All cylinders are firing down on the farm.
The Cincinnati Reds just announced a few minor league deals they recently made, making them official.
These deals include two new signings, and one re-signing of a player.
The #Reds bring back @PatrickKivlehan on a minor league deal: https://t.co/t7XC60aeTj— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 20, 2017
They also sign minor league outfielders Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera: https://t.co/LQuLph25X4 pic.twitter.com/C13NJ2dDUM
Patrick Kivlehan is a utility player who spent all of 2017 with the big club in Cincinnati. His numbers didn't measure up, but he was a role player who could fill a spot if need be.
Kivlehan batted .208 with an OBP of .304, and he slugged nine home runs. Kivlehan was invited to big league training camp for the 2018 season; let's see if he can make a splash.
The two other players the Reds signed are outfielders Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera.
Williams has very little experience in the MLB, appearing in 25 big league games over the course of three seasons in the Bronx. But he's been a very highly-rated Yankee in the not-so-distant past.
This is how Baseball America ranked Mason Williams on the #Yankees prospect charts over the years:— Zachary Abate (@zabate) November 18, 2017
(2010) No. 15
(2011) No. 5
(2012) No. 1
(2013) No. 3
(2014) No. 30
(2015) No. 19
He even made the Top 100 Prospects list twice -- No. 85 in 2011 and No. 32 in 2012.
Williams hit .281 with a single homer in his big league career with the Yanks.
Herrera is another minor league outfielder, coming over from the Rockies. Yet to sniff the bigs, he's also been at the outer reaches of a top 100 prospect list in his day, reaching No. 86 in Baseball America's pre-2014 list.
Last season in AAA, he hit .278/.351/.394 with three dingers.
The Reds and making moves to bolster their farm system. Pretty solid depth pieces to work with here!