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Prospects in the Reds' 2020 player pool

Lodolo, Santillan lead group of powerful arms for Reds
@brianjstultz
July 22, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 20

Lynch extends scoreless streak; Beer notches three more hits
May 20, 2019

Royals LHP Daniel Lynch, Class A Advanced Wilmington: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K -- Lynch was the third pitcher taken in the first round by Kansas City in last year's Draft, and early returns on him have been nothing short of stellar. The No. 4

Lookouts' Santillan silences Smokies

Reds No. 5 prospect allows three hits in six scoreless innings
May 10, 2019

Tony Santillan, the Reds' reigning Minor League Pitcher of the Year, is still seeking his first win of the season. But it's not for lack of effort.Cincinnati's No. 5 prospect scattered three hits and two walks across six scoreless innings, striking out five, before Double-A Chattanooga walked off with a

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 16

Kopech turns in another Knights gem; Urias adds to hot August
August 17, 2018

Theme of the dayDrama from AL East prospects: The Red Sox might be running away with the division on the Major League side, but in the Minors, two other American League East clubs are providing excitement. Yankees prospects Janson Junk, Austin DeCarr and Daniel Alvarez combined on Class A Charleston's

Blue Wahoos' Santillan mows 'em down

Reds No. 5 prospect strikes out 11 over 5 2/3 scoreless innings
July 31, 2018

Even with a lower-than-usual strikeout total, Tony Santillan has enjoyed his best season to date. The case could be made that the 21-year-old is in the middle of a transformation from thrower to pitcher. But in case there were any doubts, he showed that the "K" is still very much

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 9

Reds' Santillan posts eight zeros; Cubs' Amaya homers, triples
May 10, 2018

Theme of the dayTommy John at both ends: Elbow injuries are a fact of life for professional pitchers. First, there's the terror of the news that Red Sox No. 2 prospect Jay Groome will undergo the elbow surgery next week. The 19-year-old left-hander's career has already been ravaged by injuries

Dominating Santillan spares Tortugas 'pen

Reds No. 5 prospect hurls six scoreless innings in second start
April 11, 2018

The Daytona Tortugas needed somebody to give their bullpen a break in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader. Tony Santillan was the man for the job.Cincinnati's No. 5 prospect allowed just one hit and struck out eight over six scoreless innings as Class A Advanced Daytona swept Charlotte with a

Santillan leads way in Dragons' shutout

Reds No. 13 prospect hurls second straight scoreless start
August 27, 2017

Tony Santillan was a man of few words after his latest win, but the ones he did have spoke to a laser focus on a strong conclusion of the season.The Reds' 13th-ranked prospect turned in his second straight scoreless outing Sunday, allowing three hits over six innings, as Class A Dayton

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 26

Royals' Vallot walks and homers twice; Yanks' Acevedo fans nine
June 27, 2017

Rangers 1B Ronald Guzmán, Triple-A Round Rock: 2-for-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R -- The Rangers' No. 4 prospect homered and had two hits for the third straight game Monday night. This recent power uptick is notable because Guzman isn't your typical slugging first baseman. His hit tool has always been

Dragons' Santillan posts eight more zeros

Reds No. 14 prospect follows near-perfect start with two-hit gem
May 25, 2017

Strong winds and frequent showers in Midland, Michigan, may have been an issue heading into Wednesday's doubleheader between Class A Dayton and Great Lakes. But it did not hinder the game plan of Dragons starter Tony Santillan."We talked about today's conditions," Dayton pitching coach Derrin Ebert said. "I asked him

Dayton's Santillan flirts with perfection

Reds No. 14 prospect retires first 19 batters
May 19, 2017

Before Tony Santillan took the mound Friday night, pitching coach Derrin Ebert saw he was locked in.When the No. 14 Reds prospect carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, Ebert wasn't surprised."Honestly, it was the moment from when he took the mound in the bullpen," he said. "It was a

Dragons' Santillan strikes out 10 in six innings

Reds No. 14 prospect doesn't issue a walk for first time in career
12:23 AM EDT

Tony Santillan had a night of highs and lows Monday, and they were all good.Cincinnati's 14th-ranked prospect struck out a season-high 10 and didn't issue a walk for the first time in his career in Class A Dayton's 4-1 win over Cedar Rapids at Fifth Third Field. Santillan allowed one