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Scooter Gennett | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 16 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Scooter Gennett missed Friday's spring game against the Brewers with a sore right shoulder but expects to be back soon.
Mark Sheldon of reports Gennett's injury is not serious despite missing the last two games. Gennett himself said "It's not worth an MRI, I will be back in there, pain free" in a couple of days. The former Brewer will serve as the starting second baseman for the Reds this season after hitting .295 with 27 home runs and 97 RBI in just 461 at-bats last year. Mar 16 - 6:47 PM

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Scooter Gennett was scratched from the Reds' Cactus League lineup Thursday due to a sore right shoulder.

It's bad timing for any type of injury with Opening Day just two weeks away, but there's no indication that this is a serious issue. Gennett broke out for a .295/.342/.531 batting line with 27 home runs and 97 RBI in 141 games last season.
Mar 15 - 12:04 PM

Scooter Gennett won his arbitration case against the Reds and will earn $5.7 million in 2018.

The Reds had countered his request with $5.1 million. Gennett had a breakout season in 2017, slashing .295/.342/.531 with 27 bombs and 97 RBI in only 141 games. He's locked into a spot in the middle of the Reds' lineup and could be poised for even bigger things in 2018.
Feb 17 - 12:01 PM

Scooter Gennett requested $5.7 million and was offered $5.1 million by the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The Reds are a "File and Trial" team, so this is likely to go to an arbitration hearing. Gennett had one of the more improbable breakouts of the season, batting .295/.342/.531 with 27 home runs and 97 RBI in 141 games and didn't even become a starter until mid-summer. He hit four home runs in one game against the Cardinals on June 6th.
Jan 12 - 7:02 PM

Scooter Gennett slugged a grand slam in Friday’s loss to the Red Sox.

It was his fourth grand slam of the season. Lou Gehrig had a four-homer game in 1932 and four grand slams in 1934, but Gennett is the only player in MLB history to pull off the feat in the same season. Imagine putting Gennett and Gehrig in the same sentence back in March. The surprise slugger is batting .297/.345/.548 with 27 homers and 93 RBI over 133 games this season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:47:00 PM

Scooter Gennett hit his 25th homer of the season on Sunday in a victory over Pittsburgh.

What a difference a year makes. Gennett's homer was a two-run shot off of Gerrit Cole in the sixth to make it 5-0 Reds. It's hard to believe that this was a player that Cincinnati picked up after being designated-for-assignment by Milwaukee this winter. He's now knocked in 87 runs, and has a robust .297/.346/.541 line on his 2017 campaign.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Scooter Gennett (hand) returned to the Reds' starting lineup on Saturday.

Gennett missed the previous three games due to inflammation in his left hand. He's hitting fifth against Ivan Nova and the Pirates on Saturday. The 24-year-old is hitting .297/.347/.538 with 24 homers and 85 RBI in what has been a breakthrough season offensively.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Scooter Gennett (hand) is out of the Reds' starting lineup again on Thursday at St. Louis.

Gennett also sat out of Wednesday's game after making an early exit Tuesday due to inflammation in his left hand. Jose Peraza will start at second base and bat leadoff Thursday versus Cardinals right-hander Luke Weaver.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:59:00 AM

Scooter Gennett (hand) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday night in St. Louis.

Gennett made an early exit from Tuesday's blowout loss with inflammation in his left hand. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jose Peraza is playing second base and batting seventh Wednesday versus Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 03:49:00 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

He singled and scored on a Scott Schebler sacrifice fly in the second inning. It was his club's only run of the night. Gennett has been a tremendous waiver wire claim for the Reds this year. He played sparingly in the first half but hit so well the team was basically forced to use him everyday after the All Star break. He has a .302/.352/.546 triple slash with 24 home runs and 85 RBI in 397 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 11:01:00 PM

Scooter Gennett is getting the day off Wednesday against the Brewers.

Gennett went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday night's victory over Milwaukee, but Jose Peraza will take a turn at second base Wednesday as the Reds try for a three-game series sweep.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer against his former team Tuesday as the Reds beat the Brewers 9-3.

The homer was his fourth of the year off a lefty, coming off Wei-Chung Wang in his third big-league relief appearance since 2014. He has 24 homers overall. He was largely quiet during August, but now he has 12 hits, including two homers, in his last six games.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 11:06:00 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with a run scored against the Brewers on Monday.

Gennett has now hit safely in five straight games, four of them multi-hit games. The Reds were hoping for a breakout season from Jose Peraza at second base this year, but Gennett has been a steal as a waiver claim. He’s now batting .297/.349/.542 with 23 homers and 82 RBI through 120 games.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base, and two runs scored Friday versus the Pirates.

Gennett had a bit of a quiet August, but he now has three multi-hit games in his last four. The 27-year-old has been one of the most unexpected contributors in a big season for power in MLB. He’s hitting .292/.345/.544 with 23 homers and 82 RBI over 117 games. Keep in mind that Gennett had 35 career homers (in 456 games) coming into 2017.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Scooter Gennett had a two-run homer and an RBI double to lead the Reds to a 7-2 win over the Mets on Thursday.

That makes 23 homers and 81 RBI for Scooter, both far and away career highs. Gennett has regressed since posting a .966 OPS in the first half; he entered the day at .250/.308/.423 in 156 at-bats since the All-Star break. Basically, he's back looking like the .762 OPS guy he's been in his career, and that's not quite good enough to make him a quality regular, given his below average defense at second base. Still, the Brewers figure to start him pretty regularly down the stretch, and as good as he was in the first half, they're justified in doing so.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Devin Mesoraco
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Dilson Herrera
3Cliff Pennington
4Brandon Dixon
SS1Jose Peraza
2Alex Blandino
3Phil Gosselin
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
3Mason Williams
RF1Scott Schebler
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Luis Castillo
4Brandon Finnegan
5Sal Romano
6Robert Stephenson
7Tyler Mahle
8Amir Garrett
9Cody Reed
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Wandy Peralta
5Jared Hughes
6Austin Brice
7Kevin Shackelford
8Kyle Crockett
9Kevin Quackenbush
10Jackson Stephens
11Oliver Perez
12Zack Weiss
13Dylan Floro
14Joe Mantiply