Reds call up former UM outfielder Ryan Lamarre

Submitted by ChalmersE on August 20th, 2015 at 6:07 PM
Ryan Lamarre, who was a 2nd round pick by Cincinnati in 2010, has gotten the call after the Reds traded Marlon Byrd and placed Billy Hamilton on the DL. Given Cincinnati's other outfield options right now, it wouldn't be a surprise if he got some significant playing time down the stretch.

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Maize in Cincy

August 20th, 2015 at 6:44 PM ^

He will probably get several starts in center field as well with Billy Hamilton out.  Hopefully he can impress over the next 2 weeks because the Reds have some other outfield prospects they are close to bringing up.

End-Around

August 20th, 2015 at 7:52 PM ^

I don't see him getting too much playing time but he might pinch hit in a couple games and play in a few...higher rated prospects than him seem to have the left field platoon taken care of with Byrd gone.

NittanyFan

August 21st, 2015 at 8:20 AM ^

Hopefully the Reds play him fairly regularly over the next few weeks.  I'm not sure Lamarre has a long-term MLB future, but let's see.

Nothing against Jason Bourgeois and Brennan (.136 Batting Average!!!) Boesch and Skip Schumaker, but I want to see more of the young kids these last 6 weeks and less of those guys who we "already know what they are."

ChalmersE

August 21st, 2015 at 10:08 AM ^

Lamarre profiles as a #4 or #5 outfielder: good glove, good speed, shaky bat. Here's what baseballhq.com said about him this morning:

After the Marlon Byrd trade, the Reds called up former 2nd-round pick Ryan LaMarre to make his major league debut. The 26-year-old has had his share of injuries over the past few seasons, everything from plantar fasciitis to hernias and a stress fracture in his left tibia leading to surgery. That slowed his climb through the minors, but now the 6'1", 205-pound outfielder has made it to the majors. He brings speed and a little power, with a decent OBP, though his batting eye this year has taken a step back and his BA has suffered. Defensively he plays the outfield well. He has good instincts and a solid arm. Off the bench he can provide a bit of pop, a chance to get on base and steal second, but probably with a low batting average. He might make a decent late-inning defensive replacement or pinch runner. In six minor-league seasons LaMarre has produced a batting line of .261/.340/.372 in 2008 AB.