FRIDAY’S #REDS LINEUP; MINOR LEAGUE SPOTLIGHT
Who’s you Red-To-Rock tonight in Pittsburgh?
Reds media relations intern Juan Dorado brings us a new feature here on Better Off Red highlighting the Reds minor leagues. Here’s the Reds Minor League Spotlight….
Minor League Spotlight:
The Minor League season is well underway and while High-A Daytona (7-14) and Low-A Dayton (5-16) are off to slow starts, Double-A Pensacola (12-9) and Triple-A Louisville (11-8) are within first in their respective divisions.
The Louisville Bats have won five straight, a feat they haven’t accomplished since June of 2014, and are within two games of the front-running Columbus Clippers in the International League West Division. Part of the Bats success is due to Jesse Winker and Jose Peraza. Winker the No.2 prospect in the Reds system according to MLB.com is batting .323 (21-for-65) with a homer and 12 RBI. He is second in the system in BA, hits and RBI.
Winker is not the only one swinging a hot bat for Louisville. The Bats second baseman is hitting .307 (23-for-75) with 17 runs, one homer and six RBI. He leads the system in runs scored and hits.
Louisville offense is clicking on all cylinders while the Pensacola pitching staff has been mowing hitters down. The Blue Wahoos pitching staff is 12-9 with 2.33 ERA. They have fanned 173 batters and walked 49 in 189 innings.
Right-hander Rookie Davis has been exceptional for the Double-A affiliate. One of the key pieces to come over from the New York Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman trade, is 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA in three starts. He has tallied 13 strikeouts in 18 innings and has yet to allow more than one run in each of his starts.
The Cincinnati Reds affiliates are all in action this weekend as they look to improve their 35-47 overall record.