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Greene whiffs 10 over six shutout frames

@RobTnova24
May 16, 2021

In his longest outing in nearly three years, Hunter Greene sparkled as he twirled six scoreless innings -- working around three hits and a pair of walks -- while matching a career-high 10 punchouts to pace Double-A Chattanooga's 5-1 victory over the Montgomery Biscuits at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium on Sunday.

5 prospects ready to impact NL Central

May 6, 2021

Every team would love to have the next Randy Arozarena, who parlayed a second-half stint with the Rays in 2020 into postseason stardom. Which National League Central prospects have the best chance to seize their own opportunities as the ’21 campaign grinds on? Here’s a look at some of the

Greene hits 102 mph in first Double-A win

May 5, 2021

Reds No. 2 prospect Hunter Greene brought the heat Wednesday during his first start for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. The second overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft threw 37 of his 71 total pitches over 100 mph, topping out at 102 mph.

Where Reds top prospects are starting '21

@JonathanMayo
May 4, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the Reds' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

Fun facts for every Low-A Southeast team

Florida-based league home to old ballparks, long affiliations, boy bands and wrestlers
@BensBiz
April 28, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the 10th in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Reds Minor League Spring Training report

@JonathanMayo
April 27, 2021

One first-rounder has barely pitched because he’s coming back from Tommy John surgery. Another first-rounder hasn’t logged many innings because of the shutdown. Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo are about as different as pitchers can be, but one thing they share in common is the excitement surrounding them as they

Fun facts for all 12 High-A Central teams

A dozen teams, six states and plenty of interesting nuggets from America's heartland
@BensBiz
April 14, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the sixth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Fun facts for all eight Double-A South teams

Venture to a world where Michael Jordan, space mammals and Crabzilla live in harmony
@BensBiz
April 12, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the fifth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Notes: Suárez ready at SS; rotation set

@m_sheldon
March 31, 2021

CINCINNATI -- Eugenio Suárez didn’t want to discuss how he felt about opening the regular season at shortstop until the Reds made their final decision. By Wednesday, that was all done. Suárez will move from his longtime home of third base back to the position he played coming up to

India's unlikely path leads to roster spot

@m_sheldon
March 31, 2021

CINCINNATI -- After some infield maneuvering by the Reds a couple of weeks ago, the roster seemed to line up in prospect Jonathan India’s favor. Still, nothing feels better than getting the official word. India has made Cincinnati’s Opening Day roster as its second baseman. “It’s a crazy feeling. It’s

One fun fact for all 20 Triple-A East teams

From nachos to noodles to nuns, a celebration of Minor League Baseball's largest circuit
@BensBiz
March 29, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the first in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Army grad Hurtubise embracing unique path

Reds prospect was first service academy alum to sign with MLB club under new policy
@jonmorosi
March 22, 2021

Jacob Hurtubise graduated from the United States Military Academy in June. After scaled-down commencement exercises -- mandatory quarantine, no families in attendance -- the West Point Class of 2020 began service obligations around the world. Hurtubise, a second lieutenant from Zionsville, Ind., has a unique assignment next month. Minor League

Greene, Lodolo headline prospect Q&A

Beat reporter Mark Sheldon answers fans questions about the Reds' Top 30 list
@m_sheldon
March 15, 2021

CINCINNATI -- Courtesy of MLB Pipeline, the Reds’ Top 30 ranked prospects list was revealed Monday. Once again, pitcher Nick Lodolo was ranked No. 1, with fellow pitcher Hunter Greene following at No. 2.

Here are the Reds' 2021 Top 30 Prospects

@JonathanMayo
March 15, 2021

From top to bottom, things are moving in the right direction for the Reds organization. At the very top, the Major League club finished over .500, albeit in a shortened year, and made the playoffs for the first time since 2013. The sliver lining of the losing seasons, of course,

India, Finnegan's OD roster hopes revved up

@m_sheldon
March 13, 2021

Most of the time during the latter half of Spring Training, players are getting sent to the Minor League camp. Rarely is it the other way around. There were 11 cuts from Reds camp Friday, but infield prospect Jonathan India and lefty pitcher Brandon Finnegan were added to the big

'This is his time': India eyes big league leap

Prospect's versatility could be key for Reds in 2021
@m_sheldon
March 9, 2021

Behind Eugenio Suárez at third base and Mike Moustakas at second base, the Reds don’t have a ton of depth heading into the 2021 season. If one of those players went down for an extended period, it could mark Jonathan India’s first chance to reach the Major Leagues. One of

Inbox: What lies ahead for Greene, Antone?

Beat reporter Mark Sheldon responds to fans' questions
@m_sheldon
March 6, 2021

Saturday marks the first day off for the Reds since Spring Training got rolling about 2 1/2 weeks ago. There have been no roster cuts and it’s still early in the Cactus League schedule, but this is as good of a time as any to answer questions from Reds fans.

Reds' No. 1 prospect flashes poise, potential

@JesseSanchezMLB
March 3, 2021

The top-ranked prospect in the Reds organization took the mound Tuesday night against the Angels and delivered a quick sneak-peak into the future. Repeatedly. Left-hander Nick Lodolo flashed his mid-90s fastball and a breaking ball that is still a work in progress, displaying poise and lots of potential. He’s young,

101, 102, 103 mph: 'Elite' heat from Greene

Reds' No. 2 prospect impresses Bell, Barnhart in spring debut
@m_sheldon
March 3, 2021

Not since the days when Aroldis Chapman was around had the Reds debuted a pitcher firing triple-digit fastballs so effortlessly. That’s exactly what prospect Hunter Greene did as he made his long-awaited start in a big league Spring Training game. The velocity was certainly impressive during his one inning, even

Prospect Garcia aiming high at Reds camp

SS up for challenge in making Opening Day roster; spring game lengths flexible
@m_sheldon
February 24, 2021

Reds shortstop prospect Jose Garcia got exactly one month’s worth of time in the Major Leagues during the shortened 2020 season. Garcia jumped from Class A Advanced Daytona to the alternate training site to the big leagues. Even with a vacancy at shortstop, Cincinnati could send Garcia back to the

Reds prospect Greene eyes Majors in 2021

@m_sheldon
February 21, 2021

Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene has only 21 games of professional experience. Because of a right elbow injury, the right-hander hasn’t pitched in a game that counted statistically since July 26, 2018. None of that has discouraged the 21-year-old Greene from his goal for this year, however. Greene, who was

Reds prospect Hendrix in mix for 'pen role

@m_sheldon
January 21, 2021

CINCINNATI -- Like so many Minor Leaguers on the rise, the lost 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic was extremely frustrating for Reds relief prospect Ryan Hendrix. In 2019, Hendrix missed much of that campaign with a right elbow strain. But he was 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA in

Advanced hitter headlines Reds' int'l class

@JesseSanchezMLB
January 15, 2021

The Reds’ 2020-21 international class is headlined by an advanced hitter with plus power potential. According to industry sources, the club has agreed to a deal with outfielder Ariel Almonte, No. 26 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects List, for $1.85 million. The club has not confirmed the deal.

Reds have options in search for shortstop

@m_sheldon
January 5, 2021

CINCINNATI -- A large majority of the free-agent class remains available, and that includes the cream of the crop among shortstops. The Reds still have a need at that position, but do they have the means to fill it? Last month, Reds general manager Nick Krall shaved roughly $15 million

Reds get IF prospect to complete Halos trade

December 10, 2020

The Reds acquired Minor League infielder Leonardo Rivas from the Angels on Thursday as the player to be named to complete Monday’s trade in which they also acquired right-hander Noé Ramirez for right-hander Raisel Iglesias and cash. Rivas, 23, was ranked the Angels' No. 25 prospect by MLB Pipeline. The