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Tue, Jul 5
vs New York Mets (50-31)
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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
47-35 7-3 W2
44-39 4-6 L3
33-47 4-6 W1
32-48 6-4 L2
28-52 4-6 W1

Top Matt McLain News

  • Reds' Matt McLain: Hits shelf at Double-A

    Double-A Chattanooga placed McLain on its 7-day injured list Sunday due to an unspecified injury.

    The Reds haven't provided an explanation behind McLain's placement on the IL, but he hadn't played in either of Chattanooga's past two games after apparently getting hurt Thursday against Tennessee. For the season, the 22-year-old infielder is hitting .233 with 12 home runs and a 16-for-17 success rate on stolen-base attempts across 261 plate appearances at Double-A.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Power on full display

    McLain has four home runs and nine RBI with three strikeouts and zero walks over his last three games for Double-A Chattanooga.

    Unfairly labeled by some as a light-hitting shortstop coming out of college, McLain is proving to have all the tools through his first month at Double-A. The 22-year-old shortstop is hitting .278/.363/.696 with seven home runs, five steals on five attempts, a 9.9 BB% and a 26.4 K% in 91 plate appearances. The strikeout rate is a bit high, but the Reds certainly seem to have nailed their first-round pick in last year's draft.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Flashing skills in Double-A

    McLain is hitting .278/.365/.593 with three homers, three steals, 12 RBI and 13 runs across 15 games for Double-A Chattanooga.

    After a solid pro debut in High-A last year, the Reds moved McLain somewhat aggressively to Double-A, and he's rewarded them with a productive start to the year. The UCLA product's strikeout rate has ticked up a bit, but it's not in concerning territory, especially while he's hitting the ball this hard -- he's racked up four doubles and a pair of triples to go with his trio of long balls. We'll see whether he can maintain this level of power output; if so, it'll lift his prospect profile considerably, as he already boasts an above-average hit tool and good speed.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    McLain was reassigned to minor-league spring training Saturday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    McLain served as a non-roster invitee to begin camp, and he went 2-for-7 with an RBI, a stolen base, a walk and four strikeouts across five Cactus League appearances. He'll presumably begin the year at High-A Dayton.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Gets camp invitation

    McLain was invited to the Reds' big-league camp Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    McLain was selected 17th overall in last year's draft and went on to hit .273/.387/.424 in 29 games for High-A Dayton. While he still has two more levels of the minors to conquer before he pushes for his debut, he'll get the chance to work with the big-league coaching staff for a few weeks this spring.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Assigned to High-A

    McLain debuted for High-A Dayton on Wednesday, starting at shortstop while going 4-for-5 with a home run, a double and five RBI.

    McLain, the No. 17 overall pick in July's first-year player draft, appeared in two games for the Reds' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate before Cincinnati assigned him to High-A. The fact that McLain is bypassing Low-A entirely isn't completely shocking, given that he was regarded as one of the more advanced hitters of his draft class following a three-year college career at UCLA. A move to second base or center field may be in the cards for McLain down the road, but his excellent hit tool, plus baserunning skills and burgeoning pop make him an intriguing player to monitor in dynasty leagues.

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  • Reds' Matt McLain: Goes 17th overall to Reds

    The Reds have selected McLain with the 17th overall pick in the 2021 first-year player draft.

    As with most college shortstops with good hit tools, McClain's profile is otherwise lacking in clear impact potential. He can handle shortstop but may fit better at second base or center field. At 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, there are concerns about how much power will come with what could be a high batting average. When he hits a home run, he is typically top-spinning a grooved fastball up in the zone or hitting a wall scraper to the opposite field. He hit .333/.434/.579 with nine home runs, nine steals (on 10 attempts) and a 34:34 K:BB in 47 games as a junior at UCLA. If the hit tool is as good as advertised, McClain's defensive versatility and plus speed will allow him to play almost every day and chip in around 20 steals. However, a potential swing change in pro ball designed to unlock more power could compromise his hit tool, so the eventual offensive output is fluid.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Orange, CA
Age: 22
Bats/Throws: R, R