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Monday, June 20, 2022

Experts predict MLB’s next great superstar

Mark Feinsand, executive reporter: I know it might sound crazy to say this given that he plays in Tampa Bay, but I feel like Wander Franco is the guy. The hype around him has been crazy, he’s on a team that contends annually, and he has that superstar aura we look for in these guys. Now he just needs to stay healthy.

Andrew Simon, editor/writer/researcher: I’ll go with Julio Rodríguez. The talent is obviously there, the production is getting there, and if we’re considering star power, he also has the sort of magnetic personality that could make him one of the faces of the game.

David Adler, researcher/reporter: Bobby Witt Jr. And it won’t even take five years. I’m all in on him. Love the swing, love the tools, love everything.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Reds don’t allow a Bucs hit—but lose

Rookie Hunter Greene carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning but still ended up being on the wrong end of a 1-0 Reds loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

While throwing 118 pitches—the most in the Majors this season—Greene worked 7 1/3 innings with five walks and nine strikeouts. With one out in the eighth inning, the 22-year-old issued back-to-back walks as he showed signs of fatigue. Reliever Art Warren took over and after walking his first batter, Ben Gamel, induced what should have been an inning-ending double play.

On Ke’Bryan Hayes’ ground ball to second base, Alejo Lopez bobbled the ball in his glove and could only notch one out on the play as Rodolfo Castro scored the game’s lone run.

Greene was the first Reds rookie to take a no-hitter through seven innings since Travis Wood carried a perfect game into the ninth before giving up a hit at Philadelphia on July 10, 2010. Cincinnati went on to lose in 11 innings, 1-0, during that game.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 15, 2022 at 04:34 PM | 19 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Hunter Greene makes Opening Day roster, to debut April 10

Hunter Greene is going to the Major Leagues.

The Reds’ top-ranked prospect was told he made the club’s rotation by manager David Bell on Wednesday. The rotation was also announced, with Opening Day starter Tyler Mahle going on April 7, followed by Reiver Sanmartin and Vladimir Gutierrez facing the Braves in that first series.

Greene, who is ranked as MLB Pipeline’s No. 22 overall prospect, is scheduled to pitch on Sunday, April 10, in the series finale vs. the Braves. After an off-day on April 11, Mahle is scheduled to return and start the home opener vs. the Guardians on April 12.

Last season with Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville, the 22-year-old Greene, whose fastball has been clocked at 104 mph, went 10-8 with a 3.30 ERA, fanning 139 over 106 1/3 innings.

Nick Lodolo, Cincinnati’s No. 2-ranked prospect, is a candidate to pitch on April 13 vs. Cleveland, but he’s not officially in the rotation.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 30, 2022 at 01:18 PM | 7 comment(s)
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