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Who’s hot, who’s not – Cincinnati Reds minor league May edition

June 1st, 2017 at 2:03 PM
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Back at the end of April, we looked closer at which members of the Cincinnati Reds farm system had stood out statistically, be it for being really good or for being really bad. With May now in the books, it’s time to look back to see who stood out over the last calendar month.

Who’s Hot – Hitters

Jesse Winker had a huge final day of the month, but it wasn’t the only game in which he’d swung a hot bat in May. In 28 games, Winker hit .360/.435/.480 with 13 walks against just 17 strikeouts, belting a pair of homers along with 6 doubles. While the power he once displayed while winning the A+ Home Run Derby back in 2014 still hasn’t totally shown up, the rest of his offensive prowess is both well known and readily visible, this May particularly. It’s safe to say at this point that there’s not much left for him to prove in AAA.

Nick Senzel had a rather pedestrian April by his standards, hitting just .278/.333/.402, but heated up significantly once the calendar page turned. He hit .337/.400/.537 through May 30th (when I first sat down to start writing this), and while an 0 for 6 day in the month’s final game shrunk those numbers a tad, the fact remains that Senzel has hit of late in a way that exudes why he’s a consensus Top 10 prospect in the game. His 20 doubles on the year lead the entire Florida State League.

Fellow 2016 1st round draftee Taylor Trammell is following a similar path as Senzel, as he flushed a .222/.312/.309 April with a stellar .287/.382/.553 May. Both his power and plus athleticism has been on display in that process, as the Dayton OF cracked 7 doubles, 6 triples, and a pair of homers on the month along with walking 15 times and swiping 5 bags. And he’s doing at all as a 19 year old in A ball.

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Tags: Austin Ross, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Dilson Herrera, Home Run Derby, Jesse Winker, Jonathon Crawford, Nick Howard

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