick has some pop too that this team is lacking.

    • MBS

      Hurtubise is rehabbing, so maybe he’ll also be in the mix to help the big league club. We are also about half way through Marte’s suspension, hopefully he’s been using his off time wisely.

  2. Michael Wilson

    Only been a few games but it seems Stafura and Lin need more of a challenge.

    • DaveCT

      They have yet to experience the challenge of playing pro ball, in general, as Stafura, 19, has 57 career at bats and Lin, 18, has 38 at bats.

      As discussion of promotions begins to emerge more and more, I like to make the case that there is a certain wisdom in letting players get around the circuit of the league they are in, so other teams and players. I.e pitchers, can adjust and challenge them more. There is also the learning experience of routines and simply the grind. Promotions that are too aggressive can disrupt that experience, providing instability instead of stability. I know there are other opinions, so have at it.

  3. The Duke

    Could see a chain reaction of Pitelli to Dayton and Stafura to Daytona at some point. It’s early for the rookie league still, but both are doing well.

    • DaveCT

      It’s an interesting dynamic, as the complex leagues end so early now. What happens to these players after July? I believe I’ve read (JJCooper, I think) that clubs may be hesitant to promote players to full season leagues due to accelerating their Rule 5 clocks. It’ll be interesting to see who and how clubs promote, or if there is something to fill in the month of August before the kids go home. On the other hand, starting league play instead of waiting around another month in extended spring trading seems like a big plus.

      • Stock

        I was always of the opinion that Rule 5 was dictated by a combination of your age at signing and your signing date. I never heard anything about promotion to full season ball being a factor.

      • The Duke

        I thought it was draft +4 years for HS, Draft +3 years for college, and signing +5 years for INTL, nothing to do with full season ball.

      • Doug Gray

        So it technically does have to do with full season ball, sort of.

        Not sure if you were following everything back then, but do you remember when the Reds were able to sign Juan Duran in what everyone thought was a year ahead of his eligibility? It was because the Billings Mustangs season ended after his 16th birthday, but no other league did. That weird quirk made him eligible to sign.

        The “however man years” rule now is based on your signing date, BUT if you sign after a season is over (and are then assigned to that team), that does not count for a “year” under the current rules. Let’s take this years international signing class for example. Adolfo Sanchez signed in January and is assigned for the DSL Rojos. But an international player the Reds sign in October – even though it’s the same “year” – that guy would be Rule 5 eligible a year AFTER Sanchez. That’s pretty basic and there’s a little more to it than that, but think about it in that manner.

        With that said, JJ Cooper’s article back in February about all of this did note that MLB is expected to close that loophole that in theory could delay the Rule 5 stuff for 2024 draftees.

      • DaveCT

        Thanks. The only logic possible, then, would be the time accrued by playing in a full season league in addition to a rookie league, whereby a younger guy receives an other than ordinary accrual. But if it’s strictly calendar years, that would not be the case, as you point out. Makes me wonder if there was an incorrect take on the topic, which was then memorialized by the BA article, and laundered by yours truly.

      • DaveCT

        Second piece is how will the numbers limits for players allowed in organizations interact with all this, which I struggle to get my head wrapped around in totality. I. e., how the reduced number of players allowed stateside, with the re-aligned leagues and lowered number of teams, has influenced more aggressive promotions such as, for instance, Carlos Sanchez. Further, how that will play out for the kids in FL and AZ when their seasons end late July. Will there be promotions to gain more experience? I suspect most of these kids won’t know what to do with themselves with two months left of summer and no baseball. One thing I would love to see is a lower level Fall league akin to the AFL, in September. All of the physical and human infrastructure is in place. Give the kids a short break and bring them back for a more select league. But who am I?

      • DaveCT

        Thank you, Doug. This issue makes my brain hurt.

  4. Optimist

    Dunn and Hurtubise had injuries, and Hinds started slow, so they’ve all missed the chance for a hot 6-week start in AAA, but still hoping one of them gets called up before mid-season. The opportunity is certainly clear and available. Thinking Hurtubise first since he’s older, on the 40-man, and has the skills to be available at any moment.

    But, any one of them just needs a month of .850/.900+ OPS to force a decision.

    • Old Big Ed

      Hinds is also on the 40-man. He’s slashed .345/.406/.621 in May, while cutting his strikeout rate in half from April. Needs to do it at least a couple of weeks more.

      • DaveCT

        If Hinds has truly developed as it seems he did last year and now in May, hats off to Daryl Ward down at AA. It hasn’t escaped me that Allan Cerda is heating up down there, too, , he of similar tools to Hinds. Nothing like a little internal competition among AA and AAA outfielders (tho Hendrick looks like a lost cause — I thought they’d give him a full year at AA, but if Jay Allen II earns a promotion, it may be time to move on from Hendrick).

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