The International League and Minor League Baseball have announced that Carson Spiers is the Pitcher of the Week. The Louisville Bats right-handed starter made two starts last week against Indianapolis and he was outstanding in both outings.

Spiers took the mound in Louisville last Tuesday to open up the series against Indianapolis and didn’t allow a run in his 6.0 innings. He allowed four hits and walked a batter while striking out six batters for his third consecutive game.

On Sunday he took the mound to close out the series and it was more of the same against Indianapolis. They would score a run this time, but it was just one and it was unearned. Carson Spiers once again fired off 6.0 innings and allowed just four hits. This time around he walked two batters but he also matched a career high with nine strikeouts (he did that twice in 2021 with Daytona and once in 2023 with Chattanooga).

For the week he wound up with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in his 12.0 innings against Indianapolis. Spiers gave up eight hits, walked three, and he had 15 strikeouts while holding hitters to a .191/.261/.238 line.

Those two starts continued the quality start to the year for Spiers. In his eight games with the Bats this spring he’s posted a 2.43 ERA in 40.2 innings while allowing 30 hits, walking just 15 batters, and he’s struck out 42 of the 171 hitters he’s faced (24.6%).

Early in the year, the Reds called Spiers up to cover some innings and he did just that, throwing four of them against Milwaukee on April 9th before they sent him back to the minor leagues. Given how he’s pitched since then (six games, 1.14 ERA) he very well could be brought back ahead of the other starters in Triple-A if the Reds need someone to step in for them.

Spiers was not the only Reds prospect to win the player of the week award for last week. Tyler Callihan took home the honors in the Southern League, too. You can read about that here.

Here are all of the Reds to win the award so far this season:

Player League Time Frame
Ricardo Cabrera Florida State League April 15-21
Rhett Lowder Midwest League April 22-28
Carson Spiers International League May 6-12
Tyler Callihan Southern League May 6-12

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    • Doug Gray

      Depends who you ask. He’s outside of my top 25. Baseball America had him at 19 entering the year. MLB Pipeline had him outside of their top 30 to start the year.

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